Social Enterprise Register

Current & Future Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

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Office Cleaning Services 2017-2020 – Govanhill Housing Association

Office Cleaning/Janitorial Services to Client’s main and two sub offices -total estimated 55 hours

Deadline Date: 09/05/2017 12:00

Environmental Network Improvement – Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council wishes to award a Term Service Contract for Environmental Network Improvements.  The Contract period is 34 weeks. The Contract award is anticipated to be made on 10 July 2017. The Contractor will be on-site from 7 August 2017 and the works will be complete by 31 March 2018.  The Contract will be in the form of NEC3 Term Service Contract April 2013 with Z clauses which supplement and amend the core clauses. The Scope includes; The permanent repair of identified carriageway and footway defects, including for the replacement or re-setting of identified kerbing, drainage systems, iron works and other items of street furniture and the renewal of any/all roadmarkings as required/directed

Deadline Date: 10/05/2017 at 12:00

Open Space Maintenance Contract from 2017 to 2020 – Shire Housing Association Ltd

The works will comprise the upkeep and regular maintenance of communal open and restricted areas of hard and soft landscaping and the upkeep of tenants’ gardens. Ad hoc repair works will also be included to both hard and soft landscaping throughout the duration of the contract as instructed by the Association which will include, for example, replacement planting of shrubs and trees and renewal of slabbing and fencing, etc. Shire Housing Association also wishes to develop relationships with community groups that have the desire and capability to carry out some – or all – of the tasks covered within the scope of this contract. To this end, the successful Contractor will be required to work with these groups to assist and develop their expertise in grounds maintenance in an overseeing role. In the longer term, these groups may wish to undertake some of the grounds maintenance function within their areas. At present, there are two such community organisations located in Dalmellington and the Netherthird area of Cumnock. The Association will consider extending the contract for a maximum of one additional year, however this will be dependant on the Contractor satisfactorily fulfilling their contractual commitments, the required level of performance as set out in the KPIs and a suitable adjustment to the contract price being negotiated between the parties. TUPE Regulations may apply to this Contract. Bidders should satisfy themselves of any implications the TUPE Regulations may have on this contract and account for any such implications within their priced submissions.

Deadline Date: 11/05/2017 at 12:00

Recycling and Treatment of Kerbside Collected Co-mingled Organic Waste – North Lanarkshire Council

The purpose of this procurement is to consider the optimal approach available to market for contract provision for the recycling/treatment of co-mingled organic waste stream namely (food & garden waste) collected from North Lanarkshire Council’s residents via kerbside collection on a fortnightly basis. This procurement will be split into 2 lots consisting of North & South areas.

Deadline Date: 18/05/2017 at 12:00

JCT 2016 Framework Agreement (FA) for Minor Works – South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council wish to initiate a framework of providers to deliver a range of construction related maintenance in a range of disciplines that will assist in the management and repair of the Council’s commercial and industrial properties. The framework may also be accessed by other Council Resources for occasional minor works projects. Providers are required over a range of building maintenance services such as electricians, plumbers, joiners, blacksmiths and locksmiths. There are ten Lots available and bidders may submit bids for any number of Lots.

Deadline Date: 19/05/2017 at 12:00

Provision of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables – Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils require provision of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and prepared vegetables to be supplied to education and social care institutes, as well as any other internal venues such as cafes, canteens or leisure facilities.

Deadline Date: 23/05/2017 at 12:00

Interpretive Interactives for HES – Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland’s Interpretation Unit is seeking to commission a contractor for the delivery of high-quality, engaging interpretive interactives that are robust and durable. These might range from physical interactives, activities and games (both outdoor and indoor), to tactile displays, handling kits and audio visual interactives. The successful contractor may also be asked to work on the development and delivery of related learning elements and resources.

Deadline Date: 29/05/2017 at 12:00

Keys to Employment – Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council has identified a need for a short training course aimed at young people who have recently been made homeless or who find themselves in a tenancy situation for the first time. The course will be designed to build confidence and personal effectiveness, and to give individuals the skills and knowledge so that they can make informed choices regarding their future. The course will give the young people the skills and knowledge to manage a tenancy and balance their budgets as well as improving their employability skills and employment prospects. The optimum number of students on the course will be 15 and the course is expected to last around 8-12 weeks. The training must be delivered in an easily accessible location in the Scottish Borders and is it envisaged that the training will be a mixture of accredited and non-accredited (softer) units. The training will be run once in 2017 and once in 2018 on dates to be agreed.

Notice Type: Future Contract Opportunity

Open Framework Agreement for Learning and Development – The City of Edinburgh Council

The partner authorities wish to establish an open framework agreement that will enable them to run mini-competitions and award contracts for externally-provided training services.

Notice Type: Prior Information Notice (PIN)