Project Leadership Programme


The Infrastructure and Projects Authority(IPA) is formally undertaking the re-procurement of the Project Leadership Programme (PLP), a development programme run for project leaders in government.

Government projects are complex and delivered under intense political and public scrutiny, often in volatile and uncertain contexts. They can be of significant scale and uniqueness. Of critical importance to the IPA is to build project delivery capability through enhancing project leadership.

The current PLP is based on three key leadership competencies: leadership of self, commercial leadership and technical project leadership. Its content combines expert academic theory with practical hands-on learning. Its format currently includes 4 residential modules, elective classes, coaching and online tools such as bespoke 360-degree feedback and a participant information portal.

We are running this competition using the light-touch procedure. This means anyone can submit a bid in response to the published contract notice.

The duration of the contract will be established for 36 months with the option for us to extend for a maximum of a further 24 months in 12 month stages.

Supplier engagement

A supplier engagement event was held on 10 June 2019.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Read Contract Notice
Download tender documents Download


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement Complete
Drafting procurement documents Complete
Publication of OJEU March 2020
Framework award 30 October 2020