For larger service delivery organisations it may be appropriate to get some work through contracts, often with public sector organisations like the Council or health.
Our e-bulletins regularly feature any local and regional contracting opportunities that we believe voluntary organisations might be able to bid for. If you let us know that you'd be interested in national opportunities we can also let you know about those.
Costing your work
If you've always worked with grants and aren't sure how to cost your work for a contract then you may struggle. For example in grant applications you'd normally show your overheads explicitly, while in contracting you would cover it in your price.
We can help you to get a sense of what your full costs are, and to understand what the market rate for your services might be.
Submitting a tender
Putting in a tender is similar in many ways to submitting a grant application but there are subtle differences. If your organisation is considering bidding for contracts feel free to speak with us.
Working in partnership
Sometimes opportunities are too big for one organisation or require a range of specialisms. In these instances CVS are available to facilitate a partnership bid. If you see a contract that you are interested in delivering part of, contact us to see if we can help you find a partner(s).
You can sign up for the e-bulletin on the right.
If you would like help with any of this you can contact us by clicking here.