One East Midlands (OEM) is the regional network for the voluntary and community sector (VCS). Our mission is to maximise the role of the VCS as an influential, valued and equal partner in all policy development in the region.

With no current paid staff, the OEM board successfully commissioned and worked with partners to produce the East Midlands Inclusion Framework in 2018. OEM then funded workshops in 2019 to support the VCS to learn from and implement the framework. We are committed to using our limited resource to continue to support VCS inclusion and to support development of inclusive practice which aims to challenge inequality and poverty for our member organisations and key stakeholders.

We are inviting tenders from potential providers to build on the previous work of One East Midlands as a leader in social inclusion policy and to take the next steps in delivery of our mission on behalf of the members of One East Midlands. This work will build on the work of the OEM board in identifying strategic priorities for 2020/21 in order to secure funding and deliver activity as in support of the these and priority.

The Tender specification is available to download here and the initial closing date for the receipt of applications is 13th July 2020. You can make initial enquiries on 07818 434346 or out of hours you can ring 0871 288 6935.

One East Midlands Invitation to Tender