Learning and Skills Tender 2015 – 2016
LSDN wishes to invite applications from new and existing sub-contractors to tender for the delivery of high quality Skills Funding Agency (SFA) education and training services for the 15/16 academic year.
Learning and Skills Tender
London Skills and Development Network
Location of contract
Value of contract (£)
£100,000 – £350,000
12 June 2015
27 July 2015
Contract start date
14 September 2015
Contract end date
14 September 2016
LSDN wishes to invite applications from new and existing sub-contractors to tender for the delivery of high quality Skills Funding Agency (SFA) education and training services for the 15/16 academic year. The procurement process undertaken by LSDN aims to be in line with the requirements of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), European Social Fund (ESF) and Education Funding Agency (EFA). This process is intended to ensure public funding is used appropriately for its intended purpose and that it is protected in a proportionate way. All successful applicants must operate within the terms and conditions of the overarching SFA funding agreement and SFA funding rules. LSDN will only contract with high quality providers who are able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering similar provision. In order to qualify and maintain eligibility for funding, all applicants (existing contract holders and new applicants) must satisfy the following organisational requirements: i. Organisation must be listed on the latest available published register of training organisations (ROTO) ii. Meet the requirements of the SFA financial health assessment iii. Meet the requirements of the SFA quality indicators a. Common Inspection Framework (inspection grades) b. Minimum Standards (success rates) iv. Agree, sign and comply with LSDN Contract for Services v. Comply with SFA Funding Rules vi. Submit a properly authorised and signed document retention and audit declaration vii. Submit a properly authorised and signed group and/or director guarantee (as appropriate) viii. Comply with minimum LSDN service level standards: a. Attendance at mandatory LSDN training and information events b. Timely submission of quarterly monitoring reports c. Maintain acceptable levels of contract performance d. Maintain acceptable levels of paperwork quality and compliance e. Maintain acceptable levels of data accuracy and integrity ix. Ensure appropriate evidence of learning activity (not just assessment), learner participation in learning and learner progress is available at all times for all funded learning aims.
Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.