Take a look at our Tenders Update May 2022 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.
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Talent to Teach
The Talent to Teach in FE (formerly Pathways to FE teaching) scheme aims to raise awareness of Further Education teaching as a career option among second year and final year undergraduates and postgraduate students. Students undergo 40-hour placements within FE sector providers that provide a taste of the teaching culture and practice. Placements include classroom experience and the opportunity to get a sense of the wider teaching role within the sector. The Education and Training Foundation is seeking a tenderer to deliver 365 placements this Financial Year, with the potential to extend another two years.
Closing date: 27th May 2022
Real Ideas Organisation is looking for a partner that can provide functional skills delivery.
Closing date: 27th May 2022
Work Readiness Action Programme
Goodwill Solutions CIC are seeking new project partners to join them in delivering employability support services to the long term unemployed and those furthest from the job market in Northamptonshire.
Closing date: 30th May 2022
Framework Agreement for Delivery of Education and Training
City of Sunderland College trading as Education Partnership North East (EPNE) wishes to establish a framework agreement of suitable providers to deliver training and education on its behalf in England for the academic year 2022/23, 2023/24, 2024/25. The framework agreement is divided into 4 lots, Providers can bid for individual or all lots. Lot 1: 16 – 18 Class Based Study Programme Lot 2: Adult Class Based: Community Based Pathway including English & Maths; Employment Based Pathway Lot 3: Levy Apprenticeships Lot 4: Commercial Training
Closing date: 2nd June 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
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.’
Market engagement event: 26th April 2022
Closing date: 21st 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
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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