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14.12.15

Two contracts awarded to deliver new learning programmes for civil servants

The government has awarded two contracts to deliver learning programmes for civil servants across the country from March 2016. 

Two consortia headed up by the Hay Group and KPMG will work with Civil Service Learning, departments and professions to co-create “a more engaging learning offer”. 

The value of the contracts is £80-£150m. The Cabinet Office said it is an estimated figure for the potential four-year life of the contracts. 

Lot 1, which will be led by the Hay Group with MIT, Cranfield, Pearn Kandola and a range of other suppliers, will enable the government to offer Senior Civil Service members ‘top quality’ executive learning. This contract is for an initial term of two years with an option to extend for up to one year and up to 12 months. 

Hilary Spencer, director of Civil Service Learning, said: “We want our learning offer to create a more skilled and capable civil service. 

“Our new approach will provide world-class learning and development that is flexible, tailored and relevant for all civil servants. We want to build a culture where learning becomes second nature, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with two expert groups of suppliers to achieve that goal.” 

The group led by KPMG, partnering with LEO, Mind Gym, Ashridge and the Open University among others, will work to co-create an “innovative learning offer”. This is for an initial three-year period, with an option to extend for up to one year. 

John Manzoni, CEO of the Civil Service, said the contracts represent a new way of delivering learning services for civil servants. 

“Learning and development are at the heart of building capability across government, making sure we have the skills we need to deliver the best public services for a modern Britain,” he added.

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