Leadership Development Programme for Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council is looking to work with a suitable provider to develop a Leadership and Management Development Training programme.

Contract summary


  • Training services – 80500000
  • Staff training services – 80511000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£100k – £170k

Published date

25 June 2019

Closing date

12 July 2019

Contract start date

01 October 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Reading Borough Council is looking to work with a suitable provider to develop a Leadership and Management Development Training programme to be delivered to our 350 managers, based on our TEAM Reading values and Leadership and Management Behaviour Framework. We have developed TEAM Reading as the ‘rallying call’ to our workforce to help us achieve our corporate goals:

T we will work Together as one team
E we will drive Efficiency
A we will be Ambitious
M we will Make a Difference to Reading

The Council wishes to gain the potential interest of experienced providers to develop a Leadership and Management Development Training programme in partnership with us.

Our key provider requirements are recent experience (within the last three years) of:
o Providing similar programmes to United Kingdom single tier Local Authorities (London Borough, Unitary or Metropolitan authorities)
o Providing programmes of training that influence and change working cultures and behaviours within whole organisations
o Providing programmes that demonstrate their expertise in leadership and management development and measurable evidence of successful impact and delivery of desired outcomes
o Developing successful solutions to achieving a sustainable approach to management and leadership development

The Council anticipates the contract to last for 24 months, starting in October 2019 and the value will not exceed ?170k.

Organisations who believe they fulfil the experience requirements and who would anticipate responding to an invitation to tender for the services are asked to notify the Council of their interest with a brief summary of their organisational experience and capability (no more than five sides of A4) by 5pm on 12 July 2019 submitted using the Council’s E-tendering system. Reading Borough Council intends to use the information supplied to assess whether suitable specialist providers exist to meet our requirements.

If the Council decides that there is sufficient interest from suppliers we may decide to proceed with a procurement exercise via further advertisement.

The Council does not commit to enter into a formal procurement exercise at this stage.


About the buyer

Contact name

John Littlefair


Bridge Street
United Kingdom


0118 9372568




Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract


This is an early engagement exercise as part of the development of a potential procurement. Organisations interested in responding to the consultation should download the documents which are available on the Council`s e-tendering system at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Home and complete as instructed.

The Portal is free of charge – to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal.

Please note: you must register your interest via the Council`s e-tendering portal if you intend to submit a response. Interested parties must log onto the Council`s e-tendering portal at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc, to express an interest and download the procurement documents. All communications regarding this procurement exercise will be conducted through the Council`s e-tendering portal including requests for clarifications or general enquiries. The procurement documents will be available for download up until the closing time and date for tender submissions, it is the organisation`s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned electronically, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. Before completing the tender, potential providers/suppliers should ensure that the e-mail address that has been used to register their organisation will be checked regularly as the Council`s e-tendering system will generate automatic notifications to this e-mail address when there are updates, changes or messages sent relating to the project. Potential bidders should also check that their organisation`s details are correct and kept up to date.

Technical questions and assistance regarding the use and operation of the Portal should be addressed to the In-Tend Help Desk – e-mail: support@in-tend.co.uk, telephone number +44 8442728810.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.