Published date: 18 May 2021

Last edited date: 19 May 2021

This notice was replaced on 29 September 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Opportunity (published 29 September 2021, last edited 17 November 2021)

Open future opportunity - This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 May 2021

Approach to market date

3 September 2025

Contract start date

4 September 2025

Contract end date

5 September 2025

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



CCS is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a period of 48 months with the extension option of 24 months. This DPS is being procured under the Light Touch Regime (LTR), and is subject to limited regulations, in accordance with Regulations 74-76 PCR2015.

This DPS allows for the provision of training services to be utilised by UK Public Sector Bodies, particularly benefitting the wider public sector and the third sector, but not excluding central government - more information around eligible users of the DPS can be found in the Additional Information Section VI.3

The aim of this DPS is to provide access to variety of providers offering a range of high quality blended learning and development services designed to meet the needs of UK Public Sector Bodies that will cover, but will not be limited to:

Off the shelf training
Bespoke specialist training

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2022/2023 £50,000,000
2023/2024 £65,000,000
2024/2025 £75,000,000
2025/2026 £80,000,000

Additional text

The purpose of this PIN is to:

Give advance notice that CCS is intending to establish a DPS for Public Sector Organisations learning and training requirements, offering a digital end-to-end user journey.
Engage with interested service providers and customers to attend initial information sessions in June 2021 for CCS to convey the proposed DPS solution and invite feedback to fully optimise the service offerings provided within the DPS.
This DPS will allow for the provision of learning services to be utilised by UK Public Sector Bodies, including the wider public sector and the third sector including but not limited to: local government, combined authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, housing associations, charities, education and devolved administrations and Central Government Departments and their arm's length bodies and their agencies.
The scope of services will also allow for community learning/training initiatives for the general public provided by public bodies and/or third sector organisations.
Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas.

If you would be interested in attending an information session please complete the following contact form which can be found here:

Please note responses must be submitted by Friday 28 May 2021.

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 01/04/2020

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503