Dynamic Purchasing System for Apprenticeship Training Providers

Dynamic Purchasing System for Apprenticeship Training Providers

The Authority looking to set up a dynamic purchasing system to engage a range of providers that are able to deliver the diverse range of apprenticeship qualifications.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Training services

2017/S 030-054530

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Service
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ31
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting applications from suitably qualified suppliers to deliver apprenticeship training services.

The Authority looking to set up a dynamic purchasing system to engage a range of providers that are able to deliver the diverse range of apprenticeship qualifications in line with central government’s targets and standards.

The procurement process will be run in accordance with the following programme:

Initial DPS return deadline 27.2.2017;

Initial DPS Award 10.3.2017;

Submissions to join the DPS can however be made at any time.

The deadline for the first mini competition to procure an Apprenticeship Training provider for Chartered Surveyor degrees is 31.3.2017 at 14:00.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 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: UKJ31

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As of April 2017 Central Government will be imposing a levy on all business who have a wage bill of more than 3 000 000 GBP. Portsmouth City Council ‘“the Authority”’ falls into this category and will be targeted to have 2.3 % of its workforce as apprenticeships on an annual basis. This means the Authority that has an ongoing requirement to provide Apprenticeships opportunities for external individuals and existing staff.

The Authority is seeking to appoint a number of training providers that are suitably qualified and have experience in delivering an extensive range of apprenticeship programmes via a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

In order to be accepted onto the DPS suppliers must already be registered on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

Once the DPS is operational the Authority will run mini competitions which will allow successful suppliers to bid for opportunities that they are able to provide.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 27/02/2017
End: 26/02/2020

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

The initial term DPS is 3 years and will be a rolling term thereafter.

The value of this DPS is based on the amount that the Authority is required to pay into the Levy, however this is not a guarantee of spend and does not commit the Authority in any way.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

In order to be accepted onto the DPS Suppliers must already be registered on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

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)Form of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 27/02/2017
Local time: 14:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The overarching DPS will be made available for members of the Portsmouth Regional Procurement Partnership (PRPP) plus East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), Isle of Wight Council, West Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council to let call off contracts from where appropriate.

The PRPP is made up of the following members:

Portsmouth City Council;

Havant Borough Council;

Fareham Borough Council;

Gosport Borough Council;

University of Portsmouth;

NHS Portsmouth — trading as Solent Supplies Team (and its successors in title);

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust — trading as Solent Supplies Team (and its successors in title).

DPS documentation and further information can be obtained from the Council’s InTend e-sourcing solution which can be accessed from the following web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:https://www.justice.gov.uk/
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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