The Skills Funding Agency announced that they have written to all existing independent training providers (ITPs) about the changes in public contract regulations affecting their contracts to deliver the adult education budget (AEB) today.
The changes mean that contracts cannot automatically be renewed at the end of the current contracting term. Instead, a competitive procurement exercise will be launched next week using the funding released from these contracts ending. The procurement will be open to all eligible organisations on the Register of Training Organisations.
Existing AEB ITPs will be contacted again next week about these arrangements and plans for 2017 to 2018.