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Services - 247228-2019

28/05/2019    S102

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 102-247228

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: Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and Crown Commercial Services (CCS) acting as its agent
Postal address: 1 Horse Guards Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7753278672
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Project Leadership Programme

Reference number: PLP-RM3732 -V2
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

IPA is undertaking market engagement activity ahead of its intention to formally re-procure the Project Leadership Programme, a development programme run for project delivery leaders in government. We expect to issue an ITT in July 2019. The current contract ends in March 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 900 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75121000 Administrative educational services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80511000 Staff training services
80520000 Training facilities
80521000 Training programme services
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80531000 Industrial and technical training services
80531200 Technical training services
80570000 Personal development training services
80590000 Tutorial services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Government projects are complex and delivered under intense political and public scrutiny, often in volatile and uncertain contexts. They can be of significant scale and uniqueness. Of critical importance to the IPA is to build project delivery capability through enhancing project leadership. To this end the IPA has established 2 key project leadership development programmes, 1 of which is the Project Leadership Programme (PLP).

PLP was launched in 2015. It is aimed at leaders who hold key delivery roles in major Government projects. The programme is currently delivered by a consortium led by Cranfield University School of Management.

The programme has enrolled since inception over 1 000 leaders from across 30 different government departments and delivers up to 6 cohorts a year of between 30 — 50 participants per cohort.

The current PLP is based on three key leadership competencies: leadership of self, commercial leadership and technical project leadership. Its content combines expert academic theory with practical hands-on learning. Its format currently includes 4 residential modules, elective classes, coaching and online tools such as bespoke 360º feedback and a participant information portal.

The current contract expires in March 2020 and it is the intention of the IPA to re-procure the programme.

This PIN does not however constitute a commitment by the IPA to commit to any procurement activity or award a contract but is to alert the market to some market engagement activity.

The estimated value in this notice is subject to the final requirements identified so constitutes a guide only.

The anticipated date of publication of the formal notice may also be subject to change.

The information in this PIN sets out the Cabinet Office’s current thinking in respect of this opportunity. The Cabinet Office reserves the right to change any of the information given in this PIN or at the proposed market engagement event at any time. Accordingly, economic operators shall not be entitled to rely on such information.

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:

The purpose of this PIN is to give notice that the IPA is intending to undertake a tendering exercise from July 2019 to set up a new contract for the delivery of the Project Leadership Programme, and to advise potential market suppliers of a forthcoming supplier day which is taking place ahead of the formal procurement process.

The purpose of the day is to explain the business and learning requirement and the procurement strategy in more detail and the context of HM Governments work on building project and programme professional capability.

It will give suppliers the opportunity to ask questions, seek feedback, explore the scope for innovation and change and to input to the contracting approach.

The supplier day will be held on Monday 10.6.2019 in central London.

To register interest in attending the day please email by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 5.6.2019.

Please use ‘Supplier Day PLP-RM3732-V2’ as the subject title and provide full contact details including company name, address, direct telephone number, email and the names of the attendees you are proposing to send.

The IPA may decide to offer 1-2-1 discussions at the supplier day or post the event but this will be subject to levels of interest and procurement process considerations.

Please note 2 places maximum will be allocated to organisations and further information including timings and location details will be provided after registration by email.

If you are not able to attend the day but wish to receive further details about the PLP re-procurement please still register by email on and state you wish to engage further but not attend the event.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: