The Scottish Library and Information Council is looking for tender proposals to evaluate our coworking project pilot. The successful supplier will measure the project’s impact, review the operational model and evaluate the project’s feasibility for expansion. A key element will be aligning the coworking project with Ambition & Opportunity: A Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015 – 2020.

The main aims of the project will be:

  • To create accessible spaces in communities where entrepreneurs and businesses are supported to work, meet and collaborate;
  • To offer a programme of events and activities that will support business development and encourage networking;
  • To develop a framework for introducing coworking spaces which can be used by other library services to expand the network in the future


Tender Requirements

The successful candidate will have knowledge of coworking models and be familiar with the landscape of enterprise in Scotland. We expect our supplier to have experience in project evaluation and have a clear understanding of Scotland’s cultural sector.

Demonstrable knowledge of public libraries and local authority service delivery would be beneficial.  


The budget for this project is up to £10,000 with the contract lasting from October 2018 to June 2019. For a the full tender document, please contact Any further clarification required or questions regarding the ITT process should also be directed to

All applications should be sent to  no later than 5pm on Friday 19th October 2018.