Apprenticeship and Employability Study Programme

Apprenticeship and Employability Study Programme

The North East Area Council wishes to procure a responsive, efficient and accountable, local, uniformed Environment Team service, with a strong focus on the provision of local Apprenticeships.

United Kingdom-Barnsley: Environmental training services

2016/S 040-065444

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Gateway Plaza, Off Sackville Street
For the attention of: Ms Jane Martin
S70 2RD Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1226773540
E-mail: janemartin@barnsley.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.barnsley.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.yortender.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Gateway Plaza, Off Sackville Street
For the attention of: Ms Jane Martin
S70 2RD Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1226773540
E-mail: janemartin@barnsley.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Gateway Plaza, Off Sackville Street
For the attention of: Ms Jane Martin
S70 2RD Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1226773540
E-mail: janemartin@barnsley.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Gateway Plaza, Off Sackville Street
For the attention of: Ms Jane Martin
S70 2RD Barnsley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1226773540
E-mail: janemartin@barnsley.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Apprenticeship and employability study programme — focusing on the local environment.

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

NUTS code UKE31

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The North East Area Council wishes to procure a responsive, efficient and accountable, local, uniformed Environment Team service, with a strong focus on the provision of local Apprenticeships.
The North East Area Council have highlighted the following two Key Priorities:
— Economy and Regeneration to achieve local solutions to building employment and skills across the North East Area Council.
— Local Environment to improve the local environment for people who live and work in the area.
An Apprenticeship and Employability Study Programme through the Environment Service will provide the young people with a recognised knowledge and competency qualification, and hands on learning approach to enhance their qualifications and improve their CV’s. It will deliver a recognised route into work and improve educational achievement, which in turn will strengthen young people’s employment prospects and aspirations.
The provision of the environmental service will be delivered through the employment of apprentices to provide the following services through the contract.
Scheduled work covering as a minimum
— Litter removal
— Emptying bins in the area
— Removal of dog fouling
— Street sweeping
— Street clearance
— Weed and vegetation removal
— Improvements to street furniture
Reactive Work covering the following
— Pruning of vegetation
— Painting of street furniture
— Minor repairs to fencing
— Strimming a grassed area
— Removal of litter
— Removal of dog fouling
— Removal of epicormic growth
— Hedge strimming
— Erection of street signs
The contract commences on 1.6.2016 with a 10 month contract and 3 potential extensions of 12 months each. The budget for the first year is 205 000 GBP and for the next 3 years extensions should they be taken is 245 000 GBP per financial year. (Total potential contract value 940 000 GBP if all extensions taken).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80540000, 90510000, 77314000, 77300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The North East Area Council wishes to procure a responsive, efficient and accountable, local, uniformed Environment Team service, with a strong focus on the provision of local Apprenticeships.
The North East Area Council have highlighted the following two Key Priorities:

Economy and Regeneration to achieve local solutions to building employment and skills across the North East Area Council

Local Environment to improve the local environment for people who live and work in the area.
An Apprenticeship and Employability Study Programme through the Environment Service will provide the young people with a recognised knowledge and competency qualification, and hands on learning approach to enhance their qualifications and improve their CV’s. It will deliver a recognised route into work and improve educational achievement, which in turn will strengthen young people’s employment prospects and aspirations.
The provision of the environmental service will be delivered through the employment of apprentices to provide the following services through the contract
Scheduled work covering as a minimum
— Litter removal
— Emptying bins in the area
— Removal of dog fouling
— Street sweeping
— Street clearance
— Weed and vegetation removal
— Improvements to street furniture
Reactive Work covering the following
— Pruning of vegetation
— Painting of street furniture
— Minor repairs to fencing
— Strimming a grassed area
— Removal of litter
— Removal of dog fouling
— Removal of epicormic growth
— Hedge strimming
— Erection of street signs
The contract commences on 1.6.2016 with a 10 month contract and 3 potential extensions of 12 months each. The budget for the first year is 205 000 GBP and for the next 3 years extensions should they be taken is 245 000 GBP per financial year. (Total potential contract value 940 000 GBP if all extensions taken).

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for a period of 10 months commencing 1.6.2016 with an option to extend for a further 3 years (maximum length of contract should the options to extend be exercised is 46 months).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

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: 10 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Any such requirements will be detailed in the tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Any such requirements will be detailed in the tender documentation.

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

In the event of a group bid, each company, or firm in the bid will be jointly and severally responsible for the performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where
he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding
up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar
proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the
legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract
authorities can demonstrate;
e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in
accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the
country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal
provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting
authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section
or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in
Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of
26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention
relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council
Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the
purpose of money laundering.
Requirements will be detailed in the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance; (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established; (c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available. Requirements will be detailed in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the tender documentation. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

YOR tender ref A79M-5R2YNH
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Payable documents: no

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

29.3.2016 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

—A contract holder for Education Funding Agency (EFA) or Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funding (or approved sub-contractor on agreement with the main contractor) and demonstrate a good record of compliance with Awarding Body requirements (no sanctions on claiming qualifications over the last 12 months)—Have a valid Waste Carries Licence —Safeguarding and Lone working policies to the satisfaction to the Council The council reserves the right to take social and environmental requirements in this tender/contract notice and/or contract documents. Expressions of interest are to be registered via the opportunities board on the YORtender system using www.yortender.co.uk and by following the instructions given when accessing and registering on the site. Access to the tender documents will be via the YORtender system.

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that the information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contract Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within 3 months generally.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.2.2016

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