Published date: 14 December 2020

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Awarded contract (published 23 February 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

14 December 2020

Closing date

15 January 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 March 2021

Contract end date

28 February 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Single tender action (non-OJEU)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Essex County Council (ECC) has undergone significant transformations in recent years, in line with our ambition to make significant improvements to the way that services are delivered and in responding to dramatic changes to public policy, Brexit and the COVID-19 crisis. Over the next five years the nature and pace of change is likely to accelerate even further and the organisation needs to be in the best possible position to thrive, in what we know will continue to be challenging circumstances.

In order to participate or register interest in advertised bid opportunities for Essex County Council you will need to register your organisation on the Proactis Supplier Network which can be reached on the link below; .

In order to meet these challenges ECC is currently working on a new 4 year Corporate Strategy and the People Plan which underpins it. We need to continue to develop the culture of the organisation in line with our People Plan and to consider the way we behave and operate with all of our internal and external stakeholders.

We would like to work with a coaching provider who can support our Senior Leaders through this period of culture change, uncertainty and complex challenge.

To support our ambition we also need to continue our journey to become an exemplary Learning Organisation where coaching is an everyday activity. We are currently developing a new coaching and mentoring strategy, which will include our approach to both internal and external coaching & mentoring provision.

We are currently looking for an external coaching organisation with a substantial pool of qualified coaches to provide coaching to Senior Leaders (in particular Directors and Heads of Service) across the organisation, through individual executive coaching and team coaching, as required.

More information


Additional text

The tender will be run via ECC's e-sourcing portal,

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrew Beaver