Employment and Skills Learning Programmes 2016 – 2018

Employment and Skills Learning Programmes 2016 – 2018

The Council is seeking to use a combination of accredited and non-accredited learning to support the delivery of flexible and responsive provision to adult learners (19+) who are unemployed.

United Kingdom-Shefford: Training services

2016/S 081-144285

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Chicksands
Contact point(s): +44 3003005997, Procurement Team
SG17 5TQ Shefford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003008000
E-mail: procurement@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/centralbedfordshire

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CBC-0616-T-LS Employment and Skills Learning Programmes 2016 – 2018.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Central Bedfordshire.

NUTS code UKH22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council is seeking to use a combination of accredited and non-accredited learning to support the delivery of flexible and responsive provision to adult learners (19+) who are unemployed, economically inactive or whose prior attainment is below a full level 2 qualification, in order to progress them into further learning or closer to the labour market. Progression to positive learning or employment outcomes for learners is critical and will need to be demonstrated within any tender response.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

There are 3 Lots associated to this Tender as follows:
— Lot 1 — A minimum of 2 providers of accredited and non-accredited employability and sector based programmes across both Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils.
— Lot 2 — 1 provider of Early Years/Childcare programmes for Bedford Borough Council only.
— Lot 3 — A minimum of 2 Niche providers delivering accredited and/or non accredited programmes to hard to reach learner groups that fall within the 3 main priority areas across both Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 18.7.2016. Completion 17.7.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Accredited and/or non accredited programmes to hard to reach learner groups

1)Short description

A minimum of 2 niche providers delivering accredited and/or non accredited programmes to hard to reach learner groups that fall within the 3 main priority areas programmes across Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80521000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 65

2. Presentation. Weighting 35

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CBC-0616-T-LS

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.6.2016
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.4.2016

 

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