Cyrenians Cymru Supported Employment and Training Project

Cyrenians Cymru Supported Employment and Training Project

1) Training and personal development and support that enables people to overcome barriers to employment and leads to progression towards work; and 2) Structured support in getting people into work and thereafter helping sustain them in their employment.

Procurer reference: CY03
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Yes
Contract Type
Services
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
Cyrenians Cymru
Contact Name
Conrad Watkins
Address
124 Walter Road, Swansea,
Postcode
SA1 5RF
Phone
01792 467926
Fax
01792 464978
EMail
procurement@cyrenians.co.uk
Web Address
http://www.cyrenians.co.uk
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Service category
Part B 24 Education and vocational education services
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
Cyrenians Cymru Supported Employment and Training Project
Description of the contract

The Cyrenians Cymru Supported Employment and Training Project will provide the following for people who are furthest from the labour market:

1) Training and personal development and support that enables people to overcome barriers to employment and leads to progression towards work; and

2) Structured support in getting people into work and thereafter helping sustain them in their employment.

Further, there will necessarily be a response to the cross cutting themes of environmental sustainability and equal opportunities and in particular there will be a focus on the priority groups of older people, women and those with work limiting health conditions.

The successful organisation will need to build effective relationships and referral pathways with the Department for Work and Pensions, employers, social enterprises, education and training providers and organisations assisting vulnerable adults.

During the term of the contract the following specific targets are to be achieved:

1) 900 articipants

2) 242 participants gaining qualifications

3) 25 participants entering further learning

4) 266 participants entering employment.

The contract will run from 1 August 2013 to 30 June 2014.

Since there will be no break in service delivery in respect of existing staff, TUPE arrangements will apply. This will involve thirty one members of staff. Overall staffing costs and staff entitlements will be provided with the Instructions to Tenderers and General Information documentation.

Those invited to Tender will have demonstrated compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and adherence to the Data Protection principles – by providing evidence of registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office and (amongst others) a policy on Data Protection.

Publicity and information materials associated with the delivery of the contract are to be available in both English and Welsh.

All front line delivery staff will be required to undergo Enhanced Criminal Records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contract monitoring, review, reporting and payment arrangements, along with termination provisions, will be included in the Invitation to Tender and General Information documentation which will be sent to those organisations that are invited to Tender.

The successful organisation will have a track record in hard copy and electronic monitoring and reporting of participant information on a significant scale. Use of the Sponsor’s proven electronic information monitoring system will be required.

Place / site of work / delivery
Because of existing relationships with the target groups and their vulnerabilities and specific needs, services will necessarily be delivered at and from existing Cyrenians Cymru premises, principally these are as below. 1) Rear of St Matthews Church, High Street, Swansea SA1 1LW (health and overcoming barriers); 2) 54 Morfa Road, Hafod, Swansea SA1 2EN (accredited training); 3) 20 Mansel Street, Swansea SA1 5SG (employment services) – a relocation is pending to other central Swansea premises; and 4) 1333 Neath Road, Hafod, Swansea SA1 2LF (reuse, recycling and micro businesses.)

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
80000000 – Education and training services.
98000000 – Other community, social and personal services.
79611000 – Job search services.
85312300 – Guidance and counselling services.
85312510 – Vocational rehabilitation services.

Contract Length
Starting date:
01.08.2013
and/or Ending date
30.06.2014
SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents


SECTION IV: Administrative Information
Instructions to suppliers

The procurement timetable can be found in the attached Briefing Note, which also can be accessed at www.cyrenians.co.uk/procurement

Reference Number
CY03
Deadline Date
22.05.2013
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of requests to participate in tendering.
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
Yes
Extension funding for a project delivered under Convergence Priority 2 Theme 1 ‘Increasing employment and tackling economic inactivity’.
Notice Resources
Briefing note (1488 Kb)
WEFO Funded

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