Since 2014, devolution deals between Central Government and regions in England have been announced.The devolution deals transfer certain powers and funding, previously held by Central Government, to Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs).
Devolution of the Adult Education Budget for the 2019/2020 academic funding year means that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will take on more responsibility to deliver quality adult education in the local area by having the duty and responsibility to deliver the government’s commitment to statutory entitlements for fully funded qualifications at Levels 2 and 3, English and Maths and the future Digital entitlements for learners, free of charge.
Transitional arrangements are in place for the 2018/2019 academic year. During this time the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is taking the opportunity to build and develop relationships with its provider base, setting the priorities for the use of the Adult Education Budget and planning the mix and balance of provision for its adult learner residents.
The overall commissioning approach for AEB will involve a combination of plan-led grant funding and procured provision. This tender is concerned solely with the procured activity.
As of 7th January 2019 we have issues our SSQ (Standard Selection Questionnaire) and ITT (Invitation to Tender) in unison online via the Due North portal, following a one stage 38 days process which will end on 14th February 2019.
Evaluation of all SSQ's and ITT's will take place in February/March with contracts being awarded in early April.
Should you have any questions about the procurement process please contact us via AEBDevolution@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk
Market Engagement – December 2018
On Thursday 13 and 20 December we held two Procurement Workshops. The presentations and resulting questions and answers from the workshops are now available to download.
On Wednesday 17 October 2018 we hosted a Market Engagement Workshop. The presentation and supporting documents from the workshop are now available for you to download:
Programme Manager Skills
AEB Strategy Executive
AEB Partnerships Executive
AEB Development Advisor
Or call: 01480 277180
Senior Strategic Procurement Officer
Or call: 01223 458 051
Please continue to re-visit this page for updates and further information in relation to the Adult Education Budget Devolution.
Page last updated: 8 January 2019