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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Apprenticeships Training Marketplace
CCS is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a period of 48 months with the extension option of 24 months. Bidders can request to participate for this DPS for its 48 month duration including any extension periods. This DPS is being procured under the Light Touch Regime (LTR), and is subject to limited regulations, in accordance with Regulations 74-76 PCR2015. This DPS provides central government and wider public sector with the opportunity to procure services within the scope of the existing and new Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) live Frameworks, Apprenticeships Standards, End Point Assessments (EPAs); and related services via a number of Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) registered suppliers on the Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) Register and or the Register of EPA Organisations (RoEPAO). CCS reserve the right to reduce, extend or terminate the DPS period at any time during its life time; as set out in the terms of the DMP Agreement.
The supplier shall have the ability to provide apprenticeship training and related services to all UK central government departments, wider public sector organisations and charities.
Customers may enter into a contract with a supplier for a period of their determining which may exceed the RM6102 Apprenticeships Training Marketplace 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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Suppliers will be assessed on their response to the selection criteria in their request to participate for a place on RM6102 Apprenticeships Training Dynamic Marketplace. The procurement bid pack and registration details can be accessed via the following URL address https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps and selecting the “Technology” link. Please read the Dynamic Marketplace Needs document FIRST for a full overview of the procurement process and read the instructions carefully.
To register for the RM6102 DPS Agreement please select the “Access as a Supplier” link which can be located at the URL address above.
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 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/df0de428-382b-4abb-8085-d2ee7bc95320
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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. The Authority may extend the duration of this Dynamic Marketplace Agreement for any period or periods up to a maximum of 2 years (24 months) in total from the expiry of the Initial Dynamic Marketplace Period by giving the supplier no less than three (3) months written notice. 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.
There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.