Published date: 11 January 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 25 January 2016

Contract summary


  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 January 2017

Closing date

25 January 2016

Contract start date

14 April 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2018

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



To procure the services of organisations to deliver activity to support individuals who are NEET on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills acting through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for delivery in Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area

Delivery of Education & Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to support individuals who are NEET or in danger of becoming NEET identified in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area mentioned above.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

ESF funded activity to support individuals who are NEET in Swindon and Wiltshire LEP area

  • Opportunity
  • Published 14 December 2015


Additional text

It should be noted that the SFA uses its own e-tendering portal provided as a managed service and that is the only means that responses to this ITT will be allowed

Only organisations which successfully passed the June 2015 refresh of the SFA Register of Training Organisations will be invited to this tender .

They also must have indicated in their submission to this refresh that they were interested in delivering in this LEP are , were interested in delivering provision to individuals identified as NEET 15-24and passed delivery of education and training and selecting the following options:
• 16-18 Apprenticeships
• 19-23 Apprenticeships
• Traineeships
• Skills for Life
• Pre-employment training
• Community Learning
• Skills support for the unemployed
Candidates passing delivery of Information, advice and guidance

Award information

Awarded date

5 May 2016

Contract start date

1 August 2016

Contract end date

30 March 2018

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Learndirect Limited


Dearing House, 1 Young Street , Sheffield , South Yorkshire , S1 4UP



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Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer


Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House South, Quinton Road