Major Projects Leadership Academy, Orchestrating Major Projects & Optional Services


06/07/2021 – We’ve published the Tender Notice and Tender documents. You can find the links for these in the Important Links section at the bottom of this page.

24/05/2021 – We are currently on track to issue the tender bid pack to the market in June 2021.

The scope of the procurement also includes the refresh and the supply of the Orchestrating Major Projects (OMP) programme. This is a separate learning programme for sponsors of Major Projects.   

The current OMP programme is run by Oxford Saïd Business School under the existing Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) contract.

More information on the current OMP programme can be found on the Oxford Saïd Business School OMP page. We will provide more information as part of the tender bid pack.

14/01/2021 – Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the high level requirements document. We are considering the feedback and, where appropriate, will be addressing the points raised in the tender documentation in the bid pack.
14/01/2021 –
It is intended that the tender bid pack will be issued to the market in May 2021. Any changes to this date will be updated on the MPLA webpage.

03/11/2020 – We are now inviting supplier feedback on the MPLA high-level requirements. If you are interested in providing feedback take a look at the feedback template MPLA Requirements Feedback and MPLA high-level requirements for more information.


We are working with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), to develop a replacement contract for the current Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA). The MPLA programme develops the skills of senior project leaders across government, making it easier to carry out complex projects effectively. 

The MPLA programme provides:

Full details of the scope will be included in the bid pack issued with the contract notice.

Our objective is to source a delivery partner that will work with IPA to design the next version of the programme and deliver the MPLA.

The IPA works with the government and industry to make sure infrastructure and other major projects are delivered efficiently and successfully. As the contracting authority, the IPA is working with previous and current MPLA participants, heads of the project delivery profession, and potential bidders for the MPLA contract to capture their future business needs.

Please contact the MPLA mailbox with any questions.

Supplier engagement

A virtual event was hosted by the IPA on Wednesday 20 May. This provided background about the IPA, the current MPLA delivery and current thoughts about the IPA’s future requirements. You can find a copy of the presentation here and the Q&A document here.

The IPA, supported by Crown Commercial Service (CCS), hosted one-to-one supplier engagement sessions during June and July 2020. You can find out more about the key themes, initial thinking and points proposed by suppliers for IPA/CCS to consider, in our summary of the engagement session.

Important links

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


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement 20 May 2020
Opening session TBC
Follow up engagement TBC
Publication of OJEU Not available yet