Apprenticeship Levy Training Provider Framework Hertfordshire

Apprenticeship Levy Training Provider Framework Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council wishes to procure a Framework Agreement of external Training Providers who are accredited to RoATP (the Government’s Register of Approved Training Providers) to deliver quality apprenticeships across a variety of areas throughout Hertfordshire.

United Kingdom-Hertford: Education and training services

2017/S 087-170376

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Hertfordshire County Council
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23
Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

North Hertfordshire District Council
Letchworth
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

East Hertfordshire District Council
Hertford
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Dacorum Borough Council
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Hertsmere Borough Council
Borehamwood
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Broxbourne Borough Council
Broxbourne
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

St Albans City and District Council
St Albans
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Stevenage Borough Council
Stevenage
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Watford Borough Council
Watford
SG138DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Three Rivers District Council
Rickmansworth
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Included Schools- ( As per Appendix 3 of the ITT)
Hertford
SG138DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Aidan Fox, Human Resources
E-mail: HAP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23Internet address(es):Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Provision of Apprenticeship Levy Training Provider Framework.

Reference number: HCC1709652

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council wishes to procure a Framework Agreement of external Training Providers who are accredited to RoATP (the Government’s Register of Approved Training Providers) to deliver quality apprenticeships across a variety of areas throughout Hertfordshire. We are intending to use current Apprenticeship Standards and Frameworks as defined by the ESFA.- As new Standards are added and existing Standards are made obsolete, we would expect training providers to have an adaptable and flexible approach to support the Council and Participating Bodies in delivering these. It is also our intention for new Providers to be able to have potential access to the Framework, as and when they are added to the Register of Approved Training Providers. This framework agreement is being lead by Hertfordshire County Council and will also be available for use by any District/ Borough Council as well as any dependent School in the county of Hertfordshire.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 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:

Business, Leadership and Management (LM) & HR (HR)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) public sector commercial, project management, business admin, customer services, management, leadership, HR consultant, recruitment and HR support.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Finance (F)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) accounting, credit control, workplace pensions admin and security services.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Technology (T)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) data analyst, IT application specialist, software development, infrastructure technician and digital learning design.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Legal (L)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) legal services and courts, tribunal and prosecution administration. Other qualifications that would enable Legal Services to achieve the above statement would be included in this lot.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Health and Community Services (HCS)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to), Health & Social work qualifications, lead practitioner in adult care and health and social care.

The HCS vision is that people in Hertfordshire feel well informed about what’s available to them so they can lead safe, happy and healthier lives in a way they choose. They feel valued and listened to, have independence and a range of positive things to do. We offer the best and most responsive services in the country. These are services our staff feel proud to deliver and would be pleased to receive.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Children’s Services (CH)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) children, young people and families manager, early years educator, youth work and supporting teaching and learning. Other qualifications that would enable Children’s Services to achieve the below statement would be included in this lot.

Children’s Services places the interests of children firmly at the centre of everything they do, working with families to offer quality advice, support and guidance; build children’s confidence and self-esteem and prepare them for life ahead.

Children’s Services aim to help children with a variety of needs: those who may have learning difficulties, physical difficulties, social problems, are particularly gifted, need help in schooling or need someone to talk to.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Environment & Property (Env&Prop)

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the all subject areas include (but are not limited to) civil engineering and town planning. Other qualifications that would enable the Environment department to achieve the below statement would be included in this lot.

The Environment department works closely with partners to deliver services such as Waste Management, Highways, Transport and Development Management to ensure the wellbeing of Hertfordshire’s residents and businesses. Through the running of essential services, the department plays a vital role in helping to secure the future prosperity and quality of life of people living in the county.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Community Protection (CP) — Not open for procurement at present.

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas include (but are not limited to) business fire safety advisor, fire fighter, emergency fire service operations and personal training. Other qualifications that would enable Community Protection to achieve the below statement would be included in this lot.

The Community Protection Directorate (CPD) brings together:

—Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS)

—Hertfordshire Trading Standards

—Hertfordshire Resilience Team (Emergency Planning)

—County Community Safety Unit (CCSU).

As a result the Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Trading Standards and the CCSU teams have combined to form Joint Protective Services (JPS). This team works closely with colleagues in HFRS delivering community safety and emergency response.

No apprenticeship frameworks/apprenticeship standards have currently been released by Government however as these become available the Council will issue a variation to this Specification to include any such requirements.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Schools (Sch) — Not open for procurement at present

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered will include (but are not limited to) teaching assistants etc.

No apprenticeship frameworks /apprenticeship standards have currently been released by Government however as these become available the Council will issue a variation to this Specification to include any such requirements/apprenticeship standards that become available and give all Training Providers an opportunity to express their interest.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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:

Libraries (Lib) — Not open for procurement at present

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered will include (but are not limited to) library relevant qualifications etc.

No apprenticeship frameworks/apprenticeship standards have currently been released by Government however as these become available the Council will issue a variation to this Specification to include any such requirements/standards that become available and give all Training Providers an opportunity to express their interest.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the contracting authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services is specified in the procurement documents accordingly.

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)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The evaluation of tenders will consist of two (2) parts, Qualification (Stage 1), and Award (Stage 2).

Full Details Appendix 1 Tender Docs

Stage 1 — Qualification

Qualification is a binary assessment (i.e. Pass/Fail). Any Tenderer that does not satisfy any of these mandatory requirements will be deemed to have submitted a non-compliant tender and will not proceed to Stage 2.

Stage 2 — Award

All Tenderers which have passed Stage 1 will be required to complete the costing chart in Bid Form 7.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 30/06/2021

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend.

To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.com or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30.

The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a Framework Agreement or to award only part of the opportunity.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Hertfordshire County Council
Hertford
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a Framework Agreement before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) 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 promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a Framework Agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Framework Agreement has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the Framework Agreement ineffective.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/05/2017

 

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