Public Sector Network Tender Alert


392460-2012: UK-Warwick: Education and training services

The Delivery of Breathing Apparatus Training:
Contract Reference Number: 3918.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) are seeking experienced and competent provider(s) to deliver General Breathing Apparatus Refresher training (LOT 1) and/or Carbonaceous Fire Behaviour training (LOT 2) according to Home Office Guidance and Compliance Framework Compartment Fire Behaviour training volume 4 and national guidance for Breathing Apparatus Training at operational levels as reflected within the tender documentation, contract and specification for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The standard is generally about up skilling and maintaining competency and confirming competency around the knowledge and skills whilst developing Fire and Rescue staff in Warwickshire. The delivery of the training must be to the current Home Office (Fire and Emergency Planning Directorate) policy for Breathing Apparatus training in General Refresher and Carbonaceous Fire Behaviour.
The provider will deliver the provision of real fire environments which are defined as Fire Behaviour standard cribs. This applies for both LOTS 1 and 2.
The Provider must be in a position to commence the delivery of the training for one and/or both LOTS at a minimum of 10 calendar day notice commencement from April 2013 at times and venues agreed with WCC and/or WF&RS.
This service is for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue staff across Warwickshire. All delegates will be working towards achieving specific General Breathing Apparatus Refresher training and/or Carbonaceous Fire Behaviour competencies.
The training will be at venues and times which will have been mutually agreed with Warwickshire County Council and/or Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service.
The provider will be responsible for organising and booking of the venues. All venue costs (if relevant) including all associated costs of the venue will be the responsibility of the Provider.
Warwickshire County Council will be using its E-Tendering system (In-Tend) for the administration of this procurement process and providers must register with the system to be able to Express an Interest. The web address is Registration and use of in-tend correspondence function. However, if you are unable to register with the website, please either email us at or telephone on +44 1926736140.

Ref: 3918,


Warwickshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Team, PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Place
For the attention of: Raj Sandhu
CV34 4RH Warwick
Telephone: +44 1926736140
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Contract value: This framework contract is for an initial term of two (2) years with the option to extend by a further period/s not exceeding 24 months.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 300 000,00 and 515 000,00 GBP

Published: 11 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 8 Feb 2013