Published date: 13 September 2019

Last edited date: 13 September 2019

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: 27 September 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

  • Higher education services - 80300000

  • Medical education services - 80320000

    • Special education services - 80340000

    • Adult and other education services - 80400000

    • Adult-education services at university level - 80430000

Location of contract

SG13 8DE

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 September 2019

Closing date

27 September 2019

Contract start date

7 October 2019

Contract end date

13 July 2021

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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Hertfordshire County Council ('The Council') wishes to re advertise for certain new Standards under its Framework Agreement of external Training Providers who are accredited to RoATP (the Government's Register of Approved Training Providers) to deliver quality apprenticeships across a variety of areas throughout Hertfordshire and adjoining counties (Participating Bodies) as identified in the PIN Notice placed on 28th August 2019.

Lot 5- Health and Community Services

The opportunity to bid for these advertised Standards will be open to new and existing Framework Providers (existing providers already approved on to the Framework, will be informed by separate correspondence, as to their response protocol).

When future Standards/ Frameworks are required, we will alert the market by way of publishing additional PIN's.
Please note the timetable in 2.1 of the Framework Agreement (for this purpose only) has been revised as follows;

The Council submits a PIN to the OJEU Wednesday 28th August 2019
Project Published to In-Tend Friday 30th August 2019
Deadline for Clarifications from Tenderers (by 5.00pm on) Friday 20th September 2019
Deadline for the Council to Respond to Clarifications Tuesday 24th September 2019
Tender Submission Deadline (by 12.00 Noon on) Friday 27th September 2019
Evaluation of Tenders W/C Monday 30th September 2019
Intention to Award the Framework Agreement Announced Monday 7th October 2019
10 Day Standstill Period concludes (at midnight at the end of) Thursday 17th October 2019

Framework Agreement Commencement (For New Standards) Monday 7th October 2019

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is ?12,000,000 and is for the core period inclusive of the approximate value for extensions.

The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a core period of 2 years, with the option to extend this up to two (2) further years, year on year. (The option to extend for the first year, beyond the core period has been exercised).

Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other Participating Bodies will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other Providers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar t...

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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Gemma Zabbar (HCC)


Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom




Closing: 27 September 2019