Community Learning and Skills Framework 2018 – 2023 – Cumbria

Community Learning and Skills Framework 2018 – 2023 – Cumbria

Community Learning and Skills are inviting submissions by training providers to deliver subcontracted provision.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Education and training services

2018/S 078-175000

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Clare Redpath
Telephone: +44 1228221746
Fax: +44 1228227723
NUTS code: UKD1
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

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


Community Learning and Skills Framework 2018-2023

Reference number: DN334974

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This opportunity is available via The Chest

Cumbria Community Learning and Skills (CLS) Service is an integral part of the Cumbria County Council’s Resources and Transformation Directorate and is responsible for the delivery of the Adult Education programme in Cumbria.

Community Learning and Skills are inviting submissions by training providers to deliver subcontracted provision to looking to develop a range of partnerships with subcontracted providers to help us increase our provision in specific curriculum and geographic areas not covered by our own community learning centres. This provision will consist of accredited skills qualifications and community learning courses.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The service provision consists of a wide range of community learning and skills programmes funded through our Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to a value of 2 350 000 GBP. The mix of provision includes:

— vocational qualifications,

— English and Maths (at all levels from entry level through to GCSE),

— LLDD provision,

— employability,

— family learning,

— digital (ICT),

— civic engagement,

— health and well-being, and

— culture.

Providers accepted on the Framework will complete a detailed schedule outlining their experience of delivering Community Learning and Skills and a plan for provision for the 2018/19 academic year.

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: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2023

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: Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
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:

Please answer all the questions in the ITT Questionnaire and ensure all relevant attachments are included. Your ITT bid will be scored based on the matrix as advertised. If any Pass / Fail question is scored Fail then the bid will be excluded. The maximum score in this process will be 150. Completion of this document is mandatory. Non-submission will result in non-compliance and your bid will be rejected.

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:

OfSTEd have recently communicated that they will be increasing their focus on subcontracted provision by undertaking a sample of risk-based monitoring visits to directly funded providers to look specifically at the management and quality of subcontracted provision for specific subcontractors.

These monitoring visits will cover similar ground to inspections with respect to quality and management of subcontracted provision but will focus solely on provision delivered by the specific subcontractor(s).

In order to maintain high quality standards approved subcontractors will be closely performance managed by Cumbria County Council to ensure that the Service continues to improve and maintains a self-assessment under the Common Inspection Framework of Good or Outstanding.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: This is a Dynamic Procurement System Framework, this process may be opened again in the future to ensure Cumbria County Council maintain a pool of relevant providers to respond to LEP, ESFA and Council policy.

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The process of award of subcontracts will be carried out using a framework model. This will be a 2 stage process:

— Invitation to Tender (ITT): this will be completed by all Providers wishing to tender. The ITT process may be opened again in the future,

— First Mini-Competition: providers accepted on the Framework will be asked to complete a detailed schedule outlining their experience of delivering Community Learning and Skills and a plan for provision for the 2018/19 academic year.

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: 04/05/2018
Local time: 16:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesties Court
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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