Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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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.

If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise please email info@readyforbusiness.org

IASSIDD World Congress – The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

Deadline Date: 27/04/2018

The Organising Committee are keen to involve and provide opportunities for
people with learning disabilities and would like to extend an invitation to Social
Enterprises and Charities in Scotland that involve people with learning
disabilities who may have an interest in:
• Exhibiting at the conference, with an opportunity to sell goods
• Catering opportunities to provide teas and coffees, light snacks at the
• Supplying a Scottish themed gift for the 1200+ conference bags

The Provision of Community Based Housing Support Service – Homelessness – Scottish Borders Council

Deadline Date: 16/03/2018 at 12:00

Scottish Borders Council are tendering for the provision of a Community based Housing Support Service which will assist people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and in identified housing need.

Car Wash/Valet at Station(s) – Abellio ScotRail Limted

Deadline Date: 02/03/2018 at 12:00

Provide a car washing/valet service within a railway station.

Provision of Cleaning Services – Westray – Orkney Islands Council

Deadline Date: 09/03/2018 at 12:00

The main aim and purpose of work is to ensure public conveniences and waiting rooms are cleaned to an acceptable standard of cleanliness and defects reported timeously to keep buildings in good working order.

Intensive Family Support Service – Fife Council

Deadline Date: 07/03/2018 at 12:00

Fife Council Education and Children’s Services requires to commission a Support Service which offers individually tailored support to young people and families at an intensive level.
The key service aims will be to support individual children, young people and the outcomes identified in their Child’s Plan.

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

Deadline Date: 30/03/2018 at 17:00

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

Landscaping Services – Caithness and Sutherland – Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Deadline Date: 08/03/2018 at 12:00

HIE is looking for a suitably experienced and qualified supplier to carry out a range of services in the Caithness and Sutherland area. The activities consist of the repair, maintenance and the general upkeep of hard and soft landscaped areas including grass cutting and a preventative winter schedule for HIE’s commercial and HIE occupied property portfolio.
It is expected that these services will be required from April 2018 for a period of 2 years, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the contract, with HIE having the option to extend for a period or periods together not exceeding 1 calendar year following the Initial Term.

It is estimated that the total value of these services over the maximum duration incl. extension will be between GBP 90000 and GBP 112500 excluding VAT. This is the

Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms – Scottish Land Commission

Deadline Date: 09/03/2018 at 12:00

The overarching objectives of this project are to:

– Assess the effectiveness of community ownership mechanisms within the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (outlined in section 1.2) and to identify how these could be simplified or improved; and
– Recommend what steps could be taken to enable and encourage more community ownership across Scotland – either by way of legislative or negotiated transfer.

Social Attitudes Survey Vehicle 2018 – Scottish Government

Deadline Date: 19/03/2018 at 12:00

The Scottish Government wishes to commission a 2018 social attitudes survey vehicle to generate robust data, including time series data, from a set of 30 question items on attitudes to government, public services and policy issues in Scotland.