Framework for the Provision of Apprenticeship Training and End Point Assessment (September 21 Opening)

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Framework (Services)
3.5 year
01 Sep 2021
To 01 Apr 2025 (est.)
01 Oct 2021 11:00




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This Framework was established in February 2021 to replace the previous Dynamic Purchasing System operated by Salisbury NHSFT. This Framework operates at two levels - Level One, where any suitably qualified and eligible provider can submit details of all the apprenticeships they offer, and employers can then either direct award or, via Salisbury, conduct a further competition against their local needs. Level Two will be a smaller number of providers for a specific standard, appointed via a Further Competition, using a higher selection criteria published with each ITT. Both levels of listing are open across all our eligible public and third sector organisations. Level Two listed providers can be selected either by employer direct award or a further competition amongst those listed.

Total Quantity or Scope

Do I need to respond to this opening? Yes - New provider applying to join Existing provider adding new programmes Existing provider with changes in details / Ofsted rating Existing provider who's course data (achievement rates, etc) have changed No- Existing provider with no changes to your previous submission document In order to be approved onto the Framework, providers must : • Be fully registered on the Register of Approved Training Providers (where offering apprenticeship training provision) and/or the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations (where offering end point assessment). Organisations with a current rating of "Requires Improvement" or "Inadequate" may not apply. • Where an Ofsted rating has been issued, this must be Grade 1 (Outstanding) or Grade 2 (Good). Where an Ofsted Monitoring Report has been issued, this must be either for Significant Progress or Reasonable Progress. • Organisations experiencing a reduction in their Ofsted rating / visit to a rating below the above criteria will be suspended from the Framework until their Ofsted rating meets the criteria above. • Organisations without a current Ofsted rating / visit may still apply but must meet all other quality criteria. • Providers must, for each Apprenticeship they are wishing to be listed for, provide details of starts / completions / success and attrition on their Framework Response form. Any provider with more than 50% of their starts on an Apprenticeship who fail to complete that Apprenticeship will not be listed for that standard. • No Providers offering a cost above the ESFA funding band for the apprenticeship will be listed for that Apprenticeship. • Where a Standard requires Professional Body approval to deliver, the Provider must either (a) have that approval in place at the time of submitting that Standard onto the framework, or (b) be reasonably expecting to gain that approval before the next scheduled opening of the Framework. Where neither of these criteria can be fulfilled, the Provider must wait until the next opening of the Framework to submit that Standard. Where employers / regions run a Further Competition for that standard, providers may respond with a roadmap to professional body accreditation acceptable to the Employers.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services


  • An E-Catalogue is required.
  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • This is a recurring contract.
  • Renewals are not available.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.

Other Information

Any Provider applying to the Framework must meet all the pass/fail criteria listed on the Response Document, and must only submit responses via Salisbury's Bravo procurement portal. All Providers must agree to the Framework terms and conditions published on the Bravo portal - amendments to those Terms will not be made for specific providers. Interested providers must complete the relevant submission on Salisbury's Bravo procurement portal in order to be considered. Please note the final selection of providers to award is a decision for employers and this Framework does not represent a spend commitment by any organisation. This Requirement is for the September 2021 opening of the Framework, to allow for the following : 1 - Existing providers to update their course listing (using the Excel document issued on the Bravo portal only) 2 - New providers to apply to join the Framework 3 - Existing providers to advise of changes in their status, e.g. contact details or Ofsted rating. Framework Scope & Eligible Organisations The Contracting Authority expressly reserved the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it saw fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. The awarding of a place on the Framework does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework shall only use electronic portals during the life of the agreement. Any values that have been provided are only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement. The Framework has been established by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, for use by the following bodies (and any future successors to these organisations): The following Contracting Authorities are entitled to place Orders: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and all bodies listed below : Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations : Please note Central Government departments may be subject to Government Digital Service approval before using the Framework Agreement. Local Authorities (England and Wales) National Parks Authorities Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education including Schools, Universities and Colleges listed : Police Forces listed by the College of Policing, plus Police Scotland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Police Forces and Special Police Forces in the United Kingdom, and/or Police and Crime Commissioners (as defined by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) and/or the Police Authorities (as defined in the Police Act 1964, Police Act 1996, Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, Police and Justice Act 2006, Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006), and other relevant legislation for the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, for their respective rights and interests Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom NHS Bodies England Hospices in the UK Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and (i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement; (ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement; or (iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement (iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement Entities which are not public sector bodies may also use the Framework Agreement if the Authority is satisfied that: • such entity is calling-off goods and/or services directly, solely and exclusively in order to satisfy contractual obligations to one or more public sector bodies, all of which are entitled to use the Framework Agreement on their own account; • all goods to be called-off by it are to be used directly, solely and exclusively to provide goods and/or services at sites occupied by such public sector body(ies); and • it will pass the benefit of the call-off contract to such public sector body(ies) directly, in full and on a purely "pass-through" basis. Accordingly there must be no mark-up, management fee, service charge or any similar cost solely in relation to the supply of goods and/or services imposed on the relevant public sector body(ies), who must be able to benefit from the terms of the Framework Agreement in a like manner and to the same extent as if using the Framework Agreement on its/their own account. Any 'bodies governed by public law' which under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 means bodies that have all of the following characteristics (a)they are established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character; (b) they have legal personality; and (c) they have any of the following characteristics:- (i) they are financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law; (ii) they are subject to management supervision by those authorities or bodies; or (iii) they have an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law. This Framework is valid for four years, ending 12:00 on 01 April, 2025. Employers may enter into contracts which extend beyond the lifetime of the Framework - no maximum is set by the Framework for the length of that subsequent contract. All subsequent contracts under the Framework are non-exclusive and do not form a minimum financial commitment by the Contracting Authority(ies).