Business Improvement Techniques Training Services

Business Improvement Techniques Training Services

In today’s competitive environment business growth is one of the key business challenges, this means that the workforce has to be fully equipped with skills and competences.

United Kingdom-Derby: Industrial training services

2016/S 111-198142

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sharing in Growth UK Ltd
c/o Rolls-Royce plc, Moor Lane
Contact point(s): MVT Procurement Solutions Ltd
For the attention of: Michelle van Toop
DE24 8BJ Derby
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7977494474
Fax: +44 7977494474

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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: Sharing in Growth UK Ltd is a company that is financed mainly by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers

I.3)Main activity

Other: Sharing in Growth UK Limited is a company that is financed mainly by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers

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:

230/MVT business improvement techniques training services framework.

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 UK

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 40

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

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

Business Improvement Techniques — In today’s competitive environment business growth is one of the key business challenges, this means that the workforce has to be fully equipped with skills and competences. Staying ahead of the competition also means that employers and employees constantly have to work to improve their ways of working, therefore BIT training through the Sharing in Growth programme will support the growth of the beneficiaries and in parallel qualify the employees to a National vocational level.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80531100, 80531000, 80530000, 80531200, 80532000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Based on current plans the requirement is for services to be provided to up to 24 Aerospace suppliers across the UK as follows:
September 16 — 2 Beneficiaries
October 16 — 2 Beneficiaries
November 16 — 2 Beneficiaries
December 16 — 2 Beneficiaries
January 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
February 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
March 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
April 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
May 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
June 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
July 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
August 17 — 2 Beneficiaries
It is anticipated that each beneficiary may have up to 4 waves of Level 2 with up to 12 delegates on each wave with each wave lasting between 9 and no more than 12 months, to be run in series. Beneficiary waves could run concurrently if there is sufficient delegates, improvement focus areas and the beneficiary has the capacity to fully participate.
Beneficiaries could have an employee headcount of between 80 and up to but not a maximum of 500. Level 2, 3 & 4 need to be considered within this proposal
Normally It is expected that all training is carried out on the beneficiary premises unless in the case of unforeseen circumstances and the Authority agreeing that some off-site training may be required
Based on the potential vendors experience & knowledge we would expected to be guided on the most appropriate method of approach and duration of training.
This current delivery plan is subject to change dependent on the on-boarding of beneficiaries to the programme.
The Sharing in Growth Supplier Development Manager will contact the successful organisation to identify and agree an improvement focus area for each beneficiary.
The scope of this service is to include:
— Development of a Business Improvement Techniques training plan with the beneficiary for up to 48 Level 2 delegates per beneficiary.
— Provision of all training material for on-site coaching and support.
— On site coaching and training of up to 24 Beneficiaries delegates.
— The vendor’s labour will be expected to work with the Sharing in Growth supplier development teams who will also be working with the Beneficiary.
— Planning assumptions are to be based on an average beneficiary, but there must be flexibility to be able to adapt to specific local conditions.
— Feedback to the Authority on a quarterly basis.
The guideline approach expected for each beneficiary but not inclusive of all activity is as follows:
1) A preparation phase including; a) Engagement of the senior Leadership team which is only required for the first wave of training), b) Knowledge transfer, c) Activity launch.
2) A Projects and Assessment phase including; a) Project Review b) Internal Verification.
3) A Projects and Certification review phase including; a) Management review, b) Internal verification.
4) Escalation process in place to raise any necessary concerns to the Authority.
The Vendor will include any Project Management costs in the day / total rate per beneficiary that is to be proposed.

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: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 40 (from the award of the contract)

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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The training provider should have expertise in the following fields in the relevant industrial sector:
— Engagement with at least three aerospace organisations over the last 2 years focused on Business Improvement Techniques in line with the scope of this invitation to tender. In particular the provider must demonstrate experience in the aerospace sector or have demonstrated sufficient understanding of the sector that their experience is directly transferable.
— At least 10 employees or associates with sufficient skill and experience to deliver the scope of this activity or adequate plans to recruit accordingly. We will require a flexible approach to resourcing this project and the provider must be able to demonstrate the resources they have and how they intend to apply them to this contract.
— The provider must be able to demonstrate a capability in supporting organisations and in creating genuine advantage and growth for that company.
— An appropriate quality management system e.g. ISO 9001 or equivalent, or evidence of another appropriate and well-managed system.
— At least Ofsted Grade 2 for similar provision.
— Registered on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Training Organisations with no “unsatisfactory” results in external audit by the Skills Funding Agency.
— Awarding Body Centre Approval” to deliver the technical certificates for the identified pathways with no current sanctions applied.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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 below

1. Total Cost/Price.. Weighting 30

2. Delivery Approach.. Weighting 20

3. Programme Governance.. Weighting 20

4. Result and Sustainability.. Weighting 15

5. Resource Requirements.. Weighting 15

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.7.2016
Payable documents: no

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

13.7.2016 – 17:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Tenders must be submitted to the email address below to arrive no later than 17:00 on Wednesday 13.7.2016:

The services to which the procurement relates fall within the category of Services covered by the Light Tough regime (LTR — Regulations 74 — 77) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ( the Regulations). As such, the stages of the tender process are subject to a ‘light touch regime.’ Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point. The Authority will of course follow the Treaty-based principles of transparency, fairness and non-discrimination in conducting this procurement.

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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