Published date: 14 October 2019

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: 28 October 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

  • Vocational training services - 80530000

Location of contract

SG17 5TQ

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

14 October 2019

Closing date

28 October 2019

Contract start date

1 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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Training for unemployed adults in employment skills and landscaping improvements

You are invited to tender for training for unemployment adults in employment skills and landscaping improvements.

Central Bedfordshire Council is seeking a provider who will provide structured training and support to unemployed local adults aged 19-65 to improve their employment skills and to carry out landscaping scheme improvements to our housing estates and green spaces.

It is anticipated that the successful organisation will be a charity or social enterprise 'not for profit' organisation who provide training opportunities for people who are out of work focused on providing employment opportunities/improving future employment prospects.

This contract will start in April 2020 and be for a term of 3 years (plus the option to extend by up to 1 + 1 further years, subject to satisfactory performance and service requirements).

Please see the tender documents and specification for full details of this project.

Help and Support - The Council will provide as much support and information as it can to help guide you though the Tender process. Questions asked together with the response, will be made available to all firms quoting, to ensure a fair and consistent approach to all. If there is anything you are not sure of or need clarification of, then please contact us using the correspondence facility within the In-tend system.

Please review the 'Clarification' tab for any update or responses to any questions raised.

Deadline for Expressions of interest and availability of downloading documents Monday 28th October 2019.

Completed tenders and attachments should be submitted electronically, by the due date via our 'In-Tend' electronic tendering system. Tenders must be uploaded via the 'My Return' section of the system. Tenders submitted through the correspondence facility will not be considered.

Your tender must be submitted via the 'In-Tend' system no later than Noon on Friday 1st November 2019.

More information


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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Barbara Alexander


Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ
United Kingdom


0300 300 5316


Closing: 28 October 2019