Black Country Impact Project Dynamic Purchasing System

Black Country Impact Project Dynamic Purchasing System

The Impact Project DPS will help the Impact Partners deliver a European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative funded project to address high levels of youth unemployment in the Black Country.

United Kingdom-Dudley: Education and training services

2016/S 219-399528

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Place Directorate, 4 Ednam Road, West Midlands
Dudley
DY1 1HL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer for Dudley MBC
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: www.dudley.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands
Oldbury
B69 9EX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer for Dudley MBC
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: www.sandwell.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Walsall Council, The Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, West Midlands
Walsall
WS1 1TP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer for Dudley MBC
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: www.walsall.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

The City of Wolverhampton Council
City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer for Dudley MBC
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council
2288239
16 Temple Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Wolverhampton
WV2 4AN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer for Dudley MBC
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bctalentmatch.com/

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: http://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/black-country-impact/
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Place Directorate, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley
Dudley
DY1 1HL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Ray, External Funding and Compliance Monitoring Officer, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):Main address: www.dudley.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: 4 Local authorities and 1 Charity

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Black Country Impact Project Dynamic Purchasing System (‘the Impact Project DPS’).

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Impact Project DPS is being set up by Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC, The City of Wolverhampton Council & Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council (‘the Impact Partners’).

The Impact Project DPS will help the Impact Partners deliver a European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative funded project (‘the Impact Project’) to address high levels of youth unemployment in the Black Country through sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those aged 15-29 years not in employment, education or training (NEET), including young people at risk of social exclusion and from marginalised communities. Service users are described as ‘Impact Participants’.

Economic operators will be able to apply to join the Impact Project DPS in respect of nine Service Lots covering services including engagement, skills, training, work placements, end to end provision (see below). Some supplies may be purchased via Service Lot 8.

Est. total value: £19 300 000.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Some of the Service Lots are further divided into Sub-Categories. There is no limit on the number of Service Lots and/or Sub-Categories in respect of which Service Providers may apply to join the Impact Project DPS. There is no maximum number of Service Lots or Sub-Categories to which Service Providers may be admitted. Contracts may be awarded combining any number of Lots/Sub-Categories.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Engagement

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
85312310
80500000
85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide targeted engagement activities that result in the enrolment of eligible participants (young people aged between 15-29 who are not in employment, education and training and who reside in the West Midlands) onto the Impact Project.

In particular the Impact Partners are seeking Service Providers who can provide targeted engagement activities that focus on engaging eligible participants who are within hard to reach groups which would otherwise be unlikely to engage with the Impact Project.

These groups may include particular communities of interest (such as BME communities), migrant groups, long-term unemployed, economically inactive, lone parents, teenage parents and looked after children, those who have disabilities or health problems which affect their employment. This Service Lot is divided into five geographic Sub-Categories:

(a) Black Country wide (all areas)

(b) Dudley

(c) Sandwell

(d) Walsall

(e) Wolverhampton.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets & Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until 31 July 2018 but may be extended to Dec 2018.

The estimated value of this Lot is £1,500,000 to £2,500,000 however the Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between £500 and £500,000 although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist support to address non work barriers

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85312300
85300000
85311300
85312310
80500000
85121270

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Impact Partners seek Service Providers to provide specialist support to Impact Participants on a one to one or small group basis to reflect the needs of the Impact Participants and the barriers they need to overcome to move forward towards employment.

Below is a non-exhaustive list:

— Mental health/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

— Drug and alcohol support.

— Debt support and personal budgeting.

— Homelessness support.

— Counselling.

— Maximising income/better off calculations.

— Specialist mentoring.

— Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Story Line work.

— Specialist health services e.g. self-harm, alternative therapies i.e. Reiki, meditation, mindfulness.

This list is purely indicative of the type of specialist support that may be provided. Service provision must be bespoke and tailored to the specific needs of Impact Participants.

This Lot is split into five geographic Sub-Categories:

(a) Black Country wide (all areas).

(b) Dudley.

(c) Sandwell.

(d) Walsall.

(e) Wolverhampton.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 400 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets & Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 3 400 000 GBP to 4 400 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 GBP and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Skills for Life and Life Skills

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
85311300
80500000
80530000
85312310
85300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Skills for Life and Life Skills e.g.

Skills for Life:

— Basic skills — Literacy and Numeracy, diagnostic assessment

— Assessment for dyslexia

— ICT skills

— Pre-entry support for ESOL

— ESOL

— Preparation for Life and Work

— Pre-entry level support for employment/training for young people that are looked after children/those leaving care and those departing from a youth institution or prison.

Life Skills:

— Improving low self-esteem/building confidence.

— Self-Motivation.

— Interpersonal & communication.

— Public speaking.

— Assertiveness.

— Negotiating.

— Decision making.

— Problem solving.

— Work ready routines.

— Time management.

— Budgeting/financial awareness.

— Opening bank account.

— Independent travel/using public transport.

— healthy lifestyles.

— Substance use awareness e.g. smoking, drinking & illegal/legal highs.

The above lists are purely indicative.

This Service Lot is split into 5 sub-categories:

(a) Black Country wide (all areas).

(b) Dudley.

(c) Sandwell.

(d) Walsall.

(e) Wolverhampton.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 400 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets and Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 2 400 000 GBP to 3 400 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between £500 and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employability and work skills

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
79611000
79610000
85312310
80530000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provide activities and programmes which will give Impact Participants employability and work skills. Activities and programmes should be structured but also allow flexibility for the differing needs of the Impact Participants.

Employability skills: may include programmes and activities relating to:

— CVs

— Application form filling techniques

— Job search, job matching

— Interview techniques

— Mock interviews including with real employers

Work skills: may include programmes and activities relating to:

— Team working

— Problem solving

— Timekeeping

— Workplace reality

— Appearance

— Presentation

— Communication

The above lists are purely indicative of the type of employability and work skills that may be provided under this Service Lot. Service provision must be bespoke and tailored to the needs of Impact Participants.

This Service Lot has been divided into five geographic sub-categories:

(a) Black Country wide (all areas)

(b) Dudley

(c) Sandwell

(d) Walsall

(e) Wolverhampton.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets and Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 1 500 000 GBP to 2 500 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 GBP and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employer and sector specific training

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80531000
80530000
80500000
80510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employer and sector specific training to Impact Participants or groups of Impact Participants.

This Service Lot has been divided into the following Sub-Categories:

(a) Science and Mathematics

(b) Languages, Literature and Culture

(c) Arts, Media and Publishing

(d) Business, Admin and Law

(e) Health, Public Services and Care

(f) Social Science

(g) Leisure, Travel and Tourism

(h) Information and Communication Technology

(i) Engineering Manufacturing Technologies

(j) Retail and Commercial Enterprises

(k) Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

(l) Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

(m) Other employer and sector specific training

The above list is purely indicative of the types of employer and sector specific training that may be provided under this Service Lot. Service provision must be bespoke and tailored to the needs of the Impact Participants.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 400 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets and Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 3 400 000 GBP to 4 400 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 GBP and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Alternative placements and work tasters

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
79610000
80530000
80531000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Specialist alternative placements and work tasters for Impact Participants with intensive needs.

Activities may include, for example, supported internships for people with learning disabilities and/or difficulties, boot camps, team building exercises and life skills. This is a purely indicative list. Service provision must be bespoke to the Impact Participants and tailored to meet the specific needs of Impact Participants.

Placements and work tasters will need to be suitable for the needs of the Impact Participant(s) in question, to support the overarching action plan for the Impact Participant(s) and be flexible in terms of attendance for achievement of outcome aims.

Providers will have a developed package of delivery focused on supporting the Impact Participant(s) and it is expected that Service Providers will put forward their own creative and innovative proposals for activities which fit the Impact Participant’s needs.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets and Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Service Lot is 500 000 GBP to 1 500 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between £500 and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employer engagement

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
79610000
79611000
80530000
80500000
85312310

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service Providers will be given details of Impact Participants in need of work experience, work tasters or employment opportunities and details of their relevant needs (identified in their intervention plan).

Service Providers will then identify employers or community organisations which are willing and able to provide the appropriate work experience placements, tasters and employment opportunities which will aim to achieve employment for the Impact Participant and/or provide some underpinning knowledge of the sector for them to feel comfortable to apply for roles or an apprenticeship, depending upon the Impact Participant’s aspirations.

Where the Impact Participant accepts the work experience placement, taster or employment opportunity, the Service Provider will support the Impact Participant at the beginning of the placement and throughout that placement ensuring any challenges for the Impact Participant and the employer are addressed.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets & Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Service Lot is 500 000 GBP to 1 500 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Transition and employment, education and training barriers

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
85312300
85312310
85300000
85312100
85312110
18100000
18000000
63515000
34980000
60000000
60100000
60200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For many Impact Participants there will be external barriers which affect their ability to undertake training and education & enter employment. Barriers may relate to e.g. transport, childcare, other care responsibilities and/or obtaining uniforms/protective clothing.

Service Providers will provide services and/or supplies which address these barriers (also known as out of pocket expenses).

This Service Lot is split into the following Sub-Categories

(a)Travel assistance for Impact Participants (for example bus or rail passes and/or transport services)

(b)Childcare

(c)Other activities or supplies being out of pocket expenses for Impact Participants (for example, uniforms, protective clothing and essential equipment for courses or training)

The above list is purely indicative. Provision must be bespoke and tailored to the Impact Participants.

Whilst we have referred to ‘Service Provider’ as a generic term, in some instances this Service Lot may be used to purchase supplies.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets & Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 1 500 000 GBP to 2 500 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 GBP and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

End to end provision

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
85311300
80500000
85312300
85300000
85312310
85312100
85312110
79610000
79611000
80530000
80531000
80510000
85121270
18100000
18000000
63515000
34980000
60000000
60200000
60100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Contracts to be performed in the Black Country, an area west of Birmingham, incorporating Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

‘End to End’ provision that supports the Impact Participant from initial engagement through the acquisition of relevant skills /training to achievement of a sustainable outcome (e.g. employment, education or training). The Service Provider will use a holistic approach, addressing social and economic issues which impact on the behaviours of the Impact Participant in order to achieve completion of the journey from enrolment through to a sustainable outcome.

This Service Lot will therefore include services that fall within the scope of the other Service Lots 1 to 8. Services will include, e.g., engagement, providing a key worker role to support Impact Participants throughout their journey, assessment of needs, intensive advice/guidance, customised support packages providing activities and training, securing work experience, work placements/taster opportunities, engagement with employers, assisting Impact Participants to overcome external barriers (e.g. travel/childcare issues).

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 400 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 23/12/2016
End: 31/12/2018

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2014-2020 ESIF Growth Programme. Priority Axis 1 of Operational Programme: Inclusive Labour Markets and Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration into labour market of young people (YEI).

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding has been agreed until July 2018 but this may be extended to Dec 2018. The estimated value of this Lot is 2 400 000 GBP to 3 400 000 GBP however Impact Partners will apply the funds available to best meet the needs of Impact Participants. The estimated value of individual contracts is between 500 GBP and 500 000 GBP although this may vary. Contracts may be awarded frequently e.g. weekly/monthly.

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:

See Appendix 3 of DPS Documentation for Minimum Selection Criteria.

Service providers are asked to (in summary):

— confirm whether s.54 of Modern Slavery Act 2015 applies to them and how they comply/propose to comply with reporting requirements. Service Providers who have an annual turnover of less than 36 000 000 GBP can answer ‘N/A’. (Pass/fail).

— give details about findings/complaints upheld regarding unlawful discrimination in last 3 years and remedial action (equalities). (Pass/fail).

— give information about convictions under environmental legislation / notices served in the last 3 years and remedial action (Pass/fail).

— give details of any Health & Safety enforcement/remedial orders in last 3 years and details of remedial action/changes to procedures. (Pass/fail).

— give details of up to 3 contracts that are relevant to the Service Lot/Sub-Category requirements (Technical and Professional Ability — experience). (Scored).

You may refer to equivalent legislation in country of location.

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:

It is possible that for certain contracts awarded under the Impact Project DPS, the Impact Partners may require a certain level of insurance, certain certificates/licences/accreditations or legal checks to be carried out relevant to the subject matter of the contract.

Contract conditions may include innovation-related, environmental, social or employment-related conditions. For example, conditions may relate to equalities considerations and addressing environmental sustainability in the performance of services.

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
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Impact Partners will invite Tenders from Service Providers who have been admitted to the relevant Lot(s)/Sub-Category(ies). Award Criteria will be more precisely formulated at the Request for Tender stage. The Impact Partners require this flexibility in order to meet the needs of Impact Participants. Award Criteria are likely to be based on (1) Quality (anticipated weighting between 60-80 %) and (2) Price (anticipated weighting between 20-40 %). See ‘additional information’.

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: 12/12/2016

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

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The main subject matter is ‘social and other specific services’ which fall within the ‘light regime’.

Impact Partners will use flexibilities under Regs 74-76. E.g. the Impact Partners do not intend to comply with all the requirements of Regulation 34 (DPS). They will adapt procedures to suit the requirements of the Impact Project and the specific needs of the Impact Participants which include disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

The date in section IV.2.2 is for applications at the Initial Joining Stage only. Service Providers may apply to join the Impact Project DPS at any time (see Impact Partnership DPS Rules para 3 for explanation).

The deadline for return of Tenders will be specified in the Request for Tenders. Where practicable, the Impact Partners intend to allow a period of 10 calendar days for the return of Tenders however the Impact Partners reserve the right to specify a longer or shorter period on a case by case basis.

Variant bids will not be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Place Directorate, 4 Ednam Road
Dudley
DY1 1HL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.ukInternet address:www.dudley.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and in particular Regulations 91 to 93.

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

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley
DY1 1HL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384815272
E-mail: sheila.ray@dudley.gov.ukInternet address:www.dudley.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/11/2016

 

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