Published date: 13 October 2021

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Awarded contract (published 1 June 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 October 2021

Closing date

19 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2022

Contract end date

31 July 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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The Liverpool City Region covers the Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has successfully managed the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) for eligible local residents aged 19 and over since 2019/20, balancing meeting the traditional skills needs addressed by AEB and incorporating significant innovations that reflect and respond to the local distinctiveness of the City Region and the skills needs of residents.
The LCRCA now intend to procure high quality Adult Education using devolved funding for a commissioning cycle commencing from 1 August 2022, covering the period 2022-27 LCRCA are seeking to build effective contractual relationships and continue to implement local flexibilities through our devolution agreement. Successful training providers will deliver contracts for services that meet our quality standards and delivery expectations aligned to the skills needs of Liverpool City Region as a result of this procurement exercise. Through the tendering process successful providers will demonstrate an understanding of our local authority areas, the needs of resident learners and employers, and how they would work alongside our anchor College and Local Authority grant funded organisations to add value to the local curriculum offer for LCR residents.
The procurement will allow further learner choice of provision by funding residents with training including:
• Statutory entitlements including first full Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications for learners aged 19-23, English and Maths and digital skills for learners aged 19 and over
• Flexible tailored provision for adults, including qualifications and components of these and/or non-regulated learning, up to level 2
• Locally determined training innovations that better meet the skills needs of the local economy, employers and residents.

Further details of this opportunity can be located on under the Merseytravel account.

About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Team


1 Mann Island
L3 1BP
United Kingdom