Helping the unemployed involved gangs or crime into work

Helping the unemployed involved gangs or crime into work

Contract value: £1 – £400,000. Department for Work and Pensions.

Helping the Unemployed Involved in Gangs/Crime Into Work

Reference number: UI_DWP_100325

Deadline date: 04/05/2012

This deadline is for… Receipt of tenders.

Contract value: £1 – £400,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London West London Jobcentre Plus District

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: Department for Work and Pensions (CD Sourcing)


Description of the contract

Helping the Unemployed Involved in Gangs/Crime Into Work Contract, Ref. UI_DWP_100325. Jobcentre Plus aims to respond to one of the priorities of the coalition government – public service reform and the devolution of power from the centre to the front line. The Flexible Support Fund (FSF) is intended to help Jobcentre Plus (JCP) District Managers to flexibly deliver elements of the service in the way they see fit for their Districts. In particular, the FSF enables JCP Districts to trial different approaches to tackling worklessness. The West London JCP District intend to use the FSF to access specific and bespoke support to assist JCP claimants, mainly young adults, who are involved in or previously involved in or at risk of joining gangs and/or crime and who may not necessarily engage in mainstream provision. The aim of this support is to complement current JCP provisions and encourage engagement from a JCP customer group that has traditionally found it difficult to engage with JCP mainstream provision. It will also provide individuals with key skills on how to address barriers into employment, increase employment outcomes and reduce costs associated with worklessness including crime, drug & alcohol abuse. Therefore, JCP is looking for an organisation to engage with these claimants and provide a back to work package of support that is flexible, structured and appropriate to individual needs. The package of support will include the following elements: – • Initial Assessment/Interview and Action Planning • Providing Motivational, Attitudinal, Team Work, Confidence Building and Mentoring assistance • Facilitating participation in Community Activities • Jobsearch Support • In Work Support • Specialist Counselling For further information regarding this opportunity, please see the Helping the Unemployed Involved in Gangs/Crime Into Work Contract Invitation to Tender Pack which can be accessed via the BravoSolution portal and will be available to download from 30 March 2012. Deadline for submission of tenders is 13.00 hours on 4 May 2012.



Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

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: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Alistair Douglas

Address , S1 4EP


Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

As per Invitation to Tender pack.