UK Nationals Support Fund: Call for Proposals – Grants Scheme

UK Nationals Support Fund: Call for Proposals – Grants Scheme

In the context of EU Exit in all scenarios, UK nationals and their family members living in some EU/EFTA states will need to register or apply for residence.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Provision of services to the community – 75200000
  • Other services – 98390000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£60k – £1.5m

Published date

23 September 2019

Closing date

24 October 2019

Contract start date

01 November 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

In the context of EU Exit in all scenarios, UK nationals (UKNs) and their family members living in some EU/EFTA states will need to register or apply for residence.

Many UKNs will already be informed about the need to register through a range of Member State, UK Government and wider outreach and communication activity. However, some UKNs will be at risk of failing to register and will require extra support in being aware of and/or applying for a residency status.

The FCO is therefore initiating a grants scheme for organisations to give practical support to UKNs and their family members to complete the full process required to register/apply for residency by the deadline in their State of residence.

The FCO intends to make grant funding available: up to £1,500,000 this financial year (2019/20) and, subject to a review of the Fund’s effectiveness and continued demand, up to £1,500,000 for FY2020/21. There will be one level of grant award: £60,000 and above.

Further detail on the scope of the fund can be found in the documentation hosted in the Jaggaer Portal and in the original Contracts Finder Engagement Notice.

Consortium bids are welcome. If you would like to share your contact details with other potential bidders, please complete the Consortium Bid Contact Form below. This information will then be shared with registered bidders via the Jaggaer portal.

Assessment

Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
– alignment with the priorities and outcomes set out in the
documentation
– achievable outcomes within the funding period
– clear project design which includes monitoring and evaluation
procedures
– identified risks and planned mitigation
– demonstrated value for money in the activity based budget

Process

– Bidders must first register on the FCO Jaggaer Portal via the link
below. Please then email UKNSF@fco.gov.uk to confirm that you
have registered and you will be added to the Invitation to Tender
(ITT).
– There, all relevant documentation is available to download, including
Instructions for Bidders
– Questions relating to the Call for Proposals should be submitted via
the Portal. If bidders have issues registering please contact
UKNSF@fco.gov.uk
– Bidders can ask the Authority clarification questions until 17:00
(BST) 12 October 2019.
– Project proposals must be received by 17:00 (BST) on 24
October 2019. Late proposals will not be considered
– The Activity Based Budget must be provided in Pounds Sterling.
– Project proposals selected for further consideration should be
notified in early November
– Due to the high number of bids we expect to receive, we are unable to
provide feedback on unsuccessful bids

 

About the buyer

Address

King Charles Street
LONDON
SW1A2AH
England

Telephone

07592104495

Email

UKNSF@fco.gov.uk

 

Other information

Linked Notice

UKNSF 2019

Attachments

Consortium bidding – Contact form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm88ZUwkCKxjrJys4WID3JdONA8kuiEZsd7foLAfdD2WmHYg/viewform

Original Contracts Finder Engagement Notice

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/95786a7f-009d-4cbc-af11-1656a7373e32

Registration for Jaggaer/Bravo Portal

https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.