CSR/128 - Civil Service central Apprenticeship Contract

A Prior Information Notice

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13 Aug 2021
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On the Monday 1st March 2021, the Apprenticeship Coordination Office (ACO) who sit within the Cabinet Office published a Prior information notice (PIN) Publication reference: 2021/S 000-003994 seeking expressions of interest from certified Apprenticeship training providers who are interested in delivering a range of Apprenticeships across central government. ACO set out in the PIN that we envisaged that the requirement will be divided into 8 Lots, one for a particular Profession area. ACO also was considering expanding on 9 more additional lots based on new Professions areas subject to approval as these total number of Lots may change. All interested providers who expressed an interest in the PIN were invited to attend a Virtual Market Engagement event that was held on Tuesday 30th March 2021 where ACO provided an overview of the proposed Apprenticeship delivery model. Since the event, ACO has been finalising tender documentation based on feedback from the marketplace and agreeing the procurement route to market ACO are now able to provide the following update on the procurement process for CSR/128 - Central Government Apprenticeship Contract. ACO intend to split the new Civil Service Central Apprenticeship procurement into the following 2 phases: Phase 1: Certified Apprenticeship training providers who are appointed on the Crown Commercial Services Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS will be invited to submit a bid for the apprenticeship standards for the following 8 Professions areas by the week commencing Monday 23 August 2021. Lot 1 Operational Delivery Lot 2 Business Administration Lot 3 HR Lot 4 Finance Lot 5 Commercial Lot 6 Policy Lot 7 Project Management Lot 8 Digital Phase 2: As the following 9 Professions areas and standards are currently still being explored by departments, the earliest that Certified Apprenticeship training providers can bid for these apprenticeship standards listed will be Spring 2022. Lot 9 Communication Lot 10 Property Lot 11 Economist Lot 12 Legal Lot 13 Engineering Lot 14 Transport and logistics Lot 15 Protective services/Health & Safety Lot 16 Environmental Lot 17 Health

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Please be aware that if prospective providers are interested in participating in the phase 1 procurement exercise then they must ensure to be an appointed supplier on the Crown Commercial Services Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS. If your organisation isn't already an registered and appointed supplier on the DPS then follow the below instructions All suppliers are required to register on the Supplier Registration Service (SRS) system prior to submitting a 'Request to Participate' using the link https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register Once registered onto the SRS system then Suppliers will need to request to apply to be appointed onto the Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS by following the guidance provided on the system. The DMP is organised into distinct Filters a) Bidders can indicate their services and all elements relevant to their service offering, and b) Buyers can filter the service and elements; use the information in the Supplier prospectus and Pricing matrix to award a contract to a supplier or to produce a shortlist of appointed suppliers to invite to a competition. It will be important that Suppliers have indicated the apprenticeships standards that they offer so that when the procurement exercise for CSR/128 - Central Government Apprenticeship Contract is ready that suppliers are invited to participate. If your organisation is unsure what Apprenticeship standards that ACO will be inviting certified Apprenticeship training providers to bid for then please request a copy of the list at cshr.apprenticeships@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by Friday 20th August 2021. Additional information: This updated prior information notice (PIN) is to inform the potential marketplace that Cabinet Office will be issuing the phase 1 procurement exercise using Crown Commercial Services Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS. Providers must ensure to follow the instructions for using the Supplier Registration Service (SRS) and Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS. If you require support in registering onto the Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS then contact the Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DMP team at peoplepillarcomms@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services

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