Published date: 7 May 2019

Last edited date: 21 October 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 21 December 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£15,000,000 to £20,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

7 May 2019

Closing date

21 December 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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The Impact Project DPS is being set up by Dudley MBC, on behalf of other Authorities Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC, The City of Wolverhampton Council & Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council ('the Impact Partners').The Impact Project DPS will help the Impact Partners deliver a European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative funded project ('the Impact Project') to address high levels of youth unemployment in the Black Country through sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those aged 15-29 years not in employment, education or training (NEET), including young people at risk of social exclusion and from marginalised communities. Service users are described as 'Impact Participants'.
Economic operators will be able to apply to join the Impact Project DPS in respect of eight Service Lots covering services including engagement, skills, training, work placements, end to end provision (see below). Some supplies may be purchased via Service Lot 8.

More information


Additional text

The main subject matter is 'social and other specific services' which fall within the 'light regime'. Impact Partners will use flexibilities under Regs 74-76. E.g. the Impact Partners do not intend to comply with all the requirements of Regulation 34 (DPS). They will adapt procedures to suit the requirements of the Impact Project and the specific needs of the Impact Participants which include disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The date in section IV.2.2 is for applications at the Initial Joining Stage only. Service Providers may apply to join the Impact Project DPS at any time (see Impact Partnership DPS Rules para 3 for explanation). The deadline for return of Tenders will be specified in the Request for Tenders. Where practicable, the Impact Partners intend to allow a period of 10 calendar days for the return of Tenders however the Impact Partners reserve the right to specify a longer or shorter period on a case by case basis. Variant bids will not be accepted.

Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : ESF/YEI

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ronny Tigere


Priory Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom


01384 812683


Closing: 21 December 2020, 12pm