Service providers can apply to be a part of the ADPS at any time throughout the duration, future-proofing the solution as the market develops and new apprenticeship standards are introduced over time.
|Save valuable time
The award of individual further competitions within the ADPS can be quicker than direct procurement procedures, with the minimum time limit for the return of tenders being 10 days.
|Wide range of service providers
Local and SME service providers are encouraged to become part of ADPS, given that the application process is simplified for all and that any provider can join at any time during the life of the ADPS.
The incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice has been extended to 31 March 2021, this includes recruiting apprentices who have been made redundant. Find out more here.
|Broad range of technical areas of learning
The solution covers 15 technical areas of learning for apprenticeships from Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care to Business and Administration, there is a wide range of apprenticeship training available. What’s more, you are also able to include more than one technical area and/or apprenticeship standard in further competitions.
If your organisation already uses the Proactis ‘ProContract’ eProcurement system you can use your own portal to run a further competition via the ADPS. If not, ESPO can act as a ‘postbox’ on your behalf whereby we host the customer’s further competition on ESPO’s ProContract portal.
|Easy to use
We understand the process can be dauting, so to help make your procurement journey easier we have further competition template documents, outcome of competition letters and call-off terms and conditions freely available to help. Get in touch to find out more!
|Ofsted ratings monitored by ESPO
The Ofsted ratings and presence on the RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) are regularly monitored by ESPO to help you ensure quality of service.