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Tenders and Funding Opportunities

To find out about how to supply services to Nottingham City Council please visit our 'Procurement' pages on the Nottingham City Council website.

Please see the content sections below for specific recent tenders, funding or contract opportunities.

Tenders for Short Breaks Services for Disabled Children

Nottingham City Council is seeking tenders from sufficiently experienced and qualified providers to deliver the following short breaks services for disabled children in Nottingham City -

  • Lot 1 – Group Activities – provision of a range of local short breaks group activities, which can include evening activities such as youth groups, weekend activities and school holiday clubs.  We are seeking up to six providers with a total annual contract value of up to £104,000 per annum across the contract, plus the option of one-off advance costs of up to £10,000 per provider for the first year.
  • Lot 2 – One to One Support - for children /young people with relatively low levels of assessed need.  We are seeking up to four providers with a total annual value of up to £28,000 per annum across the contract. 

The contract duration will be for four years and is anticipated to commence in May 2020. 

Applications for this tender can be made by completing application documents on Due North

If you are not yet registered at East Midlands Procurement Portal, you will need to register here before you are able to apply -

The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 12 noon on 1st April 2020.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Joint Residential and Nursing Care Home Contract - NCC and CCG

The accreditation for the joint residential and nursing care home contract is now live. We wish to encourage all our current providers to apply to be accredited. To access this please visit You will need to log in to access the opportunity (CPU2376).

The current joint residential and nursing care home contract is due to end 31 March 2020. All Providers wishing to continue to have a contract with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs to deliver residential and nursing care home services, including Continuing Health Care will need to re-apply to be accredited to be awarded a contract from 1 April 2020.

An open Application Process for Nursing & Residential Care is now taking place. The process will be managed through the Due North Electronic Procurement System. You will need to register on the Due north system to be able to participate in the accreditation application process. To register please go to:-

Stay Ahead - European Funding for SMEs

Nottingham City Council and partners across the region have been awarded funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) to help more local people stay in work and support employers to up-skill their current employees.

StayAhead works with employers across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) to increase the skill levels of their workforce and help them overcome barriers which prevent them from undertaking in-work training.

Within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (N2) we have partners working across the area to advise you on how the programme can support you in developing your workforce.

Support can be provided by:

  • Futures – supporting SMEs located in Greater Nottingham and Mansfield
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council & Trent Bridge Community Trust - supporting SMEs located in the borough of Rushcliffe
  • Academy Transformation Trust - supporting SMEs located in Ashfield and North Nottinghamshire

If you’d like to find out how StayAhead could support your business to grow, contact us and we will get one of our local delivery partners to contact you.

You can email us on

StayAhead aims to help employers in sectors where significant skills gaps have been identified. The region’s five key sectors are:

  • Construction
  • Creative & Digital Industries
  • Health & Social Care
  • Low Carbon
  • Transport Equipment Manufacturing

StayAhead advisers will support you to access high quality innovative in-work training solutions for your existing workforce and will enable you to:

  • Undertake skills-based needs assessments
  • Identify current skills gaps and opportunities for skills growth within the workforce
  • Identify a suitable training provider that will deliver basic skills in maths and English
  • Identify a suitable training provider that will deliver level 2 and level 3 vocational training
  • Access training incentives to contribute to training costs

Click Here for further information 

Stay Ahead
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