Equality and Diversity Advisor Service for Welsh Government
The Welsh Ministers are inviting tenders, in line with this specification, to deliver an Equality and Diversity advisor service from commencement of contract to the 31.122014, with the option to extend the contract by up to one year, subject to review.
UK-Pontypridd: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Welsh Ministers
Economy, Science and Transport Department, Entrepreneurship and Business Information team, QED Centre, Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF37 5YR Pontypridd
General address of the contracting authority: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: To be delivered Pan Wales at locations stipulated by the supplier.
NUTS code UKL
The Welsh Assembly Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: email@example.com Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3).
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
The Welsh Government’s policy for economic development is aimed at improving skills, infrastructure and the wider economic conditions for businesses in Wales.
This approach will create the right environment to encourage entrepreneurship allowing the private sector to flourish rather than directly deliver support to individual businesses.
Our approach is organised by five priorities:
— Investing in high-quality and sustainable infrastructure,
— Making Wales a more attractive place to do business,
— Broadening and deepening the skills base,
— Encouraging innovation,
— Targeting the business support we offer.
Within the range of activities that this service will cover are a number of strands of the Economy, Science and Transport Department and include: Entrepreneurship and Business information. It is envisaged that most activity will be within the Business Start Up service, with in the region of 100 days support required per year.
One of the priorities for delivering economic renewal is to target the business support we offer, and a commitment was made to refocus the start up service to:
— support self employment especially to address the problems of participation
The current contracts for the business Start up service were launched in February 2012 with the aim of working towards increasing the number and survivability of business start ups in Wales, particularly high value businesses that will contribute to the growth in VAT stock. The whole service is underpinned by a strong inclusion approach designed to maximise equality and accessibility and overcome barriers to participating in business start up activity experienced by some clients.
The Start Up Service comprises of two main elements: providing support to individuals seeking to start a new business either working for themselves (self employed) or starting a business with growth potential. An additional strand is being tested in providing specialist support for businesses that have high potential growth.
Providers are expected to deliver a service that is inclusive to all and takes into account the needs of all clients and client groups by ensuring that issues of participation, to reduce economic inactivity, are addressed.
The service is delivered via six regional contracts (lots) that deliver:
— Early Stage Intervention – taster sessions and networking,
— Pre Start up support – workshops, self employment advice surgeries and 1 to 1 support,
— Post start support for self employed clients,
— Post start support growth workshops,
— Graduate start up support,
— High Potential Starts.
The general start up service is delivered through a network of six providers across Wales; five of whom operate on a consortium basis. The HPS service is delivered through a network of four providers
Welsh Government is looking to appoint an Advisor to support our contracted Start up Service Providers. and may be asked to provide support on a broader basis across Enterprise, Business and Innovation This contract aims to widen participation throughout our contracted business services to ensure engagement with Welsh Government target groups including hard to reach demographic groups.
Provision of this service should be provided by one provider on a pan Wales basis.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0800 368 4850 / Fax: 020 7060 0480
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm
How to find the itt:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’.
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_25612 and ITT_39036.
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITTs’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 35406