NHS Tender for Apprenticeship Training Services across England

NHS Tender for Apprenticeship Training Services across England

NHS Shared Business Services is establishing a framework agreement for the provision of Apprenticeship Training Services to Public Bodies who pay the Apprenticeship Levy.

United Kingdom-Salford: Education and training services

2017/S 108-217942

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
05280446
Halyard Court, Chandlers Point, 31 Broadway
Salford
M50 2UW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Greg Reide
E-mail: greg_reide@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKDInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.nhssbs.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com/

I.2)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://nhssbs.eu-supply.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Apprenticeship Training Services across England.

Reference number: 27975

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Shared Business Services is establishing a framework agreement for the provision of Apprenticeship Training Services to Public Bodies who pay the Apprenticeship Levy. This notice is for the second opportunity for organisations to join the framework. Apprenticeship Training Services means the provision of Apprenticeship Frameworks and Apprenticeship Standards.

The Services to which this Procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the Services is being run as a bespoke competition to establish a Framework. The procurement is not intended to be bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 services. This opportunity is also being advertised on Contracts Finder.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

All regions of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Shared Business Services is establishing a framework agreement for the provision of Apprenticeship Training Services to Public Bodies who pay the Apprenticeship Levy. This notice is for the second opportunity for organisations to join the framework. Apprenticeship Training Services means the provision of Apprenticeship Frameworks and Apprenticeship Standards.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 EUR

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

The Services to which this Procurement relates fall within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’). As such, the procurement of the Services is being run as a bespoke competition to establish a Framework. The procurement is not intended to be bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Schedule 3 services.

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:

Organisations must be listed on the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers in order to be considered for entry to the framework.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

The Framework will be unlimited in that no limit will be placed on the number of Providers being appointed to the Framework.

NHS SBS may re-advertise and open further procurement processes to invite additional providers to be appointed to the Framework.

Contracts may be awarded through either Direct Award or Further Competition.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 056-104265

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

Date: 26/06/2017
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:

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) wishes to establish a Framework Agreement (acting on behalf of its clients) for use by the following English bodies (and any future successors to these organisations) subject to the approval of NHS SBS:

Please see Appendix B to Document 2b — Framework Agreement for a full list of organisations who may use the framework agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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:

05/06/2017

 

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