Published date: 7 July 2021

Last edited date: 26 July 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 10 August 2021, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Training services - 80500000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 July 2021

Closing date

10 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

26 January 2022

Contract end date

25 January 2029

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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MPLA was launched in 2012. It is aimed at leaders who hold the most senior delivery roles on projects in the Government's Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). The programme since inception has enrolled over 840 leaders from across government departments and launched 28 cohorts. The MPLA is based on 4 leadership competencies: leadership of self, leadership of major projects, commercial leadership and technical leadership. Its content combines expert academic theory with insights from experienced practitioners. Its format currently includes 3 residential modules, master classes, an assurance review of a major project, assignments and online tools such as bespoke 360 °C feedback and a dedicated programme portal.

The OMP was launched in 2016 and is for government's most senior leaders, such as Directors General, who influence the wider operating environment to enable project success. The programme examines how the major projects operating environment is shaped to enable project success. Currently it is delivered over 6 months and includes an orientation event, a residential week, 2 masterclasses, group tutorials and a capstone day. It has launched, up to June 2021, 4 cohorts and enrolled over 50 leaders.

Other related programmes, workshops and activities on major project delivery are delivered for senior government officials and leaders over the duration of the contract.

The Supplier will deliver all the mandatory requirements as detailed in the specification.

About the buyer

Contact name

Cabinet Office with Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) acting on their behalf


1 Horse Guards Road


+44 3150103503