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.
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.
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.
Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents
SECTION IV: Administrative Information
The procurement timetable can be found in the attached Briefing Note, which also can be accessed at www.cyrenians.co.uk/procurement