Decision details

Contract Extension for the Provision of Adult Education Services provided by Aspire Sussex Ltd (OKD01 20/21)

Decision Maker: Director of Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council has a contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and currently receives funding to provide Adult Education in West Sussex.


The County Council commissions Aspire Sussex Ltd to provide learning opportunities for adults in communities across West Sussex to gain skills and qualifications.


The service was procured in 2017 for an initial term of three years with potential to extend for a further four years. As the initial term of the contract is now coming to an end authorisation is sought to extend the contract for a period of two years from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2022.


The original OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) and contract contained the optional extension period which the Council now wishes to exercise.


The Director of Education and Skills has approved: -


(1)            The extension of the existing contract for a period of two years from the 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2022

(2)            An increase to the management fee from 8% to 10% to cover the costs associated with the management of sub-contracted provision, as per clause 11.2 in the contract.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 02/04/2020

Date of decision: 02/04/2020

Effective from: 16/04/2020

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