WCD invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations and individuals to deliver a Business Development Programme in Athlone from July to December 2012.
The Business Development Programme is a special FÁS Community Employment Scheme, aimed at delivering a business development programme to unemployed people with a self employment idea, and is part of the Local and Community Development Programme Annual Plan for WCD for 2012.
The course will be run one full day per week over 24 weeks for upto 20 people, with setting and monitoring of assigned tasks for participants to work on over the remaining 12 hours of their week outside of programme contact time, to develop the participants’ business idea.
It is expected that participants will progress to developing a business supported by the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance administered by the Dept. Of Social Protection.
It is required that the successful tender will have extensive experience in delivering enterprise training to the target group.
A third level qualification in a business related area is desirable, combined with experience of one-to-one mentoring.
The course provides FETAC certification at Level 5. The administration of required documentation, compilation of client portfolio and the grading of same is required from the consultant.
The tender needs to contain;
- A tender price
- A current tax clearance certificate
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Evidence of previous experience
- Programme Content – a Detailed curriculum covering the following areas for group sessions and assigned tasks;
- Enterprise Models
- Sales and Marketing
- General Business Management
- Managing Personal Development
- Business Planning
Tenders and accompanying information to be submitted to Frank Murtagh, Ass CEO, WCD, Business Development Centre, Parnell Square, Athlone no later than 5pm on Wednesday, June 20th.