Employment support fund Bradford

Employment support fund Bradford

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council) are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified provider to provide activity which will complement and enhance existing provision (such as the “Get Britain working measures and the work programme), widening access and providing bespoke solutions tailored for individuals aged 50+.

UK-Bradford: education and training services

2012/S 101-168783

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

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: Tahir Parvez
BD1 5RW Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1274435350
E-mail: tahir.parvez@bradford.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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:
Routes into work – employment support fund.
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: Bradford District.
NUTS code UKE41
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 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council) are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified provider to provide activity which will complement and enhance existing provision (such as the “Get Britain working measures and the work programme), widening access and providing bespoke solutions tailored for individuals aged 50+.
The required activities to be delivered are:
— Job creation,
— Engagement of Bradford District residents who are aged 50+ and actively seeking employment,
— Engagement of employers and other relevant stakeholders as part of the project delivery,
— Engagement and development of real employment opportunities within SME enterprise employers,
— In-work support for the employee and employer,
— Activities to increase participant’s employability,
— Administration of wage subsidy payments.
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 the regional 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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000, 80530000

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: no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 600,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A group guarantee will be required where applicable.
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:
Joint & several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

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 web site used by the Council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which.

Provides more explanation of the Council’s requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the PQQ prior to the closing date of the PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
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.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
BMDC/26303
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.6.2012 – 12:00
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
This contract is being advertised on a voluntary basis as the subject of the contract is considered to be services that fall within the scope of category 24 which is a part B services category as listed in schedule three of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006/5) (as amended) and Annex IIb of EC Directive 2004/18/EU.
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 responses and 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/26303.
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 web site, please contact the named officer on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the SCMS web site homepage.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council will incorporate a voluntary minimum ten calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary. Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in Section I.1 of this document.
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 such action 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.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See VI.4.2 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.5.2012

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