Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to :
1. Run a competitive procurement process to set up a framework agreement, valid for 4 years, for the provision of adult learning services and then to award call off contract(s) of varying lengths up to a maximum of 12 months, depending on the type of courses or piece of work, for the 2022 – 2023 academic year
2. 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 2022 – 2023 academic year.
Having considered all of the information, cabinet noted the report and
Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport 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 ESFA
funding for the purpose of delivering Community Learning and Adult
Skills Programmes for 2022 – 2023 academic year.
Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a four-year
Framework Agreement for the supply of adult learning programmes
through the following five lots:
Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Difficulties (ALDD)
(Responding to identified/emerging local need)
3. Award such Framework Agreement to the preferred tenderer(s) for each lot set out in Recommendation 2 (up to a maximum of six suppliers per lot)
4. Procure and award Call-Off Contracts for the supply of adult learning programmes under such Framework Agreement whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £499,999.99.