Provide Adult Education Services in Cheshire and Chester

Provide Adult Education Services in Cheshire and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester Council is funded by the Skills Funding Agency to secure adult education opportunities in the borough of West Cheshire and Chester.

United Kingdom-Chester: Adult and other education services

2016/S 066-115259

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cheshire West and Chester
HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Mrs Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The Chest
58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Debbie Pitcher
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244976943
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Adult Education.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKD22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cheshire West and Chester Council is funded by the Skills Funding Agency to secure adult education opportunities in the borough of West Cheshire and Chester. The main focus of the Skills and Employment team is tackling unemployment and particularly long term unemployment across the borough. During 2016/17, a large proportion of our funding will be targeted for delivery through external organisations to support outcomes for adults aged 19+ who face a range of challenges/barriers to securing sustainable employment.
Throughout 2016-17 we will be commissioning provision that will provide adults with the skills, support and confidence to enable them to secure employment. To meet this aim, we are particularly interested in funding bids from partners specifically tackling the barriers people face when trying to secure employment and/or progress at work including:
— Work related skills eg IT, English, maths and work-related personal skills with a focus on progression into further learning and/or work.
— Job Clubs looking at CV development, interview techniques, job search, personal impact etc.
— Provision that tackles health issues and promotes healthy lifestyles and/or positive mental health in priority wards eg Healthy Eating, Work Fit, Developing Personal Resilience, Mindfulness with links to employability.
— Setting up and running your own business.
— English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
— Community capacity building provision eg volunteer development provision, increasing civic participation and mentoring.
— Vocational sector specific provision that provides a gateway to local employment opportunities including Sector Based Work Academies in partnership with employers and DWP.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Cheshire West and Chester Council is funded by the Skills Funding Agency to secure adult education opportunities in the borough of West Cheshire and Chester. The main focus of the Skills and Employment team is tackling unemployment and particularly long term unemployment across the borough. During 2016/17, a large proportion of our funding will be targeted for delivery through external organisations to support outcomes for adults aged 19+ who face a range of challenges/barriers to securing sustainable employment.
Throughout 2016-17 we will be commissioning provision that will provide adults with the skills, support and confidence to enable them to secure employment. To meet this aim, we are particularly interested in funding bids from partners specifically tackling the barriers people face when trying to secure employment and/or progress at work including:
— Work related skills eg IT, English, maths and work-related personal skills with a focus on progression into further learning and/or work.
— Job Clubs looking at CV development, interview techniques, job search, personal impact etc.
— Provision that tackles health issues and promotes healthy lifestyles and/or positive mental health in priority wards eg Healthy Eating, Work Fit, Developing Personal Resilience, Mindfulness with links to employability
— Setting up and running your own business.
— English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
— Community capacity building provision eg volunteer development provision, increasing civic participation and mentoring.
— Vocational sector specific provision that provides a gateway to local employment opportunities including Sector Based Work Academies in partnership with employers and DWP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract by 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See Invitation to Tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A financial check will be carried out as part of the evaluation process.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Invitation to Tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.4.2016 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20.4.2016 – 10:15
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Cheshire West and Chester use an e-tendering portal, The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk All documents are available free of charge on The Chest, please use the Q&A facility to ask questions and upload responses on to The Chest. This contract is being tendered until the Light Touch Regime.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Cheshire West will hold a 10 day standstill period before awarding the contract.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Director of Governance
58 Nicholas Street
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1244976943
Internet address: https://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.3.2016

 

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