Published date: 1 June 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.

Closing: 1 July 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 June 2021

Closing date

1 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2022

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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The Skills & Lifelong Learning Team (S&LL) is undertaking a commissioning exercise to procure and develop Adult Education Budget provision for the residents and workers of the Cheshire East Borough and Cheshire and Warrington LEP areas.
Following the economic disruption owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, S&LL wishes to commission learning provision which is primarily aimed at learners:
• seeking employment outcomes, or
• on the route to gaining employment.
S&LL encourages applications from those with proven links with the DWP, the Cheshire Job Centre structure, local employers and other providers of similar provisions.
S&LL is seeking to commission local providers with excellent local links.
Other considerations
These programmes should demonstrate how they fit with:
• Local economic need
• including responses to the COVID-19 lockdown
• Cheshire East's Corporate Plan
• Cheshire and Warrington LEP economic strategy
S&LL welcomes applications from high quality providers to meet the needs of young people with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND).

About the buyer

Contact name

Tracy Roberts


Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ
United Kingdom


+44 1270686973



Closing: 1 July 2021, 1pm