Department for Education ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021

Department for Education ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021

The ESFA is looking to procure organisations to undertake the role of Grant Coordinating Bodies to deliver Community Grants Programmes.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services

2018/S 206-470497

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
E-mail: Sourcing.HELP@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD
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

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ESF Community Grants

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The ESFA is looking to procure organisations to undertake the role of Grant Coordinating Bodies (GCB) to deliver a Community Grants Programmes in the following areas:

1) Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough;

2) Hertfordshire;

3) North Eastern (More developed).

The Community Grants Programme provides for small grants of up to 20 000 GBP to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support. The GCB will be required to market and promote the grants programme, manage calls for proposals from 3rd sector organisations, assess applications, make grant awards and monitor and manage the grants that have been awarded.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 228 707.60 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The ESFA is looking to procure an organisation to undertake the role of Grant Coordinating Bodies (GCB) to deliver a Community Grants Programmes. The Community Grants Programme provides for small grants of up to 20 000 GBP to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support. The GCB will be required to market and promote the grants programme, manage calls for proposals from 3rd sector organisations, assess applications, make grant awards and monitor and manage the grants that have been awarded.

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: 48 271.33 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/07/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

ESFA reserves the right to extend contracts for a period of time up to 31.12.2023 subject to funding availability, the applicants delivery performance of the contract and government policy.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Community Grants

II.2.14)Additional information

Total lot value Greater Cambridge and Peterborough 289 628,00 GBP.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hertfordshire

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The ESFA is looking to procure an organisation to undertake the role of Grant Coordinating Bodies (GCB) to deliver a Community Grants Programmes. The Community Grants Programme provides for small grants of up to 20 000 GBP to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support. The GCB will be required to market and promote the grants programme, manage calls for proposals from 3rd sector organisations, assess applications, make grant awards and monitor and manage the grants that have been awarded.

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: 75 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/07/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

ESFA reserves the right to extend contracts for a period of time up to 31.12.2023 subject to funding availability, the applicants delivery performance of the contract and government policy.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Community Grants

II.2.14)Additional information

Total lot value 450 000 GBP.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North Eastern (More Developed)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000
79420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The ESFA is looking to procure an organisation to undertake the role of Grant Coordinating Bodies (GCB) to deliver a Community Grants Programmes. The Community Grants Programme provides for small grants of up to 20 000 GBP to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support. The GCB will be required to market and promote the grants programme, manage calls for proposals from 3rd sector organisations, assess applications, make grant awards and monitor and manage the grants that have been awarded.

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: 105 436.27 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Community Grants

II.2.14)Additional information

Total Lot value 1 159 799,00 GBP

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As part of the tender requirements, bidders will be required to describe how their processes meet the requirements under the data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection regulation (EU2016/679), and that they will be required to comply with the GDPR under the proposed contract.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to 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

Open 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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 149-341609

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/11/2018
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

Tender must be valid until: 17/04/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/11/2018
Local time: 17:00

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 Court
Royal Court of Justices, the Strand
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 day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. 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 the 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 is 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:

22/10/2018

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