National Graduate Development Programme – Learning and Development Programme
The IDeA is seeking to appoint a supplier to design and deliver the accredited leadership development programme for ngdp Cohorts 16 and 17 – developing potential future leaders and managers within local government and equipping them with the skills, understanding and competencies required to be effective as change agents in their councils.
United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Siobhan Coombs
SW1P 3HZ London
Telephone: +44 2071877387
General address of the contracting authority: www.local.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com
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
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Local Government Association (LGA) is a strong advocate of graduate recruitment. We believe it is an essential way in which councils can bring in much needed drive, enthusiasm and talent to a workforce in the throes of the largest change in its history.
The National Graduate Development Programme (ngdp) is the LGA’s highly regarded national management trainee programme for high-calibre graduates wishing to pursue a career in management in local government.
The LGA coordinates the ngdp nationally and provides the infrastructure for its delivery. We market and recruit – in order to attract, select and place high quality applicants in local authorities. We also manage and commission the learning and development element of the programme to ensure the highest quality learning.
Graduates are employed by councils over two years and undertake placements in front line, operational and strategic roles, where they are encouraged to challenge, innovate and improve services. In parallel, over the two years trainees participate in a high-quality, accredited, national learning and development leadership programme so they can implement their learning whilst working on real projects in councils.
The IDeA is seeking to appoint a supplier to design and deliver the accredited leadership development programme for ngdp Cohorts 16 and 17 – developing potential future leaders and managers within local government and equipping them with the skills, understanding and competencies required to be effective as change agents in their councils and to realise their leadership potential. This may be extended to cohort 18 subject to the requirements of the IDeA.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80521000, 80530000, 80532000, 80570000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This service includes:
– All aspects of delivery required to achieve the stated outcomes including travel expenses and cost of materials.
– ILM accreditation (on completion of the required assignments to an acceptable standard the NGDP trainees will be awarded the ILM Diploma in Strategic Leadership at Level 7)
– In the region of 120 national management trainees per cohort/programme
– Two learning and development programmes (cohort 16 and 17) to be delivered between the period October 2014 to July 2017. This may be extended to cohort 18 (October 2016 – July 2018) subject to the requirements of the IDeA.
– 4 modules per learning and development programme, spaced over 2 academic years (October – July)
– Joint bids from multiple suppliers will be considered but this contract is not divided into lots and we would expect to receive one consolidated bid.
This service excludes:
– Accommodation and venue costs
The potential supplier may suggest other elements that might enhance the programme – these should be costed separately from the required delivery.
The provider may also be invited to attend the induction events for each cohort.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: The terms and conditions are set out in the ITT documents.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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GO Reference: GO-2014514-PRO-5669661
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: