Crown Commercial Service Apprenticeship Training Framework

Crown Commercial Service Apprenticeship Training Framework

Crown Commercial Service as the Authority is putting in place a pan government Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Education and training services

2017/S 113-227736

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline.
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
n/a
United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: public procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Training and Related Services.

Reference number: RM3823

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service as the Authority is putting in place a pan government Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies and Local Authorities, and other permitted organisations, provided by a number of Potential Providers.

The above Public Sector bodies have a need for Apprenticeships Training and Related Services.

The Goods & Services within the scope of this Framework Agreement have been divided into 12 Lots.

This procurement relates to Apprenticeships and Training — Educational services which are listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015 as a specific service.

The procurement is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime (‘LTR’) therefore subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 PCR 2015.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 360 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 1 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Leadership and Management, Level 3 Team Leader and Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager. Scope will include any additional Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 45 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services. Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Project Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 2 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Project Management, Level 4 Associate Project Manager. Scope will include any additional Project Management Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 3 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in for Operational Delivery, Level 3 Operational Delivery Officer. Scope will include any additional Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 108 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Human Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 4 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice Human Resources, Level 5 HR Consultant, Level 3 HR Support, Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resources Management. Scope will include any additional Human Resources Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 5 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Finance and Tax, Level 3 Assistant Accountant, Level 4 Professional Accounting / Taxation technician, Level 7 Professional Accountant. Scope will include any additional Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Higher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 6 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in for Higher Level Digital Delivery, Level 6 Digital and technology solutions professional degree. Scope will include any additional Higher Level Digital Apprenticeships Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 7 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Digital Delivery, Level 4 Software Developer, Level 4 Network Engineer, Level 4 Data analyst, Level 4 Cyber Security technologist, Level 4 Cyber intrusion analyst, Level 4 IS Business Analyst, Level 2 and Level 3 IT application specialist Framework, Level 2, 3 & 4 IT Software, Web, Telecoms Professionals Frameworks. Scope will include any additional Digital Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 58 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Customer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 8 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Customer Services Resources. Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner, Level 3 Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 Customer Service Framework. Scope will include any additional Customer Service Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Commercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 9 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Commercial, Level 4 Public Sector Commercial Professional. Scope will include any additional Commercial Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 700 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Higher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 10 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in for Higher Level Leadership and Management, Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Scope will include any additional Higher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 24 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Business and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 11 (a) & (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75100000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Business and Administration, Level 3 Business Administrator, Level 2, 3 and 4 Business Administration Framework. Scope will include any additional Business and Administration Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 72 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into 2 parts:

a = will be available to Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services,

b = will be available to Contracting Authorities including Civil Service Learning to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Lot No: 12 (b)

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
75100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of expertise in development and delivery of Contracting Authorities Apprentice schemes in Property, Level 3 Surveying Technician, Level 6 Chartered Surveyor, Level 3 Facilities Management Supervisor. Scope will include any additional Property Apprenticeship Standards that are approved for delivery and subsequently published.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This Lot will be divided into one part:

Lot b = will be available to Civil Service Learning and Contracting Authorities to award Call-Off Contracts for any of the Goods and Services.

Please see Attachment 1 (ITT) and Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on the Lot Structure.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Potential Providers will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Authority’s eSourcing Suite.

To participate in this Procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the eSourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https:// gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcingtool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement (RM3828 Apprenticeship Training and Related Services).

This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the Potential Provider; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

The Authority will process the email and then enable the Potential Provider to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk. email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Responses must be submitted by the date (refer to IV 2.2 of the Contract Notice).

Cyber Essentials is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. There are 2 levels of certification: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. To participate in this Procurement, Potential Providers must be able to demonstrate that you comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials or equivalent and compliance to a Security Management Schedule included in the ITT as Attachment 2a and Framework Agreement for Goods & Services, ISO9001, BS25999-1:2006, OHSAS18001, ISO14001, ISO27001 or equivalents are required under and in connection with this Procurement.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Potential Providers will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT. The ITT and Selection Questionnaire can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinet office.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.1.1. (Refer to Section 10 of the ITT) The Authority may ask you to provide a copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two (2) financial years and/or one or more of the following in respect of your organisation:

i. a statement of you turnover, profit and loss account/income statement, balance sheet/statement of financial position and statement of cash flow for the most recent year of trading or

ii. a statement of the cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position; and/or

iii. an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if any of the above are not available.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As stated in the ITT.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT. The ITT and Selection Questionnaire can be accessed at:https://gpsesourcing.cabinet office.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in (refer to III 1.1 of the Contract Notice).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

To participate in this procurement the Potential Provider must be:

i) Registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Register of Apprenticeship Training Organisations Providers (RoATP).

ii) Received an Ofsted assessment in the last 3 years and met a grade 1 or 2 overall effectiveness quality standards as specified in Common Inspection Framework, (through in order of preference): Ofsted inspections or externally moderated Self Assessment Reports or External Verification reports from Awarding Bodies or in the last 3 years you have met, in your most recent expectation Ofsted Grade 3 overall effectiveness and Grade 1 or Grade 2 effectiveness of apprenticeship provision or that you are a High Education Institute who is not subject to Ofsted Inspections, that you are operating successfully under the formally recognised Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

iii) Confirm you have capability and capacity required from commencement date of the Framework Agreement to support the delivery of Apprenticeship Training and Related Services to a wide range of Public Sector Customers, via a variety of delivery methods and across all UK locations.

iv) Confirmation that you will directly deliver some of the Apprenticeship training and/or on-programme assessment associated with each employers Apprenticeship programme in accordance with the Funding Rules.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 58
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 246-450382

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 03/07/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/07/2017
Local time: 15:01
Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

This Framework Agreement will be for an Initial Period of 1 year with an option to extend for up to 2 further periods of 12 consecutive months at the Authority’s discretion up to a total duration of 36 months.

The values provided in Sections II.1.5 & II.2.6 are only estimates. We cannot guarantee any business through the Framework Agreement.

As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/Basic/0650d3dc-b9c3-4ab9-97e7-5943875336d9

1) Notice — List of Potential Customers.

2) Notice rights reserved for CCS Framework.

3) Notice Transparency Info CCS Framework.

4) Notice Lot Structure and number of awards.

5) Further Additional Information VI.3.

6) Contract Notice — RM3823 Process.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

n/a
n/a
n/a
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

n/a
n/a
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

n/a
n/a
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/06/2017

 

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