Sheffield City Region Devolved Adult Education Budget Procurement Announced

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority has announced that procurement of its devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) Framework Agreement totalling around £33m over three years will be launched on 14 December.

AEB devolution will enable the SCR to bring a more strategic regional approach to delivery that is focused on meeting the needs of residents and businesses across the City Region (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) and will comprise three lots.

Lot 1: Supporting Residents into Employment

Lot 2: Provision for adults in employment (self-employed) or at risk of redundancy

Lot 3: No young person left behind

Lot 4: Test and Learn Adult Key Worker Model

Individual Call-Off Contracts will be awarded for 12 months from 1 August 2021, with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.

Further details about the City Region’s priorities for devolved AEB as well as the procurement process itself can be found on the SCR’s website.

Once the procurement is launched, tenders will have to be submitted via the YORtender tendering portal by midday on 28 January 2021.

Remember, don’t hesitate to contact me if you require support with submitting a tender to deliver AEB in the Sheffield City Region.