Decision details

Award contracts for the provision of Fastershire beginners’ internet training workshops and support

Decision Maker: Assistant director Corporate Support

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The council via the Fastershire project has identified that Herefordshire residents would benefit from training to enable them to better understand the advantages of going online and to develop the skills to use the internet. Therefore the council is seeking to commission ICT training providers to deliver beginners’ internet and computer training workshops and support in Herefordshire for the period 1st May 2021 to 31st March 2023 to a maximum cost of £15,000 per annum. With potential extension of the contract a further 12 months.
An Invitation to Tender was published via the council’s e-tendering portal and, following compliance checks and the evaluation of the quality elements of the bids, the Evaluation Panel recommends that four providers are awarded contracts to admit them onto the approved list of providers to deliver beginners’ internet and computer training workshops for Fastershire.
It is anticipated that not all workshops will be allocated to the same provider, as this will be based on lowest price and provider availability for each workshop.

Contact: Natalia Silver, Assistant Director Corporate Support Email: Tel: 01432260732.

Publication date: 06/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

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