SELF-EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**
INVITATION TO TENDER
Empower is a local development company situated in Fingal. Empower is
responsible for the delivery of a range of Government funded
programmes to meet the needs of individuals, families and community
groups in the area.
Empower is currently seeking tender submissions for the provision of
self-employment supports under the Social Inclusion and Community
Activation Programme (SICAP).
These supports are tailored for those seeking to become self-employed
through the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) or Short-term
Enterprise Allowance (STEA) schemes, which are administered by the
Department of Social Protection (DSP).
These supports will be provided either online or in our training
centres, located in both Blanchardstown and Balbriggan.
* WEEKLY: Client **Apply on the website**-1 meetings and follow-up
supports. (All client queries to be responded to within three working
days. Successful contractor to arrange client **Apply on the
website**-1 meetings and notify Empower in advance.)
* MONTHLY: Client reports and statistical information
* QUARTERLY: Review caseload
REQUIREMENTS FOR TENDERS:
Each tender should contain an outline of the following:
* History and background of training company, relevant experience and
qualifications (copies required), past work and a brief biography
(including photographs) of all relevant personnel, including admin
support persons if applicable.
* Previous experience of working with Empower target groups.
* Proposed methodology for carrying out the deliverables.
* Proposed format of relevant weekly, monthly and quarterly
reporting templates, compatible with IRIS reporting requirements.
* Current Tax Clearance Certificate.
WITH REGARD TO COSTINGS:
* A cost for attending additional meetings should be shown as these
may be invoiced separately as/if they occur.
* All facilities, meeting room, training room, and recruitment will
be provided for by Empower. Photocopying and printing are _NOT_
included in facilities provided, except in exceptional circumstances.
* It is proposed that payment will be made on a monthly basis on
receipt of invoice and relevant reports, detailing the number of hours
engaged per client.
* The tender price must be all inclusive, including travel. All
tender prices should be clearly shown exclusive of VAT; the VAT rate
must be specified.
Hours of engagement will vary per month. However, there will be a
maximum allocation of **Apply on the website** days per year.
The contracted period will run from January **Apply on the website**
to December **Apply on the website**.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION:
Empower undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any
information provided by you, subject to our obligations under the law,
including the Freedom of Information Act **Apply on the website**,
**Apply on the website** and **Apply on the website**. Should you wish
any information supplied not to be disclosed because of its
sensitivity you should identify same, and specify the reason(s) for
its sensitivity. Whilst this will be taken into consideration, the
compliance of the Freedom of Information Act will always take
precedence over the release of material.
PROCEDURE FOR TENDERS:
Empower tendering process is based on principles of value for money,
integrity and fairness. Our tender evaluation process takes into
account quality, methodology and previous experience with our target
groups, in a manner to ensure value for money.
Tender submissions (1 hard copy and 1 copy via email to **Apply on the
website**) should be clearly marked “Self-employment Supports Tender
**Apply on the website**” and forwarded to:
Unit **Apply on the website** Dillon House
Coolmine Industrial Estate
Dublin **Apply on the website**
D**Apply on the website** KT2X
Tender submissions should arrive _NO LATER THAN 5.**APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**PM ON FRIDAY 2ND OF DECEMBER, **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**_.
Submissions received after the specified time and date will not be
The provision of these self-employment support services will be
subject to appropriate funding being secured by Empower.
_The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
**Apply on the website** is funded by the Irish Government through the
Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the
European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion
and Learning (PEIL) **Apply on the website**_
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