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Guidance for suppliers in responding to Community Benefit tender questions

Some South Ayrshire Council contracts include Community Benefits clauses. These are contractual clauses which cover: apprenticeships, new jobs, work experience placements, training and local community projects.

South Ayrshire Council have provided links to a variety of sources of information to assist organisations with completion of Community Benefit tender returns. If further information is required, please ask through the PCS-T Question and Answer portal for the contract you are tendering for.

The proportionality and relevance of your Community Benefit return should be linked to the contract.

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New Jobs

For apprenticeships and new jobs the Council’s Employability and Skills team can also support employers advertising their vacancy as they work with DWP, Careers, SDS and Schools. Vacancies are sent around to internal colleagues so that individuals can be targeted. The team have also launched a Facebook page where new vacancies can be posted.

Work experience placements

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Training opportunities

South Ayrshire Council are always keen for employers to come into schools and talk to our young people about specific roles/responsibilities when going into employment. They can also set up talks for pupils in school potentially for Work Out! Groups.

Community Projects

Community Benefit clauses offer opportunities for suppliers to build meaningful and rewarding partnerships with local communities. Your experience, skills and resources could make a positive impact on people’s lives while greatly enhancing your organisation’s profile.

If you would like more information on how your organisation could provide a more tailored community project in line with local community needs or would like more information, please ask through the PCS-T Question and Answer portal for the contract you are tendering for.

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Last updated: 4 October 2016

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