Published date: 6 July 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 7 August 2020

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 July 2020

Closing date

7 August 2020

Contract start date

1 September 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2024

Contract type

Service contract

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?



Functional Skills are a key underpinning requirement for successful education, including workplace education and apprenticeships.
On behalf of North West employers and learners, Health Education England are creating a Quality Framework for the provision of Functional Skills training and exams.
Those who are successful at getting onto the framework will be included in / added to a digital platform (yet to be designed) that will be developed for use by Health and Social Care organisations, staff and prospective staff / leaners to search for and find appropriate Functional Skills and Exam provision which is suitable to their needs.
This is the creation of a Quality Framework and does not represent a commitment to spend by any organisation.
All responses must be via the Bravo procurement portal, link detailed on this Notice.

More information



About the buyer

Contact name

Simon Dennis


Odstock Road


Closing: 7 August 2020