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15/12/2015    S242    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Llandudno Junction: Training services

2015/S 242-439577

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: Sarn Mynach
Town: Llandudno Junction
Postal code: LL31 9RZ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Karen Roberts
Telephone: +44 3000625465

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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
Public order and safety
Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Official name: The National Procurement Service is a pan public sector organisation, for the public sector, of the public which will deliver ‘All-Wales’ contracts and frameworks for all public sector organisation in Wales. The current list of organisations signed up to using the National Procurement Service can be found at This list may be subject to change if further organisations sign up to use the NPS or if any of these organisations are replaced during the life of the agreement. In addition, the agreement will be available for use by All Schools and Town and Community Councils, Voluntary Sector Organisations including WCVA, BBC, Welsh National Parks and Housing Associations, within the City and County Boundaries of Wales. Further details on the organisations who can use the Agreement will be included in the OJEU notice

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Procurement Service — Corporate Training, Learning and Development Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Various Across Wales.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The National Procurement Service on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector wishes to establish a suite of collaborative framework agreements for the supply of Corporate Training and Services. Key areas are likely to include but are not limited to:
1. Phase 1 — Corporate training, learning and development — administration and booking services;
2. Phase 2 — Corporate training, learning and development — core trainers, training services and management modules;
3. Phase 3 — Corporate training, learning and development — leadership training and specialist bespoke training services.
— Welsh language training, accredited and non-accredited; and
— Digital learning e-platforms software.
Full details of the requirements will be included in the OJEU Contract Notice.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Sell2Wales web site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000 Training services, 80510000 Specialist training services, 80511000 Staff training services, 80580000 Provision of language courses, 72212740 Foreign language translation software development services, 80532000 Management training services, 75100000 Administration services, 71317210 Health and safety consultancy services, 71317200 Health and safety services, 80420000 E-learning services

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:
The commitment to deliver ‘community benefit’ outcomes from our procurement activity is designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when spending public money. The intention is to achieve the very best value for money in the widest sense. Consequently Community Benefits clauses will be considered as part of the proposed procurement as core or non-core or a combination of both to address socio-economic and/or environmental issues.
Further information will be provided once an OJEU notice is placed.

The NPS is considering holding regional supplier events in Spring 2016, to further inform the marketplace of their procurement strategy. If you are interested in attending a potential event, please provide your contact details to npspeopleservices&

Full details, including how to formally register and express an interest in tendering via the eTenderwales portal will be included in the OJEU notice.

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:
It is anticipated that payment will be made in Sterling.
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 notice is for a suite of frameworks for the delivery of corporate training and learning and development services.
There is a phased approach covering the following specific opportunities:
1. Phase 1 — Corporate training, learning and development — administration and booking services — award planned — September 2016;
2. Phase 2 — Corporate training, learning and development — core trainers and management modules — phased category awards planned for various Lots — September to November 2016;
3. Phase 3 — Corporate training, learning and development — leadership training and specialist bespoke requirements training services — award planned April 2017.
The National Procurement Service is also currently scoping on the potential following 2 training agreements:
— Welsh Language Training, accredited and non-accredited training, and
— Digital Learning — e-Platforms software.

Supplier Briefing and Information Events will be planned for Spring 2016 to register your expressions of interest in this notice and to obtain any additional information, please visit Sell2Wales website at

(WA Ref: 38295).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: