Published date: 24 January 2024

Last edited date: 25 January 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.

Closing: 18 March 2024, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Higher education services - 80300000

  • Training services - 80500000

Location of contract

S43 4JY

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 January 2024

Closing date

18 March 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

1 May 2024

Contract end date

31 March 2025

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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Bolsover District faces social and economic challenges that include a prevalence of low paid work in low productivity sectors such as retail, warehousing and some parts of the health and social care sector; and high levels of area deprivation with nearly half of all areas (46%) in Bolsover being in the 20% most deprived nationally in relation to the Education, Skills and Training domain. Poor connectivity by public transport to locations where jobs are concentrated, especially where employment growth is driven by significant out of town retail and distribution centres is also a challenge.
Although the pandemic has not generated the high levels of unemployment initially expected, there are groups disproportionately impacted including younger workers, the low paid and, some Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, and those with disabilities or health conditions. Moreover, there is evidence that jobs in some sectors including retail, hospitality and leisure remain below pre-pandemic levels despite the national boom in vacancies, with displaced workers moving into unemployment or inactivity rather than growing sectors such as health and social care. This indicates a skill mismatch which may be further exacerbated by changes in working patterns as a shift towards more hybrid forms of working penalise some without the space, access to technology or digital skills to embrace new opportunities.

More information


Additional text

The Authority is using the In-tend e-tendering portal to conduct the procurement process ('the e-Tendering Portal'). The e-Tendering Portal can be accessed. all communications (including submission of Tenders) should be carried out via the e-Tendering Portal.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Joan Talbot


High Street
S43 4JY
United Kingdom


01246 242582