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Servicios - 252929-2018

13/06/2018    S111    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Salford: Education and training services

2018/S 111-252929

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
HM Revenue and Customs
Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
M60 9LA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Lehmann
Telephone: +44 3000526549
E-mail: mark.lehmann@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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

Tax Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

Reference number: SR78419597
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HMRC is acting as a training provider for apprentices to deliver education and training for the Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship and is on the Education and Skills Funding Agency register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) under UKPRN Nº 10012772.

HMRC’s Tax Academy, as training provider, require the services of an End Point Assessor who will support them in the assessment of the Level 4 Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician Apprenticeship.

Prior to assessments HMRC will require to develop and adapt the EPAO’s existing summative case study, so that it reflects the work undertaken by tax professionals within HMRC. This bespoke EPA will still map to the apprenticeship standards and test the requisite level of knowledge, skills and behaviour, but will be written from a tax compliance perspective rather than accounting professional.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HMRC is raising market awareness of the opportunity and procurement approach for an Open Procedure for an End Point Assessor. At the time of the Contract Notice Issuance, potential bidders will have to meet the criteria mentioned in the Education Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Conditions for organisations on the register of end-point assessment organisations. This document can be found at:


It is a mandatory requirement that the End Point Assessor is registered on the ESFA Register of end-point assessment organisations and that they are ready to deliver an end-point assessment.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend a further 2 12 month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The expected apprentice numbers requiring an End Point Assessment is approximately 200 during the term of the contract, however this number is not guaranteed. The first phase of the End Point Assessment is to be conducted from March 2019.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

It is a mandatory requirement that the End Point Assessor is registered on the Education Skills Funding Agency's (ESFA) Register of end-point assessment organisations and that they are ready to deliver an end-point assessment.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

To view this notice, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2018611-PRO-12595166.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
HM Revenue and Customs
5th Floor West Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
M60 9LA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: