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Title: Building Local Authority Capability in Product Safety, Legal Metrology and Construction Products
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-03590a
Published by: Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Authority ID: AA80980
Publication Date: 05/08/2022
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No

Please see the description above - II.1.4. Short description

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

1 Victoria Street




Contact person: Jackie Fitzsimons



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Building Local Authority Capability in Product Safety, Legal Metrology and Construction Products

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) is part of the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 to deliver consumer protection and to support business confidence, productivity and growth. We regulate a wide range of products with a focus on their safety and integrity. We work with local, national and international regulators, with consumer representatives and with businesses to deliver effective protections and to support compliance.

Our mission is to be a trusted product regulator for the UK. This means protecting people and places, enabling business to thrive and empowering consumers to make good choices. We will be a leader of good regulatory practice and a champion of local regulation.

OPSS is:

• the national regulator for all consumer products, except for vehicles, medicines and food.

• the national regulator for legal metrology, ensuring weighing and measuring instruments are accurate and reliable.

Further information about OPSS can be found here:

OPSS supports national and local coordination of regulation to join up regulatory delivery in its policy areas.

The project will deliver a programme of activities (training and e-learning packages) to develop skills and capability in Local Authority Regulatory Services (LARS, Trading Standards officers in England, Wales and Scotland and Environmental Health officers in Northern Ireland) and support coordination of national and local regulation. Each activity will have a defined learning outcome.

As a guide activities will include practical & taught, in person, e- learning and on line interactive courses including :

• Increasing confidence in basic construction products regulation

• Developing skills and expertise in construction products

• Legal Metrology - legal updates and training; practical application and hands on experience of equipment and techniques in specified topics

• Product Safety -

o How to carry out Risk Assessment; using the Product Safety Database and Prism

o PAS 7050 & 7100 practical workshop

• Northern Ireland Regulators Learning and Development in specific specialist topics

• A programme of mini webinars on specialist Legal Metrology and Product Safety topics as specified

• Leadership Development for aspiring Regulatory Leaders

• Developing an online e learning package which will be hosted on Regulators Companion for:

o PAS 7050

o Legal Metrology (average quantity, Liquid Fuel Measuring Instruments, licensed Premises Inspection)

During the lifetime of the contract the supplier will be required to evaluate learning and continually assess future needs to inform development of further programmes to be delivered each year.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Please see the description above - II.1.4. Short description

II.2.14) Additional information

OPSS are conducting a supplier engagement event which will provide more information about the opportunity and what we expect from suppliers. It will also give suppliers an opportunity to better understand what OPSS aims to achieve from the contract.

We would like to invite prospective bidders to attend a pre-market engagement session on 1 September at 12:30 via MS Teams. Should you wish to attend, please register your interest using the contact details below.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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