North Ayrshire Council currently have a framework in place for employability services, the framework supports the council’s efforts to reduce unemployment and address issues of poverty within the local area. The current framework is due to expire on 31st July 2020 and therefore the requirement is being retendered.
The service delivered will be based on the nationally recognised employability and skills 5 stage pipeline. Services will therefore be delivered in a co-ordinated model that is easy for participants to access, delivers the right service, avoids duplication of service delivery, provides improved outcomes and, provides best value for the public purse
The requirement will be delivered across 3 lots.
The resultant contract will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend by 2 x 12 month periods dependant on satisfactory performance and budget availability.
Bidder should note that the funding package is not guaranteed and is subject to allocations from various funding sources including the European Social Fund. North Ayrshire Council also reserves the option to deliver some of these services in-house.
Full details of the tender can be found here.