Basic Skills Training – Coventry and Warwickshire

Basic Skills Training – Coventry and Warwickshire

Delivery of online accredited vocational skills facilitation.Basic Skills Provision

Contract summary


  • Education and training services – 80000000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract


Published date

19 June 2019

Closing date

25 July 2019

Contract start date

02 September 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2022

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Invitation to Tender: Accelerate Basic Skills Provision – June 2019

Tender Reference: ACCP20001

1. Introduction

The Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency (CDA) is the lead partner of
a local partnership which is delivering the Accelerate project. These contracts have been funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund and are part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme

CDA are looking for a programme partner who could support the delivery of online accredited vocational skills facilitation across Coventry and Warwickshire

2. Background to Tender

The project has been delivering advice, guidance, confidence building, skills enhancements, barrier breaking and work experience to over 1000 unemployed or economically inactive people in Coventry and Warwickshire since July 2016, helping participants to overcome barriers and move towards and into employment.
More information about the project can be found at
The project is funded to run until March 31st 2022.

3. Requirements

The successful bidder will be required to employ and manage an online training facilitator who will support Accelerate participants with online accredited vocational training on a group or one to one basis in a variety of venues across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The position would be a minimum 20 hours a week post and the facilitator will be required to evidence the participants progress.

Courses must include:
Food Safety & Hygiene, level 1 & 2
Customer Services Knowledge, level 1& 2
Manual Handling, level 1
Health & Safety, level 2
Infection Prevention & Control, level 1
Computers & Internet for Beginner’s Certificate

4. Value

A total of £101,000 is available for this contract. This includes staff costs plus additional costs such as course units. The project allows a maximum 15% of total salary costs towards indirect costs (no evidence required)

We are looking for an organisation who will be able to begin work no later than 2nd September 2019 and will deliver until 31st March 2022.

5. Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed using the following criteria

• Successful track record of working on similar contracts
• The extent to which the proposal meets the contract requirements
• Value for money
All tenders will be scored. Delivery to the specification will contribute towards 70% of the score, 20% towards previous experience and 10% towards Value for money.

6. Response

Tenders should include information about how you would approach the vocational training support and your experience delivering similar activity in the past. Please also provide a breakdown of your costs (i.e. number of staff days, materials budget etc.)

Please provide contact details of two suitable referees who can be contacted prior to the award of the tender.

All tenders should quote the tender reference in the subject heading and be provided in writing and emailed to:

Mandy Bygrave


About the buyer

Contact name

Mandy Bygrave


30a Binley Road


02476 633911



Other information


Accelerate website


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.