Published date: 30 May 2017

Last edited date: 30 May 2017

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

Closing: 20 February 2017

Contract summary


  • Customer services - 79342300

  • Recruitment services - 79600000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

    • Services furnished by business, professional and specialist organisations - 98110000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 May 2017

Closing date

20 February 2017

Contract start date

15 March 2017

Contract end date

16 June 2017

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Post-16 Skills Plan published on 8 July 2016, outlines the Government's vision for technical education. The provision of work placements will be an integral part of the new reforms, because they will be critical to ensuring that young people on predominately classroom-based courses can develop the range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their field of study.
These technical reforms represent a major shift in practice for the post-16 sector: providers will be expected to increase the availability of work placements for a large proportion of their learners as well as offer more substantial placements, expected to last between 1 and 3 months (somewhere between 140 and 460 hours).
We seek an organisation to work with employers and post-16 institutions to design work placement projects to be tested in academic year 17/18. A substantial part of the work will be working with employers and post-16 institutions to identify what good substantial work placements look like, how to go about designing and setting them up and how effective work placements practice can vary by occupational area, to support employers and colleges to make this step change at the scale needed.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement


  • Opportunity
  • Published 19 January 2017


Additional text

The invitation to bid will be launched and managed through the NCTL e-procurement system, REDIMO2. Bidders who are not already registered on REDIMO2, will need to register their company details on the NCTL e-procurement portal in order to access this tender opportunity. Information about how to register is available at

Award information

Awarded date

15 March 2017

Contract start date

16 March 2017

Contract end date

31 July 2017

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Jon Yates


The Challenge, 9 York Road, London, SE1 7NS



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Kate Haseler-Young


2 St Paul's Place,
S1 2FJ