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Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Contract ID: RM3823

Start Date: 12/09/2017

End Date: 11/09/2019

Description

Synopsis: Apprenticeship training for leadership, project management, operational delivery, HR, finance and tax, digital, customer service, commercial, property and more.

 

Full description: This agreement provides a modular training curriculum for leadership and management, project and delivery management, HR, finance and tax, business administration, digital and property. It leads to the award of an Apprenticeship standard and/or qualification. The agreement is available to central government and the wider public sector.

Each lot is divided into 2 sub-lots. Sub-lots with the suffix ‘a’ are available to central government buyers via a Civil Service Learning (CSL) call-off contract. This is a direct award route as there is only one supplier in each of the ‘a’ lots.

Sub-lots with the suffix ‘b’ are available to all buyers, including CSL, allowing them to place their own call-off contract by direct award or further competition.

 

Benefits

  • Access levy funds to support workforce planning strategies and meet their apprenticeship targets
  • Avoids multiple procurements
  • 6 SMEs of 16 prime suppliers, and a further 6 SMEs in the supply chains.

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Access

This agreement is available to all central government departments, arm’s length bodies and the wider public sector.

If you wish to access the framework please refer to lot a and b guidance (RM3823 framework agreement - Lot A v1.0.pdf and - Lot B v1.0.pdf in the attached documents). If you have any further queries please contact info[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 16 - 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 11/09/2019
10b Higher Level Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
11a Business and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
11b Business and Administration Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
12b Property Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
1a Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
1b Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
2a Project Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
2b Project Management Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
3a Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
3b Operational Delivery Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
4a Human Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
4b Human Resources Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 2 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
5a Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
5b Finance and Tax Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
6a Higher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
6b Higher Level Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
7a Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
7b Digital Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
8a Customer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
8b Customer Service Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
9a Commercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services - CSL Professional Services 1 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019
9b Commercial Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Professional Services 2 - click here to view suppliers 11/09/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Lucy Murray

info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

0345 410 2222

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