Issue details

OD/19/38 Youth Employment programme 2019/ 2020 Work Experience

As part of a county wide scheme, £100,000 has been allocated to Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) by Suffolk County Council (SCC) for the IBC to use to commission fund innovative projects to tackle youth unemployment.


The Borough Council has run a procurement exercise seeking to procure work in 4 different areas:

• LOT 1: Mentoring

• LOT 2: Work experience

• LOT 3: Pre-employment training

• LOT 4: “Drop in” and counselling


Bids have been assessed against the published criteria and it is intended to contract with 4 organisations.

This form documents the first of four separate decisions.


This is to award £24,999.00 to The Consultancy Home Counties to provide work experience for 40 young people 16 to 24 year olds that are not in employment, education and training.


The portfolio holder for economic development has been consulted and is supportive of the process / project.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/09/2019

Decision due: 3 Sep 2019 by Officer Decision