Take a look at Tenders Update October 2022 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.
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East Sussex County Council is responsible for overseeing and managing the new Government ‘Multiply’ Programme, raising adult numeracy skills for those aged 19+, up to Level 2 across the county. The Council is inviting interested providers to submit their tender.
Closing date: 27th October 2022
Multiply Numeracy Project
Kent County Council is looking to appoint Suppliers through a Dynamic Purchasing System to provide this service.
The Multiply Programme was announced by the Department for Education in April 2022 – being part of a range of initiatives that aim to boost adult skills. The programme is for 19+ adults who do not have a GSCE at Grade 4 (or equivalent) and aims to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work.
Closing date: 8th November 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
Provision of Adult Education, Training, Employment & Lifelong Learning Services
Kirklees Council is seeking delivery Partners with relevant experience and ability to provide Adult Education, Training, Employment & Lifelong Learning.
Closing date: 31st 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.’
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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