Career Transition support for Cultural Olympiad staff

Career Transition support for Cultural Olympiad staff

To appoint a supplier who can demonstrate a track record in providing focussed career transition support services appropriate to this highly specialist group of staff. Reference number: ACE-2011-028

Deadline date: 17/04/2012

This deadline is for… The receipt of tender proposals

Contract value: £20,000 – £25,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Londonand Birmingham

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Arts Council England

 

Description of the contract

To appoint a supplier who can demonstrate a track record in providing focussed career transition support services appropriate to this highly specialist group of staff. Some aspects of the service will need to be delivered on a regional basis. The staff involved with the Cultural Olympiad are all engaged in working with partner organisations to deliver arts projects and most of them are themselves arts practitioners with knowledge, skills and experience in the specialist areas relating to the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. It is important that the career transition support is clearly focussed on career opportunities within these specific areas and the broader creative and cultural sector including digital, broadcasting and the media, particularly in the case of the Director and 17 specialist staff. At the end of the career transition process we would expect employees who have participated to: • have been provided with support to make informed decisions and take positive action about their future career or lifestyle choices; • be more confident about their future career prospects or lifestyle choices; • be confident that the range of resources and service is commensurate with their aspirations for their future career/lifestyle choices; • have a clear understanding about the potential career opportunities/lifestyle choices open to them; • feel they have received sufficient support, advice and guidance to make a positive transition to new careers when they leave Arts Council England.

 

Classification of the contract

79634000 Career guidance services

79633000 Staff development services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: setting up a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 10 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Katherine Brown

Address 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ

Telephone 02079735249

Extension number:

Fax

Email katherine.brown@artscouncil.org.uk

Web address www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

How to apply

Please download the invitation to tender document, ref: ACE-2011-028, and return your tender proposals as per the instructions enclosed. Please note the deadline for tender proposals, including all documentation e.g. completed tender supplier appraisal form, is 17:00hrs, Tuesday 17th April 2012 to the address provided. Any tender delivered after that time for any reason may be discounted.