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24/08/2016    S162

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2016/S 162-293072

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Metropolitan Police
Postal address: Floor 11, West Point, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court
Town: London
Postal code: SW6 1TR
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Ms Kate Davies
E-mail: kate.davies@met.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: +44 2071611555
Fax: +44 2071611403

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.met.police.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://bluelight.eu-supply.com/

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: https://bluelight.eu-supply.com/
Postal address: Floor 11, West Point, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW6 1TR
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Ms Kate Davies
E-mail: kate.davies@met.police.uk
Internet address: https://bluelight.eu-supply.com/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Met Enterprise — Police Training Faculty: Market Engagement Exercise.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
London, within the M25.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Introduction The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is currently undergoing an engagement to assess the market's appetite for a strategic partnership centred around the provision of a transformed training facility within its own force as well as potentially providing value-added training services to other forces and entities both in the UK and globally. A Strategic Outline Case (SOC) was agreed by Management Board and the MPS is currently working on an Outline Business Case (OBC) which is to be delivered to MPS Management Board and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in November and December 2016. This PIN is an important element of the OBC process and is designed to engage the market to understand the opportunities associated with strategic partnership models for the provision of training services. Including in the scope of a strategic partnership is: — Service transformation — Partnership delivery of training services with MPS — Development of third party revenue streams and commercial opportunities associated with MPS training services. The Police Training Faculty project has been launched to transform our training service for officers and staff. This project is developed under a wider commercial concept known as ‘Met Enterprises’ which focuses on the opportunities associated with MPS brand as a means to ensure future financial sustainability and leverage the cost of transformation (where applicable). Police Training Faculty (PTF) is the 1st project to be launched under Met Enterprise and the project is currently assessing 4 key options: 1. Internal Transformation*; 2. Management Insertion; 3. Strategic Alliance models within the UK Police Public Sector Family*; 4. The creation of a joint venture Company. *Please note market engagement will not be sought to develop insight on options 1 and 3. The questions asked as part of this document are required to support the Met Enterprise PTF project to evaluate options 2 and 4. The MPS are particularly keen to explore the potential benefits and commercial models associated with the creation of a joint venture company as perhaps the most radical of the 4 options considered. In addition the MPS would like market feedback on the most advantageous route to market, remuneration and the methodology of how benefits could be delivered. It is emphasised that the autonomy to manage critical incidents and tactics/operations will remain with the relevant business units, and shall not form part of this project. The business will also retain necessary control over defining the training output required as articulated in Met strategy, including threat and risk assessments. Our vision is to make London the safest global city, leading the way by being the best crime fighters, earning trust and confidence in our communities and taking pride in the quality and efficiency of our service. Training and development is a key enabler to ensure our people are equipped with the skills and capabilities using industry innovation and best practice, to respond effectively and meet the demands of policing to make London the safest global city. Whilst the Met undergoes tremendous transformation in the way it responds, reports, processes and ultimately achieves, our people need access to skills development and new ways of working via an efficient, effective and high quality training service. The MPS would like to hear from organisations who have the necessary skills, experience, volume capacity and capability to support the MPS to deliver its total training demand as 1 of the largest employers in London. We operate in a complex, high risk environment with a training plan delivering in excess of 450 000 training days annually covering the learning and development needs of more than 500 varied and specialist roles for officers and staff. The service scope covers the total training demand for the MPS (excluding tactics and operations), covering over 23 internal providers and a supply chain of over 150 vendors. PIN Guidance The MPS is committed to ensuring fairness, openness and transparency as part of the market engagement. We will follow EU procurement regulations. This PIN is issued solely for the purpose of conducting a market engagement exercise and does not constitute any commitment by the MPS or any of its stakeholders to undertake any public procurement exercise in the future. Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market engagement exercise and a response to this PIN does not guarantee any invitation to participate in any future public procurement process that the MPS may conduct. This PIN notice does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for the MPS and the MPS is not bound to accept any proposals offered. The MPS is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in the market engagement exercise. Any subsequent procurement of any services, supplies or works by the MPS in relation to this PIN notice will be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the public contracts regulations 2015. The MPS is open to consortium arrangements, however all responses to this engagement exercise must be sent by the lead/parent or partner organization. If your organisation wishes to take part in this engagement please submit an expression of interest (EOI) via the Bluelight portal: https://www.bluelight.gov.uk (due north) under reference: ACXH-9HESRJ no later than 12:00 GMT on Friday the 26.8.2016. On receipt of a valid EOI submitted via the portal outlined above, the MPS will provide further information relating to project scope, opportunity profile and questions via an engagement questionnaire. The response date for all submissions is 17:00 GMT on the 19.9.2016. Submissions should be submitted via the Bluelight portal: https://www.bluelight.gov.uk (due north).
Paragraph regarding vision of project amended only. Revised wording below:
Our vision is to make London the safest global city, leading the way by being the best crime fighters, earning trust and confidence in our communities and taking pride in the quality and efficiency of our service. Training and development is a key enabler to ensure our people are equipped with the skills and capabilities to respond in a modern, technological and progressive way to meet the demands of policing. Whilst the Met undergoes tremendous transformation in the way it responds, reports, processes and ultimately achieves, our people need access to skills development and new ways of working via an efficient, effective and high quality training service.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 000,00 and 1 500 000 000,00 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000 Education and training services, 66000000 Financial and insurance services, 80200000 Secondary education services, 80300000 Higher education services, 80400000 Adult and other education services, 80500000 Training services, 80600000 Training services in defence and security materials

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.8.2016