West Midlands Combined Authority Adult Education Budget

West Midlands Combined Authority Adult Education Budget

The West Midlands Authority (WMCA) is establishing a suite of Adult Education Budget Service Contracts through this procurement exercise, with a total estimated value of up to £4m for the initial 15-month contract. This will be a 15-month contract with the opportunity to extend on an annual basis for a further 1 year to July 2022.

WMCA have split this call for new providers into three Lots and are seeking to attract bids from providers who can develop an adult offer to support those in-work and in low-paid jobs across a range of priority sectors aligned to our Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) at level 2, 3 and 4 valued at £2,500,000. They also want to attract bids that can equip residents with skills required through an adult offer to secure employment both directly and indirectly through Coventry City of Culture (2021) valued at £500,000 and The Commonwealth Games (2022) valued at £1,000,000.


WMCA has split this procurement activity into three Lots, with the appropriate estimated values as outlined below. Bidders can submit proposals for as many lots as they wish.

  • Lot 4 – support for those in employment (estimated value up to £2.5m)
  • Lot 5 – Birmingham Commonwealth Games ((estimated value up to £1m)
  • Lot 6 – Coventry City of Culture (estimated value up to £500,000)

If you would like to receive the Opportunity Summary for this procurement, please get in touch by emailing info@carleyconslt.co.uk or call us on 01302 361630.

Please let us know of your potential bid writing needs as our resources are finite and we expect demand to be high due to our unrivalled record of success in writing AEB bids. In 2019 we wrote 27 winning bids in the devolved AEB competitions (London, the previous WMCA, Manchester and Liverpool) which resulted in our clients being awarded contracts with a combined value of £72million. This followed 17 wins in the previous national AEB competition and 29 wins in the Skills Support for the Workforce competition. Collectively these achievements represent a 95% win rate.

To secure Carley Consult bid writing services for the WMCA AEB procurement please email info@carleyconsult.co.uk or call us on 01302 361630.

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Key Dates

Publish Tender Opportunity – 5th February 2020

Deadline for ITT Clarification Requests – 12 noon, 28th February 2020

Meet the Buyer Event – 12th February 2020

Tender Submission Deadline – 12 noon, 6th March 2020

Contract Award – wc 6th April 2020

Contract Commencement Date – 1st May 2020

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