Decision details

Adult Learning call-off contract awards for provision in academic year 2019/20

Reference: D50054

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To authorise the award of Adult Learning call-off contracts with a total value of £1.6m for the delivery of provision in the 2019/20 academic year.


The Chief Officer Employment and Skills approved:


  The proposed funding allocations for external delivery of the Council’s Adult Learning Programme to the total value of £1.6 million for the 2019-20 academic year, and award one year DPS call-off contracts to 19 providers as set out in the Confidential Appendix 1.

  The recommended maximum funding allocation variations set out in the Confidential Appendix 1 allowing individual provider allocations to be varied in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules to enable effective programme management to maximise delivery outcomes.

  The Head of Projects and Programmes, Employment and Skills Service will be responsible for the implementation of the recommendations set out in this report and, the management of the Adult Learning Programme on behalf of the Council.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Adult Learning programmes for each academic year deliver the Education and Skills Funding Agency contract obligations and are informed by continuous stakeholder engagement. This includes oversight by the Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment; consultation with the Adult Learning Trust Board, Community Committee Champions; feedback from providers and learners.

The Procurement Solicitor and Finance Manager will be consulted on the 2019/20 ESFA contract terms and implications for Adult Learning provider call-off contracts, and funding allocations


The Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment

CPPU Procurement and Legal Services

The Service Finance Manager

Adult Learning providers

Leeds Adult Learning Trust Board

Service users

Contact: Martyn Long, Head of Projects and Programmes 07712 214341 Email:

Publication date: 04/09/2019

Date of decision: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

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