Learning and Training Services DPS

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-024155
Publication date: 28 September 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

Email

supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 3150103503

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://www.gov.uk/ccs

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Education


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Learning and Training Services DPS

Reference number

RM6219

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 80000000 - Education and training services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

CCS intends to set up Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a period of 48 months with the extension option of 24 months. This DPS will be procured under the Light Touch Regime (LTR), and will subject to limited regulations, in accordance with Regulations 74-76 PCR2015.

This DPS will allow the provision of training services to be utilised by UK Public Sector Bodies, particularly benefitting the wider public sector and the third sector, but not excluding central government - more information around eligible users of the DPS can be found in the Additional Information Section VI.3

The aim of this DPS will be to provide access to a variety of providers offering a range of high quality blended learning and development services designed to meet the needs of UK Public Sector Bodies that will cover, but will not be limited to:

● Off the shelf training

● Bespoke specialist training

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £300,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 75121000 - Administrative educational services
  • 79420000 - Management-related services
  • 79998000 - Coaching services
  • 80330000 - Safety education services
  • 80420000 - E-learning services
  • 80500000 - Training services
  • 80510000 - Specialist training services
  • 80520000 - Training facilities
  • 80530000 - Vocational training services
  • 80540000 - Environmental training services
  • 80550000 - Safety training services
  • 80560000 - Health and first-aid training services
  • 80570000 - Personal development training services
  • 80580000 - Provision of language courses
  • 80590000 - Tutorial services
  • 80650000 - Training and simulation in aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts
  • 92312212 - Services related to the preparation of training manuals
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This DPS allows for the provision of training services to be utilised by UK Public Sector Bodies, including the wider public sector and the third sector including but not limited to: local government, combined authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, housing associations, charities, education, devolved administrations and Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and their agencies.

The core requirement of the learning and training services shall include but not be limited to the one or a combination of services in each of the following four (4) distinct Service Types:

Standard Off the Shelf Training

Bespoke training

Learning Technologies

Education Services

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

48

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

Customers may enter into a contract with a supplier for a period of their determining which may exceed the RM6219 Learning and Training Services DPS Agreement, should this agreement be terminated at any time. The flexibility of the contracting period allows customers (Buyers) to determine appropriate contracting timelines required to enable the supplier to meet customer needs.

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

two.2.14) Additional information

CCS considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may

apply at the Call for Competition. It is the supplier's responsibility to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly.


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions

Suppliers will be assessed on their response to the selection criteria in their request to participate for a place on the RM6219 Learning and Training Services DPS Agreement. The procurement bid pack and registration details can be accessed via the following URL address

https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps

and clicking on Learning and Development

Please read the DPS Needs document first for a full overview of the procurement process and read the instructions carefully. To register for the RM6219 Learning and Training Services DPS Agreement please select the ‘Access as a Supplier’ link which can be located at the URL address above. An example of how to register for the DPS platform can be found at the following youtube generic guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gMaIEIqEyY&authuser=0

Please note that to register you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The procurement will be managed electronically via CCS. The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. This procurement offering does not guarantee any minimum spend and there will be no form of exclusivity or volume guarantee under this DPS. As part of this contract notice the bid pack and the following documents can be accessed at the link provided below:

1) Contract notice authorised customer list;

2) Rights reserved for CCS DPS Agreement.

3) Bid Pack

4) DPS Contract Notice Transparency Information for Crown Commercial Service Framework Agreement

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at [contracts finder link]

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2020/S 065-156374

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date

29 October 2021

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any DPS Agreement 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 customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers.

(iii) to make changes to the management charge applicable to this DPS in relation to both the percentage charged and the methodology used.

We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") may apply at the call for competition.

It is the suppliers responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly.

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to Gov.uk provides information on the GSC at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications.

Cyber essentials is a mandatory requirement for central government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

Email

supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 3450103503

Country

United Kingdom

Internet address

https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk