Invite to Tender to Deliver Business Development Programme

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WCD invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations and individuals to deliver a Business Development Programme in Mullingar from February 2017 to August 2017 

The Business Development Programme is a special DSP Community Employment Scheme, aimed at delivering a business development programme to unemployed people with a business idea, and is part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme for 2017.

The course will be run for one full day per week over 24 weeks with 18 participants, 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 essential, combined with experience of delivering training to groups.

The course provides QQI certification at Level 5.  The administration of required documentation, guidance and monitoring of client portfolio and the grading of same are required from the consultant.

The tender needs to contain;  


Programme Content – a  detailed curriculum covering the following areas for group sessions and assigned tasks;

  • Enterprise Concepts
  • Taxation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • General Business Management
  • Finance
  • Book-keeping and accounts.
  • Investment & retirement planning
  • Managing Personal Development
  • Business Planning
  • IT for Business
  • Business Law
  • And any other relevant modules.

A tender price


A current tax clearance certificate


Professional Indemnity Insurance


Evidence of previous experience

Tenders and accompanying information to be submitted to:

Ref: BDP/2017/02

Frank Murtagh


Westmeath Community Development

Mullingar E.T.I. Ctr

Mullingar Business Park


Co Westmeath

All applicants will be asked to attend for interview. As part of the interview the applicant will be required to make a presentation to members of staff. This could be on any of the mentioned areas of the course content. Instructions will be sent on what you are required to do when you are invited to interview.

Closing date for tenders: Monday 06/02/2017

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