Published by: Department for Education

Published on: 24th March 2020


Dear all,

Due to escalating implications of COVID-19, we are postponing the SKE tender in order to protect SKE provision and the ITT pipeline.

We understand that many of you will be focusing on other priorities and experiencing staff shortages at this challenging time. As our contingency, we intend to roll over grants with current providers for a year and plan to relaunch the tender in early 2021 to deliver SKE from October 2021.

At this stage, no further action is required. We do still intend to introduce some of the changes planned for the Framework Agreement through the grant agreements and will communicate further details in due course.

We appreciate the work you will have put into the tender to date, but hope this comes as welcome news.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Best wishes,

SKE Team

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