BEST Training – Low Carbon Leadership in Construction

BEST Training – Low Carbon Leadership in Construction

Produce a long-term for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing built environment workforce of Wales.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road,

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Julie Paynter

+44 2920879648

Buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road,

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Julie Paynter

+44 2920879648

Buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road,

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Julie Paynter

+44 2920879648

Buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

BEST Training – Low Carbon Leadership in Construction

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme (the BEST Programme) is a collaborative programme led by Cardiff University in partnership with the Building Futures Group (formally Asset Skills), CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. The BEST Programme will:

• Produce a long-term for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing built environment workforce of Wales

• support the development and piloting of an innovative blend of traditional and blended learning courses leading to transferable qualifications and skills which will future-proof the built environment whilst enhancing Wales’ reputation as the front-runner of.

The BEST Programme is seeking a Delivery Partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW level 4 training programme in ‘Low Carbon Leadership’ aimed at built environment professionals in Wales. This proposal arises from research conducted for Construction Skills Wales into the current status of low carbon skills in the professional services sector. The research identified a range of skills shortages which have been addressed by the development of a Training Framework to support low carbon skills CPD. The modules identified in this proposal meet the skills needs recognised in the Framework.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=9919.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services

1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme (the BEST Programme) is a collaborative programme led by Cardiff University in partnership with the Building Futures Group (formally Asset Skills), CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. The BEST Programme will:

Produce a long-term for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing built environment workforce of Wales

support the development and piloting of an innovative blend of traditional and blended learning courses leading to transferable qualifications and skills which will future-proof the built environment whilst enhancing Wales’ reputation as the front-runner of.

The BEST Programme is seeking a Delivery Partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW level 4 training programme in ‘Low Carbon Leadership’ aimed at built environment professionals in Wales. This proposal arises from research conducted for Construction Skills Wales into the current status of low carbon skills in the professional services sector. The research identified a range of skills shortages which have been addressed by the development of a Training Framework to support low carbon skills CPD. The modules identified in this proposal meet the skills needs recognised in the Framework.

The Delivery Partner(s) will

design training programmes which respond to specific training needs identified through the BEST Programme

develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required

produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

market the course and recruit eligible participants, managing the registration and certification of participants including registration with any external awarding organisations (where appropriate)

deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 built environment professionals across Wales.

monitor progress against agreed targets and provide reports to the BEST Programme Management Office in line with an agreed reporting schedule

collate and submit financial claims with supporting evidence to the BEST Programme Management Office on a quarterly basis

proactively participate in good practice workshops and knowledge transfer events

attend and participate in conferences and events to promote courses to participants and employers

support internal and external evaluation activities

The BEST Programme will provide up to a maximum of 50% of the costs associated with the development and delivery of the courses outlined in the Tender Specification. The remaining 50% will need to be contributed and evidenced by the Delivery Partner(s) as ‘match’ funding.

Suppliers are requested to register and download the tender documents from the following website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SPEC412/JP0514

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 26-05-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    03-06-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 01-07-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:9919)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 06-05-2014

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