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
Twin Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS

Twin Employment and Training (TET) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from potential supply chain partners for the DWP Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) from 2020 to 2025.

CAEHRS is designed to support the provision of Employment and Health related programmes and will be available for use across government and other public sector contracting authorities, all of which are identified in the contract notice.

With the changes in economic conditions triggered by the impact of COVID-19 this is likely to become a key area of strategic focus for all these organisations over the short and potentially medium term.

Alongside a strong track record of local service integration, potential partners must be able to demonstrate an innovative approach to the Lots that they seek to deliver to, as well as high performing provision with specialist cohorts in the following lots:

• Central England (Lot 1)
• North East England (Lot 2)
• North West England (Lot 3)
• Southern England (Lot 4)
• London & Home Counties (Lot 5)
• Wales (Lot 6)
• Scotland (Lot 7)

Key areas of support and delivery

• Employability
• Criminal Justice and Offender Related Services
• Health and Wellbeing Related Services
• Education and Skills
• Careers and Advice Services
• Enterprise and Business Support
• Youth
• Housing
• Addictions
• Labour Market Intelligence and Employment Related Data Services

Customer groups include:

BME groups/ Ex-military personnel/ Ex-offenders/ Faith based/ Gangs/ Graduates/ Homeless people/ Lone parents/ Male offenders/ Over 25s/ Over 50s/ People who are drug or alcohol misusers/ People who are hearing impaired/ People who are visually impaired/ People with autism/ People with learning difficulties/ People with mental health needs/ People with other physical health conditions/ Professionals/ executives/ Refugees/ asylum seekers/ Whole families/ Young people (NEET)/ Travellers.

Special Note:As part of our commitment to local communities we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are from the voluntary, CIC or charity sector.

Interested?
If these DWP programmes are of interest to your organisation, please complete our short EOI form and return to businessdevelopment@twinuk.com by mid-night 14th July.

EOI’s received after this time will not be accepted, please include the name of your organisation in the file name when returning your EOI.

If you have any difficulties completing this EOI or have any other questions please contact us here, businessdevelopment@twinuk.com

Jobs22 Call for Supply Chain Partners for DWP CAEHRS
Charity and social business Catch22 and Australian employment company Angus Knight have teamed up to create a new venture – Jobs 22 and are now looking to establish partnerships from across the UK.

Jobs 22 will design programmes, using the experience of Catch22 and Angus Knight, to help those who face barriers to employment find work. 

Angus Knight provides employment and training for individuals and communities across Australia. Their hugely successful work with the charity Life without Barriers, uses technology and highly personalised support to help disabled people, and those with injuries, return to work. 

 Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Catch22, said: 
“Catch22 has a strong track record of delivering employability contracts and working with vulnerable communities to help them find work. This new venture allows us to take our local knowledge and experience in delivery and the expertise of Angus Knight, to help rescue the thousands of people who find themselves jobless in the current climate.” 

 “There is a great fit between the organisations; we share the same values and are absolutely committed to helping young people through this current crisis – and beyond.” 

Angus Knight Group Chairman, Michael Hobday, said: 
“Angus Knight Group is very excited to be joining with Catch22, a well respected and experienced provider of services across the UK in forming Jobs 22. The UK is entering a difficult period where many talented people will be seeking a job. Jobs 22 will be there to assist and support them to quickly re-enter the work force. We believe that no one organisation has all the answers to getting people back to work, that’s where Jobs 22 will be different, it will bring together the strengths of both the for profit and not for profit sector to get Britain working again.” 

Jobs 22 are now seeking to establish a framework of providers through our Expression of Interest that will help us to support the thousands of people who find themselves jobless due to the Covid 19 pandemic. As a response to this the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are creating a framework called the Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS). 

CAEHRS will run for 5 years and will be used to facilitate the provision of employment and health related services on behalf of the government and other contracting bodies such as Local Authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. 

Jobs 22 are committed to working with partners from public, private and third sector who will ensure that our services recognise and reflect the local needs, priorities and strategies and meet the needs of all customers; whilst ensuring that we provide value for money to the tax payer.

If you would like to join Jobs22 please visit https://www.catch-22.org.uk/our-services/partnerships/

Completed responses must be received by COB on the 21st of July 2020.
For an informal chat or to learn more about Jobs 22 please contact Elizabeth Armstrong – Partnership Lead on 07921 802 165. 
Reforms to Subcontracting for Learners Over 16 and the Merlin Standard!
April 6, 2020
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If you have read the article by Patrick Tucker in FENews published on the 3rd April regarding the ESFA’s consultation on subcontracting, you will have also read his views on Proposal 9: Introducing a Standard for Management of Subcontracting.

The references he makes in this section to the Merlin Standard are both out of date and incorrect.

The Standard was desgned to be relevant to DWP Prime Contractors and their Supply Chain Partners / Subcontractors. However, a high proportion of DWP Primes use Supply Chain Partners / Subcontractors to deliver a range of contracts and services and these have successfully been included within the Prime Contractors Merlin assessment.

For example, ESFA funded Apprenticeships, National Careers Service and Adult Education Budget, ESFA / ESF Skills Support for the Unemployed, Skills Support for the Workforce, the NCS Trust funded National Citizen Service, Big Lottery projects, Ministry of Justice, NHS and Local Authority funded programmes have all been included within Merlin assessments.

The Standard is built upon the following eight fundamental and integrated Principles:

If you want to find out more about the Merlin Standard and the benefits both Prime Contractors and their Supply Chain Partners have gained from the Prime being assessed against the Standard visit: https://merlinstandard.co.uk/benefits/