On behalf of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local
Government, Pobal will manage the 1st stage of the tender process for the
development of tender lists for the 31 Local Authority areas (in 31 separate lots)
tender with competent firms for the appointment of Programme Implementers in
each Local Authority area to deliver The Social Inclusion and Community
Activation Programme (SICAP). The Social Inclusion and Community Activation
Programme will be the successor programme to LCDP. The full SICAP
specification and framework is currently undergoing development by the
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in
consultation with Pobal and requires formal approval of the Department of Public
Expenditure and Reform. Please note that the development of the SICAP is a
separate process to this call for this competition. An initial set of programme
guidelines and operating materials will be ready for Stage 2 of this process.
The SICAP is a local social inclusion programme focussed on the most
marginalised in Irish society. It aims to reduce poverty, promote social inclusion
and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration.
consists of three goals and will operate across the Republic of Ireland.
This is a Non-Priority Service under Annex IIB of Directive 2004/18/EC involving
Categories 27 (Other Services). Other Service Categories may also be relevant
namely 24 (education and vocational education services) and 25 (health and
social services). The contracts will be awarded in 31 lots.