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UK-Victoria: Specialist training services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987000, Email:
Contact: Central Procurement Team (CPT), Attn: Central Procurement Team (CPT)
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Professional Accountancy Training Reference number: GEN_16_15
II.1.2) Main CPV code:
80510000 - Specialist training services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short Description: The NAO requires a training provider to deliver bespoke training for the ICAEW qualification (the ACA exams) for its graduate and school leaver training schemes. It is expected that the majority of training will be delivered as classroom based tuition, although with the option for online delivery where required. Trainees will also require the option to attend alternative courses if they need to defer or resit exams. The NAO also requires an Apprenticeships programme at Level 4 with the option to develop a Level 7 programme once national standards are agreed.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 13/12/2016

VI.6) Original notice reference:

Notice Reference: 2016 - 193301
Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
Date of dispatch of the original notice: 18/11/2016

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority

VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1

Section Number: IV.2
Place of text to be modified: IV.2.2
Instead of:
Date: 20/12/2016
Local Time: 10:00
Date: 23/12/2016
Local Time: 09:00

VII.2) Other additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

Services are to be provided in London and Newcastle.

Contract start date is 1 September 2017 although the contract is anticipated to be awarded by end of February 2017 to allow for preparation and working with the NAO to develop the apprenticeship programme.
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