Houses of Parliament Learning and Development Framework 2

Houses of Parliament Learning and Development Framework 2

Suppliers will be expected to work with in-house L&D professionals and subject matter experts within the business to create bespoke content and to participate in pilots.

United Kingdom-London: Staff training services

2015/S 189-343234

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
1 Floor, 7 Millbank
Contact point(s): Business Support Team,
SW1P 3JA London
Telephone: +44 2072191600
Fax: +44 2072191600

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Parliament UK
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

FWK1092 — Learning and Development Framework 2.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKI1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 570 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This notice relates to the competition to create a Learning and Development (L&D) framework. Suppliers will be expected to work with in-house L&D professionals and subject matter experts within the business to create bespoke content and to participate in pilots. All methods of delivery will be considered and the ability to provide a variety of approaches would be preferred.
The activities covered in the Lots below may be some of the many development activities organised by the Houses of Parliament in order to support and achieve the goals set out in both Corporate Business Plans. The intention is that these activities will be ready for delivery as soon as possible after the framework has been agreed.
Although activities will take place throughout the calendar year, they must fit with the pressures of parliamentary business. There is likely to be less demand during periods of parliamentary recess.
Length and timing of activities can vary but will be affected by the needs of the business. Most should be run in core business hours (09:00 –17:30). Most courses will run with a maximum of 12 delegates. There will be some instances where we may need to run events outside of these hours due to the shift patterns worked by some of our staff.
Events will normally take place on the Parliamentary Estate. Suppliers will be expected to travel within the UK as there will be a requirement to provide training for Members’ staff in their constituencies.

The Specification of requirements is available for downloading from

Division into lots:
Lot 1— Programme and Project Management,
Lot 2 — Financial Management,
Lot 3 — IT Skills,
Lot 4 — Parliamentary Subject Specialists,
Lot 5 — Parliamentary Security Staff.
Location: London with some UK travel.
The Contract Form to be used is the Authority’s General Terms and Conditions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000, 80532000, 80420000, 80610000, 80533100, 80570000, 80533200, 80550000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. This may be obtained from the following website as described at III.2.3) and must be completed and returned by the deadline given at IV.3.4) below. The pre-qualification questionnaire shall include, but not be limited to, the matters detailed under clauses III.2.2) and III.2.3) below.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the documentation.
Economic and financial capacity — means of proof required. As stated in the documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be accessible at the following website

To be able to access these documents you will need to select the above quoted tender in the current tenders list, click on the view tender details and express interest by clicking on the button provided. Afterwards, you will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have already registered with In-Tend previously, please follow the link shown, this will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and have forgotten your username and password, please click on the forgotten password link on the In-Tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact us via email: or call +44 2072191600 for further assistance. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invitation to tender prior to the closing date as in in IV.3.4). If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the PQQ.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.10.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.3)Additional information

The contract will be considered as a contract made in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The House of Lords and the House of Commons are Public Authorities within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. The Employer does not bind himself to accept the lowest, or any, tender submitted. Short-listed tenderers will be subject to further evaluation which may include tender presentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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