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.

CashBack for Communities: Delivery Partner – Scottish Government

The Scottish Government requires a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to perform the role of Delivery Partner in relation to the CashBack for Communities Programme. The Delivery Partner will provide expert support to individual third-party organisations (“Project Partners”) who are in receipt of grant funds through the CashBack for Communities Programme. The purpose of the support is to ensure that Project Partners fulfil their grant requirements and responsibilities on accountability, communications, monitoring, evaluation and performance reporting. The Delivery Partner will also provide relevant programme management and programme evaluation support to the Scottish Government.

Deadline Date: 30/01/15

Tender for Digital Communications Manager – Love Loch Lomond

Love Loch Lomond was established in November 2011 and brings tourism businesses and communities in the Loch Lomond and surrounding area together to collaborate on projects that enhance and promote the area to key market segments and develop the overall visitor experience of the area.
Love Loch Lomond is an industry-led Destination Organisation that operates in the Loch Lomond, Strathendrick, West Dunbartonshire and Clyde Sea Lochs areas. It is dedicated to working on a collaborative basis to capitalise on the area’s strong tourism potential. This is an exciting time for tourism in Loch Lomond and this post will play a key part in developing and delivering the Digital Communications Action Plan for Love Loch Lomond and is ideally suited for someone who has a demonstrable track record in the field of Digital Communications, ideally with a tourism sector background.
A new website was launched in February 2013 to promote the area to key market segments as well as to provide a communication and business to business platform for its members Love Loch Lomond is seeking to appoint a Digital Communications Manager, on a self- employed basis, to:
– Customer-facing Love Loch Lomond web portal development & delivery – new content research and creation; regular maintenance and updating of website and blog; revenue generation from sponsorship/advertising; awareness of search engine optimisation; increasing linkages/cross-referrals from other sites.
– Manage Google Analytics and regular monitoring and measurement of digital communications. Account management and liaison with the Love Loch Lomond digital agency. Provision of management reports.
– Social media proactive “buzz-building” on a daily basis, especially on Facebook and Twitter and development of business to business digital communications such as LinkedIn or as required.
– Love Loch Lomond business to business communications to members and wider business industry: development of relevant content for a business audience including blogs, video, sharing of communications with other agencies such as Glasgow Major Events, Destination Stirling, Tourism Intelligence Scotland and Argyll and Isles Tourism Partnership.
– Writing and planning of regular press releases, copy for e-newsletters and compilation of e-marketing campaigns for membership, trade and consumers, as agreed with the Love Loch Lomond Project Manager.
– Delivery of the Digital Communications Action Plan.
– Develop and deliver social media and web-related training workshops for membership.
This role is suited to someone:
– who is able to manage a variety of projects/tasks at once with little or no supervision
– who has a creative approach to using social media channels and online content to communicate with our relevant audiences
– who has experience and ability to communicate with a range of tourism stakeholders, from members, to visitors, tourism trade and suppliers/contractors
– who keeps on top of digital/mobile trends relevant to the business development of LLL
– with a flexible approach to working.

Deadline Date: 12/01/15

Local Authority Communications Resources – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland supports local authorities and other partners in communicating recycling services to the public to ensure high engagement and participation with these services. To do this we provide a range of template materials (alongside guidance) which can be adapted by partners and localised for their area and services, this means it is quicker and easier for LAs to deliver effective, consistent communications to their householders which are tested with consumers to ensure their efficacy. These toolkits need amalgamated, updated with new artwork and presented in a user friendly way on the Zero Waste Scotland partners -http://partners.wrap.org.uk/ website to ensure ease of access and use. This should reduce the amount of time ZWS Project Managers spend talking through resources and highlighting useful artwork/best practice guidance while continuing to provide a helpful support system.
The Zero Waste Scotland Partners website acts as a portal for LA communications detailing all available templates and best practice Zero Waste Scotland has to allow an LA to source, use and achieve sign off of their localised communications materials. Historically, the website hasn’t been well used and has gone through several revisions, there is now an opportunity to develop the ‘Campaigns’ section better for Local Authority specific resources and promote this better to LAs once it is developed further and a full suite of toolkits covering a range of topic areas are available.
Although there is no requirement in this tender for web development work directly, a good understanding of the website and how partners can use it is needed.
This tender details the requirement for a contractor to develop and deliver a number of communication resources including design of new communications materials which make up toolkits as well as testing of new messages that will need to be used for the new resources. These resources fill gaps in existing toolkits, once complete will be hosted on the Zero Waste Scotland partners website grouped together by theme.

Deadline Date: 12/01/15

Professional Confidential Counselling Service – North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council has a requirement to procure a service contract for the provision of Professional Confidential Counselling Services for its employees including the provision of employer referrals and self referrals).
The service shall be provided by professionally qualified and competent counselling practitioners who maintain membership of an appropriate professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). At all times, the service provider must protect the confidentiality of clients’ personal information while providing council management and employees with necessary information to manage their personal and/or work related problems. The range of services to be provided must include the following:
– Face to face professional counselling and debriefing (including an out of hours service);
– Given the wide geographical boundary of the council, the service provider shall be required to illustrate how the provision of suitable premises will be arranged (this should include the options available to the service provider in terms of offering local provision at Motherwell, Cumbernauld and either Coatbridge or Airdrie);
– Employer referrals for employees with personal problems that are affecting their work performance (this includes alcohol, drug and gambling abuse, stress, bereavement, harassment, family and relationship problems and all other areas excluding money and legal advice);
– Self referrals for Council employees as detailed above;
– Structured telephone counselling for employees who cannot attend in person;
– Access to a 24-hour Helpline giving general advice and support
support for Council employees who have been involved in incidents of violence, aggressive behaviour or serious injury;
– Quarterly reports giving general feedback and data on numbers of employer referrals and self referrals and reasons for referrals (while maintaining the anonymity of the client);
– Support for managers dealing with sensitive workplace situations;
– Access to relevant training or training for trainers at a reduced cost.

Deadline Date: 21/01/2015

Organisational Development Review – Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise wishes to appoint a maximum of 15 suppliers for a 3 year period, under a Framework contract, to deliver Organisational Development (OD) Reviews to client companies. It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 1 April 2015 until 30 March 2018 with an option to extend the contract for a further one year period. These suppliers will offer a broad a range of experiences and methodologies to maintain flexibility of delivery to clients and, at the same time, offer value for money for SE and companies alike. Successful applicants between them will cover all of SE’s geographic area.
The framework will split into the following 5 lots; each lot will have 3 suppliers.
Lot 1 – Workforce planning, Talent Management
Lot 2 – Performance management, Rewards and Recognition
Lot 3 – Culture Change
Lot 4 – Leadership
Lot 5 – Organisational Structures, Roles and Responsibilities, Family Businesses
CPV: 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100.

Deadline Date: 19/01/2015

Family Support Services for Children Affected by Disability – Renfrewshire Council

Provision of locally based child centred family support designed around the needs of the children and their parents/carers. This support will be in line with the Children(Scotland) Act 1995, to support children with disabilities to be cared for by their families, using a range of services which are appropriate to the child’s particular needs.
The services shall support the task of meeting the desired outcomes identified in the Child’s Plan. This will also incorporate the parent/carer’s respite needs, the provision of emotional and practical support to parents/carers including, inter alia, advocacy services. The service will be responsive to the impact of any initiative such as Self Directed Support.
The contract will include the provision of all accommodation,staff materials and management etc. necessary for the satisfactory delivery of the service.
It is estimated that approximately 40 to 50 Families will be eligible for the Services each year and that around 20 families will require to receive some support at any time, however this may be subject to fluctuation.
Children and Families will be referred by the Council and the service will be delivered when required, often after school, at weekends and during school holiday periods.

Deadline Date: 15/01/2015

Grounds Maintenance Contract 2015 – 2020 – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

The key objective of the provision of this service is to:
Maintain sites to enable effective use and enjoyment; and
Ensure safety of sites in respect of removal of litter and debris.
The Comhairle is seeking to put in place a 5 year contract whereby grounds maintenance services are provided for the following sites:
Sports pitches (football, rugby, shinty and athletics);
Amenity areas;
Hard Standings;
Polymeric running tracks; and
Play-parks.
The contract is lotted into 5 geographic areas which together cover the whole of the Western Isles. Suppliers can bid for one or any combination of lots. Please refer to the Scope of Requirements for details.
Tenderers will be asked to describe and provide prices for basic, regular and premium levels of service for each lot they are tendering for.

Deadline Date: 16/01/2015