DfE is seeking to engage with suppliers who are interested in delivering Skills Bootcamps, building on successful delivery to date and as the third wave of Skills Bootcamps moves toward delivery.
DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps
Department for Education
- Education and training services – 80000000
Location of contract
North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West
Value of contract
31 October 2022
Approach to market date
14 November 2022
Contract start date
21 November 2022
Contract end date
20 November 2028
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
DfE is seeking to engage with suppliers who are interested in delivering Skills Bootcamps, building on successful delivery to date and as the third wave of Skills Bootcamps moves toward delivery. DfE are set to launch a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) on the 21st November 2022. The DPS will run for a duration of up to 6 years with a value of approximately £1.5bn to support DfE’s Skills Bootcamps.
This is an indicative value of the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps. The Department for Education (DfE) is not guaranteeing or committing to any specific value. This PIN is for market engagement only. It does not signify the commencement of any procurement process and does not constitute any commitment by DfE. If DfE decides to commence any procurement process(es) as contemplated by this notice, a separate notice(s) will be published at the relevant time.
DfE will be focusing on Skills Bootcamps in digital skills as a priority for the first competition run from the DPS. If you are planning to bid to become a supplier for a Skills Bootcamp in digital skills, please apply to the DPS as soon as possible after launch on 21st November 2022.
For more information, please register as a supplier on the DfE Jaggaer portal via this link https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html. All information can be found under project_6939 including the “Supplier Information Document” regarding the DPS. Information can also be found at: https://www.service.gov.uk/guidance/bid-to-supply-skills-bootcamps
How DfE will engage with the market?
Following the two previous market engagement events in April and May 2022, DfE is holding a final virtual market engagement event regarding the DPS.
Virtual Market Engagement Event- Monday 14th November 2022, 11am – 12pm
DfE invites any suppliers whose service offering potentially matches DfE’s requirements for Skills Bootcamps to attend the Virtual Market Engagement Event, which seeks to achieve the following outcomes :
1. To explain the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps
2. Prepare suppliers for the launch of the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps
3. Invite suppliers’ questions
How to join the virtual market engagement event:
Suppliers are invited to attend a virtual market engagement event on Monday 14th November 2022 from 11AM-12PM.
To book your attendance (max. two per organisation), please use the below link to register via Microsoft Teams:
- Link for Jaggaer e-tendering portal
- Link for supplier questionnaire
- Additional text
- Following the virtual market engagement event, suppliers are invited to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire will offer the opportunity to ask any further questions on the Skills Bootcamps DPS. All subsequent questions and answers will be circulated to attendees and may be used in further market engagement activities.
To access the follow-up supplier questionnaire, please use the below link:
Please note that the follow-up questionnaire will become active, following the event on 14th November 2022.
The event will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and recordings will be made available for those unable to attend.
We will be looking to issue a draft Dynamic Purchasing Agreement (DPA) ahead of the session through the Jaggaer portal. The DPA is the document that suppliers will agree to as part of the DPS application and sign if they wish to onboard. There will be an opportunity to ask clarification questions during the Q&A session and through a questionnaire issued at the event.
How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.
About the buyer
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