The item was introduced by the Area Council Manager, who updated Members on the progress that has been made by the working group to develop a project to meet the priority ‘Opportunities for Young People’. Although the Area Council was pleased with the Summer Internship project it was felt that a more targeted piece of work might be more appropriate.
To this end, a project proposal has been developed, working with up to four local schools to target 20 young people at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) for a period of 18 months with the option to extend this by a further two years. The contract value is approximately £55,000 - £60,000 per annum for programme staffing and contract management, activities for the participants and overheads. A further meeting is to be held next week to establish local schools involvement.
(i) The North Area Council note the procurement strategy
(ii) The North Area Council Chair will sign off the procurement strategy to enable the procurement advert to be placed in October 2016.