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Notice Summary

UK-Birmingham: Maintaining and Progressing in Employment for People with Multiple Barriers
GB003ZM299547
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
17 June 2019
02 September 2019
Contract Notice - Other
No

Notice Abstract

Maintaining and progressing in employment for people with multiple barriers in Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area (OC12S19P1447) Call to run a project to provide additional support to address skills shortages or needs where there are gaps or specific barriers preventing individual progression and up-skilling for those in work in the GBSLEP area. •This Call is to provide additional support to address skills shortages or needs where there are gaps or specific barriers preventing individual progression and up-skilling for those in work. •Contribute to the development of access to science and technology skills for people with multiple barriers to employment, potentially through creating a Centre of Excellence or Skills Academy in one of our key sectors, for example, Digital Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; Creative Industries; Construction; Life and Health Sciences; Low Carbon & Environmental Technologies & Services; Business, Professional and Financial Services. •Addressing wider participation issues by increasing the number employed people with multiple barriers gaining higher level skills in subjects which will help them to progress in employment and increase their earnings. •Supporting residents in work who may have barriers preventing them from raising their skills levels, including, those who consider themselves to have a disability, those with learning disabilities, those from ethnic minorities and those who are in a single adult household with dependent children. Assessment will be made of the skills and abilities that are needed to enable them to compete for higher level jobs. Up-skilling can be achieved through professional and technical education, including degree apprenticeships and/or the academic pathways. •Develop a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurialism for all but especially those under 25. This links to the retention of graduates and skills needed to support their sustainable employment in the LEP area. The provision of increased support for this group would impact positively on both enterprise rates and labour market skills levels locally. •Address the need for leadership and management and other higher skills training in sectors where the average skills levels of the workforce are low, especially in the LEP priority sectors. •Contribute to replacement and growth demand, particularly within key sectors such as Digital Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing. Strong international competition means that sustained growth relies on increased productivity and innovation, again needing higher level skills. •Contribute to the GBSLEP Priority Growth Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; Digital and Creative Industries; Life and Health Sciences; Low Carbon & Environmental Technologies & Services; Business, Professional and Financial Services; as well as sectors where there is significant job replacement demand or are key to our business needs: Health and Social Care, particularly adult care; Transport & logistics; Retail; Hospitality and Tourism; Construction & Infrastructure; Digital & Tech; Food & Drink; Emerging Technologies.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

N/A

Birmingham


UK

N/A

N/A


N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Maintaining and Progressing in Employment for People with Multiple Barriers

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Maintaining and progressing in employment for people with multiple barriers in Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area (OC12S19P1447)

Call to run a project to provide additional support to address skills shortages or needs where there are gaps or specific barriers preventing individual progression and up-skilling for those in work in the GBSLEP area.

•This Call is to provide additional support to address skills shortages or needs where there are gaps or specific barriers preventing individual progression and up-skilling for those in work.

•Contribute to the development of access to science and technology skills for people with multiple barriers to employment, potentially through creating a Centre of Excellence or Skills Academy in one of our key sectors, for example, Digital Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; Creative Industries; Construction; Life and Health Sciences; Low Carbon & Environmental Technologies & Services; Business, Professional and Financial Services.

•Addressing wider participation issues by increasing the number employed people with multiple barriers gaining higher level skills in subjects which will help them to progress in employment and increase their earnings.

•Supporting residents in work who may have barriers preventing them from raising their skills levels, including, those who consider themselves to have a disability, those with learning disabilities, those from ethnic minorities and those who are in a single adult household with dependent children. Assessment will be made of the skills and abilities that are needed to enable them to compete for higher level jobs. Up-skilling can be achieved through professional and technical education, including degree apprenticeships and/or the academic pathways.

•Develop a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurialism for all but especially those under 25. This links to the retention of graduates and skills needed to support their sustainable employment in the LEP area. The provision of increased support for this group would impact positively on both enterprise rates and labour market skills levels locally.

•Address the need for leadership and management and other higher skills training in sectors where the average skills levels of the workforce are low, especially in the LEP priority sectors.

•Contribute to replacement and growth demand, particularly within key sectors such as Digital Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing. Strong international competition means that sustained growth relies on increased productivity and innovation, again needing higher level skills.

•Contribute to the GBSLEP Priority Growth Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; Digital and Creative Industries; Life and Health Sciences; Low Carbon & Environmental Technologies & Services; Business, Professional and Financial Services; as well as sectors where there is significant job replacement demand or are key to our business needs: Health and Social Care, particularly adult care; Transport & logistics; Retail; Hospitality and Tourism; Construction & Infrastructure; Digital & Tech; Food & Drink; Emerging Technologies.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Location The project must cover the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area.

Value approximately £1,000,000 of ESF is available.

Completion date Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

OC12S19P1447

4.3

Time Limits

   02-09-2019  Time 12:00

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

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/maintaining-and-progressing-in-employment-for-people-with-multiple-barriers-in-greater-birmingham-and-solihull-lep-area-oc12s19p1447

Deadlines Full application deadline: 02 September 2019.

(MT Ref:299547)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 17-06-2019