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UK-Victoria: Specialist training services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: UK-Victoria: Specialist training services.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987372, Email:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Other: Government Auditors

I.3) Main activity:
Other: Audit

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Professional Accountancy Training
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:

Service Category: 27
Do you agree to the publication of this notice?: Yes
Region Codes: UKI - LONDON
II.1.3)Information about a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:
Not Provided
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Specialist training services. Training programme services. Personal development training services. Provide training in London and Newcastle with the same dates in both locations for college tuition time. Of the 70 graduate trainees recruited each year, 10 are based in Newcastle and the remainder in London. School leaver trainees are generally split evenly across the locations although this may change for the 2012 intake with all school leaver trainees being located in London. However, the Contractor must be able to deliver a training programme for school leaver trainees in both locations.
Whilst we expect the overall number of trainees and the balance between locations and schemes to remain similar to current figures, the NAO reserves the right to make significant changes to numbers e.g. reducing the number of overall trainees or transferring all trainees to a single location and the Contractor would be expected to be able to accommodate such changes and work flexibly in a changing landscape to meet the NAO¿s requirement.
Cover ICAEW graduate and school leaver programmes and the AAT Fast Track programme.
It is NAO¿s expectation that tuition will be provided largely on a classroom basis but would be prepared to consider online options subject to evidence that pass rates achieved via this route are as good as or better than via traditional classroom tuition methods and with considerable cost savings to the online option.

In addition, we would welcome proposals that allow for the provision of technical accountancy training e.g 1-2 day courses on specific technical issues
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary:
80510000 - Specialist training services.
80521000 - Training programme services.
80570000 - Personal development training services.
II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Not Provided

II.2)Total Final Value Of Contract(s)
II.2.1) Total final value of the contract(s)
Value: 1,500,000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:

Criteria - Weighting

¿ understanding of the NAO¿s requirement - 10
¿ proposed approach to the work - 20
¿ suitability of proposed resources - 20
¿ contract management including liaison with the NAO - 10
¿ quality assurance plan - 10
¿ price - 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: PT2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

Section V: Award Of Contract

1: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 16/05/2012
V.2) Information About Offers
Number Of Offers Received: 2
Number Of Offers Received By Electronic Means: 2
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: BPP
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 3
V.5)Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

VI.2)Additional Information:
GO-2012618-PRO-4002237 TKR-2012618-PRO-4002236
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
National Audit Office
027-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 20777987372, Email:
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 18/06/2012

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