Supply Chain Fees and Charging Policy 2016-2017

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose
The purpose of this document is to give details of the Supply Chain Fees and Charges Policy offered by STEGTA Ltd to sub-contracted providers. This policy should be read in conjunction with other STEGTA Ltd policies and procedures and the sub-contract.
1.2 Scope
The Supply Chain Fees and Charging Policy will be communicated via the Office Manager to all sub-contracted provision. The STEGTA Ltd website will publish the policy. This policy shall be operated with effect from 1st August 2016 and revised annually.
1.3 Responsibility
Responsibility lies with the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Supply Chain Fees and Charging Policy is adhered to.
1.4 Entering into sub-contracting arrangements
STEGTA Ltd sub-contracts in order to extend the range of its provision and to address the needs and support the delivery of learning in the community. It also helps us to support Local, Regional and National Strategies and reach out to under-represented groups, making us a more inclusive organisation. All applicants must demonstrate the quality of their provision by ensuring that their organisation is on the Register of Training Organisations. Upon successful completion, STEGTA Ltd will enter into sub-contractor agreements annually, to commence 1st August each year. A contract must be signed and on file before delivery commences.
1.5
1.5 STEGTA Ltd does not appoint sub-contractors that hold an aggregate contract value of £100,000 or above per academic year, including any proposed provision, unless they are listed on the Register of Training Organisations.
1.6 Contracting
We will only award contracts for delivering funded provision to legal entities. If the legal entity is a registered company, it must be recorded as ‘Active’ on the Companies House database.

1.7 We will not award a contract to a legal entity if:

  • It has an above average risk warning from a credit agency.
  • It has passed a resolution (or the court has made an order) to wind up or liquidate the company, or administrators have been appointed, or
  • Its statutory accounts are overdue.

2. Fees

The management fee is negotiated individually with each sub-contractor and is between 15 and 20%.

2.1 A penalty will be applied if the sub-contractor’s success/timeliness rates do not meet minimum levels of performance. These will be set annually by STEGTA Ltd, and will take into account the minimum levels of performance set by the SFA.

This penalty may also apply if the sub-contractor:

  • Receives a Grade 4 for Teaching, Learning & Assessment and other key learner experiences
  • Has an internal audit error rate of over 5%
  • Has inadequate Safeguarding Procedures

3. Quality of Provision

Due diligence will be completed prior to entering into sub-contracts with any provision. STEGTA Ltd will support sub-contracted provision by:

  • Providing appropriate and well-experienced business support staff.
  • Issuing a sub-contractor process and procedure manual with all relevant documentation at commencement of the contract year to ensure quality of documentation and a full understanding of STEGTA Ltd procedures.
  • Communicating regularly with Partners; plan and carry out quarterly management meetings to monitor achievement and progression rates.
  • Carrying out, twice per year, full programme reviews of quality and provision.
  • Carrying out annual internal audit provision.

Providing Skills Funding Agency update workshops.

  • Carrying out announced and unannounced visits to monitor teaching, learning and assessment and appropriate use of Skills Funding Agency funds.
  • Providing update training on Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding/Prevent and sharing best practice, including teaching, learning and assessment workshops.
  • Collating, in partnership with sub-contracted provision feedback from learners and employers
  • Administering the programme payment schedule as agreed.
  • The Board of Directors and the Chief Executive are satisfied that each subcontractor meets the strategic aims and enhances the quality of the learner experience.

FEES PAID TO SUBCONTRACTORS FOR TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES WITHIN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES AUG 2015 – JULY 2016

Subcontractor Name UKPRN No Funding Paid by the SFA Funding Retained by Provider Funding Paid to Subcontractors
BOLTON COLLEGE 10000794 11,250.69 2,250.14 9,000.55
BURNLEY COLLEGE 10001000 8,291.04 1,658.21 6,632.83
CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE 10001378 14,944.54 2,988.91 11,955.63
CITY OF BATH COLLEGE 10001465 7,648.69 1,529.74 6,118.95
CITY OF LIVERPOOL COLLEGE 10003955 9,331.65 1,866.33 7,465.32
CITY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE 10001476 45,050.00 9,010.00 36,040.00
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGE 10007578 2,549.56 509.91 2,039.65
DARLINGTON COLLEGE 10001850 2,549.56 509.91 2,039.65
FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE 10002412 7,367.03 1,473.41 5,893.62
HOPWOOD HALL 10003146 3,244.88 648.98 2,595.90
LEEDS COLLEGE 10024962 88,509.38 17,701.88 70,807.50
LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING 10003855 12,363.00 2,472.60 9,890.40
LOWESTOFT COLLEGE 10004116 5,325.81 1,065.16 4,260.65
ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS LTD 10004344 14,535.00 2,907.00 11,628.00
MID CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10004339 2,549.56 509.91 2,039.65
MIDDLEBOROUGH COLLEGE 10004344 2,549.56 509.91 2,039.65
NEW COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM 10004577 10,198.25 2,039.65 8,158.60
NLT TRAINING 10004645 1,749.98 350.00 1,399.98
NORTH WEST TRAINING COUNCIL 10004723 5,422.50 1,084.50 4,338.00
PRESTON COLLEGE 10005200 4,375.00 875.00 3,500.00
SALFORD COLLEGE 10005032 70,000.45 14,000.09 56,000.36
SOLIHULL COLLEGE 10005946 38,662.50 7,732.50 30,930.00
SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10005972 5,082.23 1,016.45 4,065.78
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COLLEGE 10006293 6,776.25 1,355.25 5,421.00
STOCKPORT COLLEGE 10006331 5,099.13 1,019.83 4,079.30
TAMESIDE COLLEGE 10006494 3,864.86 772.97 3,091.89
THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE 10023139 6,339.68 1,267.94 5,071.74
TRAFFORD COLLEGE 10005998 150,504.00 30,100.80 120,403.20
WARRINGTON COLLEGIATE 10007339 2,549.56 509.91 2,039.65
WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE 10007500 71,173.13 14,234.63 56,938.50
WILTSHIRE COLLEGE 10007527 15,297.38 3,059.48 12,237.90

FEES PAID TO SUBCONTRACTORS FOR TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES WITHIN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES AUG 2014 – JULY 2015

Subcontractor Name UKPRN No Funding Paid by the SFA Funding Retained by Provider Funding Paid to Subcontractors
BOLTON COLLEGE 10000794 14680.11 2936.02 11744.09
CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE 10001378 31680.45 6336.09 25344.36
CITY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE 10001476 6161.88 1232.38 4929.50
FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE 10002412 6532.44 1306.49 5225.95
HOPWOOD HALL 10003146 6066.96 1213.39 4853.57
LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING 10003855 3366.56 673.31 2693.25
LOWESTOFT COLLEGE 10004116 3366.56 673.31 2693.25
MID CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10004339 1309.67 261.93 1047.74
NEW COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM 10004577 7557.55 1511.51 6046.04
NLT TRAINING 10004645 1752.57 350.51 1402.05
NORTH WEST TRAINING COUNCIL 10004723 4221.26 844.25 3377.01
SALFORD COLLEGE 100050321 31486.04 6297.21 25188.83
PRESTON COLLEGE 10005200 2526.17 505.23 2020.93
ROCHDALE TRAINING ASSOCATION 10005509 1429.89 285.98 1143.91
SOLIHULL COLLEGE 10005946 4606.92 921.38 3685.53
SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10005972 8864.43 1772.89 7091.54
TRAFFORD COLLEGE 10005998 72126.16 14425.29 57701.17
STOCKPORT COLLEGE 10006331 2875.58 575.12 2300.46
WARRINGTON COLLEGIATE 10007339 9276.09 1855.22 7420.87
WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE 10007500 55458.08 11091.62 44366.46
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON 10007578 1638.02 327.60 1310.42
THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE 10023139 35840.23 7168.05 28672.19
LEEDS COLLEGE 10024962 49727.08 9945.42 39781.66

FEES PAID TO SUBCONTRACTORS FOR TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES WITHIN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES AUG 2013 – JULY 2014

Subcontractor Name UKPRN No Funding Paid by the SFA Funding Retained by Provider Funding Paid to Subcontractors
BOLTON COLLEGE 10000794 13125.00 2625.00 10500.00
CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE 10001378 8500.00 1700.00 6800.00
LEEDS COLLEGE 10024962 60271.69 12054.34 48217.35
LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING 10003855 3662.75 732.55 2930.20
LOWESTOFT COLLEGE 10004116 3587.50 717.50 2870.00
LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING 10003855 3366.56 673.31 2693.25
MID CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10004339 5450.00 1090.00 4360.00
NLT TRAINING 10004645 1750.00 350.00 1400.00
PRESTON COLLEGE 10005200 3620.63 724.13 2896.50
SALFORD COLLEGE 10005032 22063.75 4412.75 17651.00
ROCHDALE TRAINING ASSN 10005509 2223.79 444.76 1779.03
MANCHESTER SKILLS CENTRE 10004177 9865.00 1973.00 7892.00
SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 10005972 6498.75 1299.75 5199.00
TRAFFORD COLLEGE 10005998 85488.90 17097.78 68391.12
STOCKPORT COLLEGE 10006331 9518.05 1903.61 7614.44
WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE 10007500 40768.18 8153.64 32614.54
THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE 10023139 38311.39 7662.28 30649.11
CITY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE 10001476 1812.50 362.50 1450.00