Published date: 31 August 2022

Last edited date: 20 December 2022

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.

Closing: 31 December 2023, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

31 August 2022

Closing date

31 December 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2024

Contract end date

31 May 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Electronic Market Place

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Council of the Borough of Kirklees (the "Council") is conducting this procurement exercise, in accordance with the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102), and intends to establish an Electronic Market Place ("EMP") with Delivery Partners with relevant experience and ability to provide Adult Education, Training, Employment & Lifelong Learning on a non-exclusive basis Further details regarding the Services required are set out in the General Specification (Schedule 2) and in the Conditions of Contract (Schedule 4 Appendix 2). This EMP is anticipated to commence on 1st June 2022 for a period of five (5) years subject to continued availability of eligible Contractors continuing to meet the requirements and demands of the Service. The estimated cumulative annual value for the Contracts potentially called off under this EMP is Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling (£750,000) per annum.

The initial Submission Deadline for the receipt of Requests to Participate is 16th May 2022 at 13:00hrs and will be quarterly thereafter.

Further Competitions will commence from 1st June 2022 until 31st May 2027

About the buyer

Contact name

Emma Bolton


Riverbank Court