Services - 277120-2018

28/06/2018    S122    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 122-277120

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
Official name: Department for International Trade
Postal address: Department for International Trade, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1H 0T
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Margaux Wilson
Telephone: +44 2072155242

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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: International Trade

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Director Development Programme

Reference number: DN349345
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

We are looking for a supplier to create a Senior Leadership Development Programme for DIT (Department for International Trade) which includes the creation of DIT Senior Leadership Capabilities and assessment methods and tools which not only depicts the level of our current Director's leadership capabilities but also provides a development programme for Director's to achieve the top level. The development programme should be a a year long and be able to cover the entire Director population globally. The outcome of this will be that DIT understand what good Senior Leadership looks like, to allow DIT to assess it's current senior leaders and for DIT to know what they must do to achieve the top level of Senior Leadership. The supplier is to deliver this development programme which is required by all Senior Leaders across DIT globally.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 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
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We are looking for a supplier to provide:

1) a clear senior leadership development framework and assessment methods including articulation of what Leadership means for DIT;

2) a year long global development programme for our Director population which needs to include:

We are looking for a Leadership Development Programme for global director population; this should include:

— articulation of senior leadership capabilities and capacities unique to DIT — including a robust method to create them (including branded collateral),

— a method of assessment and aggregate data collection methods for directors against the defined capabilities,

— design, development and delivery of a year long global programme routed in an Action Enquiry methodology for circa 46 Directors which meets the challenges of VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous),

— delivery by Action Enquiry specialist across nine global markets,

— critical use of enabling technology to package and support programme including ways for participants to connect,

— programme brand and identity,

— evaluation and Continuous Improvement.

Key issues to address:

— leadership (as a whole) is transactional not transformational as a preferred option to meet the delivery demand of the business,

— the lack of understanding and/or appreciation of what leadership is within DIT, being enabled by consistent role modelling of transactional behaviour,

— the lack of engagement with senior leadership development as not seen as a priority and the current (traditional) methods of development potentially inhibiting progress,

— the problem that Senior leaders do not connect outside their respective areas and limited enterprise wide leadership effort,

— as a new organisation we need to ensure that our leaders are able to demonstrate positive impacts on the emerging organisational culture,

— significant increase in Annual People Survey scores relating to Leadership in DIT.

Required experience and Capability of the Supplier:

— significant experience in organisational development and senior leadership development,

— defines leadership for an organisation,

— have conducted / exectuted Research and development in Senior leadership and/or systems leadership development,

— published and/or industry thought leadership,

— Action Enquiry specialists,

— proven experience assessing and developing leadership capability and capacities,

— experience in delivering global connected programmes,

— specialists in VUCA principles and how leadership needs to respond.

The delivery of this will be staged starting in September 2018, details to be confirmed. This development project is required by all Senior Leaders across DIT globally and forms part of their Learning and Development.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Capability / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Project plan / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Method / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Personnel / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be extended for a further 12 months.

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
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
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Department for International Trade
Postal address: Department for International Trade, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 0T
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7557485684

Internet address:

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: