Non-levy apprenticeship funding tender deadline extended to 8th September

Extension of deadlines for non-levy procurement Information 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 […]

Extension of deadlines for non-levy procurement

Information

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

Information

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
  • traineeships
  • English/maths/ESOL
  • rates and funding approach

Please email aebrulesfeedback@sfa.bis.gov.uk to book your place.

Webinar Date Time
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



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