Supply Chain Fees and Charges Policy

Purpose and Scope

This document sets out Training 2000’s Supply Chain Fees and Charges Policy for 2019/20. The policy applies to all provision that is subcontracted non-levy funded delivery by Training 2000 under its contract for services with the ESFA and replaces any previous versions, where applicable, and is effective from 1st August 2019.

 

Background

Training 2000 is a Provider of non-levy funded services under contracts awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Some of the provision is delivered via sub-contracted organisation (“the supply chain”).

Prior to joining the supply chain, all suppliers undergo a comprehensive due diligence process, must be on the RoATP, have a good Ofsted grade and are selected on the basis of their track record, type of provision delivered and location. This helps to ensure that Training 2000 can effectively respond to demand and local skills priorities.

 

Subcontracting Parameters

Training 2000 will only subcontract in order to meet its strategic aims or where it does not have the technical capability or capacity, for the provision of specialist services which supports core delivery, or where an employer specifically indicates where they require training to be delivered. Subcontractors will only be contracted for the provision of a service and will not have full responsibility for delivery in its entirety. Training 2000 will only subcontract to providers of high quality and who are deemed to be low risk from both a quality and financial perspective.

 

Overview of Fees and Charges

Training 2000 fees and charges comprise either or both of:

  • A % based management fee of between 10% and 20%
  • Charges for additional services provided

The fees charged / paid will reflect and be dependent on the level of service or support required by the subcontractor. For example, whether the subcontractor is providing the whole of or part of a service / product will determine whether a management fee or a charge for services is applied.

 

Charges for Additional Services Provided by TRAINING 2000

Each supplier will be supported by Training 2000, which will include regular visits. However, if a supplier falls below the required standard of delivery and therefore, requires additional support, Training 2000 reserves the right to invoice any reasonable additional costs incurred in agreement with the subcontractor.

 

Supply Chain Support and Capacity Building

Management fees are used by Training 2000 to support the supply chain to develop and deliver high quality provision that meet the needs of learners and employers.

  • Support needs will vary, but can include:
  • A nominated Supply Chain Manager for support, advice and guidance
  • Preparation for External Inspection
  • Safeguarding Training & Consultation
  • Self-Assessment & Quality Improvement Support
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment Observations(inc paired observations)
  • Data Management

 

Payments to Suppliers by TRAINING 2000

TRAINING 2000 pay suppliers by bank transfer and payment will normally be in accordance with the terms of the subcontract funding schedule (FM/TR387). This will normally be within 30 days of receiving a valid claim for payment which has met the data standards required. Payment is subject to the receipt of timely claims and supporting evidence of service delivery.

Where funding claims cannot be substantiated, Training 2000 may defer payment until the supporting evidence is provided or reclaim monies already paid.

 

Chris Stott
Chief Executive Officer
27th February 2020

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