A round up of current invitations to tender for the provision of education and training services to the post 16 essential skills sector.
Regional Specialist Lead Programme
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has Regional Specialist Leads (RSLs) for maths and English in each of the English regions. ETF is considering going out to tender to ensure best value in the continued delivery of the RSL programme. The incumbent delivery partner is under contract until 31st March 2022. If the work area does go out to tender, ETF would expect to award a 3-year contract to the successful bidder.
Closing date: open – approach to market 7 January 2022.
Growth Company ESF-AEB Provider Framework
The Growth Company are inviting tender responses to join their European Social Fund and Adult Education Budget Provider Framework.
Closing date: 17 November 2021
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Adult Education Budget 2022 – 2027
The LCRCA are looking to procure high quality Adult Education using devolved funding for a commissioning cycle commencing from 1 August 2022, covering the period 2022-27.
Closing date: 19 November 2021
Skills and Education Programmes
Ebbfleet District Council wish to procure a partner(s) to develop and deliver 2 programmes.
Closing date: 19 November 2021
Delivery of a national programme of Step into Work
Health Education England is seeking to commission the delivery of a national programme of Step into Work, an off the shelf employability programme designed by trusts or social care organisations (or collaborations) in partnership with DWP, for adults aged 19+ receiving work related benefits to support them into health and social care roles.
Closing date: 25 November 2021
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
The Skills & Apprenticeship Hub Team are part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and funded by the European Social Fund and Strategic Investment Fund. A ‘Priority Training Support’ programme is being developed to support locally based employers. LCRCA is looking for organisations to deliver a series of short yet focused and challenging training programmes that adhere to a predetermined framework of elements.
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Selnet Partnership Opportunity
Provision of Employability Skills for Building Better Opportunities – Invest in Youth Project (Lancashire) Phase 3 (NLCF & ESF funded). Selnet is looking to select 2 suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide employability skills support to Invest in Youth participants from within Lancashire.
Closing date: 6 December 2021
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.
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
Establishing high quality training provision for senior mental health leads in schools and colleges
The Departmenrt 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
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 wishign 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
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