Army Welfare Worker Training to Army Welfare Services

Army Welfare Worker Training to Army Welfare Services

AWS is seeking a Prime Contractor to deliver classroom based training to its newly appointed Army Welfare Workers, which will form part of the initial training course (ITC) in personal support. Specifically, the Contractor will deliver training in Presentation Skills, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Counselling Skills, Transactional Analysis, Equality & Diversity, Social Policy, Working with Debt, Communication with Children.

United Kingdom-Andover: Specialist training services

2014/S 133-239016

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Procurement 1, Level 2, Zone 8, IDL 437, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Contact point(s): Proc 1b
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264381046
E-mail: defcomrclcc-armyhq-proc1b-c2@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1264381218

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Defence

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:

Provision of Army Welfare Worker Training to Army Welfare Services.

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 UKJ31

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)

Specialist training services. The Army Welfare Service (AWS) is an organisation that provides a professional and confidential welfare support service to serving personnel and their families. It employs military and civilian Army Welfare Workers, and civilian social workers. AWS is seeking a Prime Contractor to deliver classroom based training to its newly appointed Army Welfare Workers, which will form part of the initial training course (ITC) in personal support. Specifically, the Contractor will deliver training in Presentation Skills, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Counselling Skills, Transactional Analysis, Equality & Diversity, Social Policy, Working with Debt, Communication with Children, Bereavement, Professional Supervision, Understanding Mental Health and Working with Couples. The Contractor will be required to provide trainers who hold the PTLLS qualification (teaching in the lifelong learning sector) or equivalent, along with -. For SFBT, a qualification in SFBT will be required (Diploma in SF practice or equivalent) and counselling accreditation; for Counselling Skills, a Diploma in Counselling with accreditation along with experience in practice Counselling; Communicating with Families/Working with Assimilated Families – current or recent (5 years) experience of direct work with children and blended families; Working with loss and bereavement – counselling accreditation with current or recent (5 years) experience of working with complex loss and bereavement; Professional Supervision/Supervision for Supervisors/supervisees – recent experience of providing supervision within the social care sector and knowledge of supervision models; Understanding mental health/Update on Mental health Issues/Awareness raising relating to suicide, self harm and personality disorder – current or recent (5 years) experience of direct work in mental health; Safeguarding for Managers – current or recent (5 years) experience of working in a safeguarding role within a statutory setting and up to date knowledge and experience of social care legislation; Safeguarding Children (level 1 and 2) – current or recent (5 years) experience of working in a safeguarding role within a statutory setting and up to date knowledge and experience of social care legislation, along with accreditation to a recognised safeguarding training provider e.g. NSPCC; Assessment Skills and Report Writing – Current or recent experience (5 years) of quality assuring social care assessments along with a comprehensive understanding of the concept of risk assessment; Couple Work/refresher – current or recent (5 years) experience of direct work with couples. The content of the courses will need to reflect the military environment in which Army Welfare Workers are employed. Routine refresher/development courses are also scheduled in order to ensure that Army Welfare Workers and AWS social workers maintain and update skills and knowledge in their current roles. The Contractor will manage, administrate and assure performance of the training courses to be delivered by their appointed trainers (baseline personal security standard cleared) at various military locations within the UK (currently mainly based at Portsmouth), and perhaps Germany, over a duration of two years with a further two option years. It is the Authority’s intention to invite a maximum of six companies to tender based upon the six highest scoring Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) received. The training requirement is currently under review, the outcome of which may influence the Authority’s decision on take up of option years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 and 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Any resulting Contract will include an option to extend in periods of 1 year up to a further 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

HQLF1/206

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

14.8.2014 – 10:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk

The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise.

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: W28JU97Z4X.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone +44 8452707099.

GO Reference: GO-2014710-DCB-5802960

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Procurement 1, Level 2, Zone 8, IDL 437, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-armyhq-proc1b-c2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381046
Fax: +44 1264381218

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Procurement 1, Level 2, Zone 8, IDL 437, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-armyhq-proc1b-c2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381046
Fax: +44 1264381218

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Procurement 1, Level 2, Zone 8, IDL 437, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-armyhq-proc1b-c2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381046

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.7.2014

Enjoyed this post? Share it!