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Tender for skills framework agreement

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is seeking expressions of interest from appropriately qualified skills and training organisations. Using anticipated funding from our own resources and the Skills Funding Agency, we are intending to develop a four-year framework agreement with appropriate providers for the procurement of skills and training services. 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a strong strategic vision for adult skills provision, in order to reduce unemployment and deprivation and ensure that local residents benefit from the employment opportunities created through regeneration and improved transport links. 

Key strategic priorities for us include reducing poverty and supporting regeneration and growth. The provision under the skills framework agreement contributes to these strategic priorities through a broad offer which includes:

  • Provision for employability
  • Family learning
  • Supporting development and progression for individuals
  • Improving skills for specific employment opportunities 
  • Learning for general interest

This provision helps residents to improve their skills, confidence and employability and contributes to a range of positive outcomes, including improvements in health and well-being, engaged and active citizens and family and community cohesion. 

A significant part of our provision is community learning and adult skills. 

Funding for this opportunity

The skills framework could potentially have an annual spend of between £1.4million and £2million per academic year, for a period of up to four years. All community learning and adult skills funding is subject to confirmation annually by the Skills Funding Agency. All other sources of funding are subject to availability. There can be no guarantee of available funding.

The provision will be procured through two lots. Potential providers will not be required to bid to deliver under both lots, though they are free to bid for both lots if preferred. Please note that no sub-contracting of provision is permitted. Any provider commissioned through the skills framework agreement must directly deliver any contracts commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich through the agreement.

The lots are:

  1. Lot one: Community Learning - Non accredited: The provision of non-accredited adult learning and skills provision, which improves the softer skills of Greenwich residents
  2. Lot two: Adult skills - Employment specific, vocational and accredited learning: The provision of learning and skills projects that prepare Greenwich residents for the world of work. The provision may or may not lead to a formal skills qualification.

We encourage applications from all sections of the skills and training market, including the voluntary and community sector and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, including community interest companies and charities, the private sector and further or higher education colleges. However, in the case of Skills Funding Agency (SFA)-funded provision, providers will need to have the capacity to understand and comply with SFA rules and be prepared for potential inspection by Ofsted.

Contract terms and conditions and specification can be downloaded below:

Please visit the OJEU tenders electronic daily website for further information.

How to apply

To register your interest, please email procurement@royalgreenwich.gov.uk quoting reference SPS 0883 to receive the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documents, and to ensure that you are included in any future correspondence relating to the tendering of this contract. You can also email if you have any questions about this opportunity.

Key dates

The end date for expressions of interest is 17 August 2015.

The deadline for return of PQQ submissions is 12pm on 24 August 2015.


Tender for the management and operation of Hervey Road Playing Field

RBG Ref: SPS 1036 (Open Procedure)

Invitation to tender 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is tendering a contract to provide a service to establish a partnership with an economic operator to manage and operate Hervey Road Playing Field (site). The Council is open to considering an approach by which there is more than one delivery partner involved with the operation of Hervey Road.

The Council will provide a new high quality building to provide sports facilities at the site by May 2016. It is the ambition of the council to bring the playing field back into use and be fit for purpose. Consequently, capital funding of £995k has been secured for the restoration of the site. The restoration works will be carried out by the council prior to the preferred bidder being in operation.

The site will need to be self-sufficient as no subsidy will be given by the authority. However, the Council will be responsible for the project management and construction of the modular building, MUGA, car park and general field conditions and infrastructure.

The successful economic operator is required to manage a high quality, inclusive and accessible community sports facility for Royal Greenwich residents. The playing field will need to offer a wide range of sporting activities for all age ranges and abilities and improve opportunities for people to participate in sport and physical activity. The Council's preferred bidder will therefore, be required to manage the day-to-day operation of the site once the capital developments have been completed.

Using anticipated funding from the Royal Borough's own resources and Funders, Royal Greenwich is intending to develop a 30-year lease Agreement and SLA with the successful economic operator for the Management and Operation of Hervey Road Playing Field.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a strong strategic vision for the development of the playing field. In line with this, Royal Greenwich is seeking a 10-year business plan, suggested field layout proposals and appropriate method statements, as part of the submission for the site. The operation of the site must be self-sufficient; the council will not consider a subsidy position. However, a rent subsidy (peppercorn rent) will be available to organisations which meet set criteria.

The criteria used to evaluate a request for subsidised rent are that the organisation must meet the Council's service and/or strategic objectives and its aims must be in line with the Council's vision and values.

View the Specification and Terms and Conditions documents

Find out more on the Contracts Finder website

How to apply

To register your interest, please email procurement@royalgreenwich.gov.uk quoting Ref: SPS 1036 to receive the full tender documents, and ensure inclusion to any future correspondence relating to the tendering of this contract.

Key dates

The end date for expressions of interest is 4pm on 14 August 2015.

The deadline for return of tender submissions is 12noon on 21 August 2015.


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