Issue - decisions

Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2024 – 2025

12/06/2024 - Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2024 – 2025

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to:

 

1. Run a competitive procurement process using a bespoke 2-year framework 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 2024 – 2025 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 2024 -2025 academic year.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegates authority to the Executive Director of

Economy, Environment, and Infrastructure, in consultation with the

Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

1. Enter into a funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under which the council has received ESFA funding for the purpose of delivering Community Learning and Adult Skills Programmes during the 2024 – 2025 academic year (1st August 2024 to 31st July 2025).

2. Conduct a mini-competition process, under each of the following Lots of the council’s bespoke Community and Adult Skills Framework Agreement, in respect of 5 call-off contracts for the supply of adult learning:

·       First Steps

·       Employability

·       Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Difficulties (ALDD)

·       Steps into Work (Supported Internships)

·       Local Flex (Responding to identified/emerging local need)

 

Each call-off contract shall continue for a period of 12 months or less, according to the type of courses or pieces of work required in the 2024 – 2025 academic year.

3. Award each Call-Off Contract to the preferred tenderer.