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The Black Country Impact Project's DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) has been set up by Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC, The City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council ("the Impact Partners").

Black Country ImpactThis project is receiving up to £38.72 million of funding made up of £19.36 million from the European Social Fund and £19.36 million from the Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £19.36 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and partners.

The Impact Project DPS will help the Impact Partners deliver a European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative funded project to address high levels of youth unemployment in the Black Country through sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those aged 15-29 years not in employment, education or training (NEET), including young people at risk of social exclusion and from marginalised communities.

Providers will be able to apply to join the Impact Project DPS in respect of eight Service Lots covering a wide range of services (including engagement, skills, training, support, work placements, and end to end provision for example) and some supplies (e.g. bus passes, protective clothing). Please see the related documentation available on this page for full details.

The estimated total value of the Impact Project DPS is £20,000,000. The estimated value of individual Contracts which will be awarded under the Impact Project DPS is between £500 and £500,000.

Related documentation is available on this page.

Applications and Tenders

Applications to join the Impact Project DPS and any Tenders must be submitted electronically via: Black Country Business Website.

Additional Information

Additional information can be obtained from:

Planning & Regeneration - The Black Country Impact, Regeneration & Enterprise, Dudley Council, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley, DY1 4EU

Contact Person:  Kaushik Patel
Telephone:  01384 817354

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