North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College has a need to appoint suitably qualified organisations capable of delivering training and education across England in partnership with the college. The framework will be created under 2 lots — Adult Education Budget and — European Social Fund (ESF) — specifically ESF Business Enterprise Skills Leicester and Leicestershire.
Delivery of training and education that is legible for funding under the Adult Education Budget.
Delivery of training and education that is legible for funding under European Social Fund (ESF) — specifically ESF Business Enterprise Skills Leicester and Leicestershire.
Luton Borough Council is committed to ensuring that all young people receive an education which provides them with a plausible route to adulthood. LBC recognises that for some young people this requires education to be provided outside of the mainstream system. To meet the needs of these young people LC uses a range of alternative provisions to provide individualised and bespoke provision maps.
Luton Borough Council follows the statutory guidance for alternative provision which it defines as:
“Education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education; education arranged by schools for pupils on a fixed period exclusion; and pupils being directed by schools to off-site provision to improve their behaviour.’’ (Alternative Provision Statutory Guidance for local authorities January 2013, DfE).
The service offers places in alternative provisions who meet the threshold of standards outlined in a Luton Borough Council specification. It is not an expectation that a provider of alternative provision is a registered school but all providers must adhere to the statutory guidance.
The purpose of the PIN is to gather feedback from suppliers and stakeholders, which will help inform and shape the design of a framework. This engagement will also help the department to gauge the level of interest from the market and help inform our procurement strategy. Suppliers will need a combination of: teacher recruitment experience; expertise in supporting the transition and development of overseas trained or trainee teachers; understanding of the English education system and experience of the visa system and workforce; and experience of operating within overseas countries.
See Contracts Further for further information — https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/dea96121-15ee-467f-9d4c-d6f420697645
North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting requests to participate for a Dynamic Purchasing System for Education Transport Services. Requirements are separated into two Lots on the following basis:
Lot 1 - Bus Services (to include education bus services)
Lot 2 - Taxi Services (to include education taxi services)
The duration of the Dynamic Purchasing System for Long Term Taxi Services is 36 months with the option to extend for one further period of 12 months. It is envisaged that the total expenditure over the full 48month duration will be c.£5.6m.
The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) shall remain open for new requests to participate from suitable operators for its entire duration.
Operators who meet the minimum selection criteria shall be admitted to the DPS and invited to further competitions as and when requirements for services are made.
Further information on the DPS and the process for requesting to participate is available via http://www.yortender.co.uk. Operators may download and submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire via http://www.yortender.co.uk.
The council intends to run its first further competition in June/July 2015 for education transport contracts commencing September 2015, therefore the initial deadline for requests to participate for operators wishing to participate in the first further competition is 12noon 18 May 2015 thereafter requests to participate may be submitted anytime up to 12noon 13 April 2019. This Dynamic Purchasing System is being run under the Restricted Procedure in accordance with PCR2015.
The council is inviting interested operators to a market industry day on 29 April 2015. Further details are available via http://www.yortender.co.uk.
Contracts for projects which will support more and better provision of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) and Leadership Development, focussed on challenging areas and schools.
The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF), announced by the Secretary of State for Education in October 2016, aims to improve pupil outcomes in priority areas by:
— Stimulating more and better provision of teachers' CPD and Leadership Development in challenging areas and schools;
— Stimulating demand for provision of teachers' CPD and Leadership Development in challenging areas and schools;
— Support development of a sustainable market in CPD and Leadership Development that will be capable of becoming self-funding in the future.
The Department for Education expects to run a limited number of TLIF bidding rounds during the current spending review period (ending March 2020). This contract notice pertains to Round 1 only.
In TLIF Round 1, we will be seeking evidence-based proposals for teachers' CPD and/or Leadership Development, which would be ready to deliver to participants from not later than January 2018.
Bidders must be able to deliver at scale (details are set out in the specification), and bids must set out the reach and how the programmes will be delivered and targeted towards geographical areas. These include the DfE's 12 Opportunity Areas and local authority districts identified as category 5 and 6 in DfE's work on Achieving Excellence Areas — see www.gov.uk/government/publications/defining-achieving-excellence-areas-methodology
The estimated start date for the contract is June 2017 with end dates to be agreed with successful contractors but anticipated to be in line with the current spending review period, which ends in March 2020. DfE reserves the right at its absolute discretion to extend the contract, subject to satisfactory contractor performance, Government support and funding.