Tender Opportunities

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Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

Trade Food Waste Collection and Processing

Midlothian Council is looking to appoint a single contractor to undertake the collection, transport and treatment of trade food waste from 1st January 2014 for a period of 3 (three) years from food waste producers within the Midlothian area.
The Council is part of the Zero Waste Project, a partnership project between Midlothian Council and the City of Edinburgh Council to establish waste treatment facilities at Millerhill, Midlothian. These facilities are planned to come online from 31 December 2015. It should be noted that all food waste collected on behalf of Midlothian Council will be required to be processed at this facility from this date.

Therefore, Midlothian Council is looking to appoint a single contractor to undertake;
-The collection from source, plus treatment of food waste from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015.
-Collection of food waste from source plus transport to the Millerhill facility from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016, with an option for the Council to extend until 31st December 2017.

Full information.


Business Gateway Workshop: Reaching More Customers – Craft Business Development Workshop – Argyll and Bute Council

The Brief –

To deliver an anticipated 4 pilot workshops for Business Gateway in Argyll and Bute between January – December 2014 on ‘Reaching more customers – craft business development’.
Marketing your business
The workshop will help existing micro and small craft businesses develop and reach more customers profitably. It is expected that this will be a one day workshop (ie 10am -4pm).
It should include:
– understanding your market and competitors
– pricing
– choosing where to sell
– using social media
– networks and collaborating with other craft businesses
making an impact at craft fairs

Full information.


Provision of residential alcohol/drug detoxification and/or rehabilitation – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHSGG&C Addiction Services comprise of multi-disciplinary teams working in community, inpatient, outpatient, day services and third sector providing health and social care services to meet the needs of individuals and their families who are affected by drugs and alcohol.

NHSGG&C Addiction Services wish to procure residential detoxification and rehabilitation placements for individuals with alcohol and drug dependency that have complex needs, including physical and psychiatric co-morbidity who require specialist treatment to support their recovery. Service Providers will be required to furnish residential services for a detoxification and/or rehabilitative programmes to enable individuals to move towards recovery and abstinence.

Individuals will be at different stages of recovery and it is important for suppliers to offer a range of services depending on need. It will be important for suppliers to work closely with other services both within addiction services and other 3rd sector suppliers to ensure there is excellent continuity of care
NHS GG&C are developing a framework agreement. The framework will include 5 lots as detailed below:

Lot 1 detoxification from alcohol
Lot 2 detoxification from drugs
Lot 3 detoxification and rehabilitation from drugs
Lot 4 detoxification and rehabilitation from alcohol
Lot 5 rehabilitation only

NHS GG&C intend to appoint up to 5 suppliers to each lot.
Each lot will be scored independently. Please complete a separate PQQ Part E for each lot being applied for. All other parts of the questionnaire must be completed whether you are applying for one lot only or more of the lots. You should apply for any or all of the lots you wish to be considered for. Bids can only be considered against the lots submitted.
The initial term of the framework is twenty four (24) months expected to commence on 1st April 2014 with the option to extend on mutually agreed terms and conditions, for a maximum of twenty four (24) months. The framework can be extended as many times as required with individual extension options of any period. Collectively these options must not exceed twenty four (24) months.
Any questions relating to this notice must be asked via the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

Full information.