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Services - 142162-2017

14/04/2017    S74

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2017/S 074-142162

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: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Governance leadership and clerking development.

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

Contracts for the provision of Governance Leadership Development and Clerking Development across England from 2017-2020 to improve the effectiveness of governing boards.

Contracts will run for an initial period to March 2019 with provision to extend for 2 further single year periods.

There will be 2 lots:

a. Activity to build the capacity of governance leaders to improve the effectiveness of their board; and

b. Activity to professionalise the quality of clerking so that governing boards receive the administrative and procedural information, advice and support they need to operate effectively.

Contracts will be awarded to suppliers able to achieve these outcomes. After initial set up costs, payments will be linked directly to contractor success in securing business from boards and clerks through a per-board/clerk funding model. Contractor income will therefore be directly linked to the volume of support they provide, not fixed by value or volume.

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)
80500000 Training services
80532000 Management training services
80510000 Specialist training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Contracts Finder for a full description and further information.

The estimated total value of funding available to contractors is up to 2 400 000 GBP from 2017-2019 with the possibility of up to 1 450 000 GBP p.a. in each of 2 further 1 year extensions subject to satisfactory contractor performance and available budget.

The Authority intends to host a supplier engagement event in Sheffield w/c 24.4.2017 to discuss with potential suppliers the policy, commercial and financial aspects of the requirement prior to finalising the specification and associated bidding documentation. For more information and to register go to:

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:

This notice is for information only and the Authority reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contract(s). The information contained in this notice, including information relating to the nature and scope of the Authority's requirements, the service classification of this requirement or the CPV code(s), is only indicative of the Authority's current thinking and is neither exhaustive nor binding.

The Invitation to Tender will be launched and managed through the Department for Education's e-procurement system, REDIMO2. Providers wishing to apply for this opportunity will need to register via

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: