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.
Evaluation of Mentoring Training
The Education and Training Foundation is seeking the services of a tenderer to deliver an independent process evaluation for Department for Education grant-funded further education FE workforce development in the mentoring programme area.
Closing date: 7 October 2021
Redundancy-to-work in Further Education: feasibility study
The Education and Training Foundation is seeking a tenderer to: 1). identify programmes that support people who are at risk of redundancy, undergoing redundancy, or who have recently been made redundant to move into employment in other sectors 2). scope out whether the Talent to Teach model could be transferred to organisations where risk or redundancy/unemployment meant that highly skilled technical/vocational staff could be seeking alternative employment and benefit from a short placement/experience model in Further Education.
Closing date: 18 October 2021
Curriculum Senior Leaders Programme
The Education and Training Foundation is seeking a tenderer to develop and deliver a pilot professional development programme that supports participants to develop curriculum strategies and explore the latest thinking on pedagogy.
Closing date: 20 October 2021
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
Kingston Adult Education Independent Review
Appointment of expertise to lead an Independent Review of Kingston Adult Education services.
Closing date: 22 October 2021
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
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
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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
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
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