Decision details

Managed Service Provision for Training Services.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The appetite to trial this solution is born of a recognition of the significant officer resource, across the organisation in independently commissioning a range of learning and development courses and programmes under different mechanisms. The aim is to consolidate this activity and associated contracts.


A managed service provision will provide a complete solution in relation to the Council’s training requirements. This service is being implemented as a trial for one year to determine whether the service fulfils the requirements of the council.
The Council will be awarding a contract via a direct award approach under ESPO framework 383 for Managed Training Services.

Alternative options considered:

Extensive market engagement was undertaken to understand what the market could offer in relation to the service required, along with consideration of alternative procurement routes. It was felt that a managed service provision via a framework would best meet the Council’s needs

Publication date: 30/07/2020

Date of decision: 15/06/2020