Learndirect set to lose rights to run Home Office citizenship test

Extracts from an article by Billy Camden, Senior Reporter at FE Week.

"Learndirect’s multimillion-pound contract to deliver the Home Office’s Life in the UK test is to be put out to tender for a 'new' provider, FE Week can reveal.

The nation’s biggest FE provider has since November 2014 held the contract to operate the tests, which are a crucial component for obtaining British citizenship, on behalf of the UK Border Agency." [...]

"In preparation for the current contract coming to an end, it is the Home Office’s intention to launch a competition in early 2018, in order to find a new provider or providers to deliver the service throughout the UK, the document, brought to the attention of FE Week by Tussell, a database of UK government tenders and contracts, said." [...]

"The Home Office’s tender page says bids for the contract, which will initially run from July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021, will be welcomed from single organisations or consortia, although it is the intention that a single contract will be awarded for provision of the service UK-wide."

Read the full article on FE Week.

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