High Potential Senior Leaders Programme

High Potential Senior Leaders Programme

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), an executive agency of the DfE, is seeking 1 national provider (or consortium) to deliver the High Potential Senior Leaders (HPSL) programme to 2 existing cohorts.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2016/S 029-046184

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Learning and Conference Centre, Triumph Road
Contact person: Sherida Kirby
E-mail: Niche.PROGRAMMES@education.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login/?cid=DFE

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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


High Potential Senior Leaders Programme — residual cohort delivery.

Reference number: RFX127

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), an executive agency of the DfE, is seeking 1 national provider (or consortium) to deliver the High Potential Senior Leaders (HPSL) programme to 2 existing cohorts.

1. The current HPSL contract with Future Leaders Trust (FLT) ends on 31.8.2016 and delivery would be required from September 2016 to cover the training requirements for 2 existing cohorts. This will involve the delivery of Year 3 to c101 participants, who will complete in 2017, and the delivery of Years 2 and 3 to c125 participants who will complete in 2018.

2. The anticipated maximum whole life contract cost will be within the estimated range of 2 000 000 GBP and 3 000 000 GBP (inclusive of all expenses and exclusive of VAT). VAT (where applicable) will be at the GBP prevailing rate. Please note that contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract will be for a maximum of 30 months (up to and inclusive of September 2018) from the award of the contract. Subject to agreement from DfE Ministers, this will include an initial set up phase during April to July 2016, ready for programme delivery to existing participants from August 2016, and a close down phase from August to September 2018.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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

Also see Contracts Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for further information.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The Terms and Conditions and the evaluation criteria, available through REDIMO2 (see information below), set out all conditions relating to this contract.

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.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

This procurement is being conducted under the ‘Light Touch Regime’ (LTR) (see Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) and will be awarded the most economically advantageous tender. The procurement will use an adapted version of the open procedure which may, subject to the quality of compliant bids received, involve a move from a competitive procedure to negotiated procedure. Details of the evaluation approach are set out in IV.1.3) and in the Invitation to Bid documentation.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 02/03/2016
Local time: 13:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

To participate in this procurement (RFXXXX) you will need to register on REDIMO2 (If you are not already).

Please register at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nctl-e-procurement-system-redimo

Please e-mail our help desk: Commercial.CONTACTPOINT@education.gsi.gov.uk if you have any queries with registering your details on REDIMO2.

Once the Invitation to Bid is launched it will be visible for bidders to respond.

This Invitation to Bid will be launched on 12.2.2016.

All Tender documentation will be made available from REDIMO and Bidders should ensure that they have read all documentation prior to submitting a response.

All bidders will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before certain sensitive/in confidence documents can be released via REDIMO.

Where appropriate, the successful bidder will be required to deliver a Deed of Guarantee at the same time as the execution of the Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Address in 1 in the first instance
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NCTL will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate) in accordance with Public Contracts Regulations.

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

The address in 1 in the first instance

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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