ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme

ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme

Suppliers are invited to participate to Tender for the supply and delivery of Provision of ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme for Unemployed and Economically Inactive Individuals.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Education and training services

2016/S 091-163618

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Manchester College
Ashton Old Road, Openshaw
Contact point(s): Procurement Manager
For the attention of: Stewart Maloney
M11 2WH Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: smaloney@ltegroup.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/locations/openshaw-campus

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/locations/openshaw-campus

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

Education

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:

ESIF Greater Manchester Higher skills support programme for unemployed and economically inactive individuals.

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: Greater Manchester.
NUTS code

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)

1. Introduction:
1.1. Suppliers are invited to participate to Tender for the supply and delivery of Provision of ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme for Unemployed and Economically Inactive Individuals;
1.2. The agreement/s resulting from this Tender will set out the Terms and Conditions under which future orders can be placed at any time, as and when required, during the life of the agreement.
2. Service Delivery:
2.1. Provision of ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme for Unemployed and Economically Inactive Individuals;
2.2. The Supplier/s must as a minimum be able to demonstrate experience of delivery Level 3 or higher training or supporting graduates into employment. It should be noted that the failure to meet any of the following items will result in an automatic fail:
— Must have a UKPRN;
— Adequate insurance cover to the minimum value specified;
— Must be able to demonstrate Economic and Financial Standing (measured using accounts and credit check);
— If within Scope for Ofsted inspection minimum grade 3;
— Cannot be under notice from the SFA for Failure of Inspection, Financial Health or Financial Control;
— References provided must respond within the time-scale and not be negative or lack relevant information;
— Must meet requirements in section 2 grounds mandatory exclusion on Mandatory PQQ;
— Please note: If your organisation is not on the latest publication of Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) this will limit the financial value of your contract, we will expect all successful organisations to apply on the next opening of the register.
2.3. Contract values will be reviewed periodically and subject to contract performance.
2.4. Service Delivery of the ESIF Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme for Unemployed and Economically Inactive Individuals will be managed by a strict set of Key Performance Indicators that will include but not limited to:
— Reconciliation to the ILR and set contract values;
— Quality of delivery;
— Learner outcomes and skills development;
— Contract delivery and compliance;
— Deliverables as laid out by the SFA ITT for Higher Skills support programme for unemployed and economically inactive individuals, including key priority groups.
3. Quality of Provider:
3.1. The Supplier must be highly competent, qualified company, capable of demonstrating appropriate licences and accreditations (where applicable), including Matrix standard accreditation (or evidence of working towards).
4.0. Specification of Delivery:
4.1. The specification indicates that there are 2 themes this call is looking to address.
Theme 1) Access to advanced/higher level skills for unemployed and economically inactive adults;
Theme 2) Increasing the employability of unemployed and economically inactive graduates: Partners / sub-contractors will be able to indicate an interest in 1 or both themes.
4.2. The GM LEP’s ambition is to put GM in a position where the skills of its population and the quality of its skills infrastructure forms a key competitive edge for the city region; developing and maximising the potential of our residents, attracting talent, stimulating investment and maximising growth by:
— Respond to local skills priorities;
— Meet local skill requirements by equipping unemployed and economically inactive individuals with advanced / higher level skills;
— Increase the opportunity for unemployed and economically inactive residents particularly those who are less likely to take up advanced / higher level skills, to access the levels required by employers and contribute to increased productivity and growth;
— Increase the opportunity for unemployed and economically inactive graduates to access the opportunities provided by growth;
— Address skills shortages in priority growth sectors;
— Stimulate demand for higher level Apprenticeships;
— Stimulate demand for the uptake of Learner Loans.
5. Health and Safety Standards:
5.1. All delivery settings shall conform to minimum health and safety standards. Where specialist provision is in place it is the responsibility of the provider to ensure that facilities are safe and appropriate systems are in place i.e. current Risk Assessment, COSHH, Safe systems of work, etc. Any of the above which cannot be provided shall be notified to The Manchester College prior to commencement of provision.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80400000

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:

N/A.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 28 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 22.7.2016. Completion 31.3.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/A.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

N/A.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Before completing any paperwork, potential providers must read through the information below to gain an understanding of the aims of this project and assess your own company’s suitability.
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: It should be noted that the failure to meet any of the following will result in an automatic fail:
— Must have a UKPRN;
— Adequate insurance cover to the minimum value specified;
— Must be able to demonstrate Economic and Financial Standing (measured using accounts and credit check);
— If within Scope for Ofsted inspection minimum grade 3;
— Cannot be under notice from the SFA for Failure of Inspection, Financial Health or Financial Control;
— Must meet requirements in section 2 grounds mandatory exclusion on Mandatory PQQ.
Please note: If your organisation is not on the latest publication of Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) this will limit the financial value of your contract, we will expect all successful organisations to apply on the next opening of the register.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please note: If your organisation is not on the latest publication of Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) this will limit the financial value of your contract, we will expect all successful organisations to apply on the next opening of the register.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: It should be noted that the failure to meet any of the following will result in an automatic fail:
— Must have a UKPRN;
— Adequate insurance cover to the minimum value specified;
— Must be able to demonstrate Economic and Financial Standing (measured using accounts and credit check);
— If within Scope for Ofsted inspection minimum grade 3;
— Cannot be under notice from the SFA for Failure of Inspection, Financial Health or Financial Control;
— Must meet requirements in section 2 grounds mandatory exclusion on Mandatory PQQ.
Please note: If your organisation is not on the latest publication of Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) this will limit the financial value of your contract, we will expect all successful organisations to apply on the next opening of the register.
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

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

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 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:

003139968SM74

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 19.5.2016
Payable documents: no

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

25.5.2016
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Head of Finance
The Manchester College, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw
M11 2WH Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/locations/openshaw-campus

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 19.7.2016.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.5.2016

 

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