A new national bidding consortium called the National Consortium of Social Enterprises was launched in July 2013.
Its aim is to offer a membership consortium for social enterprises that want to be part of joint bids for public service contracts. The consortium is supported by 3SC, Social Firms UK and SEUK.
It will receive financial support totalling over £218,000 between now and December 2014 from the National Offender Management Service Co-financing Organisation and the European Social Fund. Third Sector Online carries more about this story today.
Regional launch and sign-up events are also happening — the West Midlands event, in partnership with SEWM, will take place at the Signing Tree conference centre on 4th December — book here.
The consortium aims to recruit 1,000 social enterprises by January of the new year and become the ‘go to’ provider for public service delivery contractors.
To become a member of the NCSE applicants must support the employability or employment of people furthest from the labour market.