10 Mar 2021

Tenders update March 2021

A round up of current invitations to tender for the provision of education and training services to the post 16 essential skills sector. 


In-Service Training for FE Teaching

The Department of Education is looking to engage a provider/s to be a national delivery partner to deliver Taking Teaching Further to support FE providers to recruit new teachers to teach in the Further Education sector. 

Closing date: early notification in advance of tender being issued

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Adult education budget (AEB) contracts for services

The procurement application window for ESFA funded AEB contracts for services is now open. The procurement will provide funding for the delivery of adult education and training to learners in England that are resident outside of the devolved areas, including delivery of the National Skills Fund level 3 adult offer. Contracts will start on 1 August 2021.

Full details including the specification and instructions to tender can be accessed via Jaggaer, the DfE e-Procurement Solution portal.

Closing date: the bidding window closes at 10:00 on 22 March 2021.

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ESF Enabling Progressions Training

Mainstream Training has been awarded a grant to deliver the above project, which aims to support the basic skills needs of employed persons within the South East LEP region, particularly in SME and micro businesses. The project seeks to support individuals with no qualifications or with level one only to progress. Mainstream Training wishes to sub-contract the vocational training to be delivered by this project.

Closing date: 26 March 2021

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Adult Learning - Approved Provider List

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning has a direct contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The majority of current training services are directly delivered by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, but they are looking for sub-contractors to deliver part of their provision. 

Closing date: 29 March 2021

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Digital Skills delivery

Sector Routeways is a European Social Fund funded programme managed by Sheffield City Council. The Council is looking for a delivery partner for the Digital Skills element of the programme.

Closing date: 30 March 2021.

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Adult Education: delivery of training and support to young people (16-19) through partner organisations

Cornwall Council's Adult Education service wish to enhance the delivery of training and support to young people (16-19) through partner organisations. The partners will offer accessible and community training venues, vocational training opportunities which complement rather than duplicate those of Adult Education, and support for individuals (including high needs support). This vocational training is known as Programmes of Study.

Closing date: 14 April 2021

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Activity Providers and Coaches Framework

The Growth Company is looking is to procure a large number of providers to assist in the delivery of EnterprisingYou, a programme of support for Greater Manchester residents aged 18 years old or over who are Self Employed and/or working in the GIG economy, with a gross personal income below £27,000 per annum.

Closing dae: 3 May 2021

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Adult and Community Learning Services

Suffolk Adult and Community Learning Services are inviting applicants to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Adult and Community Learning Services.

Closing date: 26 March 2022

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Training Provision (AEB)

Stephenson College wishes to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System with suitable training providers to deliver qualifications and/or programmes eligible for funding under the college adult education budget funding contracts, on its behalf.

Closing date: 31st August 2022

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Bedfordshire Employment & Skills Service

Bedfordshire Employment & Skills Service wishes to invite Tenders for the supply of services in respect of adult training courses across Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough local authority areas.

Closing date: 18 December 2022

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Prison Education

Information from the Ministry of Justice for new suppliers wishign to apply to join the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System.

Closing date: 31st March 2023 

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Post-16 skills and training provision

Cheshire West & Chester Council (CW&C) are looking for the opportunity to develop new relationships with post-16 skills and training providers. 

Closing date: 30 July 2024

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