Adult Learning and Skills Provider Panel – Essex

Adult Learning and Skills Provider Panel – Essex

Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service are looking to set up a panel of providers who can deliver learning and education opportunities for adults aged 19+ within County Durham.

United Kingdom-Durham: Education and training services

2019/S 135-332769

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall, Durham
Durham
DH1 5UL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kay Duthie
E-mail: Kay.duthie@durham.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC14
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.durham.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org

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.nepo.org/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Provider Panel for Adult Learning and Skills Provision

Reference number: DN421200

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) are looking to set up a panel of providers who can deliver learning and education opportunities for adults aged 19+ within County Durham.

The provider panel will be a flexible agreement where, at the sole discretion of the Council, it may re-open the panel to allow additional providers to be added to its membership. This provider panel offers no form of exclusivity and the Council is not guaranteeing any level of spend.

The provider panel is divided into 2 lots which categorise service requirements.

Lot 1: Community Learning;

Lot 2: Accredited Learning.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 420 000.00 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:

Lot 1: Community Learning

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14
Main site or place of performance:

County Durham for Durham County Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Community learning which will require providers who are able to provide cost appropriate, innovative community learning programmes (both non-accredited and eligible accredited) to support outcomes for adults aged 19+.

Please note that the invitation to tender documentation will be issued and available for free via the Council’s e-tendering system. Organisations can register electronically for the documents via the NEPO portal http://www.nepoportal.org

Then access the suppliers’ area, select Durham to review the current tender opportunities and access the tender reference DN421200.

Please note on this initial opening, the Council is also issuing a call-off with further competition for contracts for Community learning.

The Council reserves the right to re-open the provider panel to allow any additional bidder(s) to apply to join the provider panel at a future date as and when required at the Council’s sole discretion provided that they fully meet all the requirements of the invitation to tender and specification.

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: 4 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the provider panel agreement is 2 years subject to the right of the Council (at its sole discretion) to exercise its option to extend for up to a further 48 months (in the form of 4 x 12 months extensions or up to 2 x 24 months) from the actual end date. The maximum length of the provider panel agreement is therefore 6 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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Prior Information Notice reference 2019-097473

Please access NEPO portal www.neportal.org and tender reference DN421200 for free for full details of requirements. If you have problems accessing the NEPO portal tendering system or downloading documents

Please contact the supplier technical support proactis helpdesk ticketing system http://proactis.kayco.com Email: ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Accredited Learning

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14
Main site or place of performance:

County Durham for Durham County Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Accredited learning which will require providers who are able to deliver regulated funded qualifications listed for approval under the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Please note that the invitation to tender documentation will be issued and available for free via the Council’s e-tendering system. Organisations can register electronically for the documents via the NEPO portal http://www.nepoportal.org

Then access the suppliers’ area, select Durham to review the current tender opportunities and access the tender reference DN421200.

The Council reserves the right to re-open the provider panel to allow any additional bidder(s) to apply to join the provider panel at a future date as and when required at the Council’s sole discretion provided that they fully

Meet all the requirements of the Invitation to Tender and specification.

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: 1 620 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the provider panel agreement is 2 years subject to the right of the Council (at its sole discretion) to exercise its option to extend for up to a further 48 months (in the form of 4 x 12 months extensions or up to 2 x 24 months) from the actual end date. The maximum length of the provider panel agreement is therefore 6 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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Prior information notice reference 2019-097473

Please access NEPO portal www.neportal.org and tender reference DN421200 for free for full details of requirements. If you have problems accessing the NEPO portal tendering system or downloading documents.

Please contact the supplier technical support proactis helpdesk ticketing system http://proactis.kayco.com Email: ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Provider Panel Agreement is issued under light touch regime, this will be a flexible Provider Panel to allow additional suppliers to add to the Provider Panel membership which will ensure competitiveness throughout the duration of the Provider Panel agreement.

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: 14/08/2019
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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/08/2019
Local time: 12:01
Place:

The County Council of Durham

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officers of the Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

6 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Please access NEPO portal www.neportal.org and tender reference DN421200 for free for full details of requirements. If you have problems accessing the NEPO portal tendering system or downloading documents.

Please contact the supplier technical support proactis helpdesk ticketing system http://proactis.kayco.com Email: ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com/Telephone: 0330 005 0352.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of England and Wales
7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London
London
EC4A 1NL
United Kingdom
E-mail: tcc.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: www.judiciary.gov.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:

12/07/2019