Published date: 30 March 2020

Last edited date: 6 May 2020

This notice was replaced on 25 January 2021

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

Awarded contract (published 25 January 2021)

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Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

  • Administrative educational services - 75121000

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 March 2020

Closing date

12 May 2020

Contract start date

19 August 2020

Contract end date

19 August 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Government projects are complex and delivered under intense political and public scrutiny, often in volatile and uncertain contexts. They can be of significant scale and uniqueness. Of critical importance to the IPA is to build project delivery capability through enhancing project leadership.

The IPA has established 2 key project leadership development programmes, one of which is the Project Leadership Programme (PLP).

PLP was launched in 2015. It is aimed at leaders who hold key delivery roles in government projects.

The programme has enrolled since inception over 1000 leaders from across 30 different government departments and currently delivers up to 6 cohorts a year of between 30 - 50 participants per cohort.

The current PLP is based on three key leadership competencies: leadership of self, commercial leadership and technical project leadership. Its content combines expert academic theory with practical hands-on learning. Its format currently includes 4 residential modules, elective classes, coaching and online tools such as bespoke 360° feedback and a participant information portal.

More information


Additional text

The value provided in Section II.1.5 is only an estimate.

There is no customer list as Cabinet Office will be the only Customer.

Although this procurement falls under Schedule 3 (Social and Other Specific Services) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, meaning we are running this competition using the light-touch procedure, it is being conducted in the style of the open procedure. Anyone can submit a bid in response to this published contract notice.

The duration of the Contract will be a maximum of 5 (five) years, with the first term being 3 (three) years, with a further possible extension of 2 (two) 1 (one)-year periods.

The Authority has given consideration to the potential impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Please reference Attachment 1 - About the Contract for further information.

About the buyer

Contact name

Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) acting as it's agent.


1 Horse Guards Road


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