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1. Extension of deadlines for non-levy procurement
The procurement exercise for training provision to non-levy paying employers opened at the end of July and was due to close on September 4. However, the provider market has shown considerable interest in the procurement exercise and we have been responding to an unprecedented number of queries.
We want to ensure that all providers get the opportunity to take into account the information we have provided and then reflect this into their bids if necessary, so we are therefore extending the deadlines by a short period. The new deadlines are as follows:
- tender clarification deadline – Friday, 1 September at 12 noon
- deadline for responses to tender clarifications – Tuesday, 5 September at 5pm
- tender submission deadline – Friday, 8 September at 12 noon
These amendments apply to all potential providers. We believe that this short extension will give providers the best opportunity to submit a high quality bid in a fair way. It will not impact on the rest of the procurement delivery timetable and we will still be awarding contracts in December for a January 2018 start.
2. Adult education budget funding and performance management rules 2017 to 2018: webinars
Following publication of version 2 of the adult education budget funding and performance management rules, we will be holding webinars during September which will focus on the following areas:
- legal entitlement/local offer/eligibility
- rates and funding approach
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
|Rates and funding approach||18 September||2 - 3pm|
|29 September||10.30 - 11.30am|
|Traineeships||19 September||10.30 - 11.30am|
|26 September||10.30 - 11.30am|
|Legal entitlement/local offer/eligibility||20 September||10.30 - 11.30am|
|25 September||10.30 - 11.30am|
|English/maths/ESOL||25 September||2 - 3pm|
|29 September||2 - 3pm|