Future opportunity

Command and Staff Academic Provision

  • Ministry of Defence, UK Strategic Command Commercial

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001532

Published 26 January 2021, 12:32pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, UK Strategic Command Commercial

Defence Academy, Shrivenham






+44 7584881837


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKK15 - Wiltshire CC

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Command and Staff Academic Provision

Reference number

CSAP Early Market Engagement

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
    • FA01 - For educational use
    • FA04 - For training purposes

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Defence Academy and The Royal College of Defence Studies are looking for a partner (or partners), to continually design, develop and deliver Command & Staff Professional Military Education including the ability to attain degrees up to QCF level 7 and potentially 8, and recognise prior accredited learning in order to achieve it. This Prior Information Notice seeks to gauge the supplier market with respect to this future Academic Provision, a question set and contact details are below. In issuing this PIN and engaging with industry and academic institutions, the Authority is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the requirements stated in this announcement.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £50,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKK15 - Wiltshire CC
Main site or place of performance

Wiltshire CC

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Defence Academy (DefAc) and The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), “The Authority”, wishes to gauge the supplier market with respect to future Academic Provision and have a number of questions which are posed to prospective suppliers. The question set can be seen in the supporting information. All questions and their subsequent responses will be Subject to Contract and should be considered as Commercial in Confidence by all parties. Suppliers are invited to respond to the question set by 31 January 2021. Any further clarification questions should be directed to Shelagh.musty328@mod.gov.uk.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

15 January 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

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The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 01/02/2021 00:05.Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

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