Job Shop and Job Brokerage Service

Provision of a Job Shop and Job Brokerage Service

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, invite submissions from suitably experienced and qualified organisations to tender for the Job Shop and Job Brokerage Service. Reference number: JSJBFEB2012

Deadline date: 24/02/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of Interest

Contract value: £95,000 – £95,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Barking and Dagenham

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: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham


Description of the contract

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, invite submissions from suitably experienced and qualified organisations to tender for the Job Shop and Job Brokerage Service, which is currently sited in Becontree. The organisation will provide a Job Shop and Job Brokerage Service, which will predominately cover, but not limited to, the Chadwell Heath, Whalebone, Valence and Becontree areas of the Borough, and will preferably be operated from a high street based shop unit, ensuring that residents can easily gain access to the service. This will include assisting the residents to gain access to sustainable employment. The Job Shop and Job Brokerage will be branded to complement the existing Job Shops currently operated by the Borough. Applications are welcome from organisations with a proven track record of at least three years in delivering a similar service and are able to demonstrate their success and shall be able to evidence partnership working with the Borough or other Council’s. The proposed service should include, but may not be limited to:- •Creation, review and updating residents c.v.’s and covering letters •Develop and enhance residents interview skills •Teach techniques to the residents to enable them to search for employment •Offer multiple routes to access the employment market •Assist the resident in completing application forms •Signposting to vocational training opportunities linked to vacancies and employer demand •Signposting to additional training, support and Job Clubs •Be able to match local job vacancies to residents enrolled on the programme •To offer In Work support – up to 12 months after the resident has gained employment •To be accessible to the residents Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 5 pm •Provide staff who are as a minimum trained to NVQ Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance •To review the residents eligibility to access the programme It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 2 April 2012 and will be for a term of 1 year. There may be a requirement for Tenderers to attend a workshop for this tender. For further information on the services please contact Euan Beales on 0208 227 5226 or e-mail




Classification of the contract

79611000 Job search services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

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

Contract will be awarded based on: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Euan Beales

Address 1st Floor Annexe, Civic Centre, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7BN

Telephone 0208 227 5226

Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

The closing date for expressions of interest is 12 Noon on the 24th February 2012. Organisations wishing to express an interest will be required to register on the Council’s e-portal. The web site for the e-tendering portal is Interested parties will be sent a tender pack which will include an application questionnaire, specification, contract and tender documentation. The return date for Tender submissions is no later than 12 noon on the 13th March 2012. This pack is available electronically but responses are required in hard copy and electronic format together with all relevant accompanying documentation.