Zero Funded Contract Gateway

Zero Funded Contract Gateway

Zero funded institutions will operate under a contract and receive a funding rate of £0 per student in the first year of delivery, with the contract providing funding in future years, subject to compliance with contract, available funding and / or policy changes / developments. While no payments for delivery will be made in the first year, eligible learners will be able to receive 16-19 bursary funds and other Student Support funding allocated taking into account the expected student numbers.

Reference number: EFA/ZFCG-W3

Deadline date:31/01/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of a completed zero funded contract gateway questionnaire to the specified email address.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England Local authority areas within England.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Education Funding Agency

 

Description of the contract

Zero funded institutions will operate under a contract and receive a funding rate of £0 per student in the first year of delivery, with the contract providing funding in future years, subject to compliance with contract, available funding and / or policy changes / developments. While no payments for delivery will be made in the first year, eligible learners will be able to receive 16-19 bursary funds and other Student Support funding allocated taking into account the expected student numbers. During the zero funded year institutions must: ? establish suitable facilities; ? develop links to the local referral and education and training network; ? recruit students and deliver to them education and training in accordance with the EFA contract and the principles governing study programmes as described in the publication ‘Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds ’; ? submit the individualised learner record (ILR) for each student; ? be in scope for Ofsted inspection; ? be subject to and satisfy in the opinion of the EFA, financial health, audit, assurance and compliance considerations; and ? meet all other requirements in order to be funded the following year.

 

Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name 1314Provision.EFA@education.gsi.gov.uk

Organisation name Education Funding Agency

Address , Postcode

Telephone

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.dfe.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Organisations interested in a zero funded contract should read the guidance carefully and then complete and sign the zero funded contract questionnaire in the attached document and submit it to the EFA by 5pm on 31st January. A financial health assessment will be conducted on the documentation returned with the completed questionnaire. Questions about the process can be sent to 1314Provision.EFA@education.gsi.gov.uk during the period when the window is open for applications and will be individually answered. Questions and answers will be added to the next version of the FAQ.

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