Published date: 5 July 2016

This notice was replaced on 5 July 2016

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 12 January 2017)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 July 2016

Closing date

1 August 2016

Contract start date

30 September 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2018

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

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

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Delivery of Education & Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) delivering Skills for Growth in the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area

More information


Additional text

It should be noted that the SFA uses its own e-tendering portal provided as a managed service and that is the only means through which responses to this ITT will be allowed

Only organisations on the SFA Register of Training Organisations as at September 2015 or the subsequent Register publications as at February or April 2016 will be invited to this tender .

They also must have passed the Capability and Capacity stage of their Register application for delivery of education and training and indicated in their submission that they were interested in delivering in this LEP area and were interested in delivering the following options:
• 16-18 Apprenticeships
• 19-23 Apprenticeships
• 24 plus Apprenticeships
• Traineeships
• Skills for Life
• Skills support for the employed
• Skills support for the unemployed

About the buyer

Contact name

The procurement Team


Skills Funding Agency , Cheylesmore House South
Quinton Road