Employment Services Wirral – Narrow the Gap
This programme is aimed at young people aged 17 who have recently left A Level provision or are at risk of leaving provision, and who have an interest in progressing in to a full time Level 3 apprenticeship.
United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Wirral Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within Wirral.
NUTS code UKD5
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
National and Local figures indicate that the gap between Level 2 achievement and Level 3 is widening. Historically there is also evidence that suggests that 16 and 17 year olds are more at risk of becoming NEET. Year on year we have seen a trend concerning a particular cohort of young people who commence “A” Level courses only to drop out of further education after a few months, realising that FE wasn’t the right decision for them and leaving them with limited options as to what to do next. There is also a reduction nationally in the number of apprenticeship starts for 16-19 year olds. This has seen a steady decrease of 26 % over the past 3 years for this age group as employers are opting to recruit older members of staff stating that many young people are not work ready, often the older age range have better employability skills and therefore are more employable.
Other challenges faced by Wirral LAC may include:
— Lack of employability skills
— Knowledge of apprenticeships
— Knowledge of the local labour market
— Lack of resilience skills
— Non work ready attitude
— Lack of practical/life skills.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 94 500 and 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: