Delivering Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools

Delivering Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020.

United Kingdom-Coventry: General management consultancy services

2018/S 222-508118

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Debra.Campbell@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKZ
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Co-ordinating and Delivering Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020. The Department is looking to award contracts with up to 4 organisations to continue the delivery, on a regional basis, of the National Apprenticeships Service’s (NAS) “Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools” (ASK) project. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/about-ask/). ASK is a high profile, established programme and there are currently 3 delivery partners delivering across England in 4 regions, the North, Midlands, London and the South.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 GBP

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:

We would prefer to award to one supplier per region. Although the option to award more than one region to a supplier is not ruled out.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKZ
Main site or place of performance:

The North.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020. The Department is looking to award contracts with up to 4 organisations to continue the delivery, on a regional basis, of the National Apprenticeships Service’s (NAS) “Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools” (ASK) project. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/about-ask/). ASK is a high profile, established programme and there are currently 3 delivery partners delivering across England in 4 regions, the North, Midlands, London and the South. This lot covers the North.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 960 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contracts will contain provision to extend for a further 2-year period (on a 1 year + 1 year basis) subject to budget approval and satisfactory performance.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKZ
Main site or place of performance:

The Midlands.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020. The Department is looking to award contracts with up to 4 organisations to continue the delivery, on a regional basis, of the National Apprenticeships Service’s (NAS) “Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools” (ASK) project. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/about-ask/). ASK is a high profile, established programme and there are currently 3 delivery partners delivering across England in 4 regions, the North, Midlands, London and the South. This lot covers the Midlands.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 540 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contracts will contain provision to extend for a further 2-year period (on a 1 year + 1 year basis) subject to budget approval and satisfactory performance.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020. The Department is looking to award contracts with up to 4 organisations to continue the delivery, on a regional basis, of the National Apprenticeships Service’s (NAS) “Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools” (ASK) project. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/about-ask/). ASK is a high profile, established programme and there are currently 3 delivery partners delivering across England in 4 regions, the North, Midlands, London and the South. This lot is for London only.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 050 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contracts will contain provision to extend for a further 2-year period (on a 1 year + 1 year basis) subject to budget approval and satisfactory performance.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKZ
Main site or place of performance:

The South.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement invitation supports the Government’s ambition of 3 000 000 apprenticeship starts being undertaken by 2020. The Department is looking to award contracts with up to 4 organisations to continue the delivery, on a regional basis, of the National Apprenticeships Service’s (NAS) “Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools” (ASK) project. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/about-ask/). ASK is a high profile, established programme and there are currently 3 delivery partners delivering across England in 4 regions, the North, Midlands, London and the South. This lot covers the South only.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 450 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contracts will contain provision to extend for a further 2-year period (on a 1 year + 1 year basis) subject to budget approval and satisfactory performance.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 17/12/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contracts is communicated to Suppliers. Suppliers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why they were unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/11/2018

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