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Services - 433651-2019

16/09/2019    S178

United Kingdom-London: Training programme services

2019/S 178-433651

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: Westminster City Council
Postal address: 64 Victoria Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1E 6QP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Olubunmi Akinmade
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Market Engagement Event — Westminster Way Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80521000 Training programme services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Westminster City Council (‘the Authority’) is holding a market engagement event to obtain early partner involvement in the development of its requirements with relation to the Westminster Way Culture change Programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
80511000 Staff training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Market engagement event on 3.10.2019 at Lord Mayor's Reception Rooms, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP from 13.30 p.m.-16.30 p.m., with registration and coffee from 13.00 p.m.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Westminster City Council launched The Westminster Way, it’s people strategy in 2018 which is all about creating a culture of openness, transparency and integrity by developing our staff to be the very best and deliver our vision City for All. The Westminster Way has 3 pillars including personal development where we believe ‘Everyone has talent’, Value our People and Diversity where we believe ‘Everyone is Valued’ and The Westminster Way of working where we believe ‘Everyone is a leader’.

Since its launch in 2018, all our people programmes have been aligned to the 3 pillars and we have launched some modern and innovative approaches such as our new approach to personal development replacing traditional performance management, our ‘everyone has talent’ programme providing development opportunities for everyone to support their careers in Westminster and initiatives such as reverse mentoring and positive action.

In 2015 the Council launched Leading the Westminster Way academy programme which was aimed at senior level managers and involved a launch day, one to one coaching session, psychometrics (including Wave, Hogan and MBTI) and a set of core bitesize modules and additional optional modules. Working the Westminster Way (WTWW) was launched for middle managers and below. This was a 2-day programme and covered concepts from LTWW.

We undertook a review of the academy programme recently to understand how effective it has been in achieving the culture change as set out by the people strategy. The review has demonstrated that people had extremely positive reaction to the programme itself. They enjoyed it and felt valued and invested in. They felt it was the beginning of the culture change in the council. There was also evidence of learning however both the academy programmes were launched as stand-alone programmes before the launch of our people strategy (2018) as stated above and although they were right for the time, we have moved on as an organisation and are keen to continue and embed the culture change as per our people strategy and therefore we are seeking a strategic partner to help us build on the amazing work that has already taken place to further embed the Westminster Way and achieve long-term culture change.

Come and meet us including our CEO on the 3rd of October, organisations are restricted to a maximum of 3 delegates.

Please note:

— this notice is not a call for competition. For avoidance of doubt, this does not formally signify the beginning of a procurement exercise and does not constitute any commitment by the council to undertake any procurement exercise,

— participation in the consultation will not include or preclude any organisation from participating in any future formal procurement exercise.

II.2.14)Additional information

To express your interest, please click the link below.

If you are not registered on Westminster City Council's capitalEsourcing e-tendering portal, but would like to express an interest, please use the link and follow the on-screen registration instructions.

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: