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Tenders Update May 2023

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

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Delivery of the Multiply Programme

Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Department are seeking Ofsted registered training providers, rated good or above, to deliver the Multiply programme.

Multiply is a national government-funded scheme aimed at helping adults improve their numeracy skills. The funding is available for adults (aged 19 and over) who do not currently have a Level 2/GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as grade C).

The Framework will commence on 1st July 2023 and will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

Closing date: 1st June 2023

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AEB Subcontracting Tender

Derby College Group are tendering to subcontract AEB delivery to one or more delivery partners, for the 2023/24 academic year.

Closing date: 2nd June 2023

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English for Speakers of Other Languages and Employment Support

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) seeks the provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and to provide access to suitable English language training and employment support to assist Ukrainians in entering or gaining higher-paid employment.

Closing date: 5th June 2023

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Leicestershire Multiply Programme (Years 2 & 3)

Leicestershire County Council is undertaking this procurement for the provision of the Multiply Programme.

Closing date: 9th June 2023

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Multiply (adult numeracy) ‘What Works’ programme of RCTs and trials – Management of Intervention Delivery

As part of the Multiply Programme, the Department for Education (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.

Closing date: 30th June 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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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.

– Digital
– 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.

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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

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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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