Director Development Programme National Audit Office

Director Development Program National Audit Office

The NAO has a Talent Management Strategy aimed at developing and promoting its most able staff.

Reference number: Director Development Program

Deadline date: 16/02/2012

This deadline is for… completed PQQs by 12:00 on 16/02/2012

Contract value: £150,000 – £300,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: National Audit Office

 

Description of the contract

The NAO has a Talent Management Strategy aimed at developing and promoting its most able staff. A development programme for Audit Managers, in both our Financial Audit and Value for Money specialisms, with the potential to progress to Director and beyond has been in place since 2010. Programme Aims • A higher quality pool of candidates for promotion to Director; • Significantly better data on the skills and competencies of Audit Managers who demonstrate the highest potential for progression to Director; • More focused development of high potential Audit Managers to equip them to meet the changing requirements of the Director role; • Clearer messages to Audit Managers, particularly those who are unlikely to progress further, helping to increase turnover at the AM level and ‘refresh’ the succession pool; • Enhanced succession arrangements, with a clearer picture of critical roles within the NAO and the skills, knowledge and experience required by those filling them. Key features • The frequency of the programme and the number of participants will be subject to the needs of the NAO and may be changed at any time. Current expectations are that the programme will run every 12 months and will normally have up to 6 participants. • The number of participants from each specialism will be based on anticipated Office needs. • Applicants selected for the programme will be those who most clearly demonstrate the capacity to progress to Director Level and above within a reasonable period. • Applicants will not be expected to be ‘ready for promotion’ now, but will have shown the capacity to acquire and demonstrate the range of skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience outlined in the NAO’s Director Profile. • Each programme will last for around 18 months. There are two separate lots for which we require support and input from an external provider: • Selection for the programme • Development activities for participants on the programme Potential providers must submit their completed PQQ, certified ‘virus free’, in Portable Data Format via the Delta-esourcing portal at www.delta-esourcing.com no later than Thursday 16 February 2012 (12 noon). Completed PQQs may be submitted at any time before the closing date. The TAC code for this is 5U885949Z8. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to upload your PQQ into the tenderbox prior to the closing date and time. Please only upload one document. If you have multiple files then please use a zip file. Submissions not received through the tenderbox will not be accepted. Potential providers must keep their contact details on the Delta-esourcing portal up to date or they will be unable to receive communications from the NAO.

 

Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 48 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Karen Wright

Address , sw1w9sp

Telephone 0207798

Extension number: 7343

Fax

Email Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Web address

 

How to apply

Potential providers must submit their completed PQQ, certified ‘virus free’, in Portable Data Format via the Delta-esourcing portal at www.delta-esourcing.com no later than Thursday 16 February 2012 (12 noon). Completed PQQs may be submitted at any time before the closing date. The TAC code for this is 5U885949Z8. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to upload your PQQ into the tenderbox prior to the closing date and time. Please only upload one document. If you have multiple files then please use a zip file. Submissions not received through the tenderbox will not be accepted. Potential providers must keep their contact details on the Delta-esourcing portal up to date or they will be unable to receive communications from the NAO.