Decision details

Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2020-2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to: a) Enter into the funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the purpose of funding the delivery of Community Learning and Adult Skills Programmes during the 2020-2021 academic year; and b) To continue with a framework agreement, which was approved by Cabinet in April 2018 (which is valid for a further 2 years), for the provision of adult learning services and to award call-off contract(s) of varying lengths up to a maximum of 12 months, dependent on the type of course or piece of work, for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Pete Carr, Lead Commissioner – Employment and Skills

Tel. 01452 583852 Email: Pete.Carr@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5.00pm on Monday 11 May 2020

Decision:

Having fully considered all the available information, the Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to delegate authority to the Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to:

 

1.    Enter into a funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under which the council shall receive ESFA funding for the purpose of delivering Community Learning and Adult Skills Programmes for the 2020 – 2021 academic year;

 

2.    The Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure will continue to award, during the academic year 2020 - 2021, a series of 12 month call-off contract(s) for the supply of learning to adult learners, (utilising ranking criteria), from the providers appointed under a four year framework agreement in 2018 (up to the value of £499,999 in respect of any single call-off contract). Individual call-off contracts whose values exceed £250,000 in value will be made in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member. Any call-off contract with a value of £500,000 or more shall be the subject of a separate Cabinet decision or Cabinet Member decision. (This is a continuation of the procedure under the Framework Contract previously authorised by Cabinet in April 2018).

 

For the reasons set out in the published decision report.

 

Publication date: 12/05/2020

Date of decision: 12/05/2020

Effective from: 20/05/2020

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