Decision details

Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) Procurement Strategy 2023

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The ALSS Strategy report to commission teaching and learning services in the areas of STEMMM.


Reasons for the decision:

To agree the procurement strategy for subcontracted provision to deliver adult learning and skills provision as part of the wider focus byALSS on different business models to support residents in the quest for employment outcomes and Covid 19 recovery.


Alternative options considered:

·         Option 1 - do nothing, but not an option due to lack of an internal skill set to provide.

·         Option 2 – Call off from a framework. This has been explored and no suitable framework is available.

·         Option 3 – Going to market in an open tender. To get best value and most appropriate suppliers meeting the specification. (Preferred  option).


Publication date: 09/06/2023

Date of decision: 07/06/2023

Effective from: 15/06/2023

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