Panels are becoming increasing popular for government agencies providing a one stop shop of service providers under an agreed set of terms and conditions. Panels are used for a variety of goods and services, where agencies require more than one supplier either due to the quantity of service or the variety of service. From an industry perspective, panels are low risk tendering opportunties where the probablity of success is relatively high, and as such a worthwhile time investment. This week we look at an opportunity issued by the CSIRO to establish a Learning and Development Panel to be offered to CSIRO employees and associates. The panel covers a broad range of services under the following six categories:
(a) Face to face and blended program design and delivery, covering, broadly:
– Leadership programs – transformational, modular, complex, potentially residential.
– Short courses – one or two day face to face component.
(b) Process and group facilitation.
(c) Coaching, including executive, leadership, team and individual.
(d) English language tuition, coaching and programs for individuals and teams.
(e) Provision of diagnostic and profiling tools.
(f) Digital learning design and delivery.
Tenderers may respond to one or more of the above categories and be prepared to deliver programs in any Australian capital city or regional location as may be required. CSIRO is seeking experienced service providers with a proven track record to be described in the tender response. Also, since this requirement has evolved from CSIRO’s strategic plan, the organisation will be looking at a tenderer’s ability to align with its strategic goals, broadly: Innovation and Customer First, Collaboration and Global, and Leadership. Note that some categories have stipulated mandatory requirements which should be assessed before progressing with tender development.
The initial contract term will be four years with the option to extend for a further four years. Delivery of service is planned from January 2019 onwards. RFT closes 18 October 18.