Employability Fund for 2016 – 2017

Employability Fund for 2016 – 2017

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2016/17.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Procurement, Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square,

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412856143
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

UK

via Public Contracts Scotland

+44 1412856143
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Procurement, via Public Contracts Scotland,

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412856143
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Employability Fund for 2016-17 (P15-088)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2016/17.

The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP), and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=420646.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

179999 other Education

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Bidders shall be required to pass the following pass/fail minimum standards. All bidders who pass Part 1 will be taken forward to Part 2 and their submission evaluated.

Section 5 – Business Probity

Section 6 – Non UK Businesses

Section 7 – Policies

Section 8 – Equal Opportunities

Section 9 – Health and Safety

Section 10 – Conflict of Interest

Section 11 – Economic/Financial Standing

Section 12 – Experience/Principal Business Activities

Section 13 – Contract Examples – scored, minimum score of 2must be achieved

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P15-088

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
14-12-2015  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 18-03-2016

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

SDS is inviting bids for a duration of 12 months from April 2016 – March 2017

Part 1 shall be evaluated and those who pass the minimum standards shall have their Part 2 submissions evaluated.

If you pass Part 1 there is no guarantee that you shall be allocated any delivery places.

SDS reserves throughout the year to re-allocate/re-distribute delivery places as required to meet our requirements. SDS shall allocate those already allocated delivery places and/or those who passed Part 1, as required.

(SC Ref:420646)

5.2

Additional Documentation

EF ITT 1617
EF LEP Proposal and Volume Bid 1617
EF Volumes by LEP Area 2016-17
EF Stage 4 Approved Listing 201617
Employability Fund FAQ 16-17
SDS Health & Safety Questionnaire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Aberdeen City
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Aberdeenshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Angus
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Argyll and Bute
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Clackmannanshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Dumfries and Galloway
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Dundee City
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 East Ayrshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 East Dunbartonshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 East Lothian
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 East Renfrewshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Edinburgh
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Eilean Siar
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Falkirk
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Glasgow
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Highland
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Inverclyde
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Midlothian
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Moray
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 North Ayrshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 North Lanarkshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Orkney Islands
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Perth and Kinross
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Renfrewshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Scottish Borders
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Shetland Islands
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 South Ayrshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 South Lanarkshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Stirling
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 West Dunbartonshire
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 West Lothian
Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 2016
Employability Fund 2016 – 2017 Fife

5.3

Publication date of this notice

20-11-2015

 

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