Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Corporate Services for PLUSS CIC - Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Contracts

Pluss supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages to move into employment each year. With a turnover of over 17 million and a proven track record spanning more than 45 years, we are recognised as one of the leading national disability employment specialists in the UK. We deliver a range of nationally and locally procured employment programmes on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), European Social Fund (ESF), National Lottery Community Fund, Local Authorities and the NHS (the Funders). We are rated as 'good' by the Merlin Standard for quality and treatment of our subcontractors. Our employment operations help jobseekers who need the most specialist support to find work and achieve a career. Our enterprise operations support to create direct employment opportunities in a wide range of businesses and job roles. As the largest Social Firm in the UK, we directly employ 470 people around half of whom have a disability or long-term health condition. The Pluss Organisation C.I.C (Pluss) is seeking to establish an Agreement for Corporate Services to support the organisation in the delivery of its Positive People and Hopeful Families contracts which are projects funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. These are led and managed by Pluss, a Community Interest Company. These programmes offer a lifeline to people who are not in work to help build confidence, skills and give a sense of hope for the future. We empower people to get involved in local communities, connect with others and feel good through a range of social prescribing and employability activities. Positive People is delivered by a partnership of social enterprises and community organisations, the support offered to participants will vary, with services ranging from support for drugs and alcohol misuse right through to arranging workplace adjustments for sensory disabilities. We are seeking to award a contract to a supplier/s that meets all the requirements. The scope of requirements covers the supply of ALL Corporate Services, which shall be split into the following areas: Commercial & Contract Management, Risk/ Business Continuity, Helpdesk, Finance, DSC Support, Estates, Quality and Compliance, IT and HR. Please see the attached RFI for further specification, including how to respond to this request.


Andrew Jarvis
75-77 Main Road

Contract value: 375000

Published: 3 Feb 2022, Receipt by: 28 Jan 2022