Framework for Foundation Apprenticeships from 2018

Framework for Foundation Apprenticeships from 2018

This framework is for the delivery of the following Foundation Apprenticeship subjects: Social Services (Children and Young People), Social Services Health and Social Care.

United Kingdom-Motherwell: Education and training services

2018/S 101-231628

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Robyn Longmuir
Telephone: +44 1236812232
E-mail: longmuirr@northlan.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM84Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00010

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework for Foundation Apprenticeships from 2018

Reference number: CPT-NT-ED-18-426

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This framework is for the delivery of the following Foundation Apprenticeship subjects:

— Social Services (Children and Young People),

— Social Services Health and Social Care,

— Engineering,

— Financial Services,

— Scientific Technologies,

— Accountancy,

— Business Skills,

— Civil Engineering,

— Creative Digital Media,

— Food and Drink,

— Hardware Systems and Support,

— Software Development.

Cohorts for Social Services (Children and Young People), Social Services Health and Social Care and Engineering will run in 2018-2020 and potentially 2019-2021, 2020- 2022, 2021-2023 subject to funding and interest level.

Cohorts for the other subjects mentioned above could potentially run in 2019-2021, 2020- 2022, 2021-2023 subject to funding and interest level.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM84
Main site or place of performance:

Within the North Lanarkshire Authority Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework is for the delivery of the following Foundation Apprenticeship subjects:

— Social Services (Children and Young People),

— Social Services Health and Social Care,

— Engineering,

— Financial Services,

— Scientific Technologies,

— Accountancy,

— Business Skills,

— Civil Engineering,

— Creative Digital Media,

— Food and Drink,

— Hardware Systems and Support,

— Software Development.

Cohorts for Social Services (Children and Young People), Social Services Health and Social Care and Engineering will run in 2018-2020 and potentially 2019-2021, 2020- 2022, 2021-2023 subject to funding and interest level.

Cohorts for the other subjects mentioned above could potentially run in 2019-2021, 2020- 2022, 2021-2023 subject to funding and interest level.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Please be aware of the exclusion grounds:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

Tenderers will be required to complete a Selection Stage response and an Award Stage Response.

Selection Stage — tenderers must complete the electronic ESPD document within the Public Contracts Scotland Portal for this notice. The minimum requirement is to have or be able to obtain the necessary insurances as stated within 4B.5.1, 4B.5.2, and to provide one relevant example for 4C.1.2. scoring convention is contained in the contract notice and electronic ESPD.

Award Stage — tenderers must complete a price schedule, quality questionnaire and form of tender; as detailed in the main ITT document. scoring conventions are contained within the Main ITT document.

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:

The training provider/college must be accredited with Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to delivery any Foundation Apprenticeship they are bidding for.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: call offs may extend beyond the 4 year framework term i.e. call off made prior to expiry of the framework, but the contract performance continues beyond the framework period.

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/446/regulation/74/made

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Appointment to the framework will be made on basis of satisfaction of minimum tender requirements. Framework ranking will be made on the basis of most economically advantageous tender score (price 30 %, Quality 70 %) — this is explained within the Main ITT document.

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: 13/06/2018
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

VI.3)Additional information:

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=544328.

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:

There will be no requirement to subcontract.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361.

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The following Community Benefit initiatives will be explored through the tender exercise and evaluated as part of tender proposals:

Targeted Recruitment and Training: tenderers may propose individual and young people training, jobs and work experience.

Young Person Engagement: Tenderers may propose to run free sessions in the Authority’s secondary schools specifically related to the Framework courses and related career opportunities and/or run free sessions on other further education opportunities.

Local Sponsorship: tenderers may propose sponsorship to organisations within the Authority area.

Mentoring: tenderers may propose support and guidance to local employers, for example the staff at family learning centres, to help them work with foundation apprenticeships to complete their qualification.

Resources: tenderers may provide resources (temporary/permanent) to be used in the school environment to enhance the teaching and learning experience of foundation apprentices e.g. laptops.

(SC Ref:544328).

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=544328.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

See VI.4.3) Review procedure
See VI.4.3) Review procedure
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2105/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/05/2018

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