Subcontracting of ESFA Funded Training provision by Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council learningSkills are a registered Prime Provider of Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funded provision. LearningSkills have a requirement to sub-contract a proportion of this provision, namely 19+ Adult Education Budget (AEB).

The Council is undertaking a pseudo-Dynamic Purchasing System (pseudo-DPS) to seek tenders from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to establish a list of approved training subcontractors which shall be funded using the Councils allocated ESFA funding (“the List”) Suppliers who are successful in being appointed to the List will be invited to respond to Further Competitions when they are issued by the Council. It is important to note that the Council envisage carrying out Further Competitions no more than twice per annum under this pseudo-DPS.

All tender information is available on Proactis (copies obtainable from

Appendix 1- Information to Suppliers V2

Tender Document V6.1 Final (GC)

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