Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of its client's Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) and Department for Social Development (DSD) wishes to invite tenders for the above named contract.
DETI/DSD require a Service Provider to provide a research report and recommendations in relation to a Third Sector Mapping Exercise, the objectives of which are as follows:
(i)To undertake a mapping exercise of Third Sector activity across Northern Ireland to measure the size and scale of social enterprises and the community & voluntary sector;
(ii)To assess the contribution of the Third Sector to the Northern Ireland economy, discerning between social enterprises and community & voluntary organisations, in terms of it’s unique value in relation to economic, social and environmental impact; and
(iii)To assess the potential of community and voluntary organisations to grow into SEEs, and also the potential of SEEs to grow into larger, more established social enterprises with export potential.