The Greater London Authority (GLA) has indicated that they will launch procurement of their Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Fund (ESF) Education & Skills programmes on the 12th October, for services that will be awarded and go live between April and August 2019.

Seetec will be considering bidding opportunities across all London Lots and we are seeking expressions of interest from providers interested in partnering with us in any of these areas.

The contracts are intended to be split into two lots targeting different priority groups. These two priority groups, namely people out of work and people in work, will have different eligibility criteria and corresponding outputs and results. 

We expect tenders to reflect a range of ESFA priority areas and to include support for those facing redundancy, and other specific LEP priority groups. More information on these groups can be found in the Mayor London’s Skills for Londoners Framework; which can be found at:

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2018_07_17_framework_final_for_publication.pdf )

We welcome interest from providers who can demonstrate strong existing local integration, capacity and a track record of delivering high quality, innovative education, skills and/or employability provision; preferably with current or recent AEB/ESF delivery experience.

Seetec is committed to using its extensive experience as a prime contractor in London to promote access to mainstream programmes and so we are especially keen to hear from local SME/VCSE organisations.

We would like to invite all potential partners to register an interest in working with us on our Partnership Opportunity Portal (POP) and complete the relevant EOI form.  The initial deadline to complete an EOI is Friday the 19th October.

If you have already registered on POP, then please take the opportunity to ensure that your details are correct and updated.  If you have any difficulties or questions regarding registration on POP or the EOI please contact our Business Development Team, who will be happy to help, by email at seetecbusinessdevelopment@seetec.co.uk or by phone on 01702 201070.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Seetec.