Tender for Supply of Apprentices and Apprentice Scheme

Tender for Supply of Apprentices and Apprentice Scheme

NICE are procuring services to enable us to appoint supplier(s) to attract and recruit apprentices covering a wide range of subject areas within Central Manchester and Central London, (or both).

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2017/S 099-197314

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Institute for Care Excellence
10 Spring Gardens
Contact point(s): National Institute for Care Excellence
For the attention of: Gillian Watson
SW1A 2BU London
United Kingdom
E-mail: gillian.watson@nice.org.uk

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: Non departmental Public Body

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:

Provision of Apprentices and Apprentice Scheme.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Manchester and London.
NUTS code

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Government has committed to achieve 3 million apprenticeships in England by 2020 and has set targets of 2.3 % of headcount to be apprentices each financial year for public bodies with 250 or more workers.
NICE are therefore procuring services to enable us to appoint supplier(s) to attract and recruit apprentices covering a wide range of subject areas within Central Manchester and Central London, (or both).
It is envisaged that this is delivered by using a combination of internal and external candidates of a similar number each year as a rolling programme of work.
Each apprentice will be supported and trained through their apprenticeship programme. This would mean that successful providers will be required to include assessments, monitoring, record keeping and regular reports on individual’s progress through the programme.
Please note that NICE currently has apprentices in situ from previous years. These arrangements will not be taken into consideration, each proposal will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided.
The Role of the Apprentice Scheme Supplier
NICE requires 6 common sets of roles in differing volumes and these roles will be of broad compositions as standard, a 7th role will be of variable composition dependant on the needs of NICE and will be bespoke for each role identified.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 372 977 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.10.2017. Completion 30.9.2020

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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

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

11.7.2017 – 11:59
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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
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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