Published date: 1 April 2019

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Awarded contract (published 27 August 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract

W8 7NX

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 April 2019

Closing date

3 May 2019

Contract start date

1 August 2019

Contract end date

31 July 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Applications

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Adult Learning and Employment Service (ALES) Commissioning 2019/20 is seeking to appoint Delivery Partners to provide an approved programme of adult learning provision that will be successfully delivered to a specified number of learners in the academic year 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020. All organisations wishing to apply for funding through the Adult Learning and Employment Service must complete the procurement questions in the invitation to submit applications in order to be considered.

Completion of the application is not a guarantee of funding being awarded.

Organisations applying for funding must be registered on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) and provide a valid UK Provider Registration Number (PRN).

The funding is offered in two lots. Applicants may apply to one lot only.

A number of contracts will be let, with contract values of between £10,000pa and £200,000pa. Organisations should apply for a level of funding that they can demonstrate they have successfully managed previously.

Lot 1: a number of contracts of between £10,000 and £25,000 for up to 125 individual learners.

Lot 1 seeks partners who may not have experience of delivering learning to the funding requirements of the GLA or the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This lot is being offered to encourage partners who have not been funded by us previously, who have not delivered substantial courses for adults or who do not have capacity to deliver larger numbers of learners.

Lot 2: a number of contracts of between £26,000 and £200,000 for up to 1000 individual learners

Lot 2 seeks partners who have previously been funded by the Adult Learning and Employment Service, or who have had a direct contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency or other similar funding for delivery of adult learning. Partners in this lot are expected to have experience of delivering high quality adult learning, to the funding rules and Ofsted standards.

NOTE: Any organisation bidding for funding equal to or exceeding £100,000 must also have completed the Education and Skills Funding Agency Due Diligence process and have been accepted onto the Register of Training Providers. In line with funding rules, this also applies to organisations who hold direct contracts with the GLA or ESFA, and/or have additional subcontracts with other Primes which add up to £100,000 or more. No award exceeding £100,000 will be made to an organisation unable to provide evidence of their acceptance onto the Register.

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About the buyer

Contact name

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street
W8 7NX