Published date: 05 December 2018

Last edited date: 05 December 2018

Closing date: 19 December 2018

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

05 December 2018

Closing date

19 December 2018

Contract start date

01 February 2019

Contract end date

31 July 2019

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Expressions of interest are sought to conduct qualitative research with employers, providers, employer and FE sector bodies and apprentices to improve understanding of the causes and effects of changes to the number of apprenticeship starts at Level 2. The Department is particularly interested to explore how changes at Level 2 interplays with starts at Level 3; identify and explore whether anything can be learnt from exceptions to the overall trend i.e. instances where employers are increasing Level 2 starts; and, identify potential policy responses.
DEADLINE FOR TENDER IS: 12noon Tuesday 18th Dec 2018

About the buyer

Contact name

Earl Kehoe


St pauls Place
S1 2FJ


Other information


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 19 December 2018