Tendering 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.

Provision of Respite Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities

NB This is a future contract opportunity

Angus Council currently commission building based respite for adults with learning disabilities. The contract ends on 11 April 2018.

Angus Council is keen to look at how these services can be developed in Angus and as a result would like to engage and consult with service providers to seek their views. Separate consultation events will be held with service users and families/carers.

Angus Council would like to invite providers to attend a Providers’ Forum to discuss this future tender opportunity for the provision of Respite Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Angus.

The aim of the event is to share information on the proposed procurement strategy for the procurement exercise and to explore new models of providing respite care.

The event will be held in June 2016 in Forfar. The details of the exact day/time and venue will be confirmed once we have details of numbers attending.

The closing date for note of interest is 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016. Please email Pauline Reid, Contracts Officer if you would like to take part in this consultation.

Provision of Services for Glasgow’s ESF Employability Pipeline and Youth Employment Initiative

Glasgow City Council seeks potential delivery agents with experience of delivering employability services to young people and people with multiple barriers to employment.

Deadline Date: 30/05/2016 at 12:00

Mental Health Counselling Service for Adults with Mild/Moderate Mental Health Problems

The requirement is for a client-centred counselling service for individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems, who are over 18 years old, and live in Clackmannanshire. The Provider will adhere to the Confederation of Scottish Counselling Associations (COSCA) Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
Support is offered to individuals who may be experiencing issues such as depression and anxiety due to adverse life events, sexuality issues, coping with illness and injury, work related issues, relationship issues and bereavement. Counselling should provide an opportunity to discover how to deal with issues more effectively by exploring concerns in sufficient depth to help individuals to understand and feel more able to cope.
The service objectives are:-
– To provide an individualised, non judgemental, professional client centred one-to-one counselling service;
– To enable individuals to freely talk about their difficulties and help them understand their situation more clearly;
– To help individuals experiencing difficulties to find their own way towards living a more satisfying and resourceful life.
The counselling service should be client-centred and outcome focused and should not use a CBT based approach.

Deadline Date: 19/05/2016 at 12:00

Evaluator required for heritage project

CultureNL ltd is looking to appoint an experience evaluator for a current project – North Lanarkshire’s War. The project comprises of many elements including exhibitions, school and community projects as well as library and film activities.

Completion of work: By negotiation.
Fee around £6,000

For further information, please contact mcnairl@culturenl.co.uk (Lu McNair), or call 01236 638352, or visit http://culturenl.co.uk/festivals/north-lanarkshires-war/

Deadline Date: Friday 27 May 2016 at 17:00.

Circular Economy Support Framework – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland is scaling up its activity to accelerate a circular economy in Scotland. Suppliers appointed to the Framework will provide a range of circular economy skills, knowledge and expertise to Zero Waste Scotland and to SMEs operating in Scotland.

Deadline Date: 16/05/2016 at 14:00

Inclusive Childcare Support Services – The City of Edinburgh Council

This Service requirement is for the provision of a city wide Inclusive Childcare Support Service.
The overall requirement of this Service is to support registered (Care Inspectorate) mainstream childcare providers to ensure the inclusion of Children and Young people which enables their parents/carers to continue or return to employment, training or education.
Mainstream Childcare settings will include registered (Care Inspectorate)playgroups, partner provider nurseries, local authority nurseries/ Early Years Centres who offer childcare element, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, out of school care clubs.
The Provider will promote social inclusion and choice for all Children and Young People with additional support needs who would like to access a mainstream childcare setting.
The Provider and Childcare Setting will work together in order to achieve positive outcomes for the Child and Young Person in line with their assessed needs.
A minimum of 40 Children and Young People per annum will be included successfully at mainstream childcare settings. This will include 30 new Children and Young People.
It is anticipated that the Contract will start on 1st April 2017 with the requirement that the Provider will be set up and ready to accept referrals for the service.

Deadline Date: 31/05/2016 at 13:00

Provision of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – South Ayrshire Council

Deadline Date: 25/05/2016 at 12:00

Child Disability Advisory Service (Black and Minority Ethnic) – The City of Edinburgh Council

NB This is a prior information notice

The City of Edinburgh Council currently supports a number of organisations to offer information and advice to parents and carers who have a disabled child. We are considering how best to ensure information and advice is offered in a consistent, flexible and appropriate way. In addition to this we are committed to offering information and advice to carers who may face additional barriers in their caring role. This will include, for example, black and minority ethnic (BME) carers.

The purpose of this notice is to test the current and future market capacity to deliver an Information and Advice Service to parents and carers who have a disabled child within Edinburgh. Notes of interest should be made no later than Monday 2nd May 2016.
Note: by noting interest you are agreeing to further engagement with the Council. There is no guarantee there will be a future tender opportunity. If authorised, this service may be subject to a full tender process during the year 2017.

Early Learning and Childcare – West Lothian Council

NB This is a future contract opportunity

West Lothian Council’s Pre-School Education Partner Provider contract is scheduled to expire on 31 August 2017.

To learn more about the forthcoming contract, a Supplier’s Event is being held at Howden Park Centre, Livingston (Space 2) on Tuesday 5 July 2016 10:30-12:00 am. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss the requirements for the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare services contract.

To reserve a space(s) please at event please e mail aaronfraser@westlothian.gov.uk. and advise who is scheduled to attend.

Further information about the contract can be obtained from Andrew Sneddon (Customer and Performance Manager) on 01506 281678.