Published date: 21 May 2018

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 20 May 2022

Contract summary


  • Vocational training services - 80530000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£0.01 to £787,000

Procurement reference


Published date

21 May 2018

Closing date

20 May 2022

Contract start date

21 May 2022

Contract end date

22 May 2022

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Suffolk County Council are inviting suitably qualified applicants to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Apprenticeship Learning Providers.

The DPS will be available for use by the following Local Authorities (Clients) Suffolk County Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, Babergh District Council, Forest Heath District Council, St Edmundsbury District Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Waveney District Council and any successor Authority's.

The estimated quantity of Services to be purchased using the DPS between all Contracting Authorities named above is in the range of £787,000 per annum. However, SCC provide no representations or guarantees regarding the quantity of Services to be purchased.

The period of the DPS will be 4 Years plus an option to extend for up to a further 4 years. New applicants can join the DPS during the course of the duration. Please note should performance not be compliant with the DPS Tender Terms and Conditions, applicants may be removed from the DPS.

More information


Additional text

This opportunity is available in the `Current Tenders` area of

Interested parties are invited to express their interest in order to gain full access to the tender documentation

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Megan O'Keefe


Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House
Russell Road


Closing: 20 May 2022