Services - 333710-2020

15/07/2020    S135

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2020/S 135-333710

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: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Apprenticeships Commissioning Programme Wales Framework Agreement

Reference number: F022/2020/2021
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Welsh Government will shortly be commencing a procurement exercise for Apprenticeship delivery from 1 August 2021. Before the tender is published we will be holding an online market engagement event at 10 a.m. on 22 July 2020.

The opportunity will be issued under the provisions of the light touch regime, implemented through Regulations 74-77 as applied to Schedule 3 services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) for the procurement of the framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 050 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Through work-based learning the apprenticeship programme will deliver to individuals the skills necessary to embark on successful careers and for employers the relevant skilled people to meet the current and future needs of their businesses and the Welsh economy. Commencing on 1 August 2021 the Apprenticeship framework will run for 4 years until 31 July 2025 (with the option of an extension of up to 2 years until 31 March 2026). The online market engagement event will last for approximately one and a half hours. You will hear information on the tender process, policy background and how the Welsh Government intends to allocate funding (the allocation methodology can be accessed as an attachment in this PIN notice) plus a live question and answer session.

Further information on the event registration can be accessed in the ‘Event Registration Information’ document attached to this PIN notice.

II.2.14)Additional information

The value range is anticipated to be Min GBP 400 million to Max GBP 1.05 billion over the term of the agreement, further details will be included at the tender stage.

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:

Further information on the event registration can be accessed in the ‘Event Registration Information’ document attached to this PIN notice.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref:102495)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: