Published date: 20 July 2022

Last edited date: 9 January 2024

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

Closing: 17 February 2022, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Career guidance services - 79634000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract

£0 to £15,161,958

Procurement reference


Published date

20 July 2022

Closing date

17 February 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

4 July 2022

Contract end date

30 September 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Department for Education have let contracts for the delivery of the National Careers Service - Community Based Service in the 9 regions of England. The contracts will deliver high quality independent careers information, advice and guidance to National Careers Service customers.

The National Careers Service provides free careers information, advice and guidance to both young people (from the age of 13) and adults through a website, webchat and telephone helpline. The Service, delivered by local community-based careers advisers, can be accessed face to face, by telephone, webchat and online. Young people aged 13 and over can access ongoing in-depth information, advice and guidance from the service via telephone, webchat or the National Careers Service website. Face to face careers information and advice in the community is available to Adults aged 19 and over 18 if Not in Employment Education or Training (NEET).

Award information

Awarded date

1 July 2022

Contract start date

4 July 2022

Contract end date

30 September 2024

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Education Development Trust


Highbridge House, 16-18 Duke Street, Reading, England, RG1 4RU


No reference - other

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Ollie Shortt


Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street