14 – 16 Pre Vocational and Vocational Curriculum Framework

14 – 16 Pre Vocational and Vocational Curriculum Framework

Cardiff Local Authority is procuring on behalf of Cardiff Secondary Schools Extended Opportunities and Stage 4 provision for learners 14-16 years old.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2014/S 093-163396

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cardiff Council
County Hall, Atlantic Wharf
Contact point(s): Commissioning & Procurement
For the attention of: Ben James
CF10 4UW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920873942

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?cid=cardiff

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff Council
County Hall, Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4UW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920873732
Internet address: https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff Council
County Hall, Atlantic Wharf
For the attention of: Please go to the Cardiff Council eProcurement Portal as detailed below
CF10 4UW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920873732
Internet address: https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff Council
County Hall, Atlantic Wharf
For the attention of: Full instructions will be provided in the the tender documents
CF10 4UW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920873732
Internet address: https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

14 – 16 Pre Vocational and Vocational Curriculum Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The City & County of Cardiff.

NUTS code UKL22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cardiff Local Authority is part of the Central South Regional Consortium and is responsible for the delivery of the Cardiff 14-19 Extended Opportunities Programme on behalf of the Cardiff 14-19 Network.
Cardiff Local Authority is procuring on behalf of Cardiff Secondary Schools Extended Opportunities and Stage 4 provision for learners 14-16 years old.
Please note Cardiff is not responsible for the delivery of Stage 4 provision and no central budget is held for this provision.
We are seeking tenders from Suppliers for a Framework of Suppliers for 14-16 Pre Vocational and Vocational Training within Cardiff.
Pre Vocational Training:
We are looking for Suppliers who are able to offer a range of courses to help young people to develop their personal skills, independence, and resilience to engage and prepare them to move on to employment, training or education post 16.
Vocational training:
We are looking for Suppliers who are able to offer a range of courses with nationally recognised qualifications, from Pre Entry Level, Entry level, Levels 1 and Level 2, who have past experience of delivering to KS4 (14-16 year olds) and with robust progression routes into either employment, training or education post 16.
This Framework Agreement is an arrangement whereby the successful Supplier offers the service and/or supply of goods and/or materials at an agreed price for the offer period but a contractual relationship between the successful supplier and the Purchaser(s) does not become effective until the Purchaser(s) places an order with the Successful Supplier for the Service and/or supply of goods and/or materials.
This Framework Agreement will not be for any fixed quantity but only for such quantities as the Purchaser(s) may order from time to time. It is anticipated the Framework will run from 1.9.2014 until 31.8.2018.
Please note 45 % of the Extended Opportunities budget is from the education budget held by the LA on behalf of schools and the total Stage 4 budget is held in schools main budgets. Therefore schools cannot be mandated to use this 14-16 Provision Framework, however in order to mitigate this risk we have briefed Secondary Head Teachers on the benefits of using this Framework. It is anticipated that all schools will use this Framework and utilise the opportunities presented by this.
This procurement exercise is being conducted as a full electronic tender via the Councils new e-tendering portal Proactis.

The Proactis portal can be found at https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF where providers may register their interest, complete the online tender forms , download and then upload the completed relevant documents. Registration on Proactis is free of charge.

There are 6 opportunities reflecting the 6 Learning Domains in the tender on the portal. Please ensure that you only register against the Learning Domains (opportunities) you are interested in.
All the documentation attached to the Opportunities contains important information for completing the tender. It is the tenderer’s responsibility to read and understand the documentation and complete the tender as instructed
The 6 Learning Domains (opportunities) have the following reference numbers:
ERFX1000015 LOT A: Maths, Science & All aspects of Technology.
ERFX1000016 LOT B: Business, Administration and Law.
ERFX1000017 LOT C: Services to People.
ERFX1000018 LOT D: Creative Arts, Media, Culture & Languages.
ERFX1000019 LOT E: Humanities, Social Sciences and Preparation for Life/ Work.
ERFX1000020 LOT F: Pre Vocational Provision.
Please note that the user who registers against this tender will be the point of contact via the Proactis system throughout the tender exercise. All questions, queries, requests for clarification must be directed through the Proactis portal against the relevant opportunity.
There are 25 attached documents, only 7 of these documents are to be completed and uploaded back on to the Proactis portal. The documents to be completed are clearly indicated. The remaining 11 documents are for information only but they must be read, as they will provide you with important information to complete your tender submission.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

800000008020000080210000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This tender is for 2 types of provision:
a) Extended Opportunities Provision.
b) Stage 4 Provision.
Full details are included in the Tender documents.
Please read carefully.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to 12 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: ERFX1000015 Lot A: Maths, science and all aspects of technology

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot A Covers the following course topics:
Science;
Mathematics and statistics;
Agriculture;
Horticulture and forestry;
Animal care and veterinary science;
Environmental conservation;
Engineering;
Manufacturing technologies;
Transportation operations and maintenance;
Architecture;
Building and construction;
Urban, rural and regional planning;
ICT practitioners;
ICT for users.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: ERFX1000016 Lot B: Business, administration and law

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot covers the following courses:
Accounting and finance;
Administration;
Business management;
Marketing and sales;
Law and legal services.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: ERFX1000017 Lot C: Services to people

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot covers the following:
Medicine and dentistry;
Nursing and subjects and vocations allied to medicine;
Health and social care;
Public services;
Child development and well-being;
Retailing and wholesaling;
Warehousing and distribution;
Service enterprises;
Hospitality and catering;
Sport, leisure and recreation;
Travel and tourism;
Teaching and lecturing;
Direct learning support.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: ERFX1000018 Lot D: Creative arts, media, culture and languages

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot covers the following:
Performing arts;
Crafts, creative arts and design;
Media and communication;
Publishing and information services;
Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles;
Other languages, literature and culture;
Linguistics.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: ERFX1000019 Lot E: Humanities, social sciences and preparation for life/work

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot covers the following:
History;
Archaeology and archaeological sciences;
Philosophy;
Theology and religious studies;
Geography;
Sociology and social policy;
Politics;
Economics;
Anthropology;
Foundations for learning and life;
Preparation for work.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: ERFX1000020 Lot F: Additional Innovative Provision

1)Short description

The courses offered to learners must be suited to their needs and abilities and provide valuable qualifications. Qualifications offered to learners must be approved for use with 14-16 year olds in Wales as registered on the Database for Approved Qualifications in Wales. This can be found onwww.daqw.org.uk

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8020000080210000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot covers the following:
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please note: A consortium bid which is awarded a contract must form a legal entity before entering into the contract or each member is jointly and severally liable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This is a statutory provision for pre-vocational and vocational courses for 14-16 year olds in Cardiff. All staff in contact with pre 16s are Disclosure and Barring Service checked prior to commencement of the course. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check will be required for all staff involved in the actual delivery of provision procured under this framework.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

ERFX1000015 ERFX1000016 ERFX1000017 ERFX1000018 ERFX1000019ERFX1000020
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.6.2014

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.6.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.6.2014 – 12:00

Place:

https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Four Years
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

This procurement exercise is being conducted as a full electronic tender via the Councils new e-tendering portal Proactis.

The Proactis portal can be found at https://www.proactisplaza.com/supplierportal/?CID=CARDIFF where providers may register their interest, complete the online tender forms , download and then upload the completed relevant documents. Registration on Proactis is free of charge.

There are 6 opportunities reflecting the 6 Learning Domains in the tender on the portal. Please ensure that you only register against the Learning Domains (opportunities) you are interested in.
All the documentation attached to the Opportunities contains important information for completing the tender. It is the tenderer’s responsibility to read and understand the documentation and complete the tender as instructed
The 6 Learning Domains (opportunities) have the following reference numbers:
ERFX1000015 LOT A: Maths, Science & All aspects of Technology.
ERFX1000016 LOT B: Business, Administration and Law.
ERFX1000017 LOT C: Services to People.
ERFX1000018 LOT D: Creative Arts, Media, Culture & Languages.
ERFX1000019 LOT E: Humanities, Social Sciences and Preparation for Life/ Work.
ERFX1000020 LOT F: Pre Vocational Provision.
Please note that the user who registers against this tender will be the point of contact via the Proactis system throughout the tender exercise. All questions, queries, requests for clarification must be directed through the Proactis portal against the relevant opportunity.
There are 25 attached documents in total. 4 of these documents are to be completed and uploaded back on to the Proactis portal. The documents to be completed are clearly indicated. The remaining 11 documents are for information only but they must be read, as they will provide you with important information to complete your tender submission.
(WA Ref:8224)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate the mandatory standstill period as directed by the Public Contracts Regulation 32 (1) to 32(2A) and send the award decision notice which will include: the award criteria, the reasons for the decision including the characteristics and relative advantages of the successful winner; if the did is held not to be compliant with any technical specification, the reasons for that decision; the name of the party to be awarded the contract, and a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end, including how it may be affected by any ‘contingencies’ eg., complaints or challenges, and the date after which the contract may be entered into. Applicants will have the duration of the standstill period to ask further questions or bring proceedings. Such information should be sought from the contact named in Section 1.1 of this notice. It should be noted that the Authority is now automatically obliged to refrain from entering into a contract when proceedings are brought in respect of the award decision and the contract has not be entered into or the framework concluded. The contractor must serve the legal claim form on the contracting authority (in accordance with rules of court) that represents the formal trigger for the Authority to suspend the contract-making.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.5.2014

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