Tender for Employability and Skills Platform

Tender for Employability and Skills Platform

To provide a simple to navigate platform that is engaging, encourages user participation and supports the various levels of user digital competency including from very basic levels.

Employability and Skills Platform – PP1011

Contract summary



  • Software package and information systems – 48000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£60,000 to £190,000

Procurement reference


Published date

4 May 2021

Closing date

4 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

16 July 2021

Contract end date

15 July 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




To meet Orbit’s customers varied employability and skills requirements we are seeking to appoint a supplier to provide a digital Employability and Skills platform that will deliver differentiated support. This will be through both customer self-managed and coach led interventions. The platform functionality will need to include as a minimum:
A simple to navigate platform that is engaging, encourages user participation and supports the various levels of user digital competency including from very basic levels;
Customer employability and skills assessment functionality using tools that can evidence the customers starting point and their progression at further stages of their planned/ self-led journey in the platform;
Provide embedded skills, confidence and knowledge growth materials delivered through a suite of readily available employability e-learning and skills sector knowledge banks in various medias to engage varied learning styles;
Provide embedded tools to enable self-led employability activities including interactive CV builders, interview practice portals, confidence building activity;
Provide skills assessment functionality that matches customer’s existing skills sets to transferrable occupations;
Provides sector specific intel and routeway information for customers looking to reskill or upskill in the growing economies;
To host job matching search engines with reputable providers of employment opportunities linking back to the customers’ bespoke requirements of preferred job role, location, employment sector and salary expectation directly to the customer;
Measure progression reporting of individuals as they move through the platform at agreed points that is visible and reportable to both the customer and their coach where applicable;
For supported programmes, hold the ability to support caseload management, enabling the updating and reporting of activity. Ability to communicate via the platform with customers and their coaches;
Evaluation surveys bespoke to the programme’s requirements at key stages of the customer journey that report the benefit, impact and experience received in their journeys at these points.

The contract will be awarded for an initial period of twelve months with an option to extend for a further two years (in annual increments) based on requirement and acceptable performance. The service is expected to commence July 2021 the exact dates to be agreed depending on the agreement between the successful provider and Orbit. This tender opportunity is being run on the e-procurement portal ProContract. To express an interest in this opportunity please log-in (or register for free) to https://procontract.duenorth.com to view all related documentation and submit a response. Tenderers are requested to study the specification documents in detail and ensure that the specified requirements can be met.


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About the buyer



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