Invitation to Tender – County Kildare LEADER Partnership

County Kildare LEADER Partnership invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations and individuals for the processing of the following service:

Kickstart Programme:
The Kickstart programme is an innovative training and work placement initiative delivered by County Kildare LEADER Partnership in association with County Kildare Local Employment Service connecting unemployed people to employment.

External Trainer required to deliver 4 days training over 2 mornings per week (proposing a total of 8 half days Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm.) training content as follows: (days subject to change)
Modules will include:
1.1 Exploration of the world of work
1.2 Career investigation / idea generation
1.3 Job seeking skills
1.4 Skill set identification
1.5 Recruitment module including job specs / application forms / adverts, work placement identification, registration of participants on recruitment sites, checking of Job Plus eligibility check.
1.6 Coaching job seekers
1.7 Motivation Interviewing theory / techniques and skills training including mock interviews, observation and feedback.

Trainer specification:
Experience of delivering similar employment programmes.
Knowledge of the current labour market.
Relevant experience of delivering training to long term unemployed clients
Experience in working with employers / recruitment agencies.
Qualification to deliver training e.g. Train the Trainer certified
Excellent IT skills
Coaching skills
County Kildare LEADER Partnership is the Programme Implementer contracted by Kildare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) to deliver the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017. SICAP is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Tenders will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Structure and quality of the tender proposal
Tender price and value for money
Technical capacity
Experience and qualifications
Contract following up and customer care.
Any queries in relation to this tender should be submitted by email only to

Tenders should be submitted in writing to:
The Social Inclusion Manager
County Kildare LREADER Partnership
Jigginstown Commercial Centre
Jigginstown, Naas,
Co. Kildare.

Closing Date for receipt of tenders is: Monday 21st August 2017

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