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United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Contracts for Adult Education Services in London
London’s indicative Adult Education Budget (AEB) is £311m per year although the final amount being delegated will only be confirmed by DFE in early 2019. The GLA expects to procure a range of adult training services resulting in multiple contracts for services, amounting to approximately 130m GBP. However, this value could go up to 200m GBP over four years, subject to the final AEB allocation to GLA confirmed by DFE. It is intended that successful providers will enter into individual contracts to deliver a range of education and training services to both in-work and out of work London residents aged 19 or above, to help them gain qualifications, progress into further education and ultimately access and sustain employment.
Lot 1: Adult Education Provision to out of work Londoners
This lot is envisaged to relate to adult education training contracts providing support to unemployed and economically inactive Londoners 19 years old and above, who are disadvantaged in the Labour Market, including young people (19-24) who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The successful providers are expected to offer education and training services to equip Londoners with the skills and knowledge they need to gain qualifications, progress into further education and access work. It is intended that multiple service contracts will be awarded within this lot, which are expected to constitute approximately 75 % of the total procurement value.
The GLA will be using the ProContract e-tendering portal for this opportunity. If you would like to participate please express your interest on the portal using the following link. https://procontract.due-north.com
Lot 2: Adult Education Provision to In-Work Londoners
This lot is envisaged to relate to adult education training contracts providing support to in-work London residents aged 19 and above, particularly those in low pay or with low skills, to improve their skills and meet the needs of the local economy. The successful providers are expected to offer education and training services to equip Londoners with the skills and knowledge they need to gain qualifications, and achieve career progression. It is intended that multiple service contracts will be awarded within this lot, which are expected to constitute approximately 25 % of the total procurement value.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The procured AEB funding will be used as match to some of London’s European Social Fund (ESF) allocation. All AEB provision procured through this ITT will, therefore need to be compliant with the ESF regulations.
The services contracts are intended to be split into 2 lots targeting different priority groups. These two priority groups, namely people out of work and people in work, will have different eligibility criteria and corresponding outputs and results. Applicants will be able to bid for one or both Lots and if awarded funding to deliver training services to both priority groups, this is envisaged to be under a single contract. It is envisaged that the contract notice will be published on 12.10.2018 with contracts to be awarded around April 2019 for training to commence on 1.8.2019. More information on AEB being devolved to the Mayor of London can be found here https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/business-and-economy/skills-and-training/adult-education-budget-aeb