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Minister says Charities are not ‘Bid candy’

Minister says that Charities are not ‘Bid candy’

The employment minister Chris Grayling has denied that prime contractors of the government’s Work Programme have used voluntary organisations as “bid candy” to win contracts.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations Special Interest Group for Work Programme Sub-contractors said last month some small specialist charity providers feared large prime contractors were using them as “bid candy” to make their supply chains look more attractive during the tendering stage.

The group also said the programme, which pays prime contractors by the amount of people they get into work, was in danger of systemic failure unless some key issues were addressed….

Read more….in Third Sector

  • We have learned that some  charities, are considering pulling out of the Work Programme


  • Other organisations have received no referrals from their prime contractor
  • Others are receiving inappropriate customers



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