Current Tender 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

Communications Support for Recycling and Waste Service Changes – Shetlands Council

Deadline Date: 07/08/2017 at 15:00

In October 2016, Shetland Islands Council (SIC) signed the Household Recycling Charter. The charter is a declaration SIC’s intent to provide services that deliver local and national benefits, encouraging high-levels of citizen participation in waste prevention, recycling and reuse.


Scottish Employability Support Services – Evaluation of Transitional Employability Services 2017 – Scottish Government

Deadline Date: 11/08/2017 at 12:00

Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland wish to commission an evaluation of transitional employability services in
Scotland – Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland


Operation of the Cafeteria within Dollan Aqua Centre, East Kilbride – South Lanarkshire Council

Deadline Date: 14/08/2017 at 12:00

Operation of the cafeteria within Dollan Aqua Centre, East Kilbride


Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme – The City of Edinburgh Council

Deadline Date: 18/08/2017 at 12:00

The City of Edinburgh Council requires a Cycle to Work Scheme in line with the Government Green Transport Plan. This contract is classed as light touch regime.


Positive Emotional Wellbeing Support Service – Scottish Borders Council

Deadline Date: 25/08/2017 at 12:00

The Children & Young People’s Leadership Group (CYPLG) want to ensure that the best possible services for all children, young people, their families and their carers within the Scottish Borders are provided and that these lead to improved outcomes. The Children & Young People’s Commissioning Strategy 2017-2022 identified a number of priority areas for commissioned services including:
– Positive emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
– Availability , access and support for young carers
– Supporting choices – equality and inclusions, positive life choices.


Poverty and Social Inclusion – Community Outreach- Dumfries at Dumfries and Galloway Council

Deadline Date: 25/08/2017 at 12:00

To deliver community outreach by working directly within the specified communities within Dumfries to identify disadvantaged participants in workless, lone parent or low income households


Rural Scotland Food Waste Roadshow – Zero Waste Scotland Ltd

Deadline Date: 28/08/2017 at 10:00

Zero Waste Scotland wishes to promote the benefits of reducing food waste to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in rural Scotland, recognising the difficulties that many of these SMEs can have attending events in the Central Belt by facilitating more localised solutions intended to encourage, support and engage with the target audience.