Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund

Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund

Skills Development Scotland is undertaking a competitive grant process which is not subject to EU Procurement Directives. The competitive grant funding process will be restricted to proposals from the third sector and social enterprises.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Skills Development Scotland Company Limited

Finance, Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo Street,

Glasgow

G2 6HS

UK

Christine Mulligan

+44 1412256710

+44 1412256711
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Finance, Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo Street,

Glasgow

G2 6HS

UK

Christine Mulligan

+44 1412256710

+44 1412256711
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo Street,

Glasgow

G2 6HS

UK

Christine Mulligan

+44 1412256710

+44 1412256711
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Social Enterprise & Third Sector Challenge Fund

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Skills Development Scotland is undertaking a competitive grant process which is not subject to EU Procurement Directives. The competitive grant funding process will be restricted to proposals from the third sector and social enterprises. The competitive grant process will be conducted through a two stage process – there will an initial pre-qualification. Those organisations which satisfy the pre-qualification requirements will then be assessed against evaluation criteria which are available in the documentation provided.

The aims of the fund will be to help young people (16-24) to move towards and into employment. The aims of the challenge fund are to:

Deliver successful outcomes for young people in terms of Employment

Support successful transition into education and learning

Add value to existing interventions

Support innovative and creative approaches.

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=231430.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

171010 Services – Adult and Further Education

100 All Scotland
120 … Highlands and Islands
130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South
180 … Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

1

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Please note this tender is only open to Social Enterprise and Third Sector Organisations who meet the following definition:

The ‘Third Sector’ covers voluntary and community organisations, volunteering bodies, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals. These organisations are not public or private commercial sectors, driven as they are by a particular cause or set of social values and principally re-investing any financial surpluses to further these objectives. The term is not defined in legislation and is sometimes used interchangeably with the term ‘voluntary sector’.

Social Enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. They are distinctive because their social and/or environmental purpose is absolutely central to what they do – their profits are reinvested to sustain and further their mission for positive change.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P12-001

4.3

Time Limits


20-07-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

c) Estimated award date  03-09-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please submit proposals to:

thirdsectorchallengefund@sds.co.uk

(SC Ref:231430)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund Contracting Strategy
Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund Competitive Grant Process Bidding Document

5.3

Publication date of this notice

21-06-2012