CITB is pleased to confirm that Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) have been selected to deliver a number of back office services for CITB including procurement. This change is a key component of CITBs transformation and milestone to achieve its 2020 vision.
Although the delivery of procurement services for CITB will be the responsibility of SSCL from 1 February 2019, there should not be any significant changes in the short term regarding the management of existing contracts you have with CITB or the engagement you have with existing CITB personnel, some of whom will transfer as well to SSCL.
CITB and SSCL strive to ensure they are open, fair and transparent in all their activity, and will continue to adopt a variety of sourcing approaches to meet its needs.
Most requirements over £10,000 are procured through our electronic tendering system provided by BiP Solutions Ltd. Using this tendering portal provides a simple, secure and efficient method for managing the tender process and thus reducing the time and effort required for both the Procurement Team and suppliers.
If you are interested in:
- receiving information on current SSCL/CITB requirements:
- responding to SSCL/CITB tenders:
CITB will tend to trade under its own terms and conditions. However, if we are procuring under a government framework, we will contract under the terms and conditions for that framework as is appropriate.
CITB is a Non-Departmental Public Body and its engagement with suppliers is governed by Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and relevant EU legislation.
You can always contact us directly and we will be happy to help.
Reminder: IR35 requirement for all submissions
Before completing any relevant tender documentation please complete the online IR 35 checker. This will enable SSCL/CITB to ascertain our obligations under the new IR35 regulations. Once completed, please forward SSCL/CITB the results alongside your tender documents.
Further information can be found on the IR35 guidance page.
Current framework opportunity
This requirement was issued before our move to electronic tendering and therefore currently remains open through this website.
SSCL/CITB is procuring a framework of Trainers, Assessors and Training Course Evaluators using the Dynamic Purchasing System.