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
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Contact person: Mrs Clare Redpath
Telephone: +44 1228221746
Fax: +44 1228227723
NUTS code: UKD1
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Community Learning and Skills Framework 2018-2023
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This opportunity is available via The Chest https://www.the-chest.org.uk/
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.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
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,
— family learning,
— digital (ICT),
— civic engagement,
— health and well-being, and
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.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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.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.
Section IV: Procedure
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:
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Buyer Profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/scprocurement/contact.asp
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: