Published date: 27 September 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 November 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Higher education services - 80300000

  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

  • Training services - 80500000

    • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 September 2021

Closing date

1 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

3 January 2022

Contract end date

30 November 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Council of the Borough of Kirklees (the "Council") is seeking to work with a maximum of two (2) suitable Delivery Partners for a delivery period of twenty three (23) months to work with us, at risk, to co-design, develop and deliver the Kirklees Council response to the European Social Fund, Enhanced Local Flexibility for the Unemployed Call which if successful would be part funded through European Social Fund ("ESF").
If successful this funding would enable the Council to further develop an integrated employment and skills offer, and would inform a future devolved employment and skills service. This could bring together information, advice and guidance alongside the delivery of employment, skills, apprenticeships and wider support for individuals and employers. Further detail is provided in the Specification document.
Works Better For All provision is estimated to start in September 2021 subject to approval by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Managing Authority for the European Social Fund Programme 2014 - 2020. The anticipated commencement date for the Contract(s) is 3rd January 2022 and the programme will run until 30 November 2023. The estimated value of the Services to be awarded is approximately £513,333.00 for the entire twenty three (23) month duration of the programme. Delivery Partners are required to provide 50% match funding (or 25% for VCS Organisations).

About the buyer

Contact name

Allison Porter


High Street


+44 1484221000