Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

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.

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The Dundee Partnership (Dundee’s Community Planning Partnership) is a joint venture comprising various key city agencies including Dundee City Council, The Third Sector Interface, the Department for Work and Pensions, Skills Development Scotland, Dundee and Angus College and NHS Tayside.
The Dundee Employability Pipeline is a multi-service programme of support for eligible jobless citizens of Dundee, providing a 5-stage pathway from worklessness to sustainable employment. The services funded by DCC operate within the context of the wider Dundee Employability Service that encompasses fxcm the significant resources for employability support across the city. The supplier must work together with Dundee City Council pipeline services, other pipeline partners and, where appropriate, the wider Dundee Employability Service, to move eligible jobless citizens towards and into sustainable employment.

Deadline Date: 15/11/16 at 10:00

The provision of Business Gateway Services based on the development of expertise within the Lanarkshire business community through group and one-to-one training and related interventions; leading to economic development and improvement of the local economy.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Service Provider and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social, environmental and/or sustainability policy objectives relating to local regeneration, social and economic growth, recruitment, employment and training and supply chain initiatives.

Deadline Date: 14/11/16 at 12:00

The current GSC website is now nearly five years old and is no longer fit for purpose for a number of reasons, not least of all because it is not mobile responsive.
We require the design and development of a new site that meets our current requirements and that will provide a robust, flexible and scalable platform for years to come as the organisation continues to evolve and new requirements emerge over time.
We are undertaking work internally to develop an outline scope and requirements specification, which will be included in the ITT document.

Deadline Date: 28/10/16 at 15:00

Invitation to tender for the Receipt and Processing of Recyclable Waste Materials. This tender is split into lots. Bidders may submit a tender for one, several or all lots. Community benefits are included in this requirement.

Deadline Date: 23/11/16 at 12:00

Every three years Scottish Water runs a series of events around Scotland to bring together all employees, update them on business challenges, provide an opportunity to meet and discuss with the executive leadership team and encourage everyone to share experiences.
The contract for the provision of Creative Content Support for All Employee Events is specifically for creative agency engagement to work with Scottish Water in the development of creative content solutions to meet the high- level content objectives;

Key objectives;
1. To deliver 2D & 3D design
2. To deliver video requirements
3. To deliver modern app technology
4. Management of content development & associated services
5. Communication planning pre, during and post event

Deadline Date: 04/11/16 at 12:00

NB This is a future contract opportunity

Dundee City Council’s Community Learning and Development (CLD) section delivers an extensive range of community learning and development programmes, activities and support to individuals, groups and communities across Dundee. CLD recognises that some of its programmes need to be supported by childcare facilities, to facilitate access for parents and carers, and that this can be particularly important for socially excluded individuals and groups in local communities.
When it is required, the Department’s aim is to provide quality childcare provision, normally in sessions not lasting for more than 2 hours. Childcare providers must be registered with the Care Commission.

Creative Learning, Aberdeen City Council are seeking to appoint a creative organisation to lead the engagement for a new city-wide initiative, ‘Inspiration Point’. Using the working title #inspiration the organisation will design and manage a comprehensive audience development strategy which will capture the imagination of the public.

The appointed organisation will deliver experiential engagement events at various locations in the city and generate a strong online presence across all the mainstream digital channels. All these strategies should deliver high audience and participant numbers at the various events planned during the project.

Through #inspiration participants will be given opportunities to explore what inspires them and there will be an increased awareness of opportunities and excitement about arts and cultural activity in Aberdeen. The use of digital tools such as film clips and animations will be supported by physical engagement activities and innovative printed materials to create a real ‘buzz’ in the City for the full run of the project.

Deadline Date: 24/10/16 at 17:00