Services - 450382-2016

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21/12/2016    S246

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Education and training services

2016/S 246-450382

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Managed Learning Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Crown Commercial Service, as the Contracting Authority, intends to put in place a pan government framework agreement for the provision of managed learning services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.
The aim is to appoint a single prime contractor, or a consortium with a lead supplier acting as prime contractor, to work in effective partnership with participating organisations by providing access to a range of high quality learning and development services and solutions designed to meet the needs of the Civil Service and UK public sector bodies, on a managed service basis.
The offer will provide a tailored managed learning service, which offers a tiered modular service that covers the complete learning lifecycle, provides flexibility and is scalable to meet Central Government and UK public sector body needs. The solution will range from enabling the full managed service of the entire learning and development function, just a single element of it (e.g. administration and support function), or a bespoke solution tailored to complement customers' in-house resources.
These services will include learning solutions for the following (this list is not exclusive and is subject to change):
— Access to a catalogue of publicly available courses in a broad range of subject areas, including;
- Accredited professional qualifications.
- Off the shelf and tailored training
— Bespoke and niche learning.
— Custom-made programmes.
— Each of the above may include learning for apprentices.
— The support services will include but may not be limited to:
- Sourcing — source learning requirements that provides best value for money across all subject areas, and learning platforms, from traditional to leading-edge.
- Administration and Support Services — deliver customer focused, end-to-end, scalable administration and learner support solutions that are designed to streamline processes and reduce costs while ensuring the highest quality user experience.
- Supplier Management — act as the single point of contact — ongoing relationship and performance management of third party L&D suppliers assigned to the customers project from initiation to close.
- Learning Consultancy — Expert guidance and advice for the development and design of any aspect of the L&D strategy.
- Needs Analysis — An assessment of capabilities alongside an understanding of current or anticipated gaps in knowledge or skills to inform the L&D strategy.
- Design and Development — This could include curriculum and learning products, programs, courses and modules.
- Project Management — The management and delivery of L&D related programs and projects.
— A range of other products/services associated with the provision of learning and development within the public sector.
N.B. The core offer of the curriculum which is commonly required across central government is not within the scope of this requirement.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to present the requirement in the form of separate lot(s), where it determines that this is appropriate to do so.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000 Education and training services, 75100000 Administration services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by emailing:

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the Market Engagement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:

From 2nd April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: