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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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

Common area and staircase cleaning contract 2017 – 2020 – Langstane Housing Association Ltd.

Langstane Housing Association Ltd. has a requirement to engage a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to provide a common area and stair cleaning service for its residents across its property portfolio in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray providing a clean, tidy and pleasant environment for tenants and residents to live in.

Deadline Date: 24/05/2017 at 12:00

Mental Health and Well-being Link Worker Pilot – North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council, on behalf of North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, wish to appoint a Service Provider to deliver a Mental Health and Wellbeing Link Worker Pilot. The Provider will employ three (3) Mental Health and Wellbeing Link Workers for GP practices in the Irvine locality area to focus on mental health and wellbeing. The Project will link closely to the existing infrastructure of Community Connectors across the Partnership as well as the local Primary Care Mental Health Team.

Deadline Date: 24/05/2017 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

Accommodation Based Housing Support Services – North Lanarkshire Council

1 Overview
The purpose of this Service Specification is to identify the aims, objectives, principles, policies and procedures, which will operate between the Authority and the Service Provider.
The Service Provider will comply with all requirements set out in this schedule and all statutory obligations in the delivery of the Service and demonstrate the quality of the Service provided and their compliance with the requirements of this Service Specification.
1.1 North Lanarkshire Council (the Authority) has an ongoing requirement for the provision of an accommodation based Housing Support Service. The Authority requires a Service Provider with operational experience in delivering a ‘Young Persons accommodation based Housing Support Service’, which will meet the needs of individuals who have been assessed by the Authority as being vulnerable and at most risk from being or becoming homeless.
1.2 The Service Provider will set-up, operate, and manage a Service that will, “provide accommodation based housing support at an agreed location, prevent accommodation exclusion and rough sleeping, minimise the effects of homelessness on individuals and promote tenancy sustainment within the North Lanarkshire Council area”.
1.3 The Authority has responsibility to assess the support needs of all homeless households and to provide support where the assessment indicates a need. The delivery of housing support services are underpinned by the Local Housing Strategy (LHS) vision and key priorities. The vision of the LHS is:
“to assist people to achieve their potential, and be safe, and included, by providing access to high quality housing and support”.
1.4 The vision is supported by six key priorities and priority 3 is aimed at ensuring that “Homelessness is prevented and appropriate housing support provided to sustain living arrangements”.
1.5 During 2015/16 the Authority received 1,901 homelessness applications. Of this total, 1,151 indicated some form of housing or other support need.

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

Accommodation & Support Services for women & children affected by Violence Against Women & Children – Midlothian Council

Accommodation and Support Services for women and children affected by Violence Against Women and Children in East Lothian and Midlothian.

Deadline Date: 30/05/2017 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.

NB: Future Contract Opportunity

Positive Emotional Wellbeing Support Service – Scottish Borders Council

The Children & Young People’s Leadership Group (CYPLG) want to ensure that the best possible services for all children, young people, their families and their carers within the Scottish Borders are provided and that these lead to improved outcomes. The Children & Young People’s Commissioning Strategy 2017-2022 identified a number of priority areas for commissioned services including:
– Positive emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
– Availability , access and support for young carers
– Supporting choices – equality and inclusions, positive life choices.

NB: Prior Information Notice (PIN)