Deliver BiG Challenge 6

Deliver BiG Challenge 6

Sheffield City Council wishes to appoint a supplier to deliver BiG Challenge 6 between August 2012 and July 2013.
Contract Ref
26528
Title
BiG Challenge 6
Description
Sheffield City Council wishes to appoint a supplier to deliver BiG Challenge 6 between August 2012 and July 2013. BiG Challenge has three objectives for young people, their schools and colleges in Sheffield: • Experience – provides a positive experience of entrepreneurship and operational business challenges. • Opportunity – to encourage the participants to value and consider entrepreneurial career opportunities, including self employment. • Embedding – to catalyse the development of enterprise as an integral part of education in schools, colleges and apprenticeships. Teams aged 11-19, and studying up to Level 3 courses from across Sheffield’s secondary schools and colleges (minimum of 19, maximum of 25 institutions) have the opportunity to win, with personal rewards for every winning entrant plus ‘the BiG Prize’ for the overall winning team – a fully paid 5 star overseas trip. Each team (between 1 and 8 students) will form and operate a business. Each business will be given a £25 cash investment, as a starter towards their business objective of increasing that amount by making as much profit as possible, within the BiG Challenge timeframe, employing teamwork, innovation and entrepreneurship using any legal means. Having repaid the £25 investment plus a further £5 in interest on the investment, the profits made by the teams may in any combination be retained in the business, retained by the teams or donated to their chosen charity. Each team requires a member of staff to support its entry and its activities, who will be assisted by the programmes School Enterprise Champions and by agreed local business volunteers. The winning criteria, which will be judged in the final Business Report submitted by each team will include: • Profit made • The ideas and methods used • Teamwork • Use of external networks and resources • Marketing and communication • Potential beyond the timeframe of the BiG Challenge • And not least…..the fun enjoyed and enthusiasm communicated by the team Each team’s project and its work can be recorded on the BiG Challenge website, where each team will have its own space. Tenderers should specify in their response how they will facilitate manage and deliver the project on behalf of the city. The successful tenderer will need to run and deliver BiG Challenge 6. Tenderers should have: – Knowledge of the enterprise agenda in schools – Experience of working with schools and colleges – Experience of preparing promotional material for the 11-19 age group – Experience of maintaining and operating a web site – Experience of organising events including senior level stakeholders – Capacity of delivering projects within budget and to time – Track record in gaining sponsorship
Extension Terms
Response Required By
Fri 06 July 2012 at 17:00
Nature of Contract
Framework
Contract Start Date
Wed 01 August 2012
Contract End Date
Contract Duration (months)
12

For further information please contact:

Contact
Gerard Higgins (Sheffield City Council)
Phone
0114 22 96187
Address
Townhall Sheffield