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 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.

Please note that tenders can be added to the Ready for Business site also by registered users. If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise email info@readyforbusiness.org.

Economic; Social & Environmental Monitoring/Advisory Services Framework – Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals wants to appoint one provider and will consider a consortium proposal with a lead provider, for a Framework agreement, to provide economic/social & environmental monitoring/advisory services.
The core services for which there is likely to be an ongoing requirement may include (but are not limited to) the following Lots:
1. Economic
a. Economic Monitoring & Analysis
b. Economic Feasibility Review & Appraisals
c. Business Case Development & Review
d. Impact Review & Evaluation
2. Social
a. Social Enterprise Monitoring & Analysis
b. Social Enterprise Advice & Programme Design
c. Social Return on Investment
d. Community Consultation
3. Environmental
a. Review of Environmental Outputs
b. Environmental Performance Analysis
c. Accessibility & Connectivity Analysis
d. Sustainability Audit & Advice
4. Funding
a. Development of Funding Strategies & Monitoring
b. European Funding Development & Support
5. Business Performance Monitoring
a. Auditing & Development of business wide KPI’s in line with the Corporate plan

Deadline Date: 06/08/2014


Lochboisdale State Aid Brief – Lochboisdale Amenity Trust Ltd

Lochboisdale Amenity trust is working with Lochboisdale Development Limited (A subsidiary of Stòras Uibhist) and MacAulay Trading ltd ( Lochboisdale Hotel) in regard to the Destination Lochboisdale project. LAT are the lead partner on the £400,000 (est) project to develop the area around Lochboisdale village, the ‘Destination Lochboisdale’ Project. The project contains a range of landscaping, tree planting, amenity development works and a campsite with facilities building.
The legal advice required by LAT to prepare the documents and agreements for the project fall into the following categories:
The project may potentially have State Aid implications given the tourism market in which the project will operate, including the campsite, and that the project includes public funds provided to a private commercial enterprise via a community body, public funded project.
LAT requires to understand the potential State Aid implications and to ensure that any funding application submitted to public bodies is competent and addresses the question that State aid has been fully considered. Funding presently being applied includes CnES, capital grants, HIE and Coastal Communities Fund.

Deadline Date:  17/07/2014


Care and Repair Handyperson Service – North Lanarkshire Council

The Council is seeking to procure a contract for a care and repair service which provides a small repairs and a handyperson service. A summary of the requirements for this is as follows:

Small Repairs Service
This service is available to older people and/or people who have a disability who are home owners within North Lanarkshire and provides them with the opportunity to have small internal and external repairs carried out to their property by qualified tradespersons.

Handypersons Service
This service is available to all older people and/or people who have a disability regardless of tenure and provides service users with the opportunity to have a range of practical household tasks completed that would ordinarily be out with the range of work undertaken by home support staff or the small repairs service. Examples of work include wiring plugs, changing light bulbs and moving furniture before new carpets are fitted etc. The service recruits, trains and supports volunteers from the local community to complete these tasks and charges only for any materials used.

The Council has made a commitment to a Community Benefits approach to procurement to ensure that it secures, in compliance with legal requirements, the maximum economic and social benefit for communities, community organisations and SMEs from capital investments and services being purchased by the council. Accordingly contract performance conditions and evaluation criteria may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. This will be more detailed in the tender documentation.
CPV: 70333000, 50800000, 50000000.

Deadline Date: 30/07/2014


Print and Scan for Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board – Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board (RVJB), hereinafter referred to as RVJB, was established by the Valuation Joint Boards (Scotland) Order 1995 and it came into existence on 1 April 1996. The Board is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Electoral Register, Valuation Roll and the Council Tax Lists on behalf of the three constituent authorities namely East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Councils.
Renfrewshire Council on behalf of RVJB seek an experienced supplier for the provision of print and scan. The successful supplier will be expected to carry out the following services (please note this list is not exhaustive)
– The printing and postage of Individual Electoral Registration Forms, Packs and Letters for all bulk canvass issues.
– The printing and postage of smaller volumes of the same documentation involved in the bulk canvass issue on a rolling basis out with the canvass period.
– The printing and postage of Poll Cards for each of the three unitary authorities.
– The scanning of the A3 forms (single sided) resulting from the issue of Individual Electoral Registration Forms, Packs and Letters for all bulk canvass issues
Tenderers will be required to pass Stage 1 – Qualification (Selection) in order to progress to Stage 2 of evaluation – the Technical/Commercial (Award) criteria
Technical 60% (Quality), which is made up of –
– Service Proposal – 30%
– Project Manager – 5%
– Audit and Reporting Procedures – 10%
– Contingency Facilities – 10%
– Value added services – 3%
– Community Benefits – 2%
Commercial (Price) 40 %
The contract will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 months period.
CPV: 79800000, 79810000, 79820000, 79821000, 79824000.

Deadline Date: 11/08/2014


Community Garden – Feasibility Study – Strathpeffer Residents’ Association

Feasibility study into the development of waste ground, existing play park and surroundings adjacent Ord Terrace, Strathpeffer
Tenders should be submitted by e-mail to strathresidents@hotmail.co.uk no later than mid-day on 31 July 2014.
The Strathpeffer Residents’ Assocation (hereafter referred to as “we / us”) was formed on 27 March 2012 following concerns about an area of unused ground between housing in Ord Terrace and the school playing field. The core area of ground that is the subject of these concerns amounts to approximately 1 hectare.
Consultation with local residents involving door-to-door questionnaires, community meetings and discussions at community events have demonstrated concerns about an area land that is seen as a wasted asset, overgrown with non-native invasive plant species, strewn with litter and whose current facilities are not considered fit for purpose. There is no seating in the existing play park located within the land in question and, owing to its uninviting appearance, many local parents choose to drive their children to Marybank or Dingwall, both 5 miles away, to use the modern play facilities there.
In addition, older children have expressed their wishes directly to the Community Council, for a bike park. It is anticipated that they would be fully involved in the project and would be encouraged to design and develop what they need in liaison with the Residents’ Association.
Additional data from a subsequent survey (led by the Strathpeffer Pavilion) identify the need to repair a “split” community, partly owing to two sectors of the community not interacting, and partly to Strathpeffer becoming a dormitory village for Inverness. This survey will be made available to the successful consultant.
We would like to see the following facilities developed on the land in question:
– Community garden
– Paths
– Seating
– Bike track for teenagers
– Outdoor gym equipment
– Modern play equipment for children
– Mens’ shed
– Bog garden
This is not an exclusive list, however, and the consultant will be encouraged further to consult the community on other facilities that may be desired and to come forward with his / her own ideas.
The potential consultant) is encouraged to think wider than the small piece of ground identified in consultations, and to consider how the surroundings, such as the playing field, could be improved and / or developed in liaison with The Highland Council and other agencies.
The potential consultant is strongly encouraged to visit the site before submitting their tender, and will receive our full co-operation in so doing.

Deadline Date: 31/07/2014