Tender description

UKRI requires a supplier to provide an outward bound residential-based learning programme to develop core skills of apprentices and graduates, including but not limited to team working, leadership and communication.

The emphasis of this course is on practising and developing skills using activities and exercises through experiential learning in a non-work environment using both wet (i.e. swimming pool or sea) and dry (land based) facilities, enabling participants to safely be taken out of their comfort zones or try activities they may not have had the chance to before.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

List and brief description of selection criteria
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
List and brief description of selection criteria
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

Procedure

Conditions for opening of tenders

2020-03-20

14:00

Electronically.

Date
2020-03-20
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
No
Type of contest
Open
Local time
11:00
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
EN

Complementary information

Body responsible for mediation procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FL

+44 1793867005

[email protected]

www.uksbs.co.uk

Date of dispatch of this notice
2020-02-11
This is a recurrent procurement
No
Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FL

+44 1793867005

[email protected]

www.uksbs.co.uk

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FL

+44 1793867005

[email protected]

www.uksbs.co.uk

Main CPV code 80000000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

20 Mar 2020

33 days remaining

Total estimated value

GBP 300,000

Locations

United Kingdom, Swindon

LOTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TENDER

Value

GBP 300,000

UKRI-STFC employs 2000 specialist technical, scientific and engineering staff across 5 sites in the UK. Our employees range from those in their early careers (graduates, students and apprentices) to more experienced managers and leaders.

The UKRI-STFC Corporate Strategy demands an agile and sustainable workforce with the necessary knowledge, behaviours and skills to lead UKRI-STFC into the future. Graduates and apprentices are part of the early careers skills strategy and a key part of the UKRI-STFC careers pipeline.

As part of the development of our apprentices and graduates, each year the latest intake from all sites are invited to attend an outward bound residential based learning programme to develop core skills, including but not limited to team working, leadership and communication.

Four days are planned away from the normal workplace to provide a personal development programme for:

— apprentices to spend time exploring the behavioural elements of the apprenticeship standards, and

— to provide a leadership and personal development programme linked to CRISTAL competencies (Communication, responsibility, integrity, solution focus, teamwork, awareness and leadership).

The residential courses are aligned to UKRI values and the overall aims of each course are to:

— provide real and practical opportunities to practice team and/or leadership skills in a safe environment,

— help develop an understanding of the behaviours required within UKRI-STFC whilst emphasising the link to the apprenticeship standards and graduate programme,

— regularly review the learning process in order to continually improve personal performance,

— develop interpersonal skills.

The emphasis of this course is on practising and developing skills using activities and exercises through experiential learning in a non-work environment using both wet (i.e. swimming pool or sea) and dry (land based) facilities, enabling participants to safely be taken out of their comfort zones or try activities they may not have had the chance to before.

There will be approximately 60 graduates (plus 3-4 UKRI-STFC staff) attending the programme in October each year (2020-2021) and approximately 45 apprentices (plus 3-4 UKRI-STFC staff) attending the programme in August each year (2020-2021).

The contract duration shall be for a period of 2 years, from May 2020 to April 2022 with an optional extension of 2 years until April 2024 (2 + 2).

The total overall opportunity value of this requirement is estimated to be 300 000,00 GBP excluding VAT including all optional elements and the 2 year extension period.

Yearly estimated breakdown of costs as follows:

60 000 GBP ex VAT per year for the core residential-based learning programme, plus 15 000 GBP ex VAT per year for the optional additional training days if required.

For full details of the requirement please refer to the request for proposal documentation available to download from the Delta eSourcing Portal.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

The contracting authority expressly reserves 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 may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier.

Additional information

If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this 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 bidders.

See Section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

Start

2020-05-01

Description of renewals

There will be an optional extension period of 2 years until 30.4.2024.

Award criteria

Quality

90

10

End

2022-04-30

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