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  • Request to Tender

    Limerick Youth Service in collaboration with Youth Work Ireland invite Tenders for the Design, Development & Maintenance of a Mobile based Application for Volunteer Led Youth Groups.

    Limerick Youth Service is a voluntary Youth Work Organisation and charity whose mission is:
    “Connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.”

    Limerick Youth Service was founded in 1973 and is a provider of youth work, education, training and employability programmes and youth friendly spaces to young people aged 10 to 25 in Limerick City & County Limerick.

    The organisation supports and facilitates young people aged 10 to 18 through a network of youth clubs in Limerick City & County. An average of 1,200 young people are registered in the 20 youth clubs which meet each week in various locations across Limerick.

    Limerick Youth Service is a member of Youth Work Ireland, the largest youth organisation in Ireland. We are one of 21 Local Member Youth Services based around Ireland

    Purpose:
    The purpose of the online portal/application is to:
    (a) Provide a simple user friendly mechanism for parents/guardians and volunteer led youth clubs
    (b) Permit Limerick Youth Service together with Youth Work Ireland to gather, manage and store information in relation to volunteer led youth clubs. This includes but is not limited to club registrations, individual registrations, consent forms, information bulletins, news posts, events guides etc.

    Scope of Work to be undertaken: Functional Requirements
    Design, develop, customise and implement a mobile application for Android, IOS platforms

    All information related to Clubs shall be displayed in the app, categorised in an easily navigable and searchable manner.

    Data Sources: Provision of uploading information related notification, trainings, awareness programs, workshops and other useful information.

    Search engines:

    Targeted User groups: The data should be functional for each user group to both input and extract necessary information with appropriate permissions for each group, such as read, write etc.

    Sub Systems: The app should allow users to publish information such as newsletters.

    User Interface Requirements: All icons must be crisp, clean, and distinguishable. All data must be easily viewable on different Mobile platforms

    The app must have the ability to collate information in a quantitative format to allow Limerick Youth Service and Youth Work Ireland National Office to prepare reports as required.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Interested firms should have a proven track record (3 years) in developing mobile applications and be able to provide examples of work undertaken.

    Requirements:
    The Proposal Submission should contain the following elements.
    a. Design & Development
    b. Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
    c. Full breakdown of Costs including Development stages, Hosting Charges, Maintenance & Support
    d. Plan for Project Management and engagement with Limerick Youth Service
    e. A nominated Lead design/contact person
    f. Hosting of the App and compliance with GDPR
    g. Web interface for the purpose of sharing Information with relevant stakeholders.
    h. Perform comprehensive mobile application testing
    i. Clear timelines of each stage of development including number of days required and deliverables
    j. The online portal/application should have the capacity to be scaled up for use across Member Youth Services in Ireland as part of phase 2 of this project.
    k. Outline of previous work carried out for clients including contact details of at least 2 referees
    l. All applicants must be tax registered with an up to date Tax Clearance Certificate and appropriately insured.

    Timescale: It is estimated that this work will be complete by September 2021

    Conflict of Interest:
    Any conflict of interest involving the Contractor and Limerick Youth Service (Contracting Partner) or Project Implementation Group member organisations or staff or relatives must be fully disclosed in the response to this Invitation to Tender
    Interested firms can get full access to the specifics of the Tender Requirement by request to sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing Date
    An electronic version of the tender document should be sent to sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org no later than Sunday, 18th April 2021.

    Short listed firms may be invited to present and discuss their proposals. Proposals that are delivered after this date or incomplete will not be considered.

Community Employment Scheme

  • Am I eligible for a CE Scheme?

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-time Integration Option if:

    You are aged 21 years or older and:

    OR

    You are aged 18 years and over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community, unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for any period or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • Getting Disability AllowanceBlind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 12 months
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Part-Time Job Option

    The CE Part-Time Job Option provides participants with part-time work placements for 1 year initially, with annually renewable contracts for another 2 years, subject to DSP approval and the availability of places and budget. This option is designed to give extended access to employment to older people who may have been unable to secure regular employment for some time.

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-Time Job Option if:

    You are aged 35 years or older and you:

    • Have been getting any combination of the following payments: Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST), One-Parent Family Payment (OFP), Widow’s, Deserted Wife’s Benefit, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Farm Assist for at least 3 years – see ‘Eligibility period’ below.
    • Getting Disability Allowance, Blind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 3 years

    OR

    You are 18 years of age or over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community getting Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols’
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Eligibility period

    In general, the eligibility period is 1 year for the Part-time Integration Option and 3 years for the Part-time Job Option.

    • If you were getting Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) prior to receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension, Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Farm Assist, this time on SWA can also count towards the CE-qualifying period provided there are no breaks between different payments.
    • If you were getting Carer’s Allowance this can also count towards the eligibility period but your caring responsibilities must have ceased and you must currently be getting either JA, JB. JST or OFP.
    • Those getting JB or JA are allowed a maximum of 30 worked days in each of the qualifying years before starting a CE scheme when assessing eligibility.
    • Time spent on one of the above disability payments can count towards the eligibility period, provided there is no break, for example, 3 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 9 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance or 12 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 24 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance.
    • Time spent on CE no longer counts towards continued time on CE for new participants who start on or after 8 October 2012
    • Generally, time spent on Tús, Gateway, Rural Social Scheme, JobBridge, Back to Education Allowance or Springboard will not count towards the eligibility period. There are some exceptions and you can read more about these and the other eligibility requirements for the Part-time Integration Option and thePart-time Job Option on welfare.ie.
  • More Information

    For further information on the Community Employment Scheme please contact Eilish O’Riordan at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061 412 444

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