Deliver Advanced Trade Policy Training Course to FCO

Deliver Advanced Trade Policy Training Course to FCO

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy training programme.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 156-385335

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070081467
E-mail: nadeem.ilyas@fco.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/fco
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Advanced Trade Policy Training Course

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government.

Further information can be found via the FCO e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html) and via the additional information section of this notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

London, UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government.

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

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

Start: 15/10/2019
End: 14/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 further optional 1 year extensions will be available.

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

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

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

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

Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 17:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Purpose:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government. These include:

— the role and impact of a trade regime in supporting UK priorities abroad,

— the impact of a trade regime on key national policy areas,

— improving UK access to overseas markets,

— how trade objectives can be achieved through different vehicles.

This course is aimed at civil servants who are generalists.

They work on cross-cutting trade policy, across a wide range of government departments. They need a more thorough knowledge in all facets of trade than is provided for at practitioner level.

Candidates for the ATP have completed the practitioner level or already have the equivalent knowledge.

Candidates are responsible for implementing trade policy at a senior level. They may contribute to the development of trade strategy.

ATP should focus on developing a breadth of knowledge across a range of trade policy portfolios. The goal is to give officers the skills to assess the impact of international trade regimes on trade strategy and policy across government.

ATP is not aimed at specialist chapter leads or chief negotiators. These officers will use the deep dive programme that specialises in providing in-depth knowledge of specific trade topics. ATP candidates may progress to the deep dive programme if they need a profound knowledge of specialist areas of trade regimes.

ATP should not cover negotiations strategy or skills. The faculty already offers this training.

For access to the full ITT pack, please go to the FCO’s e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html), register (if not already registered, which is free of charge and takes approx 5 minutes) and search for project 3087/ITT 3212

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2019

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