Learning and Development Tender – Highways Agency

Learning and Development Tender – Highways Agency

Highways England is seeking to establish an agreement for the provision of managed training services.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Training services

2020/S 179-433279

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Lauren.hopkins@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://highwaysengland.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Learning and Development — Managed Service Provider


II.1.2)Main CPV code

80500000 Training services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of a learning and development managed service, throughout England, as detailed further below and in the procurement documents.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 22 940 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75121000 Administrative educational services
79420000 Management-related services
79998000 Coaching services
80000000 Education and training services
80330000 Safety education services
80420000 E-learning services
80430000 Adult-education services at university level
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80530000 Vocational training services
80531000 Industrial and technical training services
80532000 Management training services
80540000 Environmental training services
80550000 Safety training services
80560000 Health and first-aid training services
80570000 Personal development training services
92312212 Services related to the preparation of training manuals

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Highways England is seeking to establish an agreement for the provision of managed training services.

The successful managed service provider/s will be responsible for the sourcing, administration and management of a variety of customer training requirements.

The key aim of the agreement will be to promote efficiencies and consistency.

Highways England requires a managed service provider to deliver Learning and Development (L&D) training and development across:

— leadership and management training and programmes,

— a common, centralised curriculum offer across the company, providing a range of products/services,

— general business, administrative, behavioural and professional training and formal qualifications, across all business functions,

— professions/functions/specialisms including but not limited to project management, commercial skills, financial management, digital skills,

— specialist training and qualifications, related to the infrastructure sector,

— operational training, inclusive of traffic officer training and sector specific health and safety training,

— the Roads Academy (an industry leadership academy),

— learning and development consultancy services,

— executive coaching.

The service will also provide services which may include, administration, scheduling, bookings, venues, evaluation, management information reporting and analysis, sourcing and procurement, supply chain management and invoicing of services purchased.

Further details are in the procurement documents


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: 22 940 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:


The initial 24 month duration commences after a 4-month mobilisation period.

Options available to extend contract by up to a further 24 months, as further detailed in the procurement documents.


II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 candidates will be invited to tender using the selection criteria detailed in the procurement documents.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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


How to express Interest in this tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Click the ITTs Open To All Suppliers link. (These are Invitations to Tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your My ITTs page.


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

List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.


III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

Agreement will contain service levels and key performance indicators, as stated in the procurement documents.


III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 073-175482

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

Date: 19/10/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 23/11/2020

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Official name: Highways England Company Ltd
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: 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: