We have run a call off commercial process from the Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services [CAEHRS] using robust procurement methods to select providers to provide the highest quality employment services to participants, ensuring the contracts achieve the best value for money for the tax payer.
Four of the Restart bidders were successful and have been awarded two contracts, these are: Ingeus, Maximus, Reed in Partnership and Serco. All other successful bidders have been awarded one contract each area, these are: Fedcap Employment, G4S, Jobs 22 and Seetec Pluss.
We are delighted to be supported by the voluntary sector and SMEs either in delivering Restart both as prime providers or as an integral part of the supply chain. These organisations will be essential in delivering locally tailored services, as well as offering specialist support to participants who require extra provision. The DWP will continue to work with these organisations alongside prime providers to ensure the success of the program and support the employment sector.
The DWP is looking forward to working closely with the employability market through the lifetime of the Restart programme to ensure the success of the programme and to deliver the vital work needed in the employment sector for the public. The services will go live from June 2021 with the first referrals in July 2021.
Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP said:
“Our Plan for Jobs is already delivering fresh hope and new opportunity across the country after the impact of the pandemic on our Labour market. The new Restart programme will give over a million jobseekers the crucial tailored support they need to get back into employment as we push to build back better.”
Breakdown of Winning Bidders by Lots
“Huge congratulations and all power for the times ahead to the many successful contract winners and supply chain partners set to deliver Restart. In what promises to be the busiest time in our sector’s history, the need for quality employment support has never been greater.”
Elizabeth Taylor, ERSA CEO
ERSA will collate a list of the successful organisation supply chains as they are announced and facilitate a range of events and activities to support the sector.
Finally, ERSA would like to congratulate all successful bidders and their partners, especially our own members who represent the majority of winning contracts.
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