Published date: 7 April 2021

Last edited date: 6 May 2021

This notice was replaced on 14 December 2021

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

Awarded contract (published 14 December 2021)

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

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 April 2021

Closing date

10 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

2 August 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Tees Valley Combined Authority Group wishes to establish a Skills Framework that will enable the Combined Authority to engage with high quality and experienced providers to deliver high quality skills training provision, that is aligned to employer skills need, to those who are resident within Tees Valley. It is anticipated that the total value of the framework over the next 4 years will be circa £160m

This tender process will also include the first call-off from the contract and the call-off details can be found along with all the other tender documents at the following link.

Please Note: Due to time constraints the deadline for becoming part of the framework and the first call-off contract are both 12 Noon 7 May 2021.

TVCA utilising the NEPO portal (hosted by Stockton Borough Council) to conduct this tender process, potential bidders will need to be registered on the NEPO portal at where you will be able to express and interest and access the tender documents. The title is listed as 'TVCA-000213a - Skills Framework' under the Opportunity Id DN536317.

Any clarification questions regarding the Framework or the process should be submitted via the NEPO e-tender system portal. Any questions submitted outside the portal will not be responded to

About the buyer

Contact name

Janice Brodie


Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park


01642 524434