Issue details

Training Services Provider - Employees

This report seeks to approve a contract award to Premier Partnership for Managed Training Services for employees, for a period of 5 years from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2029, with a 1-year break clause at a contract value up to £1m.


Premier Partnership are a well-known provider with a broad offer and wide provider base. They have been blended learning solutions offering economies of scale and lessons learned and networking with other customers with a reporting system providing insights.


In June and July 2023, LBC undertook a best value market test with the 4 Providers on the ESPO reference 383_21 Managed Training Services Framework for Lot 1, Managed Services Provider, with the intention to award a new contract as a call off from the framework after identifying the provider offering the most economically advantageous solution that best meets our needs.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,000,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial Implications

Financial Impact: Expenditure or savings of up to £5,000,000;

Decision due: Not before 18th Feb 2024 by Interim Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead director: Interim Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Department: Assistant Chief Executive Directorate

Contact: Grace Addy, Head of Learning and Organisational Development Email: