Published date: 22 November 2022

Last edited date: 22 November 2022

This notice was replaced on 6 February 2023

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 6 February 2023)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£1 to £350,000

Procurement reference


Published date

22 November 2022

Closing date

21 December 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

9 January 2023

Contract end date

31 October 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



DurhamWorks (DurhamDirections) is looking to buy a programme of support and activities to find and engage young people who are currently not participating in education, employment or training (NEET).

DurhamWorks(DurhamDirections) ultimately seeks to progress all young people into education, employment and/or training, however many lack the confidence, aspirations, motivation, and employability skills to achieve this. Successful bids will offer a programme which delivers transferrable skills to ultimately bring them closer to progression into EET.

The bids should demonstrate how it will deliver activities to the young people who take part which will raise their aspirations, build their confidence, develop their transferrable skills and increase their vocational awareness.

No single bidder can tender for more than £175,000 (maximum of £43,750 per one geographical area and maximum of £175,000 across all geographic areas.

The proposed contract is to be let with an option to extend for a further 1 month from the actual end date subject to need, commissioner approval, funding and performance

This opportunity is funded under European Social Fund (ESF).

Tender documents can be accessed free of charge at utilising reference DN643993

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

DurhamWorks (DurhamDirections) - Steps into Education Employment and Training

  • Opportunity
  • Published 22 November 2022

Additional text

Tender Documents can be accessed Free of Charge at utilising reference DN643993

About the buyer

Contact name

Donna Iley


County Hall
United Kingdom


+44 3000268235