QUESTION AND ANSWERS Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Jobcentre Plus District Gateway to Work Question Answer 1. Please can you confirm how providers will be funded for this Providers will be paid for each course run - with minimum provision? I understand that we need to submit our costings per participation being 4, maximum numbers are agreed in liaison GtW course for bid purposes. Does this mean that the with Jobcentre Plus. If insufficient volumes liaison with successful provider will be paid per course delivered irrespective Jobcentre Plus will be expected and planned courses will be of how many clients attend in both weeks of provision? i.e. will cancelled/ postponed until sufficient volumes are reached. To providers be paid the same price for a course that attracts 4 date the average occupancy for the District as a whole is 12 people in week one and 3 people in week 2 compared to a per course. course that attracts 12 people in both weeks? 2. Can you confirm whether any element of the funding will be Gateway to Work does not have funding attached to job based on achieving required job outcomes? outcomes, however, the performance measure has the same definition as claimable outcomes. (see Provider Guidance chapter 4/5) 3. The indicative client volumes for 2007/08 are 857 across the Course numbers can be estimated based on average district. Is JCP able to indicate the expected number of GtW occupancy levels of 12 or other number you decide courses across the district at all? As the optimum course appropriate for delivery - remember that volumes can fluctuate occupancy ranges between 4 and 12 people, providers could both up and down and you should take this into come to significantly different conclusions about the expected consideration. number of GtW courses. 4. On page 3 of the Pricing Proposal Document providers are see response above. asked to give a total tender price. Is this our price per GtW course multiplied by the expected number of GtW courses across the district? If so, please see question 3. If not, please can you clarify further. 5. Are all costings inclusive or exclusive of VAT? VAT should be excluded. 6. We are aware that Reed in Partnership currently delivers in Lauder College – directly manage & deliver in Borders Edinburgh. Please could you indicate what areas are covered by (Galashiels) and West Lothian (Livingston & Bathgate) the other two current providers. If possible please could you Contact: Alison Nimmo, 01896 755249 provide contact details for each of the current providers. Midlothian Council – manage & in partnership with Lauder College deliver in Mid/East Lothian (Musselburgh) Contact: Jim Murphy in first instance on 0131-561-5384 (Brian William alternative contact, same tel.no.) 7. Please could you clarify the position with regard to childcare The childcare costs will paid as an additional element as per costs? In the schedules that accompany the T&Cs it states that Schedule 6 clause 4 (reference is made to this in the notes JCP may authorise payment of childcare costs. However the against participant costs) Pricing Proposal B requires providers to build in this cost into the tender. Is this correct and are there any estimations of how many clients may require childcare? 8. On page 3 of the Pricing Proposal Document providers are Expected travel rate should be shown but not included in the asked to give a total tender price. Does this include proposed total tender price. travel costs? 9. 10. 11. 12.