Published date: 6 April 2022

Last edited date: 6 April 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: 20 April 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 April 2022

Closing date

20 April 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

25 April 2022

Contract end date

31 December 2023

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 City Corporation is seeking to appoint a training organisation to provide functional skills in English and mathematics training primarily to London residents who are disadvantaged and/or suffering deprivation arising from one or a combination of factors including, but not restricted to, poverty, health, housing or education. There may also a requirement to deliver functional skills in English and mathematics to a small number of apprentices employed by the City Corporation.

This Request for Quotation (RFQ) invites Training Organizations able to deliver demonstrably high-quality, highly successful, functional skills training in English and mathematics to the national Functional Skills Standards in English and mathematics at all levels from Entry 1 to Level 2 to quote for the provision of this service. Please note that learners registered after 1 September 2019 will work towards the reformed qualifications in these subjects. Further information on the legacy and reformed qualifications can be found at:

This requirement will be on a subcontracting basis. A subcontractor as defined by the by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is an organisation that is engaged in a contractual and legally binding arrangement with one or more main providers, to deliver education and training provision that the ESFA funds. The City Corporation is the Main Provider (UKPRN: 10008915)

The City Corporation invites quotations from training providers that satisfy the criteria in the ESFA Funding rules: 19

Training organisations must be on the published Register of Training Organisations. The selected Training Organisation must not agree to use any further delivery subcontracting for training and/or on-programme assessment to a second level.

The Training Organisation must keep to the ESFA funding rules, provide the City Corporation with the necessary and sufficient information to complete the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) to ensure that the lead provider's data returns accurately reflect delivery information and must give the City Corporation, and any other person nominated by them, access to their premises and to all documents related to their delivery of funded training.

The City Corporation has a current requirement for up to 100 enrolments of English and mathematics functional skills across entry level to level 2 up to a maximum contract value of £100k. Learners can be enrolled from 2nd May 2022 or the contract start date whichever is the later and must have completed their functional skills qualification(s) in full by 31st December 2023.

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To submit a bid for this opportunity, suppliers must be registered on the Capital E Sourcing online tendering portal

About the buyer

Contact name

Commissioning Team


Guildhall, PO Box 270