No One Left Behind

*IMPORTANT* Fife No One Left Behind Commissioning Framework Registration Process 2021/22 is live

Release Date: 22/12/2020 11:17

A message from Gordon Mole: 

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Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the delivery network for No One Left Behind Fife.

Over the last 12 months, the No One Left Behind Fife Working Group and Opportunities Fife Partnership has worked to develop a framework of support for those with barriers to accessing and sustaining employment. The Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind Delivery Plan was launched in December 2020 and set out the key principles for delivery of No One Left Behind. It is suggested that you read this when completing your submission.

In Fife, we know that many of our communities were experiencing barriers to employment over an extended period of time. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has become so much harder for these parts of our Fife community.

Through collaborative conversations with service users, those who have experienced barriers, key stakeholders and those organisations like yourselves delivering on the ground, the No One Left Behind Fife framework for delivery sets out an approach to co-ordinate and deliver meaningful outcomes across Fife, recognising the need for place-based interventions, specialist services, support for young people and adults and – underpinning all of these – a No One Left Behind infrastructure which supports delivery. 

Please find attached the Fife No One Left Behind Commissioning Framework 2021/22 which outlines all you need to know to prepare applications for delivery and the commissioning process which will open in January 2021. We have also collated details of third sector organisations who have formally expressed interest in being part of delivery collaborations.

Overall, No One Left Behind Fife funding for 2021/2022 is anticipated to be up to £1.9M, and the Framework notes the maximum values that may be attached to each funding stream. The delivery plans require a flexible response to meet needs and demand for services, therefore, we may prioritise the commissioning of services to reflect this.

As one of the organisations that has been involved in the No One Left Behind conversations in Fife we encourage you to follow the instructions below to register your interest and ensure you are included in the commissioning mini-competition. This will ensure your organisation can lead on applications to be part of the new employability journey for Fife.

With best wishes,

Gordon Mole

Head of Business & Employability, Fife Council

and Chair of No One Left Behind Fife Working Group

 

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Important: How to Register to Apply to be a No One Left Behind Fife Provider:

If you are interested in being a provider to us as part of the No One Left Behind project, you will need to apply to be on the Fife Council DPS Framework.  To do this, you will need to do the following:

  1. Go to the Public Contracts Scotland website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk)
  2. Click on the ‘Suppliers Area’ and register as a supplier if not already done so.
  3. Once registered, you will need to find our DPS to apply to be on this, the link to the DPS is: View Notice - Public Contracts Scotland
  4. You can then follow the instruction on this page to become a supplier on this framework.  You will be asked to complete an application, this asks for basic company information, once completed, we will receive the application and advise accordingly when you are set up.  When you become a supplier on this framework, you will be asked to quote for any mini-competitions we run for the Lots you are registered against.  PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT A SUPPLIER ON THIS FRAMEWORK, YOU CANNOT BE INVOLVED IN THE NO ONE LEFT BEHIND PROJECT.
  5. To ensure you are all set up on this framework, please complete this process by 8th January 2021. 

We intend to run a mini competition in January to identify suppliers required for the above project, only providers on the framework mentioned above will be invited to take part in the mini-competition.

If you have any problems or concerns, please contact Fife Council’s Procurement team: Yahia Reggab (Yahia.reggab@fife.gov.uk) or Jacqui Laing (Jacqui.laing@fife.gov.uk)

Thank you for your interest

 

Commissioning framework download Register of interest download

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