Norfolk County Council Apprenticeship Training Framework

Norfolk County Council Apprenticeship Training Framework

Norfolk County Council wishes to reopen the procurement for framework agreement of external training providers to deliver quality apprenticeships across a variety of occupational areas throughout Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Education and training services

2017/S 090-177391

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Norfolk County Council
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Annie Southgate
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

I.1)Name and addresses

Norfolk County Council
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Annie Southgate
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Recurrent procurement — Multi Provider Framework for Apprenticeship Training.

Reference number: NCCT41176.2

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council wishes to reopen the procurement for framework agreement of external training providers to deliver quality apprenticeships across a variety of occupational areas throughout Norfolk. We are seeking further provision of current Apprenticeship Standards and Apprenticeship Frameworks as defined the SFA. As new standards are developed, and frameworks close, we would expect Providers to be adaptable and flexible to support this. We will contact providers to identify their capacity and interest in delivering new standards as well as opening this opportunity to the market. The framework agreements are being let by Norfolk County Council as the Contracting Authority, but with the consent of Norfolk County Council, will be available for use by any District Council, any Public Sector body, any Educational establishement and NHS bodies operating in the geographical county of Norfolk or in any adjoining counties.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 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:

Business, Leadership and Management (BLM)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas will cover (amongst others) project management, business admin, management, leadership and marketing.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance and Property (FinP)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered will include(amongst others) accounting, credit control, workplace pensions admin and security services.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Human Resources (HR)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include HR consultant, recruitment and HR support.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

ICT (IT)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include data analyst, IT application specialist, software development, infrastructure technician and digital learning design.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

LAW (L)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include legal services and courts, tribunal and prosecution administration.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult Social Services (AS) and Healthcare Services (HCS)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) leader in adult care, lead practitioner in adult care and health and social care, medical administration, pathology support, pharmacy services, perioperative support.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Children Services (CH) including Education

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) children, young people and families manager, Community health and sport office, custodial care, early year educator, sports development, youth work and supporting teaching and learning.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Highways/Transport (HT)

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include driving good vehicles, engineering construction, highways maintenance, passenger transport onboard and station team member, transport planning vehicle maintenance and repair and warehousing and storage.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Customer Service (CS)

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include contact centre operations and customer service practitioners.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Health (PH)

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include community health and sport office and laboratory technician.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Environment & Planning (EP)

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but are not limited to) facilities management, forest operative, game and wildlife management, environmental conservation, surveying, land based engineering and sustainable resource management.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Fire

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include business fire safety advisor, emergency fire service operations and personal training.

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Cultural Services (CU) including Adult Education, Museums and Libraires

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Within this lot the subject areas covered include (but is not limited to) design, event assistant, further education assessor-coach, cultural and heritage venue operations, exercise and fitness, learning and development, live events and promotion, sports development and trees and timber..

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: 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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

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

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: The Framework is being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime), under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services of which this is one. The Council reserves the right to extend the framework agreements by an additional 48 months in two periods of 24 months.
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 189-338808

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

Date: 22/06/2017
Local time: 10:00
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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/06/2017
Local time: 10:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

We envisage publishing further notices periodically.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk

The Authority has considered (pursuant to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012) whether to explicitly seek social value through this procurement, but has decided that it is not appropriate on this occasion as Social Value is embedded in the Service Specification. The Authority has also concluded that it is not necessary to consult about social value in this instance.

The arrangement is multilotted and is open to multiple suppliers under each lot and is being let under the Light Touch Regime. The Framework Agreements differ from those let under the non-light touch regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, will open the Framework Agreement periodically for new applicants throughout its term and reserves the right to extend the framework from its 48 month initial term for an additional 48 months, in two period of 24 months.

Contracts awarded under the framework may have a maximum total duration of 10 years. No contract awarded from the framework will be permitted to extend beyond 1.3.2037.

The framework agreements are being let by Norfolk County Council as the Contracting Authority, but with the consent of Norfolk County Council, will be available for use by any District Council, any Public Sector body, any Educational establishement and NHS bodies operating in the geographical county of Norfolk or in any adjoining counties.

The estimated value has been calculated based on the estimated annual levy payable by Norfolk County Council multiplied by the maximum length of the framework. We have estimated a value based on the assumption that all those organisations who have indicated they will use the Framework will do so and added these figures together.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
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 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern EN Standard form02 — Contract notice 12 / 19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge(the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.

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

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/05/2017

 

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