Specialist Support for Personal Empowerment Programme

Specialist Support for Personal Empowerment Programme

The target group for this programme are disengaged learners, school refusers, longer term unemployed, previous young offenders, referred unsuccessful applicants from other college courses.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


North Highland College

Executive, Ormlie Road,

Thurso

KW14 7EE

UK

Debbie Gray

+44 1847889000

+44 1847889001
http://www.northhighland.ac.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


North Highland College

Executive, Ormlie Road,

Thurso

KW14 7EE

UK

Debbie Gray

+44 1847889000

+44 1847889001
http://www.northhighland.ac.uk/

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


North Highland College

Executive, Ormlie Road,

Thurso

KW14 7EE

UK

Penny Gunn

+44 1847889000

+44 1847889001
http://www.northhighland.ac.uk/

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Specialist Support for Personal Empowerment Programme

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

North Highland College seeks support for our ESF funded Personal Empowerment Programme for the first semester of Academic Year 2012/13, 20th August 2012 to 25th January 2014.

The target group for this programme are disengaged learners, school refusers, longer term unemployed, previous young offenders, referred unsuccessful applicants from other college courses.

The provider must have experience of working with candidates with multiple deprivations

Skills to engage with candidates who have been out of education work or training for a lengthy period

Proven experience in dealing innovatively and effectively with long term behavioural problems.

Experience of working with ex- offenders

The provider must be able to engage initially with candidates and potential candidates and carry out team building exercises

identify potential barriers to attendance

advise on appropriate support required by individuals during course

prepare the candidates for attending college 3 days per week

monitor performance during settling in period, identify potential ongoing problems and suggest solutions

Engage in monthly review meetings to ensure course and student objectives are being met

Tenderers are expected to provide details of relevant experience as well as a matrix outlining how they will provide the support required for the client group for the duration of the contract.

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=231713.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

171000 Services
171010 Services – Adult and Further Education

120 … Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The tenderer should be able to:

support the college in identifying suitable applicants to the programme

Provide two weeks candidate preparation to ensure candidates are ready to attend college for academic year 2012/13

Provide support to the college and the trainees during the first semester of the college year, engaging in project and core skills activity

Engage in monthly programme reviews to ensure all objectives are being met

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Particular skills required from external support partners:

Experience of working with candidates with multiple deprivations

Skills to engage with candidates who have been out of education work or training for a lengthy period

Proven experience in dealing innovatively and effectively with behavioural and dependancy problems,

Experience of working with ex- offenders

Be able to provide assurance of PVG

Hold or be working towards a youth work or equivalent qualification

As part of the submission tenderers must outline a matrix of how you will provide support to the College over the period.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


06-07-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

c) Estimated award date  20-07-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Tenders will be assessed on

Price – 40%

Quality of support submission – 60%

(SC Ref:231713)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

25-06-2012