Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek cabinet approval to:
Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to enter into the funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the purpose of funding the delivery of Community Learning and the Adult Skills Programme during the 2023 – 2024 academic year. In additional approval was sought to conduct a mini-competition process under the council’s existing Community and Adult Skills framework agreement in respect of 5 call-off contracts for the provision of adult learning services whose contract periods shall be determined according to the type of courses or piece of work required in the 2023 – 2024 academic year and then to award such call-off contracts.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy,
Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet
Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:
Enter into a funding agreement with the Education and Skills
Funding Agency (ESFA) under which the council shall receive the
ESFA funding for the purpose of delivering Community Learning and
Adult Skills Programmes during the 2023 – 2024 academic year.
Conduct a mini-competition process, under each of the following
Lots of the council’s existing
Community and Adult Skills Framework Agreement, in
respect of 5 call-off contracts for the supply of adult learning
• First Steps
• Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Difficulties (“ALDD”)
• Steps into Work (Supported Internships)
• Local Flex
(Responding to identified/emerging local need)
Each such call-off contract shall continue for a period of 12
months or less, according to the type of courses or piece of work
required in the 2023 –
2024 academic year.
3. Award each such Call-Off Contract to the preferred tenderer.
Report author: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport
Publication date: 21/06/2023
Date of decision: 21/06/2023
Decided at meeting: 21/06/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 29/06/2023