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Supply chain fees and charges policy

Reason for subcontracting
Acorn Training Consultants Ltd subcontracts some of its training provision in order to expand its offer, giving learners a wider breadth of opportunities in areas in which Acorn Training Consultants Ltd either does not have provision or is unable to deliver the volume required.

Ensuring and improving quality
Acorn Training Consultants Ltd works with its subcontractors to manage the quality of provision. Acorn Training Consultants Ltd reserves the right to use independent specialists or specialists within the wider Rehab group of companies to assist in managing the quality of provision. Acorn Training Consultants Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rehab Group.

Supply Chain Fee information for subcontractors
Subcontracted provision usually has a management fee of between 12.5 - 20% associated with it.

Acorn Training Consultants Ltd will negotiate the exact fee with subcontractors to reflect the level of support required and the associated risk to the delivery partnership.

The fees and charges policy is part of the contract process and partners must agree to the fees by signing their subcontract prior to delivery.

The support subcontractors receive for the fee
All subcontractor's paperwork and data is checked and maintained by Acorn Training Consultants Ltd. Where applicable funding claims to the relevant funding organisation will be made. The support will also include:

  • Assistance and checks for contract compliance
  • Data entry and claims for funding
  • Audit of learner files
  • Quality assurance through classroom observation
  • Sharing best practices with the partner

Payment terms
Partners are paid in arrears based on claims validated with the funding organisation (eg. SFA/EFA). The subcontractor will raise an invoice upon receipt of an invoice authorisation. Acorn Training Consultants Ltd will then pay invoices within 30 days.

Policy Review
The policy will be reviewed annually at the start of each academic year.