Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

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.

Training Initiative Programme – Fresh Start

Fresh Start provides support to people who have previously been homeless: our services are delivered under three themes: employability; provision of goods & social and practical support. Through existing employability work, we offer paid and unpaid opportunities to help trainees gain skills that employers are seeking.  Trainees gain experience in our office, warehouse and pat testing business.

Fresh Start would like to commission an experienced training provider to help us develop and improve the structure of our existing Training Initiative programme.  The tender is open to organisations and individuals: applications that demonstrate a willingness to establish a longer-term relationship will have an advantage.


Deadline: 12.00 p.m. 12/08/14


Future Support and Advice to Rural Communities – Scottish Government

This specification for this project sets out the terms of reference to assess customer satisfaction with the Rural Direct Service (which operated from 2008 to 2013), in order to inform future delivery of advice and support to communities. The project should include both rural and coastal communities.
Specifically, the study will aim to provide a robust evidence base for decision-making into the future direction of Scottish Government funding for the provision of advice and support to rural communities to help them access funding from the Scotland Rural Development Programme and other community grants.

Deadline: 26/08/2014


Medium Value Construction Projects – The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland)

Medium Value Construction Projects will be a set of framework agreements across NHS Scotland in 34 geographic and value lots for minor building works. For the purpose of this procurement, Medium Construction Projects are defined as: Publicly funded projects with a value less than GBP 1m but greater than GBP 50k where a multi-discipline contractor is required to deliver new build or refurbishment projects including without limitation the construction of new health and social care centres along with other facilities, extension to existing buildings, the refurbishment/upgrading of existing premises and term contracts for specific programme of work. The scope does not generally include contracts over GBP 1m which should be delivered through Frameworks 2 managed by Health Facilities Scotland; it also excludes low value (under GBP 50k) small works and term trade contracts which will be managed at an individual Participating Authority level.

It is intended that the Participating Authorities shall be entitled to call off the Framework acting either individually or collectively.

During the life of this framework agreement and any Specific Contracts executed under the framework agreement, Framework Participants and Contractors will be required to support the Authority’s and the Participating Authorities’ sustainability objectives, including any environmental, social and community objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.

Deadline: 02/09/14


Self Directed Support – Provision of Services – Moray Council
Future Contract Opportunity

This is a Prior Information Notice to alert and invite Providers to an event that is taking place on 14th August 2014 between 13.30pm to 16.30pm in the Dining Room at Elgin Sports & Community Centre, Trinity Road, Elgin, IV30 1UE
The purpose of this event is for the recently formed Moray Integrated Children’s Service to provide information – and an opportunity for dialogue – to organisations interested in providing services to children, young people and families in Moray.


Counselling Services – NHS Lanarkshire

Salus are a major NHS based Occupational health, Safety and Return to Work Service provider. Based in Lanarkshire, Salus provides services to a number of population groups including those Workless, Absent from work due to sickness and other at risk populations.
Salus are seeking a counselling provider to engage clients across the UK. The provider should have various modes of application available including person centered, face to face, telephone based, CBT etc.. The service required is mainly generated following Case Management assessment by Salus. Clients may be employees absent from work or may be workless engaging with various Salus programmes.

Deadline Date: 22/08/2014


Provision of Addiction Recovery Services – Argyll and Bute Council

Argyll & Bute Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (ADP) has responsibility for the commissioning of services to support the delivery of the ADP Strategy. The ADP is not a legal entity and will fulfil its responsibilities by engaging Argyll & Bute Council to act on its behalf in commissioning, primarily, a range of adult support services (age 16+). Consequently there is an inextricable link between the ADP, Argyll & Bute Council and the Service Provider. For legal purposes the contract will be between Argyll & Bute Council and the Service Provider.
The Argyll and Bute ADP seeks to commission community based services, in line with the Scottish Government’s Road to Recovery – Recovery Oriented Systems of Care – and Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol Framework, to complement the existing statutory sector services, to provide holistic person centred and recovery orientated care and support for people affected by addictions.
This tender seeks to appoint one Provider per Lot as detailed below:
1 Oban, Lorn and the Isles
2 Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay
3 Bute and Cowal
4 Helensburgh and Lomond
Providers are invited to bid for one or more of the detailed Lots.
CPV: 33693300, 85312500, 85312300, 85000000, 85312000, 85320000, 98000000, 85100000, 85323000.

Deadline Date: 15/09/2014