Published date: 23 September 2021

This notice was replaced on 11 February 2022

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 11 February 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 September 2021

Closing date

25 October 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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Selnet Ltd is the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire and for over 15 years Selnet has supported social enterprises across Lancashire. In 2015/16 the organisation led a 12-month process to develop a Lancashire-wide partnership to provide specialist employability and skills support to young people aged 15-24 who are unemployed or economically inactive including those not in employment, education or training 'NEET' or at risk of becoming NEET. This project is known as Invest in Youth and is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is a national programme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

The Invest in Youth project consists of approximately 11 diverse delivery partners from the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sectors, coming together to deliver specialist support for key groups across Lancashire. Selnet is the lead partner and does not undertake any delivery or direct support to participants. Invest in Youth has been operational since August 2016 and has recently received additional investment extending project delivery to the end of 2022.

Selnet Ltd are inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide employability skills support to Invest in Youth participants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities within the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire. Proposals are sought from organisations that can demonstrate competence in engaging with and delivering relevant support to young people from ethnic minority backgrounds with multiple and complex barriers into employment, training or education.

Please register an interest in this opportunity on the Proactis supplier portal (link provided on this page) to access the full project brief and tender pack.

About the buyer

Contact name

Janine Bradley


PO Box 4
United Kingdom


+44 1253478756