Take a look at our Tenders Update March 2022 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.
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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
Provision of Adult Learning in Cumbria
Cumbria County Council Community Learning and Skills is looking to develop a range of partnerships with subcontracted providers to help them:
Provide additional capacity in specific curriculum and geographic areas not covered by their own community learning centres, including:
- Specialist Provision (e.g. horticulture, STEM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and care)
- Provision to support rural isolation
- Specific target group – LDD, employability
They are also lookign to procure a small proportion of non-accredited community learning provision in the Carlisle area only. This should link directly to the digital and core curriculum with clear progression pathways to accredited qualifications.
Closing date: 31 March 2022
Establishing high quality training provision for senior mental health leads in schools and colleges
The Department for Education is looking for organisations to deliver grant-funded senior mental health lead training to schools and colleges between September 2021 and March 2022.
Closing date: 31 March 2022
Adult and Community Learning Framework
Hackney Council is seeking suitably qualified providers to join a framework for the provision of Adult and Community Learning.
For 2022/23, Hackney Adult Learning Service will be commissioning a broad range of courses from a wide variety of curriculum subjects. These include long or short, accredited or non-accredited courses. The Adult Learning curriculum offers have been subdivided into six (lots) main subject areas:
Lot 1 – Vocational training
Lot 2 – Functional Skills English
Lot 3 – Functional Skills Maths
Lot 4 – ICT
Lot 5 – ESOL
Lot 6 – Community & Family Learning
The framework will be for a duration of 2 years, with options to extend for up to a further 2 years at the Council’s sole discretion.
Closing date: 5 April 2022
Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Areas
Provision of adult learning in specific socially deprived areas in partnership with Wirral Council.
Closing date: open, approach to market 1st June 2022.
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
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
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
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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