Digital Apprentice Pilot Scheme – Virtual Market Engagement Session 29 July 2020

Digital Apprentice Pilot Scheme – Virtual Market Engagement Session 29 July 2020

Health Education England will be commencing a tender for the delivery of initiatives to design and deliver a regional 1-year pilot, which will create a recruitment model for getting learners into digital apprentice roles within the health and care sector.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2020/S 121-298098

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Health Education England
Postal address: 1st Floor, Blenheim House, Duncombe Street
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS1 4PL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Ann Lewis
E-mail: Ann.Lewis@hee.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1489779186
Internet address(es):Main address: https://hee.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://hee.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Digital Apprentice Pilot Scheme

Reference number: DN480979

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Health Education England (the Commissioner) will be commencing a tender for the delivery of initiatives to design and deliver a regional 1-year pilot, which will create a recruitment model for getting learners into digital apprentice roles within the health and care sector. The purpose of the pilot is to determine the best route to recruit, select and appoint learners into vacant informatics roles within the health and care system and to establish a pipeline of talent for future development within the system. The pilot will demonstrate collaborative working across its region and gain consensus across the patch for a standardised approach to recruiting learners onto digital apprenticeships and establish the vendor qualification as the basic entry level qualification sought for the informatics career pathway.

The fund is intended to encourage and support initiatives that will contribute to workforce development through education and training and we expect to be assessing applications from a wide range of organisations. The maximum amount an applicant may apply for will be GBP 350 000 inclusive of VAT.

This prior information notice (PIN) is to advise prospective providers of the Commissioners intention.

The virtual market engagement session is scheduled on the Wednesday 29 July 2020 from 11.00-13 p.m. This will provide an opportunity for potential providers to find out more about the aims of the tender and contracts, the process involved as well as network with others. HEE will use the opportunity to gather intelligence from providers which may influence the final tender.

Please issue the RSVP by 24 July 2020 by 12.00 noon with the name, title and contact details for attendees (a maximum of two attendees per organisation) on the Pro-Contract system.

The Commissioner reserves the right not to proceed with the procurement or any part thereof or change the requirements as necessary at any time.

It is the intention of the Commissioner that the procurement will be conducted as on OJEU service contract using an open procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The ITT is expected to be published October 2020. A separate advert will be released advising of this.

Please access the attendance form and for further information. Providers are invited to access the attendance form at:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

Contacts

Address: Blenheim House, Duncombe Street, Leeds LS1 4PL

Email: ann.lewis@hee.nhs.uk

Other information

Information:

The deadline for submission of attendance forms is Friday 24 July 2020 at 12 p.m. (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The ePortal system will shutdown at 12 p.m. and any un-submitted attendance forms not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: DN480979 Digital Apprentice Pilot Scheme, please access the attendance form. Should providers have any queries or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the Proactis Supplier Support Centre via https://www.proactis.com/uk/support/

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the Pro-Contract eTendering portal. The contracting authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-portal system via the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of HEE and not with the contracting authority itself.

eTendering system: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=40bb618e-0a24-e611-8114-000c29c9ba21&v=2

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Health Education England (the Commissioner) will be commencing a tender for the delivery of initiatives to design and deliver a regional 1 year pilot, which will create a recruitment model for getting learners into digital apprentice roles within the health and care sector. The purpose of the pilot is to determine the best route to recruit, select and appoint learners into vacant informatics roles within the health and care system and to establish a pipeline of talent for future development within the system. The pilot will demonstrate collaborative working across its region and gain consensus across the patch for a standardised approach to recruiting learners onto digital apprenticeships and establish the vendor qualification as the basic entry level qualification sought for the informatics career pathway.

The fund is intended to encourage and support initiatives that will contribute to workforce development through education and training and we expect to be assessing applications from a wide range of organisations. The maximum amount an applicant may apply for will be GBP 350 000 inclusive of VAT.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/10/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/06/2020