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Alternative Learning Provision Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to recommission a new Alternative Learning Provision framework contract.



  1. Noted the Alternative Learning Provision commissioning strategy 2022-2027.
  2. Authorised Executive Director – People in consultation with Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Women to procure and award the contract(s) necessary for the implementation of a framework for Alternative Learning Provision, from 1st September 2022 for 5 years + 1 at a cost of £2.75m per year in-line with the procurement routes and maximum budget envelopes outlined in this report, noting the associated Procurement and Legal commentaries.
  3. Authorised Executive Director - People to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report, including through any block purchasing arrangements.
  4. Authorised the Head of Strategic Procurement & Supplier Relations to approve appropriate procurement routes to market where these are not yet fully defined in this report, or if changes to procurement routes are subsequently required.



Report author: Hugh Evans

Publication date: 05/10/2021

Date of decision: 05/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/10/2021

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