Dundee City Council is providing potential bidders prior notice of an Invitation to Tender (ITT) that may be published on Public Contracts Scotland in the near future for the supply of Employability Pipeline Services from 1 April 2019. The initial duration of the contract is likely to be two years with the option to extend twice for additional 1 year periods. Therefore, the lifetime of the contract may extend up to 31 March 2023.

The contract value is likely to be within the range of £450,000 – £650,000 per annum or £1.8 – £2.6 million across the potential lifetime of the contract. This would be subject to the availability of funding from Dundee City Council and European Social Fund (ESF) – provided by Scottish Government’s programme of European Structural & Investment Funds – and satisfactory performance.

The awarding of such a contract is likely to be based on a model of Payment by Results (PbR). The price points / units would be defined in the ITT.

Further details and to record your interest here  https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=JUL326487

If you have any questions, then these must be made through the Questions and Answers section on the Public Contracts Scotland website.  The deadline for raising questions through Public Contracts Scotland is 12pm, 31 August 2018.

However, Dundee City Council is interested in providers’ views on what employability services you think might be missing, or where current provision is insufficient compared with the level of need, and the evidence on which your views are based. If you organisation has suggestions on particular services where there is insufficient provision, it is requested that you make us aware of these, by emailing both myself (jennifer.heighton@dundeecity.gov.uk) and our general procurement email (eprocurement@dundeecity.gov.uk) by 5pm 16 August 2018.