Property Flood Resilience Training for DEFRA

Property Flood Resilience Training for DEFRA

The requirements for this contract are to recruit a high-quality supplier who is able to develop Property Flood Resilience (PFR) training material and deliver the PFR training to three different audiences.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 230-568416

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Defra Network eTendering Portal
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: DGC.CorporateServices@defra.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Property Flood Resilience Training Programme

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

150000

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The requirements for this contract are to recruit a high-quality supplier who is able to develop Property Flood Resilience (PFR) training material and deliver the PFR training to three different audiences.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000 Training services
80531200 Technical training services
80540000 Environmental training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Strategic Property Flood Resilience Team (PFR) within the Environment Agency (EA) and in partnership with the PFR Industry Roundtable have identified a need to deliver specific training related to the PFR sector from April 2021 onwards.

The aim of this training is primarily to develop PFR training in line with the new PFR Code of Practice (PFR CoPs) and British Standards 851188 as identified in a PFR Training Gap Analysis Report, (CIWEM, 2020). This training will improve understanding and application of the key industry standards and methodologies and will be focused on the three audiences identified below. There will also be a need to have any developed training accredited via the CIWEM or other professional body accreditation process.

EA wish to explore both the e-learning provision, in-house and/or face-to-face classroom development solutions moving forward, both used as separate items and/or blended learning. However, it is expected that the appointed training provider will have sufficient knowledge and competence to adequately manage all PFR related queries which arise during the delivery of all PFR training, testing, evaluation and accreditation and events.

Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic working arrangements, ‘virtual’ classroom solutions via a suitable online platform will be required moving forward. However, we would like to see an option to revert to traditional face-to-face classroom/group learning solutions once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

The EA have identified a need for three training packages to be made available. The expected delivery timescales have been provided for each of the three audiences below:

• Audience 1 – PFR Industry Training (Delivery by June 2021): on completion of the training the course delegates (contractor practitioners and supervisory managers) will have received sufficient information and knowledge of relevant British Standards in order for them to comply with the PFR Code of Practice (CoP) standards for Surveys (CoP 1-3) and Installation (CoP 4-6), British and Kite Mark standards;

• Audience 2 – EA Staff PFR Training (Delivery by Sept 2021): on completion of the training the course delegates (PFR Leads and PFR Project Managers) will receive an overview of the EA’s FCERM Strategy on Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures;

• Audience 3 – Risk Management Authority (RMA) Capacity Building (Delivery by Dec 2021): on completion of the training the course delegates (RMA staff) will receive an overview of the EA’s FCERM Strategy on Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures.

Where appropriate refresher training should be incorporated into the training provision to ensure professional competence is maintained once staff have achieved the respective accreditation and to reflect any industry developments or updates.

This contract is being let as one project and therefore the supplier must be able to offer training development for all three parts.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

04/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that Defra Group procurement uses an eTendering system for procurement activities. This is currently provided by Bravo Solutions. To access appropriate tendering and contractual documents, please access the eTendering portal at https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk ensuring that your registration includes ‘Defra’. If you have any problems with this system, please contact Bravo on their telephone helpline number 0800 368 4850 or by emailing them at help@bravosolution.co.uk

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/11/2020