Fair Start Scotland Employability Services 2018 Framework: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

information listed below in relation to the Scottish Governments Fair Start Scotland Employability Services 2018 Framework.


The information requested is set out in the table below:

Fair Start Scotland is a series of 9 contracts, not a framework agreement. The Minister for Just Transition, Employability and Fair Work, Richard Lochhead MSP notified Parliament that referrals to Fair Start Scotland has been extended to 31 March 2024. There is no intention to relet those contracts once they expire.

These are 9 separate lots of contracts which can be found below:

Lot Area Bidders Numbers of Bidders
1 Glasgow ENABLE Scotland, INGEUS Ltd, PeoplePlus, Reed in Partnership, Remploy Limited, Start Scotland Ltd & The Wise Group 7
2 Lanarkshire (North Lanarkshire & South Lanarkshire) Employment Enterprise Consultancy Ltd, Reed in partnership, Remploy Limited, Routes to Work Limited, Shaw Trust, Start Scotland Ltd & Tom Cowan 7
3 Tayside (Angus, Dundee City & Perth and Kinross) Remploy Limited, Shaw Trust & The Wise Group 3
4 Forth Valley (Falkirk, Stirling & Clackmannanshire) ENABLE Scotland, Falkirk Council, Link Group Ltd, Shaw Trust & Tiage Central 5
5 East (City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders & West Lothian Fife) Capital City Partnership, INGUS Ltd, Remploy Limited, Shaw Trust & Start Scotland Ltd. 5
6 South West (North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway CEIS Ayrshire, ENABLE Scotland, INGEUS Ltd, Rathbone Training, Reed in Partnership & Start Scotland Ltd 6
7 North East (Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire) Aberdeenshire Council & Mimentum 2
8 Highlands (Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands & Shetland Islands) PeoplePlus & The Shirlie Project 2
9 West (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire Local Authority areas) Forth Sector, Remploy & The Wise Group 3

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