Published date: 14 June 2023

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 31 July 2027, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£0 to £2,460,000

Procurement reference


Published date

14 June 2023

Closing date

31 July 2027

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2027

Contract end date

2 August 2027

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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Following the devolution of Central Government Powers to the Combined Authorities, Sheffield City Council's grant for the 19+ Adult Education Budget (AEB) for both formula funded and non-formula funding is provided under an agreement with South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA). The AEB will fund learning for Adults 19+ who live in South Yorkshire, so that they can improve their skills, get back to work or remain and progress in work.
The grant will continue to be administered and made available to Sheffield adults by the Council's Lifelong Learning, and Skills Service (LLS), specifically by the Family, Adult and Community Education Service (FACES), via Sheffield City Councils Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). This will be achieved through a new successor DPS that will enable FACES service to continue to deliver Adult Learning in Community settings from August 2023.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Adam Elwis


Town Hall, Pinstone Street,
S1 2HH


+44 01142053372