Published date: 8 December 2016

Last edited date: 9 June 2021

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

Closing: 15 June 2016, 1am

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 December 2016

Closing date

15 June 2016

Closing time


Contract start date

16 January 2017

Contract end date

17 January 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This Provision is voluntary and will aim to reduce the number of people who are inactive or not in employment in the South East Midlands LEP area. The Provision will focus on a package of support to help the unemployed, economically inactive and those who are disadvantaged in the labour market to find and keep a job. It will be targeted at different groups and delivery is expected to be appropriately tailored to meet the needs of the Participant to engage, address barriers to work and improve their chances of securing and sustaining employment. The Provider is expected to deliver the Provision within South East Midlands LEP only in the following Local Authority areas: Aylesbury Vale; Cherwell; Milton Keynes; Bedford; Central Bedfordshire, and Luton.

More information


Additional text

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' - Enter your correct business and user details - Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box 3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk. This is a procurement for services under the Light Touch Regime and DWP will not be bound by Public Contracts Regulations 2015 except as such Regulations are applicable to the Light Touch Regime. DWP expressly reserves the rights: (i)to use a reverse auction; (ii)to cancel this procurement at any stage; (iii)to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (iv)to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; (v)and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers. The Provider will use the Provider Referral and Payment (PRaP) system to receive their referrals and to record claimant activity. The Provider will therefore need to have met relevant security requirements when contracts go live.

Award information

Awarded date

29 September 2016

Contract start date

16 January 2017

Contract end date

17 January 2020

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



Queen Anne's Gate,



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Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer


Department for Work and Pensions
Quarry House, Quarry Hill