Published date: 6 February 2024

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Awarded contract (published 27 March 2024)

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Contract summary


  • Training services - 80500000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 February 2024

Closing date

7 March 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

15 April 2024

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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The programme's aim is to improve the statistics in, consisting of supporting residents complete functional skills courses which will allow them to take a step closer to the labour market, level up within the digital world, effectively communicate with others, and collaborate with new and emerging technologies in the workplace.

The programme will also offer to people with existing skills, whether in employment or prior, to gain higher level digital and/ or green skills. The programme will provide a springboard and a key access point for residents to overcome challenges that they are facing through the current cost-of-living crisis, build resilience, improve confidence, and support them in developing the skills needed to move into high quality jobs and training opportunities within the district.

The programme will be personalised and dealt with on a case-by-case basis (through one-to-one interventions and group workshops), but some supportive measures could revolve around:
- Functional Skills English courses
- Functional Skills Maths courses
- ESOL provision
- Soft skills provision including communication, motivation, problem solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
- Life Skills courses such as cooking, travel training, creative arts, foreign languages, being energy efficient, mental health awareness, fitness, gardening, confidence building, baking, volunteering within the community, and work experience.
- Understanding "green growth skills" (these are skills that align to net zero ambitions with low carbon growth, assist local low carbon requirements in the local supply chain and what is required to help the District enable the UK to meet its net zero priorities).
- Practical digital skills which compliment those being delivered by the South Staffordshire College's Digital Skills Academy and is the next step from the Staffordshire Multiply programme.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Kendall


Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom