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Current partnership opportunities

We know that we can’t always meet the needs of our clients on our own which is why we have a wide range of partners like you.

On this page you can find information on our current opportunities, and how to express your interest.

    In response to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions is commissioning a light touch employment support service for participants that have been recently made unemployed, and have been out of work for at least 13 weeks.

    Following our success on the recent CAEHRS framework, Maximus UK is looking to bid  to deliver the Job Entry Targeted Support Scotland (JETS Scotland) service, and is seeking partners with knowledge, expertise and delivery experience to partner with us for this opportunity.

    The aim and purpose of JETS Scotland is:

    • Provide a light touch provision that includes, but is not limited to, transferable skills analysis, CV writing, job search, interview skills, self-efficacy and confidence building and takes a sector-based approach;
    • Make support available to people who have been out of work for at least 13 weeks and in receipt of benefits, to help them gain paid employment or become self-employed;
    • Maximise the opportunities to support people to find work, given the reduced availability of DWP resource / capacity;
    • Support each Participant to develop realistic job goals and career paths; identify suitable and achievable steps to realise these goals;
    • Ensure each Participant receives tailored quality support to overcome barriers to securing employment in the prevailing local labour market sector conditions, including sign posting to other support available;
    • Ensure providers work closely with employers, local partners and services to respond to key events or labour market changes with positive and innovative solutions

    The 12-month programme will operate throughout Scotland, covering 32 Local Authority areas. Our intended delivery approach is to develop a network of diverse delivery partners across all LA areas. Providers must have experience of delivering employability support to the unemployed with a strong focus on achieving employment outcomes for individuals.  

    Maximus UK delivers employment, health and skills contracts across the UK, including extensive delivery in Scotland, working with networks of local, expert supply chain partners to support people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their aspirations. Working in partnership with like-minded organisations, we set out to combine knowledge and expertise to offer tailored support programmes that meet the needs of local communities.

    If you’re interested in partnering with us, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form and email your completed form to es.supplychain@remploy.co.uk.

    Download Expression of Interest form here

    The deadline for returns of all EOI's is 9am Monday 19th October 2020.

    If your organisation wishes to join our Community Partnership Network in Wales please contact Helen Cornett our Lead Partnership Advisor on 07909 877 576 or at helen.cornet@remploy.co.uk 

     

    If your organisation wishes to join our Community Partnership Network in Scotland please contact Nicole Cranston our Partnership Manager on 07747 020 342 or at nicole.cranston@remploy.co.uk 

     

    Remploy partner with a number of local, regional and national providers who offer a range of specialist services and interventions that can enhance and compliment services delivered to our customers.If you wish to be considered as a potential partner please download the expression of interest registration form (.docx) using the link below, and return it to es.supplychain@remploy.co.uk

     

    A guide to working with Remploy

    Remploy truly value the importance of partnership working and we welcome the opportunity to explore and understand the services offered from like minded organisations. This page has been developed to provide a guide as to what you can expect when engaging with Remploy for future partnership opportunities.

    In the first instance all prospective partners must complete our initial Expression of Interest (EOI) form which can be found via the link below.

    Download and Complete our Expression of Interest form (.docx)

    Initial EOI

    All partners must complete our initial EOI form where we ask for key information about your organisation which include:

    • Basic company information
    • Lead contact details
    • Services offered
    • Cohorts supported
    • Geographical coverage.

    All information is captured and stored on our database, this is then analysed in line with all current and future specification requirements. Should your organisation be selected as a potential partner for an existing or future contact we will engage directly with you to discuss the opportunity further. Organisations on our initial EOI list will receive the following from Remploy:

    • Quarterly Partnership newsletter advising of future partnership opportunities
    • Regular Political Ebulletin
    • Email notifications of potential partnership opportunities.

    Partnership engagement

    If your organisation has been selected as a potential partner, Remploy’s dedicated Partnership team will engage directly with you. During this stage we will work closely with you to fully understand and discuss the following:

    • A detailed understanding of the services offered
    • The potential capability and capacity your organisation has and a greater understanding of your current contracts or programmes
    • An overview of your organisation’s strategy for growth or sustainment
    • Detailed discussions of present partnership opportunities and the next steps required to progress the partnership which will include:
      - An invite to a partnership event
      - A second stage EOI in line with each opportunity specification
      - Completion of stage one due diligence.

    All information gathered for each opportunity will be reviewed and scored in line with the requirements for each opportunity. If your organisation has been selected we will enter into formal discussions. 

    If you have not been selected for a specific opportunity you will be advised accordingly.

    Formal discussions

    At Remploy, we pride ourselves  in our open and transparent engagement with partners and this is crucial when entering into agreements to deliver services. During the procurement of supply chain partners you can expect the following from us:

    • Open and clear communication
    • A formal offer letter detailing our delivery expectations
    • A negotiation meeting to discuss delivery requirements
    • A request for formal acceptance of the offer.

    Contract award and mobilisation

    When Remploy is notified of a contract award all relevant partners will be notified and we will discuss next steps to be in a position to enter into a formal contract or relevant agreement. During the mobilisation stage, you will be allocated a dedicated point of contact who will work collaboratively with you to ensure that the below milestones are reached:

    • Completion of stage two due diligence - a full review of all relevant policies and processes
    • Contract/agreement issued and signed
    • System and process training to support full mobilisation.

    All partners delivering on an end to end services will be managed and supported by their dedicated Performance manager through mobilisation and on an ongoing basis throughout delivery.

    The Merlin Standard

    Throughout our procurement process and ongoing engagement with our partners we aim to adhere to and embed the principles within The Merlin Standard. In December 2016 Remploy was reassessed and awarded the Merlin Standard. A copy of our latest report can be found here.

     Download and view our latest report (.pdf)