The Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an update on the submission of a bid by the Employment and Skills Service to deliver the Enhanced Local Flexibilities initiative for the Unemployed Programme. In addition, the report sought approval for the relevant ‘authority to spend’ for the delivery of the programme. Also, the report sought authorisation to act as Lead Partner and enter into a formal contract with the Department for Work and Pensions and a Service Level Agreement with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Blue Apple Training.
(a) That subject to a successful bid outcome, approval be given to authorise and delegate to the Director of City Development the decision to enter into a formal contract with the Department for Work and Pensions as part of the Enhanced Local Flexibilities for the Unemployed Programme, with authority also being provided to the Director to enter into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Blue Apple Training (BAT) as programme Delivery Partners;
(b) That total expenditure of up to £5.56m by the Council, inclusive of £2.78m maximum match funding to deliver the Enhanced Local Flexibilities for the Unemployed Programme over the next three years and six months, 2019-2022, be approved;
(c) That it be noted that the Head of Projects and Programmes in the Employment and Skills Service will be responsible for the implementation of such matters, which is anticipated to commence in June 2019 and end in December 2022.