Services - 110589-2018

13/03/2018    S50

United Kingdom-Hertford: Education and training services

2018/S 050-110589

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
Postal address: Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: SG13 8DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 1992555121

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Pre Procurement Market Engagement for the provision of Learning and Organisational Development (LOD) Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council (the “Council”) is carrying out Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (“PPME”) in relation to the provision of HR learning and development services. The council will consider the feedback received to help inform the council’s options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process. Participation or non-participation in the PPME shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the PPME shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process. Participation in the PPME will be at each organisation’s own cost. No expense in responding to this PPME will be reimbursed by the Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The council currently has a contract for the provision of learning and development services. This contract is due to end on 22.2.2019 and with a number of key challenges and drivers that have a direct impact on the relevance, content and delivery of the corporate L&D interventions plus the future direction of learning and development within the organisation beyond February 2019, the council is exploring the options to re-tender the requirement under a revised model. Further details can be seen in the project brief in the PPME document.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To access the PPME documentation please visit and follow the on-screen guidance. To participate in this PPME, organisations must submit their completed supplier questionnaire, together with any supporting documents, through the In-Tend system by the return deadline of 12:00 Noon on 11.4.2018. Please make sure that you have submitted your supplier questionnaire following the instructions above. The council will not be held accountable for any errors made by an organisation in submitting their supplier questionnaire. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: