Published date: 6 January 2016

This notice was replaced on 6 January 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


  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 January 2016

Closing date

5 February 2016

Contract start date

24 May 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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To procure the services of organisations to deliver activity to support individuals who are NEET on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills acting through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for delivery in the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area

Delivery of Education & Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to support individuals who are NEET or in danger of becoming NEET identified in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area mentioned above.

More information


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

Only organisations which successfully passed the June 2015 refresh of the SFA Register of Training Organisations will be invited to this tender .

They also must have indicated in their submission to this refresh that they were interested in delivering in this LEP are , were interested in delivering provision to individuals identified as NEET 15-24and passed delivery of education and training and selecting the following options:
• 16-18 Apprenticeships
• 19-23 Apprenticeships
• Traineeships
• Skills for Life
• Pre-employment training
• Community Learning
• Skills support for the unemployed
Candidates passing delivery of Information, advice and guidance

About the buyer


Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House South, Quinton Road