GLA Contracts for Adult Education Services in London

GLA Contracts for Adult Education Services in London

This contract notice relates to the procurement by the Greater London Authority of adult education and training services, expected to result in the award of multiple contracts for services.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 208-475016

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Greater London Authority
City Hall, The Queens Walk
London
SE1 2AA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Nazir Fard
E-mail: AEBProcurement@tfl.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKIInternet address(es):Main address: https://procontract.due-north.comAddress of the buyer profile: https://www.london.gov.uk/
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://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

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:

GLA Contracts for Adult Education Services in London

Reference number: DN363350

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

London’s indicative Adult Education Budget (AEB) is 311 000 000 GBP per year although the final amount being delegated will only be confirmed by Department for Education (DFE) in early 2019. This contract notice relates to the procurement by the Greater London Authority (GLA) of adult education and training services, expected to result in the award of multiple contracts for services, amounting to an estimated total value of approximately 130 000 000 GBP. However, this value could go up to 200 000 000 GBP over four years, subject to the final AEB allocation to GLA confirmed by DFE. Successful providers will enter into individual contracts to deliver a range of education and training services to both in-work and out of work London residents aged 19 or above, to help them gain qualifications, progress into further education and ultimately access and sustain employment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult Education Provision to out of Work Londoners

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot relates to adult education and training services providing support to unemployed and economically inactive Londoners 19 years old and above, who are disadvantaged in the labour market, including young people (19-24) who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The successful providers will be required to deliver education and training services to equip Londoners with the skills and knowledge they need to gain qualifications, progress into further education and access work. It is intended that multiple service contracts will be awarded within this lot, which are expected to constitute approximately 75 % of the estimated total value set out in Section II.1.5. Further details, including the specification for these services, are set out in the procurement documents. Contracts awarded though this procurement process are envisaged to be of 4-year duration (2019-2023) but with 2 break clauses at the end of year 2 and year 3 at which point the GLA may choose to end a contract.

The GLA will be using the ProContract e-tendering portal for this opportunity. If you have not yet registered this can be done on the ProContract portal https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

To access the opportunity once registered, suppliers should select Transport for London from the Portal and Organisation drop down menus https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index

Please refer to the Suppliers Guidance available online. For further technical assistance please contact the Pro-Contract Helpdesk directly via email to: ProContractSuppliers@ProActis.com

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

AI.Procurement.Gateways.Ojeu.Exportable.S209Final.Common_2014+Eu_union_funds+EuProject

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Adult Education Provision to In-Work Londoners

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot relates to adult education and training services providing support to in-work London residents aged 19 and above, particularly those in low pay or with low skills, to improve their skills and meet the needs of the local economy. The successful providers will be required to deliver education and training services to equip Londoners with the skills and knowledge they need to gain qualifications, and achieve career progression. It is intended that multiple service contracts will be awarded within this lot, which are expected to constitute approximately 25 % of the estimated total value set out in Section II.1.5. Further details, including the specification for these services, are set out in the procurement documents. Contracts awarded though this procurement process are envisaged to be of 4-year duration (2019-2023) but with 2 break clauses at the end of year 2 and year 3 at which point the GLA may choose to end a contract.

The GLA will be using the ProContract e-tendering portal for this opportunity. If you have not yet registered this can be done on the ProContract portal https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

To access the opportunity once registered, suppliers should select Transport for London from the Portal and Organisation drop down menus https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index

Please refer to the Suppliers Guidance available online. For further technical assistance please contact the Pro-Contract Helpdesk directly via email to: ProContractSuppliers@ProActis.com

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

AI.Procurement.Gateways.Ojeu.Exportable.S209Final.Common_2014+Eu_union_funds+EuProject

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 184-416258

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

Date: 21/12/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The services contracts are split into 2 Lots, targeting different groups of learners, which align with ESF Priority Axis 1 and ESF Priority Axis 2 respectively. The 2 priority groups have different eligibility criteria as well as associated outputs and results. Interested providers can bid against one or both Lots. Bids will be evaluated on a per Lot basis and will have a separate ranking for each Lot. Contracts will be awarded by ranking until the budget for the relevant Lot has been exhausted. An organisation may be awarded contracts to deliver services in one or both lots (and in respect of the latter, may be through a single contract). All contracts are due to commence on 1. 8. 2019.

The services to which this contract notice relates are “light touch” services under Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR). The GLA has identified use of the Open Procedure in Section IV.1.1 but is not following a fully regulated procurement process under Part 2, Chapter 2 of PCR. Details of the process (which requires submission of a selection questionnaire and tender at the same time by the deadline in Section IV.2.2) together with evaluation criteria and details of how contracts will be awarded are set out in the procurement documents available via the link in Section I.3 [Please note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) may apply to the award of contracts to which this notice relates.] A limited amount of flexibility in the eligibility criteria for each Lot has been introduced to allow for minor differences between AEB and ESF eligibility definitions and evidence requirements. Providers awarded contracts through this procurement, will be able to provide services to and claim funding for up to 10 % of learners within each Lot allocation who do not meet all of the ESF Priority Axis eligibility criteria for that Lot but do meet the other eligibility criteria, as specified in GLA AEB Funding and Performance Management Rules for Procured Providers.

The figure set out in Section II.1.5 which has been used to calculate the estimated values of the individual Lots at Sections II.2.6) is an estimate only based on GLA’s indicative budget and, as highlighted in Section I.1.4, is subject to final confirmation from the DFE. The split in values between Lots 1 and 2 is an estimate only and reflects the GLA’s current understanding of the extent of service provision under the 2 Lots. Payments made for service delivery under awarded contracts will be used as match funding to draw down European Social Fund (ESF) for a complementary programme of activities to support people who are in low-paid work to progress into better paid, higher skilled or more sustainable employment. All contracts awarded pursuant to this procurement and services delivered under such contracts will therefore need to be compliant with the ESF rules and regulations. Further information on the relevant ESF requirements is available in the procurement documentation.

The GLA reserves the right not to award any contract and to make whatever changes it sees fit to the timetable, structure and/or content of the procurement process and to cancel the process in its entirety at any stage. In such circumstances, the GLA will not reimburse any expenses incurred by any person in the consideration of and/or response to this procurement nor is the GLA liable for any bid costs, any loss of profit incurred by an organisation in proceeding with or participating in this procurement, including if the procurement process is terminated or amended by the GLA. The GLA does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of this procurement. No contractual rights express or implied arise out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. Any resulting contracts will be considered contracts made in England and Wales according to English and Wales law.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Greater London Authority
London
SE1 2AA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 address the remedies available to economic operators. The GLA will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period in accordance with Regulation 87 of PCR prior to concluding the award of any contract pursuant to this notice. In the first instance, potentially aggrieved economic operators should notify the GLA of an appeal.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/10/2018

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