Take a look at Tenders Update July 2023 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.
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Refugee Employability Programme ESOL Framework
The Growth Company are looking to appoint a framework of English for Speakers of Other Languages providers to work with The Growth Company in the Yorkshire and Humber area for the Refugee Employability Programme.
Closing date: 25th July 2023
Adult Skills Learning Provision
Durham Learn on behalf of Durham County Council are pleased to encourage bids for Adult Skills provision including accredited learning. Bidders to the fund will be asked as part of their submission to design, and cost, appropriate adult skills programmes up to and including Level two for learners across County Durham. Bidders can apply for this funding from July 2023 with delivery starting in September 2023.
Closing date: 2nd August 2023
Contract for Community Learning 2023 to 2024
The Durham Learn Service are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to secure adult education opportunities in County Durham. The DurhamLearn Service is designated as the Provider of this learning through provision that it secures by means of contracts with delivery organisations. This opportunity is for provision of Community Learning opportunities for adults aged nineteen plus. Bidders are invited to submit a response for providing Community Learning, non accredited programmes, by the deadline stated for delivering the requirements in the Specification.
Closing date: 2nd August 2023
Support for People and Skills
The District and Borough councils across Nottinghamshire are looking to commission a package of Support for People and Skills via a single Provider Framework Agreement that delivers against the intervention E33 of the Supporting People and skills Investment priority from the UKSPF.
Closing date: 30th August 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
DfE Skills Bootcamps
The Department for Education invite suppliers who are interested in delivering Skills Bootcamps in the skills categories below to apply to qualify onto the Skills Bootcamps Dynamic Purchasing System. While unconfirmed, suppliers should be aware there is a possibility of further call off competitions this year (earliest July) and only suppliers who are qualified onto the Dynamic Purchasing System at that point would be able to apply.
– Sales, Marketing & Procurement
– Construction and the Built Environment
– Engineering and Manufacturing
– Transport and Logistics (for HGV driving)
– Education and Early Years (for Early Years Educators)
– Creative & Design
Contract start date: 1 February 2024.
T level Professional Development – Future Delivery Options
The DfE is considering its options for the continued provision of professional development support to Further Education (FE) providers who deliver T Level courses.
Closing date: 31st March 2024
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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