Team Leading Apprenticeship Level 2
The Contracting Authority is seeking to procure a provider to deliver the Team Leading Apprenticeship level 2 to learners in all HM Prison Service establishments in England and Wales.
UK-Ossett: vocational training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Ministry of Justice
Category Management Team North Unit 8 & 9 Fryersway
For the attention of: Faye Cunningham
WF5 9TJ Ossett
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Authorities premisies across the UK.
NUTS code UK
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000,00 and 2 500 000,00 GBP
The framework agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for 2 further terms, each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The RFP can be accessed by using the instructions detailed in VI.3 Additional Information.
Participants will be assessedin accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, ChapterVII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a RFP.
The RFP can be accessed by using the instructions detailed in VI.3 Additional Information.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Ministry of Justice will be performing events through its eSourcing Portal. The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, or Requests for Proposals via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond). The eSourcing Portal will also be used by the Ministry of Justice to run Reverse Auctions.
To express an interest in this event please send an email to:[insert Lead Buyers e-mail address] XXXX@noms.gsi.gov.uk stating:
Sourcing Reference Number: eg. 9999-1-Category-Region-RFx.
The buyer will then contact you with the registration process if you are not already registered on the Ministry of Justice eSourcing portal.
HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding £10,000 over the life of the contract are published online (http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk) for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published.
The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published.
Key commercial interests would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-exemption-s43.pdf.
The prescribed grounds for redaction are:
(a) national security;
(b) personal data;
(c) information protected by intellectual property law;
(d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000)
(e) third party confidential information;
(f) IT security; or
(g) prevention of fraud.
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent orders being raised. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
Ministry of Justice wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Actis Capital LLP.
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
Attorney General’s Office and departments.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
British Waterways Authority.
Business, Innovation and Skills.
Cabinet Office excl agencies.
CDC Group plc.
Central Office of Information.
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.
Chancellor’s other departments.
Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission.
Communities and Local Government.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
Criminal Records Bureau.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Crown Prosecution Service.
Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.
Culture, Media and Sport.
Debt Management Office.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Defence Support Group.
Department for Communities and Local Government.
Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Department for Education.
Department for Energy and Climate Change.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
Department for International Development.
Department for Transport.
Department of Health (excl agencies).
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Driving Standards Agency.
DWP Corporate and Shared Services.
Energy and Climate Change.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Fire Service College.
Food & Environment Research Agency.
Food Standards Agency.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (excl agencies).
Forensic Science Service.
General Register Scotland.
Government Actuary’s Department.
Government Car and Despatch Agency.
Government Equalities Office.
Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions).
HM Courts Service.
HM Inspectorate of Education.
HM Revenue and Customs.
Home Office (excl agencies).
Identity and Passport Service.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Ministry of Defence.
Ministry of Justice (excl agencies).
National Archive for Scotland.
National Fraud Authority.
National Measurement Office.
National Offender Management Service.
National Savings and Investments.
National School of Government.
NHS Business Services Authority.
Northern Ireland Office.
Northern Ireland Water.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Office for the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Office of Accountant in Bankruptcy.
Office of Fair Trading.
Office of Gas and Electricity Market.
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.
Office of Rail Regulation.
Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.
Other Cabinet Office agencies.
Pensions & Disability Carers Service.
Postal Services Commission.
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.
Registers of Scotland.
Royal Mail Group plc.
Rural Payments Agency.
Scottish Court Service.
Scottish Government (excl agencies).
Scottish Housing Regulator.
Scottish Prison Service Headquarters.
Scottish Public Pensions Agency.
Security and Intelligence Services.
Serious Fraud Office.
Skills Funding Agency.
Social Work Inspection Agency.
Student Awards Agency.
The Health and Safety Executive.
The Office of the Public Guardian.
UK Border Agency.
UK Hydrographic Office.
UK Intellectual Property Office.
UK Statistics Authority.
UK Supreme Court.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
Vehicle Certification Agency.
Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Welsh Assembly Government.
Wilton Park Executive Agency.
Work and Pensions.
Working Links Limited.
National parks authorities.
Educational establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools andFamilies including schools, universities and colleges but not independent schools.
Police forces in the United Kingdom.
Fire and rescue services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
NHS Bodies England including acute trusts, ambulance trusts, primary care trusts, care trusts, NHS hospitaltrusts, foundation trusts, strategic health authorities, mental health trusts, special health authorities, communityhealth councils, local health boards, NHS trusts, including ambulance trusts (there is also a drill down to NHSDoctors making them “easily identifiable”).
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Registered social landlords (housing associations).
Third sector and charities.
Scottish public bodies.
Scottish local authorities.
Scottish agencies, NDPBs http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/executive-ndpbs.
Scottish NHS bodies http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Scotland/Boards.
Scottish further and higher education bodies.
Scottish fire and rescue.
Scottish housing associations http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/.
The Scotland Office.
Scotland Citizens Advice.
Welsh public bodies national assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh local authorities.
NHS Wales GP Practices.
NI public bodies.
Northern Ireland Government Departments.
Northern Ireland public sector bodies and local authorities.
Schools in Northern Ireland.
Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.10.2012