Published date: 8 December 2023

This notice was replaced on 12 April 2024

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

Awarded contract (published 12 April 2024)

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


  • Higher education services - 80300000

  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

  • Training services - 80500000

    • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 December 2023

Closing date

2 February 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2024

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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Torbay Council is looking for providers to deliver employment and skills interventions across Torbay. There are five separate opportunities (Lots) that the Council wishes to procure. Funds have been made available via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Torquay Towns Fund and Economic Development budget.

Providers can apply for one or more (or all) Lots. The Lots are as follows:

Lot 1 E33 Employment Support for Economically Inactive:-
The successful supplier is required to deliver an employment support programme for economically inactive residents across Torbay. This will include intensive and wrap around one to one support, enabling residents to move closer to employment.

Lot 2 E33 NEET (Not In Education, Employment or Training) Support:-
The successful supplier is required to deliver interventions that support young people (aged 16-24) who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

Lot 3 E39 Green Skills:-
The supplier is required to deliver green skills courses/interventions targeted around ensuring residents across Torbay will benefit from the support. The supplier should consider how any courses/interventions can contribute towards a net zero economy both now and in the future.

Lot 4 E41 Funding to support local digital skills:-
The supplier is required to develop a programme of activity to support local digital skills. The supplier should prioritise engaging Torbay residents facing digital exclusion and ensure delivery can be managed flexibly to those with high or complex needs.

Lot 5 - Tailored support to help people in employment - Sector Pathways:-
The supplier is required to develop a 'Torbay Sector Pathways' that will help improve the overall skills levels across the key sectors listed below.
• Microelectronics and Photonics (Hi-tech)
• Tourism and Hospitality
• Fisheries
• Construction
It is further expected that opportunities in these emerging sectors are also explored:
• Medical and Healthcare
• Creative and Digital

More information

Additional text

In order to provide unrestricted, full, direct and free of charge access to the Tender Documents the Authority is providing the Documents in PDF format in the 'Opportunities' Area of the ProContract e-Tendering portal, at
In order to access amendable versions of the Documents and to submit a response, Applicants must be registered as Suppliers on ProContract. Applicants should then register an interest in the opportunity and download the Documents for completion and submission.

About the buyer

Contact name

Lawrence Brown


Torbay Council Town Hall
Castle Circus


+44 1803208977