Impact Of Skills And Training Interventions On The Unemployed

Impact Of Skills And Training Interventions On The Unemployed: Initial Analysis

Understanding the impact of training as an intervention for unemployed people is a key policy question. DWP have increased their focus on retention and progression policies, and there will be changing focus brought by the introduction of Universal Credit in terms of in-work conditionality and progression.

Reference number: BIS/RBU/014/14

Deadline date:10/02/2014

This deadline is for… tenders to be submitted is noon on Monday 10th February 2014

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Business, Innovation and Skills

 

Description of the contract

Understanding the impact of training as an intervention for unemployed people is a key policy question. DWP have increased their focus on retention and progression policies, and there will be changing focus brought by the introduction of Universal Credit in terms of in-work conditionality and progression. BIS has made training for the unemployed a priority and currently provide fully funded provision for unemployed including units and full qualifications up to a Full Level 2. These changes are of significant interest to both the Minister for Employment and the Minister for Skills. The impact of training on the unemployed remains a significant evidence gap despite extensive research into skills and qualifications. Previous studies have focused on employed individuals, due to studies not distinguishing between employed and unemployed people and the limitations in available data. Studies have used different metrics but few have focused on benefit off-flow and employment outcomes.

 

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes :

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 17/02/2014 – 30/05/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Carole Hobson

Organisation name Business, Innovation and Skills

Address 2 St Paul’s Place, 125 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2FJ

Telephone 0114 2075120

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How to apply

Queries should be submitted to RBU@bis.gsi.gov.uk Please submit the intention to tender form by Friday 24th January to enable you to receive questions and answers relating to this project. Closing date for tenders is noon 10th February – this deadline cannot be extended and late proposals will not be accepted.