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Tenders Update March 2023

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Tenders update

Take a look at Tenders Update March 2023 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.

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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

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Prison Education

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

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Delivery of Adult Education Budget, Adult Community Learning and 16-19 Study Programme

This is a subcontract requirement for the delivery of Adult Education Budget, Adult Community Learning and 16-19 Study Programme provision on behalf of The Cornwall College Group.

Closing date: 7th April 2023

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Multiply Years 2 and 3

Brighton and Hove City Council have recently launched a new programme called Multiply Adult Numeracy which aims to provide a range of intensive and free flexible maths courses which are specifically targeted at adults without level 2 maths.

Te aim of this procurement is to identify providers who can deliver one or more of the specified numeracy interventions as part of the Multiply Adult Numeracy programme. The procurement will be run as an open tender and is open to all providers.

Closing date: 7th April 2023

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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