Employment Support Bradford
Enhance existing provision for unemployed jobseekers with English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) needs, including those provided by Jobcentre Plus and Skills Funding Agency programmes.
UK-Bradford: education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Regeneration and Culture, Employment and Skills, 2nd Floor, Jacobs Well, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Carol Coulton
BD1 5RW Bradford
Telephone: +44 1274434845
General address of the contracting authority: www.bradford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/procurement
Electronic access to information: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://scms.alito.co.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bradford District.
NUTS code UKE41
The Bradford District Employment and Skills Strategy (ESS) identifies improved access to ESOL as a key priority for the District. Issues relating to ESOL learning are also dealt with in great detail in the ESOL Strategy for the Bradford District. In particular, the ESOL strategy states that the overall aims of the ESOL provision should be to: Enable all those who wish to access language learning, to do so. Thus, supporting those people that may be excluded from the wider community and employment opportunities, to become more integrated and interact with the others. Support should also help them to progress into further learning and/or employment.
The required activities to be delivered are:
— Help & support including Information Advice and Guidance.
— Accredited learning.
— Delivery of entry level ESOL for participants where language skills are a barrier to employment.
— Work experience, in-line with Get Britain Working measures (25 – 30 hours per week for 2 – 8 weeks duration).
— Activities to increase participants’ employability.
— In work support for the participant.
The contract will run from September 2012 for a period of 18 Months. The figures quoted are indicative only as the Council can not guarantee future levels of need against this requirement.
Further details of the requirements will be specified within the tender documents which are available via theregional tendering website http://scms.alito.co.uk. The details of how to access these are contained within section VI.3 of this contract notice and any queries regarding this procurement should be made only after reading these documents.
The requirements of this contract are considered to be a part B service and are being advertised on a voluntary basis.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Organisations will be required to complete a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document. This is available from the e-tendering website used by the Council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which provides more explanation ofthe Council’s requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the PQQ prior to the closing date of the PQQ.
As detailed in the PQQ documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Assessment of economic and financial standing and technical ability on the basis of the responses to the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council reserves the right to use e-procurement technologies, including e-tendering in this procurement exercise. Interested bidders should be prepared to submit responsesand bids using the internet.
Therefore the tender documents are to be downloaded from the Bulletin Board on https://scms.alito.co.uk using the following search criteria:
Keyword or contract ID: BMDC/26304.
Current / awarded: current.
Display tenders: all.
Council: Bradford Metropolitan District.
Matching categories: all.
And completed and returned following the instructions provided in the documents.
Although documents will be available for download up to the closing time and date for submissions, it is the bidders responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with all supporting documentation called for, prior to the closing time and date of this stage of the process.
If this is your first time using the system, please refer to the online user guide, available under the Help tab, to assist you to register and download the document(s). To access Bradford MDC documentation, you must register for Bradford MDC under the “councils” tab. If you require any assistance with the website, please contact the named officer on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the SCMS website homepage.
See VI.4.2 below
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any suchaction must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. 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 has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
See VI.4.2 above