Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland 2020

Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland 2020

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants commencing in academic year 2020.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Education and training services

2019/S 129-317417

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd
Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412256710
E-mail: Procurement@sds.co.uk
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Non Departmental Public Body

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Foundation Apprenticeships 2020-22

Reference number: P19-008

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships (FA) across Scotland for participants commencing in academic year 2020. On behalf of Scottish Government, SDS has an ambitious target of 5 000 FA starts. The estimated contract value for this notice is for 5 000 FA starts. SDS may contract for a higher volume to ensure achievement of the 5 000 target overall. Delivery of each framework will require a partnership/sub-contractor or consortium approach to ensure delivery in line with regional demand. All arrangements will need to bring together colleges, local authorities, schools, training providers and employers to support ambitions of FA delivery across regions and frameworks for academic years 2020/22 for a 2-year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery. The target group is young people in senior phase of education in Scotland and there are currently 12 frameworks currently available for delivery.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 22 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Aberdeen City and Shire

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen City and Shire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver foundation apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 – Ayrshire

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM93
NUTS code: UKM94
Main site or place of performance:

Ayrshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 – Borders

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM91
Main site or place of performance:

Borders

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 – Dumfries and Galloway

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM92
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries & Galloway

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5 – Edinburgh, East Lothian & Midlothian

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75
NUTS code: UKM73
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Deevloping Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6 – Fife

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM72
Main site or place of performance:

Fife

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 7 – Forth Valley

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM76
NUTS code: UKM72
NUTS code: UKM77
Main site or place of performance:

Forth Valley

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 8 – Glasgow

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM82
Main site or place of performance:

Glasgow

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Deveoping Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 9 – Highlands & Islands

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Highlands & Islands

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 10 – Lanarkshire

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM84
NUTS code: UKM95
Main site or place of performance:

Lanarkshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 11 – Tayside

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM71
NUTS code: UKM77
Main site or place of performance:

Tayside

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 12 – West Lothian

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM78
Main site or place of performance:

West Lothian

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 13 – West

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM8
Main site or place of performance:

West

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SDS invites proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants (young people in senior phase of education in Scotland) commencing in academic year 2020 for each of the 13 regions. Bids can be for a 2 year delivery and/or shorter duration delivery.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 28

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Developing Scotland’s Workforce

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value and/or volumes may vary depending on the delivery achieved

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Statement 4B.5.1-3 economic and financial standing — insurance.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to commencement of any subsequently awarded contract the following insurance cover:

— employer’s liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP,

— public liability insurance: 2 000 000 GBP.

Statement 4B.6 — economic and financial standing — financials.

SDS shall carry out independent Financial Credit checks on your organisation. The checks undertaken shall provide SDS with information on your organisation’s risk rating. It shall be as SDS discretion whether we deem the risk to be unacceptable and therefore may exclude your organisation from being taken any further in the procurement process. SDS also reserve the right to request further information, if no information can be found within the credit rating system, or the information is incomplete. Please ref to ITT document for further information on scoring of the risk rating.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The scope of services to be provided under this contract falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Regulations 2015 (‘the regulations’) and therefore the procurement process shall be subject to the requirements of Section 7 of the Regulations. By virtue of regulation 76(3) of the regulations, bidders in any of the situations listed in regulation 58 of the Regulations may be excluded.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 09/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Statement 4C.1.2 technical and professional ability: bidders will be required to provide relevant examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in Part II2.4 of the OJEU notice and ITT/specification documentation published. Bidders also required to provide details of principal business activities.

Organisations and/or their subcontractors must hold, or working towards obtaining, approved centre status from awarding bodies and/or sector skills Councils relevant to all of the education and vocational training services they wish to deliver that lead to accredited outcomes.

Section 5: Exclusion grounds — bidders may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contract (Scotland) regulations 2015;

Section 7: Insurance a per III.1 conditions for participation;

Section 8: Equal opportunities — pass/fail questions;

Section 9: Health and safety questions — pass/fail questions;

Section 10: Conflict of interest — pass/fail questions;

Section 11: Economic and financial standing — as per III.1 conditions for participation;

Section 12: read/understand Appendix 5 national rules — confirmation.

Part 1: Selection 13a principal business activities — pass/fail question;

Part 1: Section 13b equalities — pass/fail questions;

Part 1: Section 14 contract examples — bidders are required to provide 2 no similar type contracts to FAs within the last 3 years — pass/fail question;

Part 1: Section 15: Confirmation of coordinated approach — pass/fail.

If any of the questions in Part 1 are deemed a fail, your bid will not be taken any further in the procurement process. Award criteria methodology is scored 0-4 as detailed in the response document.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid last minute problems.

Part 2: Evaluation/award criteria — 100 % quality consortia details should be provided.

Sub-contracting arrangements and details should be provided, in so far as they are known.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=588202.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Bidders can include sub-contracting as part of the delivery model, but it is not the only delivery model available

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Community benefits not relevant to this contract. This contract relates to training for young people and bidders as part of the supply chain set-up require to use sub-contracting or consortium.

(SC Ref:588202)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd
Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412256710Internet address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Skills Development Scotland Co Ltd
Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412256710Internet address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/07/2019