ESFA requires all primes to publish details of sub-contracted provision where contracts exceed £100,000. This includes individual contract values. ESFA has recently published a list of these Declared Sub-Contractors (LoDS). Some primes have opted to list all their sub-contracted provision, not just contracts above £100,000. The LoDS provides details of sub-contracted provision pre- and post May 2017.
Data on the LoDS suggests that in Liverpool City Region
- only small numbers of local organisations or primes are sub-contracting provision
- where they do it is below the £100,000 threshold
- most provision that is sub-contracted to organisations locally is by primes outside the NW
Following a tightening of sub-contracting guidance, there would appear to be a significant reduction in the levels of sub-contracting nationally post May 2017 which feedback from members would support.