Awarded contract

THH5668A Employability Programme

  • Tower Hamlets

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-011479

Published 24 May 2021, 12:30pm

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses

Tower Hamlets

Mulberry Place


E14 2BG


Mrs Gohar Lecordier



+44 2073644795


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI4 - Inner London – East

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

THH5668A Employability Programme

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 79634000 - Career guidance services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This contract will provide dedicated employment support for Tower Hamlets Homes residents (THH) of which we manage just over 22,000 properties on behalf of the LBTH Council.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £225,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 85312310 - Guidance services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI4 - Inner London – East

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This contract will provide dedicated employment support for Tower Hamlets Homes residents (THH) of which we manage just over 22,000 properties on behalf of the LBTH Council.

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated without a prior call for competition

  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to open procedure


The purpose of the contract is to:

- Promote increased take up of learning and to improve skills levels in Tower Hamlets Homes neighbourhoods

- Develop and deliver bespoke support packages to identify and address individuals’ barriers to work

- Mitigate the deterioration in skills resulting from extended periods of worklessness

- Work with partners to reduce the mismatch in skills between available job opportunities and the workless people who might fill them

The contract opportunity was advertised in OJEU Contract Notice number 2020/S 225-555017, published on 13/11/2020. Following the process, no suitable tenders were received..

On this basis, the Council entered into negotiation with Twin International under Regulation 32 Negotiation Procedure Without Prior Publication because no suitable tenders were received under Regulation 32 (2) (a ). The negotiations were successful in securing an agreement with Twin Training International that meet the Council’s needs and budgetary requirements.

At the end of the standstill period and subject to no challenge a contract will be awarded to Twin Training International on the same terms and conditions of the initial tender.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2020/S 225-555017

Section five. Award of contract/concession

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

4 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

Twin Training International Limited

First floor, The Greenwich Centre, 12 Lambarde Square


SE10 9GB


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKI4 - Inner London – East
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: £225,000

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £225,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

London Borought of Tower Hamlets

Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Cresent


E14 2BG


United Kingdom