Services - 206402-2019

03/05/2019    S86

United Kingdom-Salford: Education and training services

2019/S 086-206402

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: HM Revenue and Customs
Postal address: 5th Floor West, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stuart Flegg
E-mail: stuart.flegg@hmrc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
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
Other activity: Collector of direct and indirect taxes

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Tax Academy Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment

Reference number: SR227843976
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

HMRC are giving potential suppliers early notification of a requirement to provide end-point assessment for HMRC Tax Academy apprenticeships at Level 3 and Level 4. Additional information will be provided in the lot description.

The EPAO will work in partnership with tax academy as the learning provider to define the apprenticeship assessment model and approach to ensure it is aligns with and fully supports the EPA.

The EPAO will review Tax Academy’s apprenticeship learning curriculum. This review must identify any additional learning or adaption of any existing learning to ensure this meets the apprenticeship standard and enable apprentices to be fully prepared for the EPA. This replaces notice 2019/S 084-198857

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

1 and 2.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Level 3: Public Sector Compliance/Investigator Officer

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Apprenticeship end-point assessments to be delivered against the standard: Level 3, Public sector compliance/investigator officer LARS 240, IFA ST0708

HMRC is seeking to engage a registered End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) to design and deliver an End-Point Assessment (EPA) for its employer provided Level 3 Public Sector Compliance/Investigator Officer apprenticeship.

HMRC requires the EPAO to undertake a flexible and partnership approach with the HMRC learning provider (Tax Academy) in the design of the EPA. This should reflect HMRC and Tax Academy’s vocational tax compliance approach to apprenticeship learning and the EPA should be based on a case study and evidence portfolio approach with a professional discussion included for Level 3.

II.2.14)Additional information

HMRC intends to hold supplier days to outline their requirements. If you are interested in attending, please see VI.3).

Only suppliers registered as end-point assessors will be considered. Suppliers must be registered to deliver Level 3, Public sector compliance/investigator officer LARS 240, IFA ST0708. Please see

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Level 4: Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Apprenticeship end-point assessments to be delivered against the standard: Level 4, Professional accounting / taxation technician, LARS 117, IFA ST0003

HMRC is seeking to engage 1 or 2 registered End-Point Assessment Organisation(s) (EPAO) to design and deliver an End-Point Assessment (EPA) for its employer provider Level 4 professional accounting/tax technician apprenticeship.

HMRC requires the EPAO to undertake a flexible and partnership approach with the HMRC learning provider (Tax Academy) in the design of the EPA. This should reflect HMRC and Tax Academy’s vocational tax compliance approach to apprenticeship learning and the EPA should be based on a case study and evidence portfolio approach.

II.2.14)Additional information

HMRC intends to hold supplier days to outline their requirements. If you are interested in attending, please see VI.3).

Only suppliers registered as end-point assessors will be considered. Suppliers must be registered to deliver Level 4, Professional accounting/taxation technician, LARS 117, IFA ST0003. Please see

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
15/05/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Please note that suppliers will need to register on the HMRC SAP Ariba eSourcing portal in order to express an interest in attending a supplier day and to submit responses to an invitation to tender. Guidance on how to register can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528355/SAP_Ariba_Sourcing_Professional_Supplier_s_Guide_-_June_2016.pdf

Once you have registered, please confirm this by email to stuart.flegg@hmrc.gov.uk

Details of the supplier day are to be confirmed, HMRC will be in touch to arrange a time slot. You may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to attending the supplier day.

GO Reference: GO-2019430-PRO-14845034

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/04/2019