Published date: 17 May 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: 21 June 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Technical and vocational secondary education services - 80210000

  • Vocational secondary education services - 80212000

    • Youth education services - 80310000

    • Special education services - 80340000

    • Adult and other education services - 80400000

    • Training services - 80500000

    • Specialist training services - 80510000

    • Training programme services - 80521000

    • Training seminars - 80522000

    • Industrial and technical training services - 80531000

Location of contract

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West, London

Value of contract

£0 to £30,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 May 2021

Closing date

21 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

15 July 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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Historically, employment for disabled people remains relatively low and has declined even further since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic. Recent figures highlight that whilst 81% of non-disabled people are in employment, only 52% of disabled people are in employment. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) wish to address this by commissioning up to 6 new FE providers who have had success in securing employment for their learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through this invitation to tender.
An FE provider will be appointed in each of the following regions of England: North West; North East; Yorkshire and Humber; West Midlands; London; South East.
Tenderers can bid for more than one region where applicable. A separate tender response document must be completed for each region.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Commissioning and Procurement Partner


Third Floor
157 - 197 Buckingham Palace Road


+44 2037408280



Closing: 21 June 2021, 12pm