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Tenders update October 2021

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Tenders update

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.

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Wokingham Community Education Development Fund

The contract is to supply short, community learning adult education courses to adults 19+ who are resident in Wokingham Borough Council.

Closing date: 21 October 2021

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Kingston Adult Education Independent Review

Appointment of expertise to lead an Independent Review of Kingston Adult Education services.

Closing date: 22 October 2021

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Prevention of Young People becoming NEET

Leicester City Council, working in partnership with Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd (LLEP), invites tenders for the provision of a programme targeted at the prevention of young people becoming NEET and facing long term unemployment.

Closing date: 22 October 2021

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Selnet Partnership Opportunity: Provision of Employability Skills

Selnet Ltd is the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire. They are inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to provide employability skills support to Invest in Youth participants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Closing date: 25 October 2021

Full details  (Blackburn and Darwen)

Full details (Preston)

Full details (Pendle)

Works Better For All

The Council of the Borough of Kirklees is seeking to work with a maximum of two suitable Delivery Partners for a delivery period of 23 months to work with us, at risk, to co-design, develop and deliver the Kirklees Council response to the European Social Fund, Enhanced Local Flexibility for the Unemployed Call which if successful would be part funded through European Social Fund (“ESF”). If successful this funding would enable the Council to further develop an integrated employment and skills offer, and would inform a future devolved employment and skills service. This could bring together information, advice and guidance alongside the delivery of employment, skills, apprenticeships and wider support for individuals and employers.

Closing date: 1 November 2021

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Pre-Apprenticeship Support Service, London Borough of Southwark

The Pre Apprenticeship Support Service is to support Southwark residents of all ages into apprenticeships by providing high quality, effective careers and employability support and advice so they can successfully compete in the labour market now and in the future. The provider will support those interested in starting, changing or progressing their career by completing an apprenticeship.

Closing date: 5 November 2021

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Prison Education

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

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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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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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