Tenders 2023

Invitation to Tender for the support of the delivery of the County Kilkenny Integration Strategy (12 months – 19.5 hours per week)

In March 2020, Kilkenny Council, in partnership with County Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and Kilkenny Public Participation Network, commissioned a review of ‘Uniting the Diverse: Kilkenny Integration Strategy 2013-2017’ and to assist in developing a new Integration Action Plan. The resulting Plan is in line with the National Migrant Integration Plan, which envisages each local authority developing their own local Integration Strategy. Progress has been made on the delivery of some actions. Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and the Public Participation Network are now seeking tenders from suitable candidates to support the implementation of the County Kilkenny Integration Strategy with a specific focus on;

  • A review of progress to date
  • Identification of local migrant groups and mapping of connections to local, regional, and national structures.
  • Development of strategy for the involvement of groups on local structures.
  • Development of information resources/leaflets/social media/issue-based awareness campaigns e.g. racism/discrimination
  • Development of social activity opportunities for integration and support around planned events e.g. Africa Day.
  • Source funding to initiate small projects.
    Workspace will be provided in the PPN offices in Kilkenny city with some time spent in the offices of Co. Kilkenny LEADER Partnership.
  • See strategy here; http://www.cklp.ie/wp-content/uploads/KKMigrant_Integration_Plan_FINAL.pdf
  • Key Requirements
  • Experience of working in strategy development and implementation.
  • Experience in the area of equality work.
  • Agile style of working.
  • A proven track record in the delivery of programme related targets
  • An excellent working knowledge of the Local Development Sector, and statutory and voluntary services
  • Ability to engage with hard to reach groups
    To tender please supply;
  • Overview of approach to tasks outlined.
  • CV or organisational overview.
  • Evidence of Tax Clearance and relevant indemnities will have to be supplied on signing of contract but ideally should be submitted with tender.
Project Time€27,000
T & S€2,000
Project costs€3,000

Email tenders to; Katherine.Peacock@kilkennycoco.ie Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 10th of March 5 pm.
Evaluation of Tenders

The contract will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
•Relevant skills, expertise and experience of the consultant

•Knowledge and understanding of challenges faced by minority groups

•Excellent analytical and writing skills, and experience of writing user friendly materials

•Proven ability to develop and produce similar projects

•The ability to complete the project within the agreed timeframe and budget.


  1. Quality of tender proposal 40%
  2. Demonstrated ability to carry out tender successfully 30%
  3. Value for money 30%
    Reporting Structure
    • Reporting directly to a sub-committee of the Integration Steering Committee
    • 6 & 12-month update presentations to the steering committee and LCDC

A shortlisting exercise will be employed. Eligible applications will be shortlisted according to how well the experience and skills as described by applicants match the needs of this post. Those candidates whose applications, in the opinion of the review panel, appear best suited to the position will be short-listed for interview.

Request for proposals under the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme for the delivery of educational and/or developmental supports to children and young people (under 18 years of age). KLP, under the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme has a small fund to support activities/programmes under the headings below.

• Additional tuition
• Access to further education & training
• After-school youth work initiatives
• Sports/recreation/culture
• Wellbeing
• English language supports
• Equality/Anti-discrimination
• Family supports
• Pre-school supports
• Homework club
• Information technology
• Youth work

Programmes/activities must have a focus on communities/groups experiencing social exclusion and/or aimed at preventing/reducing early school leaving, encouraging young children who have left the school system to return and assisting them into further education, training, or the labour market.

To qualify applicants must:
• Have experience delivery of youth focused programmes/projects
• Have experience work with diverse and marginalised groups.
• Be able to reflect an understanding of issues attached to social inclusion/exclusion.
• Relevant administration skills that support the necessary recording and administration of the delivery of accredited and uncredited programmes or modules.

Proposals must contain:
• Cover letter/email
• A CV/Personal Profile or Organisation overview
• A completed SICAP application form
• An outline of the proposal or approach to module/programme/project and deliverables.
• Tax Clearance Cert. Tenderers should contact their local Revenue District or Large Cases Division as appropriate. Full contact details can be obtained, and for most cases an online application for Tax Clearance Certs can be made at www.revenue.ie
• Copy of Insurance where appropriate

Applications should be submitted to:
Claire Doheny
8 Patricks Court
Patricks St
R95 X677

Or by email to: claire.doheny@cklp.ie no later than 5pm on Friday 24th of February 2022

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