Decision details

LOP&S - 2021044 - Sheffield City Region Start Platform

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Education, Skills, Culture and Heritage

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


See attached Officer Decision Record for full details


To procure a Sheffield City Region Start Platform through a competitive tender. The costs of the platform would be up to £40,000 for development and £20,000 per year for hosting and maintenance. The maintenance costs would be split between the four Councils involved meaning the annual maintenance cost to Doncaster Council would be up to £5,000 per annum.

Alternative options considered:

A whole range of potential solutions were considered as areas for sharing practice, including a joint virtual careers event, virtual work experience, careers support for SEN young people and shared labour market information. We ranked these based on partner preferences and an all age careers advice platform was the most popular.

Publication date: 14/10/2021

Date of decision: 09/04/2021

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