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Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Regional Development Fund West Cornwall / Coast to Coast Project Consultancy Brief for Specialist personal development and enterprise workshops and one to one coaching

1. Title

Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Regional Development Fund West Cornwall/Coast to Coast Project Consultancy

2. Contracting Authority

Outset CIC

3.  Person to contact

Diana Wallen – diana.wallen@outset.org

4.  Background

This is a new Community Lead Local Development – European Regional Development Fund project to deliver a range of support services to individuals living in Lower Super Output Areas in West Cornwall and Coast to Coast Local Action Group Areas.  We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and Housing Associations and the providers of other support services.

Outset CIC has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under this programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved.  Outset services and content, have delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies.

5. Delivery

We now wish to procure the delivery of some elements pre-start enterprise exploration and self-development workshops and coaching.

All tender applications must demonstrate that staff delivering have experience of the following:

Self-employment/running their own business;

Delivering training or 1:1 support to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups which includes:

Enterprise skills and personal/self-development such as confidence building and positive business mindsets

Deliverers of this contract must be able to engage and support residents across CIoS, and will be an integrated part of a locally-based team.  The contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at Outset CIC’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms.

The target audience is individuals who are or may be thinking of becoming self-employed or setting up a business in CIoS and come from under-represented or disadvantaged groups and the very early stage businesses.  The training support delivered under this contract must therefore be tailored, flexible and appropriate for a wide range of individuals, including under-represented groups and those furthest from the labour market such as:

  • long term unemployed
  • disabled
  • financially excluded
  • women
  • black and minority ethnic residents

In addition, because of the wide range of our individual clients and the specialist nature of some of their needs, the highest quality of service and the experience of the delivery team is of paramount importance, particularly in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and post-start support. 

Outset CIC’s marketing team will be responsible for marketing and promotion activities, but bidders are required to demonstrate how they will work with us to support and enhance these activities.  For example, what relationships they may already have with relevant stakeholders or businesses, what outreach, promotion and engagement activities or expertise they could contribute.

The successful bidder or bidders will be required to use Outset CIC’s Customer Relationship Management system on which training will be provided, and collect a range of paper-based data, evidence and contractual forms regarding delivery, outputs and results.  Payment of invoices will not be approved unless all electronic and paper evidence is in order and has been signed off by the Outset CIC Project Manager.  Payment will be monthly in arrears.

The following minimum outputs are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period in West Cornwall: 

Output #Output DescriptionTotal
C01Number of Enterprises receiving support (12 hours post start)6
C05Number of New Enterprises supported (12 hours post start)6
C08Employment increases in Supported Enterprises (Jobs Created)6
P11Number of potential entrepreneurs assisted to be enterprise ready26

The following minimum outputs are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period in Coast to Coast: 

Output #Output DescriptionTotal
C01Number of Enterprises receiving support (12 hours post start)7
C05Number of New Enterprises supported (12 hours post start)7
C08Employment increases in Supported Enterprises (Jobs Created)7
P11Number of potential entrepreneurs assisted to be enterprise ready28

Full guidance regarding the definitions of these outputs can be found by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/832352/ESIF-GN-1-002_ERDF_Output_Indicators_Definition_Guidance_v6.pdf

Due to the nature of our client groups, these interventions will require intensive support.

5.  Value

The maximum budget for year 1 is £86123. 

6.  Deadline for Tender

Bidders must adhere to the following timetable:

Request for application form open 5pm 19/12/19 email diana.wallen@outset.org

There will be a 10-working day window to submit an electronic completed application form.  Tenders must be submitted before the closing date and time.

Deadline for electronic tender submission – 5pm 07/01/20 this can be submitted to diana.wallen@outset.org

Contract award decision by 13/01/20

We envisage that delivery of the contract will commence on 20/01/20

Assessment of bids

All tenders will be evaluated on the basis of the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).  The scoring and the weighting of the questions seeks to achieve the best balance between price and quality.

Answers and clarifications to questions will be anonymised and provided to all who have requested the application form.  They should be emailed to diana.wallen@outset.org with the subject header “Outset CIC CLLD ERDF West Cornwall/Coast to Coast Tender Question”.

Presentations may be requested from the bidders within the top 5%, if so they will be part of the evaluation process and scored.

Bidders must ensure they answer every question and that all required documentation is attached to their submission email and that it is received by the deadline above.  Every bid will receive feedback on the outcome of their bid.

We welcome bids from organisations, consortia, individuals for the whole or components of this contract.  In all cases, those with whom the contract is signed will be responsible for the quality, delivery and performance of the contract.


Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Social Fund West Cornwall Project Consultancy Brief for Specialist personal development and enterprise workshops and one to one coaching

1. Title

Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Social Fund West Cornwall Project Consultancy

2. Contracting Authority

Outset CIC

3.  Person to contact

Diana Wallen – diana.wallen@outset.org

4.  Background

This is a new Community Lead Local Development – European Social Fund project to deliver a range of support services to individuals living in Lower Super Output Areas in the West Cornwall Local Action Group Area.  We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and Housing Associations and the providers of other support services.

Outset CIC has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under this programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved.  Outset services and content, have delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies.

5. Delivery

We now wish to procure the delivery of some elements pre-start enterprise exploration and self-development workshops and coaching.

All tender applications must demonstrate that staff delivering have experience of the following:

Self-employment/running their own business;

Delivering training or 1:1 support to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups which includes:

Enterprise skills and personal/self-development such as confidence building and positive business mindsets

Deliverers of this contract must be able to engage and support residents across CIoS, and will be an integrated part of a locally-based team.  The contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at Outset CIC’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms.

The target audience is individuals who are or may be thinking of becoming self-employed or setting up a business in CIoS and come from under-represented or disadvantaged groups and the very early stage businesses.  The training support delivered under this contract must therefore be tailored, flexible and appropriate for a wide range of individuals, including under-represented groups and those furthest from the labour market such as:

  • long term unemployed
  • disabled
  • financially excluded
  • women
  • black and minority ethnic residents

In addition, because of the wide range of our individual clients and the specialist nature of some of their needs, the highest quality of service and the experience of the delivery team is of paramount importance, particularly in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and post-start support. 

Outset CIC’s marketing team will be responsible for marketing and promotion activities, but bidders are required to demonstrate how they will work with us to support and enhance these activities.  For example, what relationships they may already have with relevant stakeholders or businesses, what outreach, promotion and engagement activities or expertise they could contribute.

The successful bidder or bidders will be required to use Outset CIC’s Customer Relationship Management system on which training will be provided, and collect a range of paper-based data, evidence and contractual forms regarding delivery, outputs and results.  Payment of invoices will not be approved unless all electronic and paper evidence is in order and has been signed off by the Outset CIC Project Manager. Payment will be monthly in arrears.

The following minimum results are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period in West Cornwall: 

Result #Output DescriptionTotal
12hrs Supported12 hours spent supporting an eligible individual via a combination of workshops and one to one coaching, events and online learning.26
CR02Participants in education or training on leaving18
R1Unemployed participants in employment including self-employment on leaving10
R2Inactive participants into employment or job searching on leaving17

Full guidance regarding the definitions of these outputs can be found by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/832354/output_and_results_indicator_definitions.pdf

5.  Value

The maximum budget for year 1 is £37719. 

6.  Deadline for Tender

Bidders must adhere to the following timetable:

Request for application form open 5pm 19/12/19 email diana.wallen@outset.org

There will be a 10-working day window to submit an electronic completed application form.  Tenders must be submitted before the closing date and time.

Deadline for electronic tender submission – 5pm 07/01/20 this can be submitted to diana.wallen@outset.org

Contract award decision by 13/01/20

We envisage that delivery of the contract will commence on 20/01/20

Assessment of bids

All tenders will be evaluated on the basis of the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).  The scoring and the weighting of the questions seeks to achieve the best balance between price and quality.

Answers and clarifications to questions will be anonymised and provided to all who have requested an application form, and should be emailed to diana.wallen@outset.org with the subject header “Outset CIC CLLD ESF West Cornwall Tender Question”.

Presentations may be requested from the bidders within the top 5%, if so they will be part of the evaluation process and scored.

Bidders must ensure they answer every question and that all required documentation is attached to their submission email and that it is received by the deadline above.  Every bid will receive feedback on the outcome of their bid.

We welcome bids from organisations, consortia, individuals for the whole or components of this contract.  In all cases, those with whom the contract is signed will be responsible for the quality, delivery and performance of the contract.


Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Social Fund Coast to Coast Project Consultancy Brief for Specialist personal development and enterprise workshops and one to one coaching

1. Title

Outset CIC Community Led Local Development European Social Fund Coast to Coast Project Consultancy

2. Contracting Authority

Outset CIC

3.  Person to contact

Diana Wallen – diana.wallen@outset.org

4.  Background

This is a new Community Lead Local Development – European Social Fund project to deliver a range of support services to individuals living in Lower Super Output Areas in the Coast to Coast Local Action Group Area.  We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and Housing Associations and the providers of other support services.

Outset CIC has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under this programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved.  Outset services and content, have delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies.

5. Delivery

We now wish to procure the delivery of some elements pre-start enterprise exploration and self-development workshops and coaching.

All tender applications must demonstrate that staff delivering have experience of the following:

Self-employment/running their own business;

Delivering training or 1:1 support to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups which includes:

Enterprise skills and personal/self-development such as confidence building and positive business mindsets

Deliverers of this contract must be able to engage and support residents across CIoS, and will be an integrated part of a locally-based team.  The contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at Outset CIC’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms.

The target audience is individuals who are or may be thinking of becoming self-employed or setting up a business in CIoS and come from under-represented or disadvantaged groups and the very early stage businesses.  The training support delivered under this contract must therefore be tailored, flexible and appropriate for a wide range of individuals, including under-represented groups and those furthest from the labour market such as:

  • long term unemployed
  • disabled
  • financially excluded
  • women
  • black and minority ethnic residents

In addition, because of the wide range of our individual clients and the specialist nature of some of their needs, the highest quality of service and the experience of the delivery team is of paramount importance, particularly in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and post-start support. 

Outset CIC’s marketing team will be responsible for marketing and promotion activities, but bidders are required to demonstrate how they will work with us to support and enhance these activities.  For example, what relationships they may already have with relevant stakeholders or businesses, what outreach, promotion and engagement activities or expertise they could contribute.

The successful bidder or bidders will be required to use Outset CIC’s Customer Relationship Management system on which training will be provided, and collect a range of paper-based data, evidence and contractual forms regarding delivery, outputs and results.  Payment of invoices will not be approved unless all electronic and paper evidence is in order and has been signed off by the Outset CIC Project Manager. Payment will be monthly in arrears.

The following minimum results are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period in Coast to Coast: 

Result #Output DescriptionTotal
12hrs Supported12 hours spent supporting an eligible individual via a combination of workshops and one to one coaching, events and online learning.28
CR02Participants in education or training on leaving19
R1Unemployed participants in employment including self-employment on leaving11
R2Inactive participants into employment or job searching on leaving18

Full guidance regarding the definitions of these outputs can be found by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/832354/output_and_results_indicator_definitions.pdf

5.  Value

The maximum budget for year 1 is £39796. 

6.  Deadline for Tender

Bidders must adhere to the following timetable:

Request for application form open 5pm 19/12/19 email diana.wallen@outset.org

There will be a 10-working day window to submit an electronic completed application form.  Tenders must be submitted before the closing date and time.

Deadline for electronic tender submission – 5pm 07/01/20 this can be submitted to diana.wallen@outset.org

Contract award decision by 13/01/20

We envisage that delivery of the contract will commence on 20/01/20

Assessment of bids

All tenders will be evaluated on the basis of the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).  The scoring and the weighting of the questions seeks to achieve the best balance between price and quality.

Answers and clarifications to questions will be anonymised and provided to all who have requested and application form, and should be emailed to diana.wallen@outset.org with the subject header “Outset CIC CLLD ESF Coast to Coast Tender Question”.

Presentations may be requested from the bidders within the top 5%, if so they will be part of the evaluation process and scored.

Bidders must ensure they answer every question and that all required documentation is attached to their submission email and that it is received by the deadline above.  Every bid will receive feedback on the outcome of their bid.

We welcome bids from organisations, consortia, individuals for the whole or components of this contract.  In all cases, those with whom the contract is signed will be responsible for the quality, delivery and performance of the contract.