Issue details

Contract Extension for the Provision of Adult Education Services provided by Aspire Sussex Ltd

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2020

Decision due: April 2020 by Director of Education and Skills

Lead member: Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills

Lead director: Paul Wagstaff

Contact: Jessica Coleman, Contract Monitoring Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 28560.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Education and Skills via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

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