European Social Fund Employment Support Services

European Social Fund Employment Support Services

London Borough of Hackney is inviting Service Providers to tender for the provision of employment support services to Hackney residents, through the European Social Fund.

United Kingdom-London: Placement services of personnel

2015/S 243-441819

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street
E8 1EA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083563448
E-mail: cservices.procurement@hackney.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hackney.gov.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:

European Social Fund — Unlocking Opportunities Hackney (Employment Support Services).

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKI12

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)

London Borough of Hackney (the Council) is inviting Service Providers to tender for the provision of employment support services to Hackney residents, through the European Social Fund, with a focus on linking workless residents to jobs in strategic growth sectors. Target groups will be the economically inactive (i.e. out of work but not claiming Job Seekers Allowance) and the long-term unemployed. The support provided under this programme will be voluntary, non-mandatory and will be tailored to addressing the individual’s multiple barriers to the labour market and matching clients with appropriate job vacancies. The successful provider will work in partnership with the Council’s in-house Ways into Work team.
The contract will be based on Payment by Result.
The term of the contract will be for 3 years. The contract is expected to commence in April 2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000, 75200000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The term of the contract will be for 3 years. The contract is expected to commence in April 2016.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 840 000 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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

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: See Invitation to Tender: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-tenders-828.htm

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-tenders-828.htm

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The Council will assess organisation’s technical capacity and capability.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

2015/HPS/158/CE

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: 15.1.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

15.1.2016 – 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

in days: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Social Funded ‘Unlocking London’s Opportunities).

VI.3)Additional information

Invitation to Tender can be downloaded from the Council’s website. http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-tenders-828.htm

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

London Borough of Hackney
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 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. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1). If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.12.2015

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