Published date: 8 March 2018

Last edited date: 8 March 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: 2 March 2023

Contract summary


  • Adult-education services at university level - 80430000

  • Vocational training services - 80530000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£10,000,000 to £20,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

8 March 2018

Closing date

2 March 2023

Contract start date

3 March 2023

Contract end date

4 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Lincolnshire County Council is setting up a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) to support the procurement of Apprenticeship Training for the Council and its Maintained Schools. Suppliers must be registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency's (ESFA) Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers - details of which can be found here In order to provide Lincolnshire County Council and its maintained schools with apprenticeship training, suppliers will need to join the MDPS. Through this we will issue requests for Delivery Plans for inclusion within our Catalogue of Apprenticeship Provision. Delivery Plans will be evaluated against quality criteria, and as long as they meet or exceed the quality threshold of 70%, the suppliers offer will be added to the Catalogue. This Catalogue will be circulated to the Councils corporate departments and its maintained schools, where recruiting officers can perform desk based evaluations to identify the offer that most closely meets their needs. This procurement activity will cover all apprenticeship training needs up until March 2023, with the option to extend until March 2028. As and when new needs are identified, new Delivery Plan requests will be issued via the MDPS. Further information relating to the process can be found in the Tender documents can be found on

More information

Additional text

Tender documents for this procurement can be found at

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Thea Croxall


County Offices


+44 1522550381