Greater Manchester Adult Education Budget

Greater Manchester Adult Education Budget

GMCA wants an education, skills and employment support system that works for everyone, as set out in the priorities within Greater Manchester Strategy.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Adult and other education services

2018/S 212-485693

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Churchgate House, 58 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6EU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Emily Taylor
Telephone: +44 1619121616
E-mail: emily.taylor@star-procurement.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=9502cf02-287e-e811-80ed-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=9502cf02-287e-e811-80ed-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Greater Manchester Adult Education Budget

Reference number: DN351314

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

GMCA wants an education, skills and employment support system that works for everyone, as set out in the priorities within Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS):

— Young people equipped for life and work,

— Good jobs with opportunities for people to progress and develop,

— A thriving and productive economy in all parts of the city-region.

GMCA expects providers to develop a place-based curriculum offer and wrap-around support with a clear focus on learner progression to further learning or employment.

The Lots are split as follows:

Lot 1

Indicative Lot value: 17 000 000 GBP per year

Geography: GM-wide

Contract Values: Min 1 000 000 GBP to max 5 000 000 GBP

Lot 2

Indicative Lot value: 3 000 000 GBP per year

Geography: No geographical requirement (but must support GM residents)

Contract Values: Min 150 000 GBP to max 1 000 000 GBP

GMCA’s intention is that contracts awarded from this procurement will be on a 1+1+1 basis until 2021/22 funding stream.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Indicative Lot value: 17 000 000 GBP per year

Geography: GM-wide

Contract Values: Min 1 000 000 GBP to max 5 000 000 GBP

Lot 1 contracts will deliver provision that responds to individuals as set out above, and will encompass all eligible provision delivered as part of the statutory and policy entitlements, as well as regulated and non-regulated learning, as outlined in Section 7 above and in Annex 2. Contracts will be GM-wide, meaning that all GM residents should be able to access provision, and that the provider must ensure accessibility of learning across GM, taking into account reasonable travel to learn patterns.

Bidders should note that GMCA will ensure that coverage across all of GM, in relation to geography, sectors and mix and balance of provision, is appropriate and will take this into account when evaluating tenders.

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: 17 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

GMCA’s intention is that contracts awarded from this procurement will initially last for one year (commencing 1.8.2019). GMCA reserves the right to extend contracts on an annual basis up to and including the 2021/22 funding year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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:

Greater Manchester Commissioned Skills Activity

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2

Indicative Lot value: 3 000 000 GBP per year

Geography: No geographical requirement (but must support GM residents)

Contract Values: Min 150 000 GBP to max 1 000 000 GBP

Feedback from consultations has highlighted the importance of ensuring that AEB provision caters for learners who need additional, bespoke person-centred learning support. Therefore, Lot 2 is for organisations who are interested in bidding for services that provide targeted, specialist interventions for specific groups of learners and / or learners from particular communities across GM.

Designed as a category to support innovation and risk sharing between purchaser and provider, contracts awarded under Lot 2 should deliver highly responsive provision that is targeted and specific to a range of learner needs that require more flexibility and intensity to deliver the main principles of AEB.

GMCA is keen to ensure that providers who deliver targeted, intensive and innovative provision to specific cohorts and / or in specific communities can deliver flexible provision or delivery models, either by bidding alone or in collaboration with other organisations.

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: 3 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in days: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

GMCA’s intention is that contracts awarded from this procurement will initially last for 1 year (commencing 1.8.2019). GMCA reserves the right to extend contracts on an annual basis up to and including the 2021/22 funding year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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:

Greater Manchester Commissioned Skills Activity

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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

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

Date: 03/12/2018
Local time: 16:00
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

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6EU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612196150
E-mail: k.saldhana@manchester.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:

31/10/2018

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