Retail Trade Framework — The Service of Supplying Goods to DWP customers. Lot 5 — Laptop Computers, Tablets and Mobile Phone
Department for Work and Pensions | Published January 16, 2015
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30200000, 32250000, 30213000
Framework Agreement with 1 supplier to supply Laptop Computers, Tablets and Mobile Phones to support customers into and retain employment
Jobcentre Plus plays a major role in helping people gain the support and skills they need to find and stay in work. It provides services based on individual customers' needs to achieve the best outcome for them, while continuously building performance, efficiency and value for money. As part of this support Jobcentre Plus administers the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) to support customers into work.
The FSF was introduced in April 2011 by amalgamating a number of budgets in to a single budget. All JCP District Managers (DM) receive an FSF allocation consisting of a discretionary fund which they can use to support local economic activity, supplement mainstream provision and tailor support to meet the specific needs of individuals and their local area. A proportion of the FSF is used to provide financial support to customers who experience barriers which prevent them from getting a job or moving closer to the labour market. Within this element of funding, a significant number of financial awards are made to customers enabling them to purchase suitable clothing for a job interview or special equipment or tools making them more readily available to start work. The framework agreements will be awarded for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years on a 1 plus 1 basis. There will be no guarantee of the volume of purchases. The estimated value of each lot is based on previous in year spend.