Published date: 27 March 2019

Last edited date: 27 January 2021

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: 26 March 2022, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0.01 to £4,250,000

Procurement reference


Published date

27 March 2019

Closing date

26 March 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

27 March 2022

Contract end date

28 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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Suffolk County Council are inviting applicants to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Adult and Community Learning Services. The Council intends to appoint providers with relevant experience and a proven track record to deliver innovative and varied adult and community learning projects. Contracts will be for the delivery of learning against the funding the Council receives from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the Adult Education Budget (AEB) for learners aged 19+. Delivery must meet the regulations outlined in the ESFA Funding Rules. (Example of current Funding Rules can be found using the following link:-

The period of the DPS will be 3 Years plus an option to extend for up to a further 24 months, commencing on 27th March 2019. We reserve the right to award places within this DPS to an unlimited amount of suppliers.

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

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Andy Mawby


Russell Road
United Kingdom


01473 260483