Directory of Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers

Directory of Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers

Nottingham City Council is completing an open accreditation of organisations who are able to deliver apprentice training across England. 

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2017/S 141-290261

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottingham City Council
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


CPU 1967 Directory of Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Reference number: DN261503

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Nottingham City Council is completing an open accreditation of organisations who are able to deliver apprentice training across England. The national list of approved providers will be called the Directory of Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers (DAAP). The DAAP will be used by Nottingham City Council, it will also be made available for use by public body employers wishing to train apprentices across England. We are now inviting applications from experienced and qualified training providers who are already approved on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. The service agreement will be established for 2 years with a possible extension of 2 further years. Once Accredited, providers will be selected to deliver training on the basis of who can best meet the needs of the apprentice, employer and value for money.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Nottingham City Council intends to offer a wide range of courses to employers across the country as a result of The DAAP. Training Providers are not required to deliver all courses, at all levels or in all areas, but instead can tailor their offer to their individual areas of expertise and locality. All courses must be valid Apprenticeship courses for delivery in England, either live Standards or Frameworks as set by Government. It is anticipated that a wide range of skills ranging from Level 2 to Level 7 will be needed to cater for a large variety of job roles across a multitude of business areas.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/10/2017
End: 30/09/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Due to the wide range of Apprenticeship Courses available, suitably qualified Training Providers are able to tailor their offer based on their individual areas of expertise and locality of delivery.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

This procedure falls under the Light Touch Regime, the result will be a Pseudo — DPS.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2017
Local time: 12:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Nottingham City Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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