Job Support Wales – Invitation to Tender

Job Support Wales – Invitation to Tender

The programme is aimed at individuals with barriers to employment.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2019/S 120-294092

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000604400
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cymorth Gwaith Cymru (CGC)/Job Support Wales

Reference number: F378/2018/2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Job Support Wales (JSW) is a new programme which will commence delivery in April 2020. The programme is aimed at individuals with barriers to employment. It will replace ReAct; Jobs Growth Wales; the employability skills programme and Traineeships.

This ITT has been issued under the provisions of the light touch regime, implemented through Regulations 74-77 as applied to Schedule 3 services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) for the procurement of the framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Job Support Wales — Youth Engagement (JSW-YE)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Job Support Wales — Youth Engagement (JSW-YE) which is designed to support individuals (normally 16 and 17 years old on entry) who have been assessed as having significant or multiple barriers preventing them from engaging sustainably in education, training or employment with training. This lot is for all-Wales delivery.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Job Support Wales — Youth Training (JSW-YT)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 2, 3 and 4 Job Support Wales — Youth Training (JSW-YT) which is for young people (normally 16 and 17 years old on entry) motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, clearer career focus and better job related skills. Each Lot is for regional delivery — North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Job Support Wales — Youth Training (JSW-YT)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 2, 3 and 4 Job Support Wales — Youth Training (JSW-YT) which is for young people (normally 16 and 17 years old on entry) motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, clearer career focus and better job related skills. Each lot is for regional delivery — North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year plus 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each Lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 Job Support Wales – Youth Training (JSW-YT)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 2, 3 and 4 Job Support Wales – Youth Training (JSW-YT) which is for young people (normally 16 and 17 years old on entry) motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, clearer career focus and better job related skills. Each lot is for regional delivery – North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 5, 6 and 7 Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A) supports individuals aged 18 and over with 1 or more barriers to employment. Low skills will be one such barrier to employment but there are likely to be others that will need to be addressed before the individual is ready for work. Each Lot is for regional delivery — North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6 Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 5, 6 and 7 Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A) supports individuals aged 18 and over with 1 or more barriers to employment. Low skills will be one such barrier to employment but there are likely to be others that will need to be addressed before the individual is ready for work. Each Lot is for regional delivery — North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each lot is included in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 7 Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A)

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lots 5, 6 and 7 Job Support Wales Adult (JSW-A) supports individuals aged 18 and over with 1 or more barriers to employment. Low skills will be one such barrier to employment but there are likely to be others that will need to be addressed before the individual is ready for work. Each lot is for regional delivery — North, South West and Mid and South East.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 2 years on a 1 year + 1 year basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional purchase options are as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

It is anticipated that the above Programme will be part-financed by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Welsh Government

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated spend value for each Lot is included in the tender documents.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As per stated in the tender documents.

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:

As per stated in the tender documents.

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)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This ITT has been issued under the provisions of the light touch regime, implemented through regulations 74 – 77 as applied to Schedule 3 services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) for the procurement of the Framework.

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: 2019/S 076-180854

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

Date: 29/07/2019
Local time: 14:00
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, Welsh

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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/07/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Not known at this stage.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The 500 000 000 GBP is the maximum spend for the framework, including during the optional extension period, and includes potential to increase delivery volumes post Brexit should ESF funded projects cease to be viable and/or the programmes need to be expanded to accommodate significant changes to the economy, as stated in the procurement documents. Estimated lot values are stated in the procurement documents, no values are guaranteed.

Please be advised that costs are fixed as set out in the programme specification, as such, there is no commercial evaluation element to this tender.

E-Tender Information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— the first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,

— registration involves accepting a user agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user performing the registration,

— the user who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,

— on registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by email to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page,

— in order to login to the platform please enter your username and password,

— note: If you forget your password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’

— registration should only be performed once for each organisation,

— if you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who registered (i.e. the super user) in order to arrange access to the platform,

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),

— note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the platform,

— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2:00 p.m.

How To Find The ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’,

— the e-tender references for this contract are: project_41530, ITT’s _ Qualification all lots 73915, Specific Lots — 73916, 74189, 74190, 74191, 74193, 74194, 74195,

— click on the title(s) to access summary details. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’ for each ITT. This will move the ITT’s from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,

— you will then see the full details of the ITT’s in the qualification and technical envelopes as applicable along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area’s,

— should you have any questions on the ITT’s, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=93015

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are: community benefits will be non core.

(WA Ref:93015)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000604400Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

20/06/2019