Created: 20/06/12 11:49|
Deadline approaching for NCS tenders
Don't forget - the deadline for submitting tenders for the National Citizenship Service 2013 & 2014 is noon 29 June 2012.
The key points from the DfE specification document are:
We want to encourage organisations from all sectors – voluntary, business, public sector, social enterprises – to get involved in delivering NCS.
We will be issuing 2 year contracts for 2013 and 2014 worth up to £200m – these contracts will have the potential to be extended, subject to performance in 2015.
In order to build scale, we have taken an approach based on geographical regions – there will be 19 contracts available and each contract will offer a minimum of 1500 places.
We expect organisations to form partnerships in order to deliver an expanded NCS and bids will come from regional consortiums.
The deadline for tenders to be received by DfE is noon 29th June 2012 and providers will be in place by September 2012 - ready for delivery in 2013.
Should you wish to download the full specification, you can find it here.