Published date: 3 June 2021

Last edited date: 6 July 2021

This notice was replaced on 13 July 2021

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

Future opportunity (published 13 July 2021)

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.



Contract summary

Industry

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract

£1,850,000 to £7,500,000

Procurement reference

Stimulating the SME Apprenticeship and T Level Market

Published date

3 June 2021

Approach to market date

21 July 2021

Contract start date

12 October 2021

Contract end date

11 March 2024

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

This notice has been updated to provide details of the upcoming market engagement event.

The Department for Education, acting through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), are seeking to procure outcome driven plans from intermediaries/partners and partnerships to build on the existing levels of awareness and business benefits amongst Employers and to stimulate and encourage new or renewed participation in Apprenticeships and T Level Industry placements within the Small and Medium Sized Employer (SME) landscape.
This focus on SMEs and the new starts created will increase the economic value of skills being supplied by the post 16 system and these improved skills will lead to increased productivity, social mobility and will support economic recovery.

A market engagement event will be conducted via Microsoft Teams on the 15th July 2021 to access the event please follow the eventbrite link provided within this notice where a limited number of tickets are currently available:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stimulating-the-sme-apprenticeship-and-t-level-market-procurement-tickets-162430482947

The intention is to publish the tender opportunity in July 2021 and the procurement will be run via the DfE eTendering Portal URL: https://education.app.jaggaer.com therefore please ensure that your organisation has an account registered on the Jaggaer portal to access the opportunity.

Please note that all information in this notice is indicative and subject to change.


More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £1,850,000

Links

Additional text

The procurement will be run via the DfE eTendering Portal URL: https://education.app.jaggaer.com therefore please ensure that your organisation has an account registered on the Jaggaer portal to access the opportunity.


About the buyer

Address

Cheylesmore House South, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
England

Email

esfaprocurement.help@education.gov.uk