ACA Training for Graduate Accountancy Trainees
The Wales Audit Office seeks to engage a training provider for the provision of professional ACA training to its graduate accountancy trainees over a 4 year programme.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
24 Cathedral Road
Telephone: +44 2920320500
Fax: +44 2920320600
NUTS code: UKL22
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0519
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of ACA Training Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Wales Audit Office seeks to engage a training provider for the provision of professional ACA training to its graduate accountancy trainees over a 4 year programme, with option to extend for an additional 2 years.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
South Wales — predominantly at supplier venue (or supplier sourced venue) and small proportion at Wales Audit Office’s Cardiff office.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Wales Audit Office is looking for a supplier to be appointed for the provision of professional training to graduate trainees to support the Auditor General for Wales. The successful supplier will provide financial audit ACA (ICAEW) training. The training will consist of, but is not limited to, face-to-face training of 6-12 trainees (per annual cohort) progressing through professional stages of study, leading induction meetings, administration of and supply of all training materials, examinations and associated fees, and any e-learning as appropriate. The training provider must be a recognised ICAEW Partner in Learning to participate in this procurement.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Authority may extend the contract by an additional 2 years on an annual basis, subject to review. Under exceptional circumstances up to a maximum of 3 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Suppliers must be registered as ICAEW Partners in Learning to participate in this procurement.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
As defined in the European Single Procurement Document, economic and financial standing to demonstrate ability to fulfil obligations under the contract. Minimum standard being turnover commensurate with at least 50 per cent of the value of the training delivery element of the contract (excluding exam fees payable to third party).
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Wales Audit Office, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff.
The authorised person will unlock the postbox after the deadline for receipt of tenders has passed and will record receipt of tenders.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The value of the contract is estimated based on a range dependent on the number of graduate trainees undertaking professional study. The value includes for third party examination fees applicable and all associated training costs. The extent of this range is estimated to be from 250 000 to 450 000 GBP (up to a maximum 750 000 GBP if extended and subject to review). The range reflects a number of inherent uncertainties, such as achieving recruitment targets; the extent of trainee exemptions from professional examinations; loss of trainees following exam failures or for other reasons; and, additional examination resit fees.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=64608
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
(WA Ref: 64608).
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
24 Cathedral Road
Telephone: +44 2920320500
Fax: +44 2920320600Internet address:www.audit.wales
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: