Dynamic Purchasing System for Apprenticeship Training Providers
The Authority looking to set up a dynamic purchasing system to engage a range of providers that are able to deliver the diverse range of apprenticeship qualifications.
United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Training services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Contact person: Procurement Service
Telephone: +44 2392688235
NUTS code: UKJ31
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Apprenticeship Training Providers.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting applications from suitably qualified suppliers to deliver apprenticeship training services.
The Authority looking to set up a dynamic purchasing system to engage a range of providers that are able to deliver the diverse range of apprenticeship qualifications in line with central government’s targets and standards.
The procurement process will be run in accordance with the following programme:
Initial DPS return deadline 27.2.2017;
Initial DPS Award 10.3.2017;
Submissions to join the DPS can however be made at any time.
The deadline for the first mini competition to procure an Apprenticeship Training provider for Chartered Surveyor degrees is 31.3.2017 at 14:00.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
As of April 2017 Central Government will be imposing a levy on all business who have a wage bill of more than 3 000 000 GBP. Portsmouth City Council ‘“the Authority”’ falls into this category and will be targeted to have 2.3 % of its workforce as apprenticeships on an annual basis. This means the Authority that has an ongoing requirement to provide Apprenticeships opportunities for external individuals and existing staff.
The Authority is seeking to appoint a number of training providers that are suitably qualified and have experience in delivering an extensive range of apprenticeship programmes via a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
In order to be accepted onto the DPS suppliers must already be registered on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).
Once the DPS is operational the Authority will run mini competitions which will allow successful suppliers to bid for opportunities that they are able to provide.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The initial term DPS is 3 years and will be a rolling term thereafter.
The value of this DPS is based on the amount that the Authority is required to pay into the Levy, however this is not a guarantee of spend and does not commit the Authority in any way.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
In order to be accepted onto the DPS Suppliers must already be registered on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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
The overarching DPS will be made available for members of the Portsmouth Regional Procurement Partnership (PRPP) plus East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), Isle of Wight Council, West Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council to let call off contracts from where appropriate.
The PRPP is made up of the following members:
Portsmouth City Council;
Havant Borough Council;
Fareham Borough Council;
Gosport Borough Council;
University of Portsmouth;
NHS Portsmouth — trading as Solent Supplies Team (and its successors in title);
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust — trading as Solent Supplies Team (and its successors in title).
DPS documentation and further information can be obtained from the Council’s InTend e-sourcing solution which can be accessed from the following web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:https://www.justice.gov.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: