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Wise Ability Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

WISE Ability is an UK charity founded by Australian not-for-profit organisation, WISE Employment, in 2008. We are focused on reducing inequalities and improving the lives of the most vulnerable participants in the community. We are a dynamic, innovative, and growing charitable organisation with established offices and teams across England.

WISE Ability are now bidding for the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) for the North East, Central and South, along with many other exciting opportunities.

We want to hear from you and begin a conversation about how we can work together to provide the ultimate experience to the customers we serve. We understand that this is a highly pressurised time and organisations are required to provide a huge amount of information in the process of developing new partnerships. WISE Ability wants to ensure that every organisation has both the time and the resource to tell us about the fantastic work that they do and so the first part of our journey is extremely easy to undertake.

Below you will find a link with a short survey which will take under 5 minutes to complete. The survey will indicate to us that you wish to learn more about WISE Ability and potentially partner with us in future opportunities. Your information will enable us to gather the specific information needed at the appropriate time.

WISE Ability are a collaborative and a supportive organisation who wish to form long lasting partnerships with our supply chains and we look forward to hearing from you.

The closing date is Friday 24th July 2020 at 5:00 pm

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PartnerwithWISEAbility

Mainstream Group Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

Mainstream Group has been trading since 1997.  Our main activities are; funded training, commercial training, contract training and temporary employment business.  At Mainstream Group, we pride ourselves on our practical approach to training, giving participants the knowledge and hands on skills they need to succeed in their chosen to career.

Mainstream Group Ltd is bidding for DWP’s Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS), which will be the primary vehicle through which DWP will issue future contracting opportunities to provide employment and health related support services to people who are unemployed and people with disabilities, health conditions or other barriers to work, for the next 5 years.

We are seeking initial expressions of interest (EOI) from suppliers who can work with us to deliver potential future CAEHRS call-off contracts in the London and Home Counties and Southern England LOTS.

CAEHRS providers will be required to deliver a range of different types of services and support. In delivering this service, CAEHRS providers will need to continuously improve delivery, test new approaches and develop the approach to ensure the most effective delivery. This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing support for individuals to select, train for, progress toward, obtain and retain employment and self-employment.
     
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to employment for a broad range of individuals with differing and potentially very individual needs. Including but not limited to; Disabilities and Health conditions, Youth and NEET, Long Term Unemployed, Disadvantaged; Ex-offenders and those exiting prison, Self-employment and those interested, and progression in work for UC Claimants.
     
  • Any combination of, but not limited to, providing Face to Face, outreach and Digital services to support the individual’s circumstances and requirements of the provision.

Please see here for further details of how to apply, applications must be received no later than 9.30am Monday 20th July 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5BWMGYW

If you have any questions or difficulties completing this form please contact us at development@recruitandtrain.com

Adecco Working Ventures Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

Press Release: We are delighted to announce the launch of Adecco Working Ventures, a joint venture between The Adecco Group UK and Ireland – one of the world’s largest human services firms, and leading vocational training provider Corndel.

Our mission is to support 100,000 unemployed people a year into good, lasting jobs across the UK.

Adecco Working Ventures will be bidding to secure a place as a Tier 1 Supplier on the Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Together the joint venture brings together global expertise in finding people jobs, national scale, a network of local offices, scalable technology, digital job search and a leading employment-focused training offer. Both organisations are committed to getting the UK back to work. 

If you are interested in partnering with us either register your interest here, or join one of our online events next week, hosted by Sean Williams FIEP, CEO of Corndel and Sandeep Bhandal, Executive Vice President, Sales, Solutions and Strategy at the Adecco Group.

Online event Tuesday 21 July, 2pm: Register here
Online event Wednesday 22 July, 2pm: Register here
Online event Friday 24 July, 2pm: Register here

Sean Williams FIEP, Chief Executive at Corndel said, “I have spent most of my working life helping unemployed people to find work. The scale of the unemployment challenge facing the UK requires new ideas, new partnerships and a new scale of ambition. I am absolutely delighted that Corndel is joining forces with the Adecco Group UK and Ireland – one of the leading HR solutions firms in the world – to help meet that challenge. We aim to support 100,000 unemployed people a year into great jobs through our partnership.”

Alex Fleming, Country Head, the Adecco Group UK and Ireland said, “I am passionate about our purpose to make the Future Work for everyone, providing people with access to work opportunities and now so more than ever in light of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the labour market. The Adecco Group UK and Ireland is in a privileged position as we can help those who have found themselves unemployed as result of the pandemic. By working with Corndel, we are partnering with an organisation that is at the cutting edge of providing work-related training and re-skilling. This combined with the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s scale, client relationships and technology means that our partnership creates a powerful vehicle to help hundreds of thousands of people access new opportunities.”

Scott Parkin FIEP, Chief Executive of IEP said, “The IEP is excited about working with this new venture formed between Corndel and The Adecco Group UK and Ireland and we look forward to supporting a number of interesting sector projects over the coming months and years. We have been grateful for the support of Sean Williams FIEP, as a Fellow of the IEP, over the last few years and feel this is a very natural step in our relationship, one of mutual benefit as Adecco Working Ventures becomes a Corporate Affiliate Partner of the IEP.”

Find out more www.adeccoworkingventures.com
Or contact George Selmer: George.selmer@adeccoworkingventures.com

The Growth Company Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

Call for Expressions of InterestDWP Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS)

The Growth Company (GC) is an established not-for-profit provider of services to people, business and place.  Our purpose is to Enable Growth, Create Jobs and Improve Lives.  GC has an extensive track record of delivering Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Department for Education (DfE) and locally commissioned contracts, helping over 100,000 people enter and sustain employment to date. GC is an approved supplier on DWP’s current Umbrella Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (UAEHRS).

GC is bidding for DWP’s Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS), which will be the primary vehicle through which DWP will issue future contracting opportunities to provide employment and health related support services to people who are unemployed and people with disabilities, health conditions or other barriers to work, for the next 5 years

We are seeking initial expressions of interest (EOI) from suppliers who can work with us to deliver potential future CAEHRS call-off contracts in the North West, North East, and Central Lots.

We are seeking EOIs from a range of potential partners at this stage including:

– End to End providers: Delivery of the full end to end customer journey of mainstream provision to a wide range of customers across one or more geographical areas.
– Specialist End to End providers: Able to deliver provision to a specific customer group across one or more geographic areas.
– Specialists: Delivering specific elements of a service to specific customer groups e.g. customers with particular health conditions / self-employment / other
– Complementary Provision: Delivery of complementary services that we can refer participants to for support
– Strategic/Advisory partners: Expert advisory support to GC to support delivery
– Other: E.g. Provision of digital tools/systems

Please see here for further details of how to apply:
https://www.growthco.uk/about-us/expressions-of-interest-dwp-commercial-agreement-for-employment-and-health-related-services-caehrs/

Please return completed Expressions of Interest by 6pm on Friday 24th July 2020

Fedcap Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS
We’d love to work with you in these challenging times. We know the last few months have been difficult for a lot of people in our society and we believe we can make a difference even though the country and industry are still surrounded by incredible change and uncertainty.
 
Our senior team have led sector organisations in previous times of change and recession in the UK and our parent group was specifically established to make a difference in the last big recession, nearly a century ago. We know we have the passion, knowledge and experience to bring a progressive approach to these extraordinary times, but we can’t do it alone, we want to work with like-minded and equally passionate organisations who have the local skills and the motivation to succeed.
 
In return we will be proposing a different collaborative and transformational approach to our partnerships and supplier network; plus we are also offering the added value of access to our infrastructure and our support to help you build your organisation for the future. 
 
Fedcap, a British company, is part of the experienced American not for profit organisation, Fedcap Group. Fedcap Group has over 85 years’ experience of developing innovative, sustainable solutions and creating measurable changes for those furthest from the jobs market. They have tremendous results, gained, in breaking down barriers and work with large groups of people – 320,000 each year in the States.
 
Our focus across the UK is employability, we exist to help people who need support into sustainable work; finding work for people is our sole purpose, we do not work in other sectors. All our people have worked for industry leading organisations in the past and we pride ourselves in recruiting locally to ensure our teams understand and empathise with local needs and we empower them to put the customer at the heart of delivery and solutions. Together we bring innovation, values, ambition, and a number of safe pairs of hands to the market. Plus, as we are a charity, we are not burdened with shareholder return and are able to reinvest in our frontline and continuously improve our services.
 
The DWP, have launched CAEHRS. A new framework developed to support the delivery of the government’s strategic objectives over the next five years supporting individuals to access, retain and progress in employment. CAEHRS is a framework which is designed to facilitate the provision of Employment and Health related services to the government and other contracting bodies across England, Wales and Scotland, with a total value of £7.5bn. CAEHRS will consist of seven regional lots and one national lot that will cover the whole geographic area of England, Scotland and Wales.
 
Fedcap is planning to tender for the framework in the following geographical lots:
 Lot 1 – CentralLot 2 – North East EnglandLot 4 – Southern EnglandLot 6 – WalesLot 7 – Scotland 
We know, through experience, that the key to successful delivery is through a partnership of like-minded organisations and we will always work with local companies, bodies and specialised supplier networks to deliver effective solutions. We also know that this time things are unique so we are determined to change the way we work and act, if you would like to make a difference and be part of this changing environment, whether you are a supplier of services, a Local Authority, a specialist provider or any local organisation that contributes to the rich tapestry of an area, join our partner network by completing our expression of interest form.

For any support or queries, please contact workwithus@fedcapemployment.org
 
Thank you for your interest in working with us.
PeoplePlus Call for Supply Chain Partners for CAEHRS

On Friday 3rd July, the DWP released a new Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS). The CAEHRS framework will replace the existing UAEHRS which is due to expire in January 2021.

CAEHRS is designed to facilitate the procurement of Employment and Health related services provision for the government and other contracting bodies across England, Wales and Scotland, from September 2020 to August 2025.

CAEHRS providers will be required to deliver a range of different types of services and support. In delivering the service, CAEHRS providers will need to continuously improve delivery, test new approaches and develop the approach to ensure the most effective delivery.

This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing support for individuals to select, train for, progress toward, obtain and retain employment and self-employment.
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to employment for a broad range of individuals with differing and potentially very individual needs. Including but not limited to; Disabilities and Health conditions, Youth and NEET, Long Term Unemployed, Disadvantaged; Ex-offenders and those exiting prison, Self-employment and those interested, and progression in work for UC Claimants.
  • Potentially require, but is not limited to, assistance in starting a new role, workplace adaptations, further training and short or long term in-work support.
  • Any combination of, but not limited to, providing Face to Face, outreach and Digital services to support the individual’s circumstances and requirements of the provision.

PeoplePlus is bidding for this opportunity. At this stage we are asking organisations interested in partnering with us on future CAEHRS call-off contracts (either as an end to end and/or specialist service provider) to please ensure you are registered on our partner portal Proactis, using the link provided: https://peopleplus.co.uk/partners/become-a-partner/

If you would like an informal chat with our Partnerships and Development team please contact partners@peopleplus.co.uk

MAXIMUS UK Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

MAXIMUS UK – building delivery partnerships to support the UK’s future labour market challenges and opportunities through the CAEHRS Framework.

MAXIMUS UK (incorporating Remploy) has been at the forefront of delivering large-scale employment, health and disability programmes for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and devolved commissioners for more than 25 years. We are a recognised, respected and trusted partner to governments worldwide, employing nearly 4,000 colleagues across the UK, including more than 1,400 clinicians.

Across all our programmes we are committed to working collaboratively with a wide range of delivery partners drawn from the private, public, charitable and voluntary sectors, to deliver innovative and high quality services to support individuals to find and access meaningful employment. By working in partnership we have been able to deliver strong performance across our programmes, and are the highest performing Work and Health Programme provider nationally.

We are now entering an unprecedented period of global recession and unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, from which the UK economy will be heavily impacted for many years to come. Effective collaboration and partnership between organisations is vital to deliver the joined-up, effective and agile approaches needed to rapidly support unemployed people back into work.

MAXIMUS UK is bidding to secure a place on the DWP ‘Commercial Agreement for the Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) framework across all lots. CAEHRS will be a framework through which DWP intend to commission wide-ranging services from high quality providers to support individuals back to work and to support employers with their workforce needs.

Driven by the principles of genuine partnership working, we are seeking to engage new and existing partners at this early stage who are interested in collaborating with us to design and deliver future employment programmes which may be commissioned through the CAEHRS.

If you would like to register your interest in working with us, then please complete our short webform here. At this stage we are asking for brief high-level information from you to facilitate future discussions, rather than requesting completion of a detailed EOI. You are welcome to contact a member of our partnerships and business development team informally to find out more about MAXIMUS UK and our plans. Contact details for each region are provided below.

Plan for Jobs DWP Touchbase Special – 10 July 2020

Roundup of recent DWP announcements 

Plan for Jobs
The Chancellor has presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. During the Coronavirus pandemic DWP has provided a crucial safety net to record levels of claimants, ensuring our customers receive the support they need. We are now doubling the number of frontline Work Coaches to 27,000 by March 2021. These work coaches will support people looking for work including helping them pivot into new sectors and making sure they access any additional support they need including training and work experience. We have also announced a significant package of measures that builds on and bolsters the existing support offered by our jobcentres. In this special edition of Touchbase we’re highlighting key parts of the announcement. You can find out more on GOV.UK.  
New Kickstart Scheme to support young people in work
A £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will provide high quality, 6 month placements from Autumn this year. Funding available for each job placement will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week – and employers will be able to top up this wage.  The scheme will be focused on supporting young people who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. Work Coaches will work with young people to ensure they access the best support package to meet their needs. Organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors will be able to apply to create high quality roles to be funded through this scheme. 
Youth Offer
We will expand the Youth Offer to support 18 to 24 year olds, this will include a 13-week programme and once completed participants will be encouraged to take up work related training or an apprenticeship. Further support will be provided through the introduction of young people’s hubs where young people can access wider support. These will be co-located and co-delivered with our network of external partners. For those who need a bit more support, we will also expand the Youth Employability Coaches model. These coaches will focus on young people with more complex needs.  
Expanding the Work and Health Programme
The Work and Health Programme in England and Wales will be expanded to provide personalised light touch support for up to 6 months for those who have been unemployed for 3 months. Equivalent provision will also be put in place in Scotland. We will protect access to the Work and Health Programme for participants with disabilities and health conditions, and early access priority groups. We are also developing a new large-scale support offer, targeted at those who are out of work for longer periods and in need of support. 
£150 million to boost the Flexible Support Fund
This boost to the flexible support fund will allow jobcentres to put in place the right support for their community and to increase capacity of the Rapid Response Service that can be deployed for large local redundancies. The Flexible Support Fund allows us to provide funding directly to claimants and partners to target support locally and to address claimants’ specific barriers preventing them from returning to work or provide training. This can include purchasing support to meet one-off needs, for example funding travel to interview costs, equipment or clothing to start employment or paying for replacement adult or child care to enable someone to undertake training, attend interviews or start work. 
Sector-based work academies
We’re increasing participation in our sector-based work academies programme, aiming to support 40,000 jobseekers to get the right skills for the roles that are on offer. 
The sector-based work academy scheme offers training, work experience and a guaranteed job interview to those ready to start a job. We will establish bespoke opportunities, working with employers and training providers to support claimants to fill job vacancies and pivot into new careers. 
Other new measures announced
The Chancellor’s announcement included a number of other measures, including: Businesses will be given £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25. This is in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the Government already provides for new 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan. A £111 million investment to triple the scale of traineeships in 2020-21 ensuring more young people have access to high quality training. Over a quarter of a million more young people to benefit from an extra £32 million investment in the National Careers Service. A Job Retention Bonus Scheme – a one-off £1,000 payment to employers for each furloughed employee that remains continuously employed until 31 January 2021. You can read more about the Plan for Jobs 2020 on GOV.UK
Recommencement of debt recovery 
In March DWP temporarily paused the recovery of overpayments for three months. The change meant that customers saw an increase in the amount of money they received and allowed us to move a significant number of colleagues, to roles where they could support the payment of benefits to those people making new claims. The recommencement of both debt recovery action started on 6 July. Customers affected will be told of this change through letters or updates in their Universal Credit journals.  
Face to face assessment suspension to continue for health and disability benefits 
Face-to-face assessments suspended in March 2020 are to remain suspended, but kept under review following a consideration of the latest public health guidance. As measures are taken across the country to ease restrictions, some review and reassessment activity, which was put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, will gradually resume. We will shortly be re-starting review and renewal activity in Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance, starting with those claims which were already underway when this activity was suspended. Please encourage your audiences and members not to delay making a claim if they believe they need support, or hesitate to update the department about a change of circumstances. All services remain open and telephone and paper based assessments are in place where appropriate. More information  
DWP improves complaints handling 
 DWP is improving the way it handles complaints and making it simpler. The change means we can prioritise the most urgent issues and those involving vulnerable claimants. For more information about the new process visit GOV.UK
Seetec Pluss Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

Seetec Pluss seeks like-minded partners

Seetec Pluss is a leading UK provider of work, health and wellbeing services. For the past 50 years, we have inspired thousands of people to embark on their journey into work, unlock potential and lead happier, healthier lives.

Seetec Pluss currently delivers services on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, National Lottery Community Fund, Local Authorities, NHS, and European Social Fund. We are part of Seetec Group, the largest employee-owned provider of training, skills and rehabilitation services in the UK, with an annual turnover of £150 million and 2,500 staff.

Collaboration is at the very heart of our ethos. We deliver a range of personalised services in partnership with hundreds of trusted, local community organisations to empower people who face the most complex societal barriers. As we rise to the challenge of unprecedented numbers of people falling out of work, it’s more important now than ever to collaborate with a network of expert organisations on our quest to deliver long-term social and economic impact.

Join us on our journey
Seetec Pluss are now bidding for the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS).
 
This new framework is designed to facilitate the provision of Employment and Health related services for the government and other contracting bodies across England, Wales and Scotland. CAEHRS will be the primary vehicle through which the DWP will issue future contracting opportunities to provide employment and health related support services to people who are unemployed and people with disabilities, health conditions or other barriers to work, for the next 5 years.

We are seeking partners who wish to work with Seetec Pluss in delivering these future opportunities and would be delighted to consider your organisation to become part of our network with the potential to support local delivery. We are keen to hear from like-minded partners who share our values to join us on our mission to rebuild lives, businesses and communities.

Please indicate your interest in partnering with us by completing our ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) form to outline the services you offer.

Please complete your EOI forms by midnight Friday 17th July.

If you experience any difficulties completing the EOI or have any other questions, please contact 
bizdev@seetec.co.uk

Standguide Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS
Standguide Limited DWP Commercial Agreement for the Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) Supplier Framework Expression of Interest

Standguide Limited intend to tender for delivery of provision under the DWP Commercial Agreement for the Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS). As such, we are seeking expressions of interest from potential partner organisations to join our supply chain partner framework. 

We are particularly keen to hear from Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCOs), although we welcome applications from organisations of all sizes and types. As part of our SME / VCO commitment, as a minimum, SME and VCO applicants will be provided with individualised feedback on their application.

CAEHRS has been developed to support the delivery of the Governments strategic objectives over the next 5 years to support individuals to access, retain and progress in employment. This is to support the DWP (and government) vision ‘To deliver a modern, fair and affordable welfare system that makes a positive difference to citizens’ lives by extending opportunity, strengthening personal responsibility and enabling fulfilment of personal potential. A transforming welfare system with service delivered in a sustainable and effective way whilst reducing costs and achieving value for money for UK taxpayers’. CAEHRS Call-Offs will include a range of support and provision that is designed to support and complement non-contracted support, for example Jobcentre Plus.

This will be to:
Support people into or to stay in workLift people out of poverty through work and to progress in work
Reduce dependency on benefits
Allow and enable everyone to gain meaningful employment.

Standguide Limited have been delivering DWP provision for 30 years and are already a leading provider nationally for delivery of the DWP Dynamic Purchasing System.

If you are interested in joining our supply chain partner framework, please click complete this EOI and return it to   subcontracting@standguide.co.uk by 23.59pm on Wednesday the 15th of July 2020.

To access our EOI, please click HERE.

If you have any queries regarding completion of this EOI please contact  subcontracting@standguide.co.uk