Organisational Consultancy – Design of a Professional Qualification

Organisational Consultancy – Design of a Professional Qualification

It is envisaged that this will require consultancy from an Academic/Further Education organisation to be onsite at the SPSC from July 2014 onwards working with Organisational Staff to design, map and develop a qualification route. During this time the service providers will provide reports and toolkits as specified and ultimately work with SPS to deliver a clear and viable qualification route for presentation.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

 

Scottish Prison Service

Procurement, Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg,

Edinburgh

EH12 9HW

UK

Brodie Smithers

+44 1312445704

brodie.smithers@sps.pnn.gov.uk

+44 1312445705
http://www.sps.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Design of a Professional Qualification

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Prison Service has undertaken an Organisational Review, aimed at ensuring that the SPS has the systems, structures and skills to take on the demands of a more closely integrated, efficient and effective Justice system, and that it plays its part in delivering the Strategy for Justice in Scotland.

The Organisational Review also recognises that SPS people are the organisations most valuable asset and that these staff will require new skills to deliver our New Vision. Priority has therefore been placed on developing an SPS People Strategy which is informed by the context within which SPS staff work, including the Scottish Government framework, SPS Corporate and Delivery Plans, as well as the delivery of the outcomes of the Organisational Review.

The SPS People Strategy will clearly put staff engagement, professional development and cultural change at the forefront of SPS continued success as an organisation and will develop a different, more professional way of working. As part of this SPS wishes to tender for services to review and assess current delivery practices, training, outline several delivery options and design a suitable qualification for the Professionalisation of Prison Officers.

It is envisaged that this will require consultancy from an Academic/Further Education organisation to be onsite at the SPSC from July 2014 onwards working with Organisational Staff to design, map and develop a qualification route. During this time the service providers will provide reports and toolkits as specified and ultimately work with SPS to deliver a clear and viable qualification route for presentation, in the first instance, to the SPS Board in September 2014 and then staff at the SPS Annual Conference in November 2014.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=306438.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

   
  151000   Business Consultancy
  171010   Services – Adult and Further Education

   
  100   All Scotland
  120   Highlands and Islands
  130   Aberdeen & North-East
  140   Tayside, Central & Fife
  150   Glasgow & Strathclyde
  160   Edinburgh & Lothians
  170   Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

 

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

01224a

4.3

Time Limits

  a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 18-06-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    20-06-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 25-06-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

A Bidders Forum will be held at the SPS College, Polmont, Brightons, Falkirk, FK2 0AB on Wednesday 4th June 2014 between 1300-1500hrs.

 

Please e-mail brodie.smithers@spps.pnn.gov.uk to register interest in attending.

(SC Ref:306438)

5.2

Additional Documentation

 
  Professionalisation ITT V3

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 29-05-2014

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