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Pipeline Framework: European Social Fund Provision 2014-2020 IP 1.1 Supply of Skills Support for the Unemployed


A pipeline has been launched for European Social Fund Provision 2014-2020 IP 1.1 Supply of Skills Support for the Unemployed.The contract start Date is 01 December 2019. Approach to market date is 02 September 2019.The ESF is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme for England in 2014 to 2020. The European Commission (EC) owns these programmes and sets the Europe-wide ESF Programme requirements. The EC governs this Programme through its rules and regulations. In England, the Department for Work and Pensions Managing Authority manages this. The Managing Authority will deliver the Programme’s priorities in England to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce. The ESF is designed to increase sustainable economic and social inclusion in the European Union, by helping people who have difficulties finding work, and improving the skills of the workforce. You can access an overview of the Programme on GOV.UK Reservations to attend the Market Engagement Webinar should be made by emailing your interest to our dedicated mailbox: . The webinar will be delivered through the SKYPE platform with an Audio and Visual presentation, followed by a question and answers session on Monday 19th August 2019 at 11AM. Once you have emailed your interest, we will reply to your email with joining instructions for you to attend the Webinar. This webinar will be held to communicate the requirements to potential bidders and answer any queries that may help support your bid.This is a potential opportunity from the government, and the pipeline gives advance notice of an opportunity that might be offered by the public sector in the future – allowing potential suppliers to plan accordingly. When a public sector organisation publishes a pipeline notice, it does not necessarily mean that an opportunity will be offered in the future.For more information contact: Department for Education, Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road, Coventry CV1 2WT. Email: