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Services - 481620-2017

01/12/2017    S231

United Kingdom-Bristol: Specialist training services

2017/S 231-481620

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Environment Agency
Postal address: Horizon House, Deanery Road
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BS1 5AH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Brentley
E-mail: andrew.brentley@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.3)Communication
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: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Incident Management Training and Exercising.

Reference number: Project_21934
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80510000 Specialist training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Environment Agency has around 6 500 people in Incident Management roles, organised within 14 areas. These people play a vital role providing 24/7 response to flooding and environment incidents.

There is a commitment to ensuring that all staff receive the necessary training and experience to feel capable and confident in their incident roles. This Prior Information Notice is to alert the market of our requirements in the areas of learning and development services and solutions to meet this commitment. Any resulting tender which is likely to be published early next year will include the provision of:

Training delivery

— Design and delivery of bespoke training to build knowledge, skills and capabilities,

— Develop of materials to support new ways of working and new tools as they develop,

— Consultancy in relation to training development and delivery;

Exercising

— Design and develop exercising material to maintain levels of preparedness,

— Facilitation,

— Consultancy for T&E only.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Incident Management Training and Exercising Framework

The Environment Agency is a category 1 responder, which has legal obligation to assess the risk of, plan, and exercise for emergencies. It responds to around 20,000 substantiated incidents (of which around 100 are classified ‘Category 1’ — major) each year.

The Incident Management Strategy 2017-2022, clearly sets out the ambition to be a professional, trusted emergency responder; helping people, businesses and the environment to be more resilient to natural threats and environmental hazards. One of the key outcomes of this strategy is to have sufficient numbers of capable, confident and committed staff with the right skills and capabilities.

The Environment Agency has around 6,500 people in Incident Management roles, organised within 14 areas. These people play a vital role providing 24/7 response to flooding and environment incidents.

There is a commitment to ensuring that all staff receive the necessary training and experience to feel capable and confident in their incident roles. This Prior Information Notice is to alert the market of our requirements in the areas of learning and development services and solutions to meet this commitment. Any resulting tender which is likely to be published early next year will include the provision of:

Training delivery

— Design and delivery of bespoke training to build knowledge, skills and capabilities,

— Develop of materials to support new ways of working and new tools as they develop,

— Consultancy in relation to training development and delivery.

Exercising

— Design and develop exercising material to maintain levels of preparedness,

— Facilitation,

— Consultancy in relation to exercising development and delivery,

— Business continuity.

Incident Management is constantly evolving as the Environment Agency seeks to improve its incident response capability, moving towards better planning, clearer priorities and space to be able to prepare and respond to incidents. It is envisage any resulting framework will provide the adaptability to change training and exercising provision to support this change over the life of the contract.

We are looking to attract providers who primarily have experience in training delivery and development who may already have or will develop an understanding by working with our technical leads in the Incident Management community.

If you are interested to learn more about the requirements please register your organisation through the procurement portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

We envisage starting market engagement by running a tele conference on Tuesday 11th December for 20 minutes to provide you with more information on the requirement. If you are interested in joining the call please email Andrew.brentley@environment-agency.gov.uk dial in details will be provided.

We may choose to follow this up with a face to face opportunity in January with key EA stakeholders.

II.2.14)Additional information

We envisage starting market engagement by running a tele conference on Tuesday 11th December for 20 minutes to provide you with more information on the requirement. If you are interested in joining the call please email Andrew.brentley@environment-agency.gov.uk dial in details will be provided.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
05/02/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Incident Management Training and Exercising Framework

The Environment Agency is a category 1 responder, which has legal obligation to assess the risk of, plan, and exercise for emergencies. It responds to around 20 000 substantiated incidents (of which around 100 are classified ‘Category 1’ — major) each year.

The Incident Management Strategy 2017-2022, clearly sets out the ambition to be a professional, trusted emergency responder; helping people, businesses and the environment to be more resilient to natural threats and environmental hazards. One of the key outcomes of this strategy is to have sufficient numbers of capable, confident and committed staff with the right skills and capabilities.

The Environment Agency has around 6 500 people in Incident Management roles, organised within 14 areas. These people play a vital role providing 24/7 response to flooding and environment incidents.

There is a commitment to ensuring that all staff receive the necessary training and experience to feel capable and confident in their incident roles. This Prior Information Notice is to alert the market of our requirements in the areas of learning and development services and solutions to meet this commitment. Any resulting tender which is likely to be published early next year will include the provision of:

Training delivery

— Design and delivery of bespoke training to build knowledge, skills and capabilities,

— Develop of materials to support new ways of working and new tools as they develop,

— Consultancy in relation to training development and delivery.

Exercising

— Design and develop exercising material to maintain levels of preparedness,

— Facilitation,

— Consultancy in relation to exercising development and delivery,

— Business continuity.

Incident Management is constantly evolving as the Environment Agency seeks to improve its incident response capability, moving towards better planning, clearer priorities and space to be able to prepare and respond to incidents. It is envisage any resulting framework will provide the adaptability to change training and exercising provision to support this change over the life of the contract.

We are looking to attract providers who primarily have experience in training delivery and development who may already have or will develop an understanding by working with our technical leads in the Incident Management community.

If you are interested to learn more about the requirements please register your organisation through the procurement portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

We envisage starting market engagement by running a tele conference on Tuesday 11th December for 20 minutes to provide you with more information on the requirement. If you are interested in joining the call please email Andrew.brentley@environment-agency.gov.uk dial in details will be provided.

We may choose to follow this up with a face to face opportunity in January with key EA stakeholders.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/11/2017