English Heritage Training Provider

English Heritage Training Provider

Requirement for, Training Provider / College Partner for the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme.

Reference number: Historic_Botanic_2013

Deadline date:05/09/2013

This deadline is for… 12 noon deadline is for the return of completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires

Contract value:£100,000 – £120,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

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: English Heritage


Description of the contract

This requirement is being advertised as a Part B Service. The Value of £100k to £120k is indicative of the income that may be generated from running the course which in turn will cover the costs of running this ‘not for profit’ venture. English Heritage (EH) in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), are seeking to appoint a specialist horticultural training provider to deliver the formal training element of a new two-year work based placement horticultural traineeship. The new traineeship model, the Historic and Botanic Trainee Programme (HBGTP), builds on the experiences gained through 6 years delivery of the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme (HBGBS). An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) ‘Skills for the Future Programme’ is currently being developed to secure grant funding to run the new programme, which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Trust, the Royal Parks Agency, Lee Valley Parks Agency, the Professional Gardeners Guild, Lantra and other sector partners. The grant application will be submitted in December 2013 for project start February 2014 and delivery of first formal study blocks in December 2014.


Classification of the contract

92500000 Library, archives, museums and other cultural services

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: 24 Months


Who to contact

Contact name David Tibbatts

Organisation name English Heritage

Address Gardens and Landscape Team, Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2ST


Extension number:


How to apply

Interested suppliers should acknowledge their interest in the project by e-mailing davidtibbatts@btinternet.com and downloading and completing the attached Pre Qualification Questionnaire. Completed PQQ’s should be returned to davidtibbatts@btinternet.com, no later than Thursday 5th September at 12 noon. Suppliers will be notified w/c 9th September if they have been successful or unsuccessful in progressing to the tendering stage. Any queries regarding this project, should be forwarded by e-mail to the contact above.