JTL Subcontractor Supply Chain Fees and Charges Policy 2016/17
JTL’s operating strategy, as agreed at Board level, is to utilise ‘services subcontracting’ as part of its delivery model. In order to provide good quality training to ensure that JTL is able to effectively respond to employer demand, whilst reflecting local skills priorities, JTL does subcontract some off-the-job elements of its apprenticeship frameworks.
All subcontractors of JTL undergo a comprehensive due diligence process prior to any delivery taking place, and are selected on the basis of their track record, type of provision delivered and location. Once approved as a JTL subcontractor, a legally binding contract is put in place and annually negotiated financial / outcome agreements established. When negotiating for subcontracted services, JTL will use its best endeavours to achieve value for money combined with strict quality assurances.
JTL does not charge a management fee to its subcontractors, but instead subsumes the costs associated with subcontract management into its own operating costs.
The following activities are undertaken by JTL in the management of its subcontractors:
- Due diligence checks
- Health and safety monitoring visits
- Lesson observations
- Learner surveys
- Contract review meetings
- Invoice and payment processing
- Quality audits
- Compiling reports and improvement actions