11 May 2021

Tenders update May 2021

A round up of current invitations to tender for the provision of education and training services to the post 16 essential skills sector. 


The Growth Company ESF-AEB Provider Framework

6th Release May 2021: 'We are pleased to invite you to submit a tender response to join our European Social Fund (ESF) and Adult Education Budget (AEB) Provider Framework.'

Closing date: 24th May 2021

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ESOL with Digital Skills Programme

'This project is for an ESOL with Digital Skills Programme to be delivered as part of Adult Learning Service in Merton. The procurement of the new contract will enable residents in the borough to be provided with courses of English for speakers of other Languages with different levels from Pre-entry to Level 1 working in the community with those hardest to reach and removed from learning. Within these courses we expect to see an enhancement of digital, maths and employability skills, as well as an engagement of learners with programmes of citizenship, safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing.'

Closing date: 28th May 2021

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We Work for Everyone - Approved Provider List

'Bristol City Council in collaboration with the West of England Authorities wishes to develop a list of approved providers through an DPS/open framework who will provide specialist pre employment, short term in work support and work and personal skills training for participants with learning difficulty, learning disability or autism.'

Closing date: 31st May 2021

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OTLA phase 8: action research for English, ESOL and Essential Digital Skills teachers in the Further Education and Training sector

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking a delivery partner who will be able deliver two strands of activity making up this requirement:

  • The development and delivery of a national programme of CPD to enable English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Essential Digital Skills (EDS) teachers to undertake collaborative action research projects.
  • The design and pilot of two FutureLearn courses: one on how to conduct action research in Further Education and one on how to lead or support research projects in Further Education settings.

Closing date: 1st June 2021

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Adult and Community Learning

Herefordshire Council are reopening the 2019 - 22 framework to suppliers.

Closing date: 14th June 2021

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ACL Essex Learning Partnership Fund 2021-2022

Projects supported by this funding are intended to help address the issue of worklessness in Essex. The aim of the fund is to develop the skills levels of residents (aged 19 and over) whilst complementing other available provision and providing progression routes to further learning, employment and volunteering.

Closing date: 16th June 2021

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New FE Provider 'spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SEND

The Education and Training Foundation wish to address this by commissioning up to 6 new FE providers who have had success in securing employment for their learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through this invitation to tender.

Closing date: 21st June 2021

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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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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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