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United Kingdom-Bristol: Specialist training services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Incident Management Training and Exercising.
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:
— 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;
— Design and develop exercising material to maintain levels of preparedness,
— Consultancy for T&E only.
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.
— Consultancy in relation to training development and delivery.
— 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.email@example.com 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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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.