Q1. Have you purchased any IT / ICT technical training courses or any other training Since April 2016 from;
QA training or QA limited (or any related businesses)
55-65 Uxbridge Road
Or any other of QA’s offices? No
Q2. If so, please state what specific training services have been purchased and the exact monetary amount spent and what dates were these purchases made since April 2016? N/A
Q3. Who are the decision makers or buyers ( provide name, job title, email address and direct phone number) who have purchased this IT/ICT technical training course or any other training Since April 2016? N/A
Q4. How much money has been spent with QA limited, QA training, QA Group, QA apprenticeships (or associated/related businesses) since April 2016 by entity? None.
Q5. Have you purchased any pre-paid training credits before the financial year is coming to an end and then used the training courses in a next financial year? Yes.
Q6. Please provide exact details of all the courses or training purchased under the pre-paid credits?
X1 delegate – BCS Foundation in Business Analysis (inc exam)
X1 delegate – BCS Software Testing Foundation and Intermediate (inc examinations)
X4 delegates – Supporting & Trouble-shooting Windows 10 – Video on demand
X4 delegates – Installing & Configuring Windows 10 – Video on demand
X1 delegate – QlikView Developer (QVDVILT)
X1 delegate – Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
X2 delegates – Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases – Digital
X1 delegate – VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.0)
X1 delegate – PRINCE2 (R) Practitioner
|Code||Description||Type||Location||(Sorted by) Start Date||No. of Days|
|VMWAREICM6||VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.0)||Public||London (Mid)||09-May-16||5.00|
|VMWAREDW6||VMware vSphere: Design & Deploy||Public||London (Int Hse)||14-Nov-16||5.00|
|VMWAREFT6||VMware vSphere 6.0: Fast Track||Public||London (Int Hse)||05-Dec-16||5.00|
|VMWAREFT6||VMware vSphere 6.0: Fast Track||Public||London (Int Hse)||23-Jan-17||5.00|
Q7. What specific procurement processes were followed to award QA the training contracts? Three quotes were received which for the value of the procurement meet the Trust SFI’s
Q8. Provide copies of all the contracts awarded to QA in the last 3 years? This information is being withheld on the basis of the exemption contained within section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (Commercial Interests). The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in how public money is spent; however there is also a need to withhold information that would prejudice the commercial interests of the Trust and/or third parties.
Q9. Which other training providers were shortlisted before these individual contracts were awarded? List by contract. Learning Tree, Activia, QA Ltd
Q10. What is the current process for procuring training services? Due to the value of the training services procured within IT, there is only a need to receive quotes from three organisations, and the IT Department has identified a scoring matrix to ascertain best fit with its needs.
Q11. What is the complaints procedure for raising breaches in procurement processes? Example: creating one dominate supplier, awarding contracts without a fairness and transparency and not seeking to obtain best value for money. If any company felt aggrieved that they had not been given the opportunity to bid for work they would need to write into the Trust, to the Financial Director or Chief Executive. The trust SFIs state that for a contract:
a) Obtain 3 written quotations for goods/services from £10,001 to £50,000.
b) Obtain 4 tenders on Trust’s terms and conditions for goods/services above £50,000 up to the current OJEU limit
c) OJEU tender
These may not have to be applied if the goods or services are available on a regional or national framework agreement depending on how that framework is structured.
These criteria may also be waived under certain circumstance at the discretion of the senior managers and Financial Director.
Q12. What training is yet to be purchased up to 1st April 2017?
Undergoing a procurement process at present for this year.
Q13 Please give specific details of courses, locations number and number of delegates who require to attend the training courses until 1st of April 2017?
Under review as part of Business Planning.