We’re looking to subcontract some traineeship delivery to one of our partners, however they are fairly new to this field and so don’t have an EDS or UKPRN number. I’ve tried looking for guidance on this but struggling to find anything “current”.
Can anybody shed some light as to whether this would cause an issue please. The value of delivery is only relatively small <£20,000 over the course of the year.
You should read the sections on subcontracting in the AEB funding rules.
92. If you have not previously subcontracted provision we fund, you must get our written approval before awarding a contract to a delivery subcontractor and keep evidence of this written approval. See subcontracting and seeking written approval for more information.
So our partner registered for a UKPRN and are showing on the UKRLP site, however when I’ve added their learners to our funding system I keep getting an error message saying that the UKPRN is not valid. Have you any ideas as to what could possibly be causing this?
Hmmm, assume this is on SLD where you’re getting the error? Not sure how frequently the UKPRN data is updated (I suspect it’s not a “live” link as such), might just take a month or so to update? You can submit without it to get them through and then add it in once it’s there.