Take a look at Tenders Update February 2023 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.
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Derbyshire County Council are inviting organisations to bid in a competitive process for grants to deliver the bespoke numeracy activities listed in this document to Derbyshire residents aged 19 or older and who do not currently have a level 2 qualification in numeracy. This project will run between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2025.
Closing date: 28th February 2023
Adult Education Budget 2023/24 Procurement
The ESFA is seeking multiple providers to deliver the service across the non-devolved regions of England only.
Closing date: 6th March 2023
Multiply – Adult Numeracy Programme
Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (BAL) is a service area within Buckinghamshire Council (the Council), which has a contract funded by the Department of Education (DfE) to deliver a three-year Multiply project across Buckinghamshire. Some of this project will be directly delivered by BAL but, in order to fully use Buckinghamshire’s Multiply funding allocation and address all the chosen interventions of the Council, it will sub-contract part of this delivery. This enables BAL to deliver to targeted residents and in geographical areas that it would otherwise be unable to reach.
Closing date: 9th March 2023
Community Learning Framework
Staffordshire County Council’s Community Learning Service wishes to commission a Community Learning Framework. Suppliers are required to deliver a wide range of innovative, stimulating and engaging non-accredited face-to-face and blended and where appropriate online community learning programmes to adults aged nineteen plus (19+) throughout the eight districts of Staffordshire.
Closing date: 16th March 2023
HMPPS Adult Prison Education Services in England
‘Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is establishing the Government’s vision to deliver a Prisoner Education Service which equips prisoners with the numeracy, literacy, skills and qualifications they need to get jobs or apprenticeships after they leave custody. We will therefore be seeking to procure new contracts to deliver education services in prisons across England.
Our vision is that everyone of working age and able to work should leave prison prepared for employment or further education and training. The new Prison Education Service will therefore expand the scope of ‘prison education’, bringing together areas of learning, skills and work into one transformative service. We are seeking to procure new education contracts by engaging with a diverse range of providers and suppliers that can offer prisoners a range of learning opportunities.’
Closing date: 21st March 2023
Multiply ‘What Works’: Management of Intervention Delivery
As part of the Multiply Programme, the DfE wishes to commission a programme of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other experimental trials, including quasi-experimental trials and A/B trials to improve understanding of what works in improving adult numeracy. DfE is looking to appoint a supplier to oversee the set up and delivery of numeracy learning interventions (including courses and outreach activity) that will be tested as part of the Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and other trials. This supplier will need to work in close collaboration with an evaluation supplier to deliver the RCTs. The DfE is looking to procure a supplier(s) to oversee the recruitment of local areas and delivery partners to deliver the trial interventions; oversee the set-up of interventions; and manage payments to organisations delivering the interventions.
Closing date: 31st March 2023
Information from the Ministry of Justice for new suppliers wishing to apply to join the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System.
Closing date: 31st March 2023
Electronic Market Place: adult education provision
Kirklees Council is looking to engage Delivery Partners with relevant experience and ability to provide Adult Education, Training, Employment & Lifelong Learning.
Closing date: 31st December 2023
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
Employability, adult skills, community learning & careers guidance
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are tendering for a range of projects supported by the European Social Fund and ERDF European Regional Development Fund. Projects will help to deliver employability support (age 16+), adult skills and community learning and offer support to employed individuals who wish to progress in work, move into new sectors or are at risk of redundancy, along with supporting Careers Information Advice and Guidance to all age groups. This will also include Consultancy services required to facilitate the delivery of the above requirements.
Closing date: 1 August 2025
Dynamic Purchasing System 2 – For the Provision of Work Focused Activities
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales.
Closing date: 19 September 2025
Apprenticeship Training Provision
The Borough Council of Gateshead are an Apprenticeship Levy paying organisations. The Council is establishing a pseudo-DPS to establish a framework of approved providers of apprenticeship training.
Closing date: 1 July 2026
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