BHCC propose to retain an estimated management fee of up to 20% for the 2022 to 2023 academic year. In summary, the fee has been calculated on the basis of the salary costs of the Adult Learning Manager and the BHCC management support necessary to ensure proper contract management, quality monitoring and ensure that data is collected and can be provided to the ESFA in a timely fashion.
These costs will vary depending on the type of provision being subcontracted, the risks associated with the provision and a proportion of costs relating to the overheads incurred by BHCC’s management of the prime contract. Section 8 provides details of services supplied to the subcontractor.
The time allocation of the BHCC staff (shown as a percentage) has been forecast based on time allocations used in 2021 to 2022 and may vary with subcontractor’s needs.
It should also be noted that additional strategic and operational support by is offered by the following BHCC staff:
- Head of Education and Skills
- data analyst
- finance staff
- communications and press office
BHCC will review the management fee regularly to ensure that it is a reasonable and proportionate fee to the delivery of the sub-contracted provision. Each cost contributes to continuous development of the service and the delivery of high-quality learning to the city. The Adult Learning Manager post will ensure a high-quality service is delivered to national standards, benchmarks and regulatory frameworks such including Ofsted. This policy is reviewed annually.
ESFA Accredited Learning
BHCC will retain up to 20% of the contract value delivered by a subcontractor to cover the staffing and other associated costs of supporting and monitoring the subcontracted provision. The remainder of the budget allocation will be used for the provision of learning opportunities, which will be offered to external providers through a competitive tendering process.
ESFA Community Learning
The Community Learning allocation including Family Learning is used for the provision of learning opportunities, delivered by BHCC’s in- house team. The resource input from BHCC is funded through its ESFA core grant.
BHCC’s Adult and Community Learning Service also works to facilitate the sharing of good practice and peer support across the subcontracted and internal provision.