The Isle of Wight Council (“the Authority”) invites Tenders from suitably qualified suppliers (“Potential Suppliers”) for the provision of Safeguarding Training on the Isle of Wight.

This procurement follows the Open procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Authority is committed to ensuring their workforce is competent and confident to carry out their responsibilities to both safeguard adults at risk and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The Authority wants to engage with supplier(s) that have extensive experience of the delivery of safeguarding adult learning & development activities and the delivery of safeguarding children learning & development activities.

These activities are offered to a range of learners who are all Isle of Wight based, and therefore the supplier would need to provide face to face activities at various locations on the Isle of Wight. This can be at either at an Authority venue or the supplier’s venue with the agreement of the Authority. Additionally, the Authority may request that specific venues are used for delivery of the activities such as a particular Authority building; residential care environment; or in a school environment. However, the Authority is also looking at other solutions for some of these activities which may include digital solutions, recordings or a blended approach therefore suppliers should also have the ability to provide virtual delivery of any or all of the activities.

This opportunity is divided into 2 Lots:

LOT 1 – ADULT SERVICES SAFEGUARDING COURSES
LOT 2 – CHILDREN’S SERVICES SAFEGUARDING COURSES

Potential suppliers can submit bids for one lot or both lots.

Potential suppliers should note that this is a non-exclusive contract(s) and that there is no guarantee of value or volume of activities.

The term of the contract shall be from 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2023 with the option to extend for up to a further period or periods up to 24 months at the sole discretion of the Authority.

It should be noted that some courses will need to be delivered as soon as possible after the contract commences.

The closing date for receipt of Tenders is 14:00Hrs on 13 July 2021.