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Published on April 24, 2008

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Slide2:  Welcome ITT Clarification Event November 2007 Presented by London Regional ESF and Contracts teams Slide3:  Agenda Introduction London ESF Framework and LSC ESF London Context LSC Co-Financing Plan – The Workforce How To Q & A session Slide4:  Introduction 01 PQQ’s:  PQQ’s closed 28 September 2007 PQQ Evaluation completed 6 November 2007 Fair and equal consideration given to all tenders Consistent process across all LSC regions PQQ’s ITT’s:  ITT evaluation commences January 2008 Using fair, transparent and robust scoring framework Contract Award panels will agree each contract offer against original tender specification Local partnership team carry out “contract clarification” with relevant providers Contracts expected to start from April 2008 ITT’s Slide7:  London ESF Framework and LSC 02 LSC and ESF:  LSC and ESF LSC Funding – 3 main budgets • Youth • Adult Learner Responsive • Employer Responsive • Other - LLDD - OLASS - ESF and ESF Community Grants National Areas of Delivery:  National Areas of Delivery Apprenticeships 19+ and 25+ Train to Gain ESF Priority 1, Priority 2 Slide10:  ESF London Context 03 ESF London Context:  ESF London Context GLA have published the regional ESF Framework Each London Co-financing organisation (CFO) must address the areas highlighted in the Framework and deliver the indicators, outputs and results included in section 6 of the Framework ESF London Context:  ESF London Context Related strategies include: - Board for Refugee Integration for London (BRIL) - The City Strategy Pathfinders (CSP) - The London Skills and Employment Board - The London Employment and Skills Taskforce for 2012 ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce ESF Priority 2 aimed at skilled and adaptable workforce Linked to Mayor’s Economic development policy - Improving the standard and accessibility of training and enterprise support - Supporting training for those returning to work and promoting skills progression routes for those in employment - Ensuring London enterprises are fully engaged in identifying skill needs and developing provision and initiatives to address them. ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce ESF targeted at those in greatest need and provide support for those most at risk of being in unsustainable employment Maximise links between priorities and programmes Create a coherent and holistic service for beneficiaries ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce Three areas of activity with Priority 2 Priority 2.1 – Increasing the number of employees with improved basic skills level including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) needs Linked to employability skills (as demanded by the employer) and complement the major regeneration opportunities (such as the 2012 Olympics) ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce ESF funding will be directed towards ensuring that people can get to Level 1 standards in basic skills, linked to employment requirements, and can then progress to mainstream Level 2 and Level 3 support ESF funding does not duplicate but rather adds value to the development of the LSC mainstream College Allocations, the Apprenticeship programme and Train to Gain. ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce Priority 2.2 – Increasing the number of employees with improved level 2 skills Indicative activities: - Purchase of second “level 2’s” through Train to Gain - Targeted support for employees within disadvantaged communities and/or experiencing gender under representation/segregation. - Re-skilling or up-skilling employees through increased take up of training within SMEs going through industrial change. - Projects targeting skills gaps identified in Sector Skills Agreements that are supported by the relevant Sector Skills Council ESF Framework and the Workforce:  ESF Framework and the Workforce Priority 2.3 – Increasing the number of employees with improved level 3/4 skills Indicative activities - Projects that target skills gaps identified in Sector Skills Agreements and that are supported by the relevant Sector Skills Council - Activities that stimulate employers to spend more on higher level skills and management and leadership specifically in SMEs Slide19:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce 04 LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce LSC Funding • Employer responsiveness LSC and LDA co-finance P2.1 (Basic Skills) LSC only co-financer under P2.2 (L2) and 2.3 (L3/4) Plan covers 2007 – 2010 Period (4 years) 2007 allocation has been rolled into this ITT round LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce Priority 2.1 – Basic Skills Skills for Life (SfL) including basic skills of Literacy, Numeracy and English for speakers of another language, embedded within the workplace Participants gain NVQ Level 1 standards in basic skills, linked to employment requirements Sectors identified include: - Manufacturing, Health and Care, Retail, Transport and Logistics and Food and Drink LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce Priority 2.2 – Level 2 Second level 2 qualifications Target groups include - Returners to work - Self-employed people, particularly within Freight drivers, Fitness workers, Childminders Re-skilling or up-skilling employees through increased take up of training within SMEs going through industrial change LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce Priority 2.3 – Level 3 / 4 Skills gaps around leadership and management and the need to support level 3 and 4 Identified sectors LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce:  LSC Co-financing Plan – the Workforce £21m to allocate - £6.9m 2.1 - £8.7m 2.2 - £5.6m 2.3 55% of participants achieving basic skills qualification 65% of participants achieving Level 2 qualification 65% of participants achieving Level 3 qualification LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Beneficiaries Must have right to work in UK. Follow Home Office guidelines for employers. Special rules for people from A8 accession countries and from Romania and Bulgaria. Participants must be eligible under the measure and specification – note specific eligibility requirements for each specification. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Exclusions Cannot work in public sector (does not include people working for private firms contracted to work for the public sector). Cannot be under 16. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria SME Employs fewer than 250 people. Has either a balance sheet at their accounting date with assets, less liabilities, worth no more than 43 million Euros or an annual turnover of no more than 50 million Euros. Is independent – that is, is not more than 25% owned by firms that do not qualify as SMEs. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Other Target Groups BME – does not include people who identify themselves under any “White” category. Eligible Spend for Budgets No capital expenditure. Expenditure must relate to project. State Aid May apply to projects supporting organisations. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Sustainable Development Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Recognition that social, economic and environmental issues are interdependent and therefore activity in one of these areas should not be pursued in isolation but with consideration for each of the other areas as well. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Diversity London ESF Framework recognises that the need to treat everyone in an equitable way, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, belief or non-belief, sexual orientation or disability plays an integral part in the sustainable development of London and its economy. LSC ESF Criteria:  LSC ESF Criteria Health – London only Specific London theme. Linked to sustainable development – a healthy and educated population is the foundation for sustainable development and economic development has a major role to play in improving the health of Londoners and tackling health inequalities. Links to forthcoming Mayoral Health Inequalities Strategy. Slide32:  How to 05 How to :  How to DO Read the “ Read me first” document Start early Publish your response before closing date Use the message facility on Bravo for queries Do read the hints and tips in the questionnaire How to :  How to DO NOT Alter the documentation Try to upload documents other than in word or excel format E tendering methodology:  E tendering methodology How to Example: Youth Questionnaire:  Example: Youth Questionnaire How to Terms and conditions of contract:  Terms and conditions of contract These are the terms and conditions of contract under which contracts will be let. How to Technical and commercial responses.:  Technical and commercial responses. The technical instructions on how to complete the ITT response The commercial response is the demographic information for each specification, that providers wish to offer. Eg: this many males/ females where and what their characteristics. How to Slide39:  Q & A Session 06 Slide40:  Q & A Session The content from these events is available at www.lsc.gov.uk/providers/esf-procurement/

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