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02/12/2015    S233    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Training services

2015/S 233-423602

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

CPD — Supplies and Services Division
303 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): Collaboration CPD,
BT3 9ED Belfast
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Department of Finance and Personnel

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Collaborative Training Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKN0

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Authority on behalf of the Northern Ireland Public Sector intends to establish a framework for the provision of Training services across a number of training categories.
It is envisaged the scope of the framework will provide ‘generic’ Training — that is, irrespective of the client, the Training is common.
The areas that the Contractor may cover include:
— Policy and Legislation
— Service Delivery
— Communications
— Finance, Governance and Risk
— Leadership
— Health and Safety
— ICT End User
— ICT Technical
— Online Learning
— Digital
— Commercial and Project Management
— Information Management and Access
— Senior Civil Service (SCS
Please note this is an indicative list and categories and descriptors may be added, amended or deleted prior to going to tender. The suppliers will be required to work closely with Clients to shape each category.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80570000, 80550000, 80511000, 80521000, 80532000, 80533000, 80533100, 80420000

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): yes
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
VI.2)Additional information:

This Framework has the potential to cover all organisations covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy. Details of which can be found public-procurement-policy-applies.htm and other NI Public Sector bodies.

It is intended to split the framework into Lots; these are yet to be defined.
It is the intention to engage with potential service providers from the industry to better understand the market potential for providing Training services to NI Public Sector. CPD plans to hold a supplier information session in January / February 2015. It is envisaged that this session will provide the Authority with the opportunity to obtain feedback from the marketplace. Details of the information session will be issued in due course via eTenders NI.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: