Adult Education Budget Service Contract West Midlands

Adult Education Budget Service Contract West Midlands

We also want to ensure that AEB provision can be targeted to address the needs of key target groups such as care leavers and those over the age of 50.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Education and training services

2019/S 031-069933

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

West Midlands Combined Authority
16 Summer Lane
Birmingham
B19 3SD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3453036760
E-mail: procurement.team@wmca.org.uk
NUTS code: UKG
Internet address(es):Main address: www.wmca.org.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Adult Education Budget Service Contract

Reference number: 01762-2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

From the 2019/20 academic year, the WMCA will take responsibility for the region’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) and how it is delivered supporting eligible adult learners. The AEB is a key enabler of inclusive growth through the improvement of the qualification levels and skills of our adult residents. Our focus with the AEB is to address key issues including tackling unemployment amongst young people and creating more grass-roots provision to better engage hard to reach communities. We also want to ensure that AEB provision can be targeted to address the needs of key target groups such as care leavers and those over the age of 50. Finally, there are challenges for those residents in work and in low pay who struggle to re-train to access opportunities in our priority sectors including automotive/advanced manufacturing, business and professional services, construction and digital that we will use AEB to support. This contract notice relates to the of adult education training services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 28 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Support for Unemployed

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 includes:

— general AEB qualifications focussed on tackling unemployment especially but not exclusively amongst young people,

— grass-roots delivery to better engage hard-to-reach communities and support priority groups (including care leavers and homeless),

— sector based work academies including flexible funding models for work experience,

— entitlement provision at all levels.

This Contract Notice relates to the procurement by the WMCA of adult education training services, expected to result in the award of multiple contracts for services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewable on an annual basis for a further 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding awarded through the AEB commissioning process is classified as being clean in terms of being able to be matched with EU structural investment funds (e.g. ESF). Organisations commissioned to deliver AEB-funded provision must not endeavour to independently match AEB funding to any other funding stream without the express and complicit consent of the WMCA.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Support for those in Employment

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 includes:

— AEB qualifications delivered flexibly so those working can access them outside of work,

— re-training to improve the skills of low-paid and low-skilled workforce,

— increased delivery in key sectors — Level 3 qualifications in digital, engineering and construction offered in flexible ways with funding subsidies,

— pre-apprenticeship provision that supports the uptake of apprenticeships.

This Contract Notice relates to the procurement by the WMCA of adult education training services, expected to result in the award of multiple contracts for services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewable annually for a further 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

12.1 Funding awarded through the AEB commissioning process is classified as being clean in terms of being able to be matched with EU structural investment funds (e.g. ESF). Organisations commissioned to deliver AEB-funded provision must not endeavour to independently match AEB funding to any other funding stream without the express and complicit consent of the WMCA

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Innovative Delivery

Lot No: Lot 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Innovative project and pilot-based approaches to respond to needs within the seven constituent local authority areas of the WMCA. Lot 3 provides greater flexibility but providers must ensure that the bid meets the overall ambitions of our adult offer and Regional Skills Plan (RSP).

This Contract Notice relates to the procurement by the WMCA of adult education training services, expected to result in the award of multiple contracts for services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Annually for a further 2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

12.1 Funding awarded through the AEB commissioning process is classified as being clean in terms of being able to be matched with EU structural investment funds (e.g. ESF). Organisations commissioned to deliver AEB-funded provision must not endeavour to independently match AEB funding to any other funding stream without the express and complicit consent of the WMCA

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the instructions to tenderers.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the instructions to tenderers.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 209-477484

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/03/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

West Midlands Combined Authority
Birmingham
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.team@wmca.org.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/02/2019

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