Call to Tender for Panel of Trainers and Facilitators 2024-2028
Background County Wicklow Partnership
County Wicklow Community Partnership CLG., trading as County Wicklow Partnership (CWP) is a local development company which delivers a range of services supporting individuals and communities in the county. The vision of CWP is to “To effect change in the county by supporting the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of individuals, families, groups and communities in County Wicklow”. CWP has a board of Directors with responsibility for deciding the strategic approach of the Company, the formulation of policy and for the implementation of its programmes. Some key programmes delivered by CWP include the TÚS, Rural Social Scheme (RSS), LEADER and SICAP (Social Inclusion Community Activation) programmes.
What is SICAP
The SICAP programme is funded and designed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), with co-funding from the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027.
SICAP is a targeted, holistic programme for those who are most disadvantaged and less likely to use mainstream services, which provides supports directly to beneficiaries and links them into existing services. It is a multi-faceted programme that provides supports to respond to individual and community needs, aiming to ensure that beneficiaries receive quality, tailored supports, while also allowing flexibility to adapt actions to local need. SICAP also prioritises local engagement and partnerships, between SICAP Programme Implementers, disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. County Wicklow Partnership delivers the SICAP programme in the municipal districts of Wicklow, Arklow and Baltinglass. The programme is administered by Pobal and overseen and managed by the Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).
CWP invites applicants from the following areas to tender for future, possible, training courses with SICAP:
Community & Voluntary sector
- Training for Local Community Groups. Bespoke and tailor made training to address the needs of Local Community Groups. Sample topics include: Governance Code Training, Committee Skills, Governance training, GDPR and Compliance, Social Media Skills, Conflict Resolution Skills, Social inclusion / equality awareness training, Training on how to advertise and recruit new members, Capacity building supports, Fundraising / Marketing / Public Relations for Non-Profit Organisations
Individual Supports and Training
- ‘Engagement courses’: for example flower arranging, sugar-craft, aromatherapy, arts, crafts and health promoting activities, yoga, health and fitness, mindfulness, stress management
- Tutors on various topics– please provide detailed course proposals
- Facilitator for groups
- Personal development and goal setting
- Counselling supports/group sessions for individuals who have been through trauma
Enterprise and Employment
- Career Specific Training e.g. Hair & Beauty taster course, Barista Skills training/Hospitality, HACCP, QQI Care Skills accredited courses, Patient Manual Handling, public services assessment workshops
- Safe Pass Training
- QQI accredited Occupational First Aid
- Start Your Own Business Course (please quote a daily rate for training)
- Book Keeping and Taxation Course (please quote a daily rate for training)
- Social Media for Businesses
- Social Enterprise advice/ support/ training/ mentorship
- This is not an exhaustive list. Other training topics may be required as needs are identified.
- All course proposals welcome
- Fully completed panel of trainers response document: Tender-Response-Document-Panel-of-Trainers-2024-2028
- Copy of up-to-date CV of trainer to include relevant skills, qualifications, experience/knowledge of tendered for training course (as appropriate)
- Copies of relevant qualifications and certificates of proposed trainer
- Submitted in writing, in a sealed envelope to:
FAO: SICAP Coordinator
Panel of Trainers and Facilitators
County Wicklow Partnership
Avoca House, Bridgewater Shopping Centre,
Arklow, County Wicklow
Being selected as a member of the training and facilitator panel does not guarantee that you will be selected for specific programmes or awarded a training contract. Rather than automatically accepting the lowest price, the tender evaluation process will also take into account, where relevant the trainers qualifications, methodology and quality of offer, previous experience and track record.
The panel will run from 2024-2028 with an option to extend by a period of 12 months’ subject to funding in order to meet any additional training needs that arise. This is an open panel and new trainers may join the panel at any time.