Management of a Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme

Management of a Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme

Set-Up and Management of a Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme for Future Leaders in Offender Management.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2016/S 172-309268

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Gibson
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Set-Up and Management of a Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme for Future Leaders in Offender Management.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of services for a Recruitment and Development Scheme including the recruitment of candidates, the delivery of a two year programme of development for 3 cohorts of selected candidates. The successful provider will identify, select (jointly with NOMS), recruit, facilitate and support trainees with their post-graduate studies, leading to the award of an accredited post graduate qualification. The successful supplier will commence set-up in November 2016 with recruitment of the first cohort commencing in January 2017 for entry into the scheme September 2017. Subject to the success of the programme, the Agreement will be for the first three cohorts. Each cohort constitutes an approximate 3 year cycle (approx. 1 year recruiting, 2 years for the development programme) and therefore the final cohort, under this agreement, will finish during the fifth year of the agreement. There is an optional extension for a fourth cohort which would extend the contract by a further 12 months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 999 999.99 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
Main site or place of performance:

Various prisons in England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Further details may be found within 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

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

Duration in months: 70
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

In the event that the programme is repeated and the 12 month extension not taken up, the competition for a supplier to support the next series of cohorts will take place during year three of this agreement and the subsequent recruitment and first year of the program for the fourth cohort/next series of cohorts, under the new agreement, would run during the final two years of this agreement.

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

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

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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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

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

Date: 05/10/2016
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/10/2016
Local time: 12:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

See Short Description Field(II.1.4) for further information.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The 70 months, referenced in the contract duration section of this notice, represents the maximum potential duration of this contract. This is made up of the initial 58 month contract plus the 12 month potential extension option.

Candidates will be employed by the National Offender Manager Service (NOMS) in accordance with standard terms and conditions of employment. At the end of two years, it is expected that the majority of those on the programme will choose to join a further development programme to become Prison Service leaders of the future. The provider will create and maintain an alumni network ensuring all those on the programme continue to be kept up to date with developments in Offender Management, contributing to the development of future ideas and policy through this network.

An overview of requirements will be provided at a bidder engagement event to be held in London during the week commencing 20 September 2016. Further details will be provided to potential providers expressing an interest in bidding.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will provide a minimum Standstill Period of 10 calendar days following electronic notification (a minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) following the award decision.

Appeals and challenges by unsuccessful applicants should be communicated through the Ministry of Justice e-Sourcing portal (Bravo).

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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