Published date: 26 July 2018

Last edited date: 26 July 2018

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: 6 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Administration services - 75100000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

26 July 2018

Closing date

6 August 2018

Contract start date

11 September 2018

Contract end date

11 September 2020

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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Crown Commercial Service as the Authority are working with the Government Economic Service (GES) support team in HM Treasury to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement for Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeships. As the largest employer of economists in England the GES are committed to employing Professional Economist Apprentices. The Professional Economist Apprenticeship entry route is seen as the important new pillar of the GES Recruitment Strategy and will have parity of esteem with the established Fast Track and Main Stream entry routes. The apprenticeship route is considered a vital part of the GES's drive to ensure that the economics profession continues to attract the brightest and the best from all backgrounds.
Through this Framework Agreement it is the GES intention to form an enduring professional relationship with a single training provider to deliver all of the Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Training for GES member organisations. Current indications are that 75 apprentices will be recruited for August 2019 starts and this may grow in subsequent years.

To participate in this procurement potential providers must be registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), must have three years' experience of delivering an Economics degree programme and currently offer an L100 programme.

The scope will include the Apprenticeship Standards as published in the Specification, Attachment 4a.

Tenders submitted by consortia are welcome for this Procurement.
The duration of the Framework Agreement set out in II.2.7 is the Initial Framework Period of 2 years. There are also two additional 1 year extension options available in that Framework Agreement.

More information


Additional text

The value in Section II.I.5 of the Contract Notice is £10 million.

The framework agreement has an initial period of 2 years, with options to extend for a further 2 periods of 12 months.

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commerc


The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
L3 9P


+44 34501003503


Closing: 6 August 2018