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Invitation to Tender – GREAT Project Skills and Training Provision Procurement

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) is the lead for the National Lottery Community Fund / ESF Building Better Opportunities ‘In Support Of Family Inclusion’ in the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership area.

The Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT) Project is a free service designed to give members of families, who are not currently employed, the support they need to find work or training opportunities. The project has been operating since 2016 and has been extended until the end of March 2023.

We are currently inviting applications from providers who are able to supply the Skills & Training Provision to GREAT Project Participants which will complement our existing programme of activities and where lack of Skill or Qualifications has been identified as a barrier towards employment and training.

The Skills & Training Provision will offer project participants the opportunity to address a lack of skills through the delivery of workshops, courses and training sessions which will support the participant’s long term skill development and enable them to transition to more structured training opportunities with the possibility of leading to formal qualification attainment.

  • Contract value: Up to £66,000 (inclusive of VAT where applicable)
  • Publication date: 11th May 2022, 12:00pm noon
  • Closing date: 1st June 2022, 12:00pm noon
  • Contract start date: 25th July 2022
  • Contract end date: 31st March 2023
  • Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes
  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs? Yes
  • Notice type: Opportunity
  • Notice status: Open

How to Apply

Download Tender Support Document

BBO Tender Application form

Application forms can be submitted by email to or by post to GREAT Project Procurement, VAL, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE15SN

For clarifications, please send written queries to A response will be given within 24* hours of the query being raised. The questions and answers document will be made available on the VAL Website which will be updated within 48* hours of the query being made. The deadline for queries relating to this specification is 26th May 2022.

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