Adult Education Tender – Gloucestershire County Council

Adult Education Tender – Gloucestershire County Council

To procure delivery from external providers to assist adults (19+) with low skills levels and/or high needs back to work.

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Adult and other education services

2018/S 148-338862

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
Gloucester
GL1 2TG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Chris Keenleyside
Telephone: +44 1452324329
E-mail: chris.keenleyside@gloucestershire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK13
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.gloucestershire.gov.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://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/?ReadForm&login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/?ReadForm&login

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

Reference number: DN356101

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Where need is best met through local or specialist services, the Council seeks to procure delivery from external providers to assist adults (19+) with low skills levels and/or high needs back to work, and to improve their employment prospects, confidence and health and wellbeing through 5 curriculum areas.

First Steps provides learners with low skills levels with the skills and knowledge they need to progress to further learning opportunities.

Employability provides unemployed/low waged adults (aged 19+) with the skills and knowledge they need to gain employment/self employment/ or further their employment prospects.

Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities develops skills that help independence in everyday life.

Adult *Supported Internships: Steps into Work, qualification designed for unemployed adults with high needs that present a barrier to obtaining employment.

Local Flex, to prepare for and/or respond to emerging local need.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 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:

First Steps

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

The service is to be provided throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Programmes which engage and progress low skilled and low waged or unemployed adults, ultimately to Employability courses, accredited learning or employment. The source of funding for this service is ESFA. The specific nature of the provision is described in documents 2 and 3 of the Tender documents.

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

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employability

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

The service is to be provided throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Courses giving learners the skills and knowledge they need to gain employment/self-employment/volunteering or to take up a vocational accredited course. The source of funding for this service is ESFA. The specific nature of the provision is described in documents 2 and 3 of the Tender documents.

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

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adults with Learning difficulties and /or Disabilities

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

The service is to be provided throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Courses giving learners with moderate/severe and complex educational needs, skills for improved independence in everyday life. The source of funding for this service is ESFA. The specific nature of the provision is described in documents 2 and 3 of the Tender documents.

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

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult Supported Internship: Steps into Work

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

The service is to be provided throughout the county of Gloucestershire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Providing eligible unemployed adults with high needs that present a barrier to gaining employment, with skills to undertake volunteering or paid employment. The source of funding for this service is ESFA. The specific nature of the provision is described in documents 2 and 3 of the Tender documents.

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

Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Local Flex

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

The service is to be provided throughout the county of Gloucestershire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Courses responding to emerging local needs that enhance skills for employment, community participation and improvements to wellbeing and financial/civic/digital/health capacity. The source of funding for this service is ESFA. The specific nature of the provision is described in documents 2 and 3 of the Tender documents.

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

Value excluding VAT: 320 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 40
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Not applicable

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 31/08/2018
Local time: 10:00
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: 31/08/2018
Local time: 10:00

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

Gloucestershire County Council
Gloucester
GL1 2TG
United Kingdom
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:

31/07/2018

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