‘Ask and Act’ Training and Development for Welsh Government

‘Ask and Act’ Training and Development for Welsh Government

The Welsh Government wishes to establish a contract to meet the training requirements of groups 2 and 3 of the National Training Framework.

United Kingdom-Merthyr Tydfil: Training services

2015/S 172-313104

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Rhydycar Business Park
Contact point(s): Education and Public Services
For the attention of: Amanda Cartwright
CF48 1UZ Merthyr Tydfil
Telephone: +44 3000628100

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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

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

General public services
Public order and safety
Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

‘Ask and Act’ Training and Development.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.

NUTS code UK

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)

Development and delivery of training to ‘Ask and Act’.
The Welsh Government wishes to establish a contract to meet the training requirements of groups 2 and 3 of the National Training Framework which facilitate and support the Welsh Government policy of ‘Ask and Act’. Detailed draft guidance on both the National Training Framework and Ask and Act have been developed by the Welsh Government and this guidance should be considered in the formation of any tender.
This tender opportunity requires the creation of two far-reaching, integrated, national programmes of training which will ensure that within each region in Wales there is a cohort of practitioners with the skills and knowledge to support regional delivery of training which meets:
— the requirements for group 2 and 3 of the National Training Framework; and
— the delivery of these to regional trainers to support the rollout of ‘Ask and Act’.
The tender opportunity is offered for a period of three years with an opportunity to extend, on an annual basis, for a maximum period of 2 years. This training will form the basis of one of the largest and ambitious training programmes to be delivered in Wales. Over 5 years the Welsh Government expects over 35 000 public service professionals to receive this training, via the regional training consortia.
The contract will include provision of training through the medium of Welsh.

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portalhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help-desk is available on:

E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +44 8003684852.

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=29680

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80510000, 80570000, 73220000, 72212931

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 60 (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:

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.

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

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.

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

No special legal form required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.

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: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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
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:

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

5.10.2015 – 14:00
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

Other: Welsh.
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 Contract will have an option to extend on an annual basis for up to a further 24 months.
E-Tender information:


— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’.
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00.
How to find the ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’.
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_30682 and ITT_48835.
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
(WA Ref:29680).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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