Adult Traineeship Placements – London – Request for Quotation

Adult Traineeship Placements – London – Request for Quotation

The City Corporation is seeking to appoint a training organisation to provide a wide range of
Employment and Skills support services.

Adult Skills and Education Service: Adult Traineeships

Contract summary



  • Education and training services – 80000000
  • Higher education services – 80300000
  • Adult and other education services – 80400000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

17 February 2021

Closing date

24 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

25 February 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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The City Corporation is seeking to appoint a training organisation to provide a wide range of
Employment and Skills support services including Employability and functional skills primarily
to London residents who are disadvantaged and/or suffering deprivation arising from one or a
combination of factors including, but not restricted to, poverty, health, housing or education.
This Request for Quotation (RFQ) invites Training Organisations able to deliver
demonstrably high-quality, highly successful, Adult Traineeship Placements-with wraparound
support services.

Key information is as follows:
– maximum duration of a traineeship extended to one year where learners need it
– young people between the age of 19-24 years old with an existing Level 3
qualification become eligible for a traineeship
– a more flexible work placement element with an employer (or multiple employers if
needed) for a minimum period of 70 hours
– inclusion of digital skills where needed
– work placements should be a minimum of 2 weeks
– traineeships must be minimum of 6 weeks (maximum 12 months)

This requirement will be on a subcontracting basis. A subcontractor as defined by the by the
Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is an organisation that is engaged in a
contractual and legally binding arrangement with one or more main providers, to deliver
education and training provision that the ESFA funds. The City Corporation is the Main

The City Corporation invites quotations from training providers that satisfy the criteria in the
ESFA Funding rules:

Training organisations must be on the published Register of Training Organisations. The
selected Training Organisation must not agree to use any further delivery subcontracting for
training and/or on-programme assessment to a second level.
The Training Organisation must keep to the ESFA funding rules, provide the City Corporation
with the necessary and sufficient information to complete the Individualised Learner Record
(ILR) to ensure that the lead provider’s data returns accurately reflect delivery information and
must give the City Corporation, and any other person nominated by them, access to their
premises and to all documents related to their delivery of funded training.
The City Corporation has a current requirement for Adult Traineeship Employer Placement
enrolments with wraparound support that may include English mathematics functional skills
across entry level to level 2 up to a maximum contract value of £100,000. Learners to be
enrolled on the programme before 31st July 2021.


More information


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Once registered, the tender should be identifiable by the following project code: prj_COL_18368


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Commissioning Team


Guildhall, PO Box 270