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Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Contract ID: RM3823

Start Date: 12/09/2017

End Date: 11/09/2018

Description

The goods and services covered by this procurement have been divided into twelve (12) lots for each apprenticeship discipline, which have been further sub-divided into twenty three (23) as follows:

Part (a) of each Lot 1-11 will be available to CSL to award call-off contracts for any of the goods and services by direct award.
Part (b) of each Lot 1-12 will be available to contracting authorities including CSL to award call-off contracts for any of the goods and services by direct award and by further competition.

The twelve (12) Lots divided into sub-lots are namely:

LotDescriptionNumber of Suppliers
1aLeadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
1bLeadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)5
2aProject Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
2bProject Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)3
3aOperational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services  (CSL)1
3bOperational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)3
4aHuman Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
4bHuman Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)2
5aFinance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
5bFinance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)5
6aHigher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
6bHigher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)3
7aDigital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL) 1
7bDigital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)5
8aCustomer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
8bCustomer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)5
9aCommercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL) 1
9bCommercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities) 2
10aHigher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
10bHigher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)3
11aBusiness and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (CSL)1
11bBusiness and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)5
12bProperty Apprenticeship Training and Related Services (all Contracting Authorities)1

 

Benefits

  • The framework will ensure public bodies achieve best value, buying as a single customer, whilst enabling them to access their levy funds to support their workforce planning strategies and meet their apprenticeship targets.
  • The framework avoids government bodies having to carry out multiple procurement exercises, saving staff time and money
  • There are six (6) SMEs out of the successful 16 prime suppliers (37.5%) that have been awarded places on the framework and in addition there are a further six (6) SMEs in the supply chains.

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Access

The Apprenticeships framework is available to all central government departments, their arm’s length bodies and the wider public sector.

If you wish to access the framework please refer to Lot a and Lot b guidance and if you have any further queries please contact atrs[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk.

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Savings

  • Prices on the framework are capped, meaning public bodies will only pay the agreed price and no higher
  • Public bodies will not have to carry out their own lengthy and resource-intensive procurement processes
  • CCS manages the framework, avoiding duplication of effort among local commercial teams
  • On average the discounts secured under the framework are 22% below the cap
  • Based on current prices paid by central government customers via current arrangements, the framework will deliver savings of c. £8m per annum

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Background

In May 2017 the system for the funding and procurement of apprenticeship training changed with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which requires public sector employers with a pay bill over £3 million each year to make an investment in apprenticeships (0.5% of their annual pay bill).

The Government has introduced new statutory targets for public sector bodies to employ their fair share of apprentices to contribute to the goal of achieving 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. At least 2.3 per cent of the workforce in public sector bodies will have to be apprentices.

CCS, in collaboration with Civil Service Learning (CSL), has created a framework agreement which will support public and third sector bodies to access training and apprenticeship services from Education and Skills Funding Agency-registered apprenticeship training providers, that meet the government’s standards.

CCS worked in collaboration with CSL, who as the lead customer liaised and communicated with departments to understand their business requirements, demand and levels of commitment to a central framework agreement. The majority of major departments have confirmed buy-in to the central solution. Twelve (12) common apprenticeship areas across the public sector were identified and this is reflected in the construct of the Framework.

CCS will manage the overall performance of the Framework Agreement and collect management information from the suppliers.

Customers will be responsible for the transition of their services onto the Apprenticeships framework agreement; each customer will also have its own direct relationship with the supplier and will be responsible for managing all day-to-day operational activities.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 15 - click here to view suppliers
10a Higher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
10b Higher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
11a Business and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
11b Business and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
12b Property Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
1a Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
1b Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
2a Project Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
2b Project Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
3a Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
3b Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
4a Human Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 0 11/09/2018
4b Human Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
5a Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 0 11/09/2018
5b Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
6a Higher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
6b Higher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
7a Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
7b Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
8a Customer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
8b Customer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
9a Commercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018
9b Commercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 2 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2018

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Lucy Murray

lucy.murray@crowncommerial.gov.uk

0345 410 2222

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