Newsletter & Bids 19 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT) and with thanks to SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 53 pages including the latest SFA and DWP tender opportunities.  We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers welcome to 14 new readers this week. To get your copy e-mail


Well lots of bids out this week and news so let’s get started on the news and events, just before this one person I had a meeting with, I said let me know it’s quite important.  Guess what no they did not, what happened, well I had a contract for 30 Apprentice’s with an employer so they never phoned or e-mailed, another provider has started them all last Thursday the moral of the story is Communication, Communication and Communication so important in this business.


Preparing for The Apprenticeship Levy Conference The conference will come after the June Government announcements so will be an ideal time to gain further information on how to prepare for the apprenticeship levy Apil 2017 Keith Smith Tony Allen Mark Dawe Verity O’Keefe Anjelica Finnegan Carl Lomas MBEHilary Read 14th July Coventry


A fourth university technical college (UTC) has announced it will be shutting its doors due to low student numbers. UTC Lancashire said in a statement on May 3 it would close for good at the end of this term — just three years after it opened — due to difficulties in enrolling enough students “to secure future financial viability”.  Figures obtained by FE Week through Freedom of Information requests made earlier this year showed that the 14-to-19 vocational institution had just 113 students enrolled in 2015/16, down from 200 in 2014/15 — despite a capacity of 800.

This news comes not long after Central Bedfordshire UTC announced in March that it would close in August — after admitting it had not been able to attract “sufficient pupils”.


Hackney UTC closed in July 2014, also following problems attracting learners, and Black Country UTC shut last summer after a “disappointing” Ofsted inspection and, again, low student numbers.

Please


Join us for one of the free Economic Exchange Events below: 

May 2016: Is the Social Enterprise model an option for your Charity?

June 2016: Unpacking Social Impact Bonds – Meet the Investors


Economic Exchange events are free monthly events set up to share specialist knowledge and insight of our team and selected partners, to support socially driven organisations to transform and improve the way they work.  If you missed April’s Event on Excellence in HR and Trustee Management – check out the top tips from the speakers

Click here: Top tips for getting the most out of Trustees and Staff

Best Wishes Heather Black Managing Director Economic Change CIC


The SFA tell us Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Expansion: Opportunity to Tender

In May, we will launch a £20 million procurement opportunity. This is for additional further and higher education institutions and other training organisations to deliver higher and degree apprenticeships (Levels 4 to 7) in the 2016 to 2017 funding year.

Organisations that already hold a funding agreement for this provision need not apply through this procurement and should request growth through the usual process.

While we welcome applications for delivery of all higher apprenticeships, we will give priority to apprenticeship standards and degree apprenticeship standards.

Apprenticeship standards included within this procurement must be ‘ready for delivery’ before 1 September 2016. Please register with our BRAVO e-tendering system for the procurement alert. For other related queries, please email higher apprenticeships.


Enviro Data Solutions Ltd is a family run business that will strive for our customers to move towards a paperless office, improve efficiency and secure their data from harm.

We offer high volume document scanning along with high quality data capture, document management solutions, and data indexing, secure document storage and secure shredding.

We will advise you on the best way to store and manage your information. Often these documents are the only copies in existence, so it’s crucial we ensure protection and compliance. We then develop a service that’s right for you.

With digital archive for all your documents, you’ll be able to access your crucial information in seconds.  This can help you streamline your workflows, respond quicker to requests and queries, and give better service to the people that matter to your organisation.

When we scan your paper archive, we can store, shred and recycle it in line with your document retention policy and legal compliance. So by switching to a more digital way of working, you’ll cut down the amount of paper you use, save space at the same time and also reducing your organisations carbon footprint.

We pick up your documents from wherever you’re based. Whether it’s a small project of several archive boxes or a large project of several thousand, we’ll take care of it for you.  We work quickly to convert your paper documents into digital images. Then we send these scanned documents to you either electronically or on portable media or we can return the scanned images to you on CD, DVD, memory stick, hard drive or encrypted hard drive.  Depending on what you need, we either take your original paper documents back to your premises or shred and recycle them in line with your document retention policy. Contact us today Danny Plummer Director or phone 07956086681


The University of Leeds, at the request of the Department of Health, produced this guidance. An evidence-based review underpins this guidance [1]. It provides:

  • clear information for care home providers, managers and staff on the legal framework for the administration of prescribed medicines for a named individual1 by care assistants; and
  • the requirements for safety and quality assurance.

This guidance has been prepared to make clear that care workers such as care assistants are not prohibited from administering medicines to residents. It draws attention to existing guidance which sets out good practice measures for the safe management and handling of medicines in this sector. It does not prevail over that guidance and should be read together with it and the relevant legislation [2,3,4].  The guidance on this important item can be found at:


The Festival will highlight the increasing importance of identities for individuals, social mobility, the economy and globalisation. It will explore what this means for the further education, adult, community, and vocational sector. It will look at how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media – alongside monitoring and research – are all essential components of adult education.

We know you are busy and you have lots to do, so there’s none of that sitting through a whole conference here, simply personalise your programme to fit around you. Mind you, we’ll be thrilled if you join us for the whole festival. When you register, choose from day passes to single sessions. Note: unless you grab a day pass you need to book a lunch ticket to join us for lunch. Check out the line-up traditional style in the ‘table’ below or for more detail see the following online.


Once you’re booked, head on over to to introduce yourself and meet other festival goers.

See you at the festival.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 10:00 – Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 16:00 (BST) – Add to Calendar


City Lit – 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BA – View Map


Tip of the week I: A 3-night break in Budapest is £169 with flights from London or ManchesterDetails

 Tip of the week 2: O2 customers get a free 500ml bottle of water at Boots via the Priority app until 11th May. Details

Tip of the week 3: Get a three-course set menu at Pizza Express for £12.95 until 8th May. Details


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