Team Leading Apprenticeship Level 2

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

2012/S 205-337484

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Team Leading Apprenticeship Level 2.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

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

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

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.
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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the framework agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 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.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
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.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

2690-2-Professional Services-N-RFP
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.11.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.12.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 3.12.2012 – 13:00

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

1. Registration
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] stating:

Company Name.
Your Name.
Contact email.
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.
2. Transparency
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 ( 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.

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.
3. Framework
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.
Animal Health.
Attorney General’s Office and departments.
BNFL plc.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
British Waterways Authority.
Business, Innovation and Skills.
Cabinet Office excl agencies.
CDC Group plc.
Census Field.
Central Office of Information.
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.
Chancellor’s other departments.
Channel 4.
Charity Commission.
Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission.
Communities and Local Government.
Companies House.
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).
Disclosure Scotland.
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).
Highways Agency.
Historic Scotland.
HM Courts Service.
HM Inspectorate of Education.
HM Revenue and Customs.
HM Treasury.
Home Office (excl agencies).
Identity and Passport Service.
Insolvency Service.
International Development.
Jobcentre Plus.
Land Registry.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Met Office.
Meteorological Office.
Ministry of Defence.
Ministry of Justice (excl agencies).
National Archive for Scotland.
National Archives.
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.
Ordnance Survey.
Other Cabinet Office agencies.
Partnerships UK.
Pensions & Disability Carers Service.
Planning Inspectorate.
Postal Services Commission.
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.
Registers of Scotland.
Royal Mail Group plc.
Royal Mint.
Royal Parks.
Rural Payments Agency.
Scotland Office.
Scottish Court Service.
Scottish Government (excl agencies).
Scottish Housing Regulator.
Scottish Prison Service Headquarters.
Scottish Public Pensions Agency.
Scottish Water.
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.
The Tote.
Transport Scotland.
Treasury Solicitor.
Tribunals Service.
UK Border Agency.
UK Hydrographic Office.
UK Intellectual Property Office.
UK Statistics Authority.
UK Supreme Court.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Valuation Office.
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
Vehicle Certification Agency.
Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Wales Office.
Welsh Assembly Government.
Wilton Park Executive Agency.
Work and Pensions.
Working Links Limited.
Local authorities.


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.;jsessionid=4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?clear=true

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.

Citizens advice.

Scottish public bodies.
Scottish Government.

Scottish local authorities.

Scottish agencies, NDPBs

Scottish NHS bodies

Scottish further and higher education bodies.

Scottish police.

Scottish fire and rescue.

Scottish housing associations,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/.

Scottish Parliament.

The Scotland Office.

Scotland Citizens Advice.

Scottish schools.
Primary schools.

Secondary schools.

Special schools.

Welsh public bodies national assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh local authorities.

NHS Wales.

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.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.10.2012