Following the publication of the government’s Plan for Jobs which included a £111 million investment to triple the number of traineeships available in 2020/21, the ESFA are running a procurement opportunity so providers and employers can access funding to deliver 19 to 24 funded traineeship growth.
They are looking for providers and employers who have the capacity to start providing high-quality traineeships from the beginning of February 2021 through a ring-fenced contract for service.
The ESFA will be administering the procurement process electronically via Jaggaer the DfE e-Procurement Solution (e-PS) portal. Potential applicants can access Jaggaer via a web browser at https://education.app.jaggaer.com and potential applicants are required to submit their Tenders in accordance with the instructions set out in Jaggaer and the ITT.
The deadline for the receipt of the completed Tenders is 17:00 GMT on 28 October 2020 and deadline for enquiries and clarifications is 12:00 (noon) GMT on 23 October 2020.