TRAC Engagement and Learning Programme

TRAC Engagement and Learning Programme

TRAC is an innovative project which has been developed to provide bespoke engagement and learning programmes for young people at risk of becoming NEET.

United Kingdom-Ruthin: Education and training services

2015/S 099-180253

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Denbighshire County Council
County Hall, Wynnstay Road
For the attention of: John Gambles
LL15 1YN Ruthin
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1824708032
E-mail: john.gambles@denbighshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0280

Electronic access to information: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login#

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login#

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: yes

Flintshire County Council

Wrexham County Borough Council

Conwy County Borough Council

Gwynedd Council

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Grwp Llandrillo a Menai

Coleg Cambria

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Regional Framework for the delivery of the TRAC Engagement and Learning Programme.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Wales.

NUTS code UKL

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

TRAC is an innovative project which has been developed to provide bespoke engagement and learning programmes for young people at risk of becoming NEET. Additional pastoral and specialist support will also be provided for those identified by the regional early identification tool which has been developed and implemented as part of the youth engagement and progression framework.
The young people identified are those who are being lost through exclusions and attendance and other criteria identified in the early identification tool and are more likely to become NEET. These young people need help to increase in confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. This programme of activities and engagement will enable young people to develop their own particular learning pathway, and in doing so achieve accreditation. This success will give them ambition to succeed, achieve their full learning potential and remain in education, training or employment.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

As specified in project documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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:

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

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: In accordance with project documentation available within Proactis e-Tendering system.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
As requested in Section C – Economic / Financial Standing of the Proactis e-Tendering system.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As requested in the appropriate sections of the Proactis e-Tendering system.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

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
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 37-063243 of 21.2.2015

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

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

23.6.2015 – 15:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Important Note:
The request for funding for this project via Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) is currently awaiting approval.
Suppliers will be tendering for this framework on the understanding that it will only become active if funding is approved.
If funding is not approved, this framework will be withdrawn and cancelled.
Suppliers must be aware that any costs associated with completion of the tender is entirely at the suppliers own cost and risk and Denbighshire county council will not accept any responsibility for costs incurred, howsoever caused.

VI.3)Additional information

Please note that the Proactis e-Tender documentation will be accessible 48 hours from the publication of this notice
Contractors should note that this tender is being undertaken using an electronic tendering system. Details of how to register and access the documentation are given below. No paper tender documents will be issued or received.
Instructions to Express Interest and Access Documentation

1. Log in to the Proactis Plaza E-Sourcing Portal at https://www.proactisplaza.com/?cid=DCC

2. Please note — If you are already registered on the Proactis portal please Login using your existing details and start at Step 12 of these instructions if not go to STEP 3
3. Click the ‘Register Now’ button at the bottom of the window

4. Enter your correct Organisation Name, Details and Primary Contact Details. The system will auto generate the Organisation ID and User Name for you. Please note that if you have a Generic email address for your organisation e.g. tenders@xxx.co.uk then please use this as the primary contact email address as this will allow you to still receive messages compared to where you have a specific person identified in this role and they move on at a point in the future.

5. Please make a note of the Organisation ID and User Name, then click ‘Register’
6. You will then receive an email from the system asking you to ‘Click here to activate your account’. This takes you to Enter Organisation Details.
7. Please enter the information requested, click ‘Next’ and follow the instructions ensuring that you enter all applicable details.
8. In the Enter Product Classification screen please ensure that you select the Product Classification Codes (CPV Codes) that appear in the tender notice as this will give you access to the tender process.
9. In the Select Buyer Organisation please select Denbighshire County Council (although you may register with other buying organisations at the same time if you wish)
10. Accept the Terms and Conditions and then click ‘Next’. This takes you in to the Welcome window.
11. In the ‘Welcome’ window please enter your Organisation name, Organisation ID and User Name (User ID). You now need to create your unique password. Please ensure that you make a note of this along with the other information already recorded.
12. Now click ‘Done’ and you will enter the Supplier Home page.
13. On the left of the screen click ‘Opportunities’.
14. Click the ‘Requests from Buyers’ command. This will take you to the list of current opportunities available to you.
15. Click the Project ID that relates to this notice, this will take you into the PQQ or Tender Request. Note there may be several opportunities that appear on this screen, please ensure that you select the correct one for your organisation.
16. In the ‘Details of a Request from a Buyer’ screen please note the closing time and date for completion of the relevant project. Please review the ‘Items’ tab (Tender stage only) and the Documents tab (PQQ and Tender stages) as there will be information relating to the project held here. Please ensure that you download all documents to your PC as you will be required to complete and upload some of the documents as part of your submission. There also instructions on how to complete your submission in the Guidance for Bidders document held in this section
17. You can now either ‘Create a Response’ to, or ‘Decline’ this opportunity.
18. Once you have started to complete your response to the opportunity and wish to save and return later click ‘Save’ having made a note of the Response reference number. The next time you Login to access the opportunity please go to the ‘My Responses to Buyers’ tab and identify the relevant response that you previously saved. If you inadvertently create any additional responses please note that any information that you have already input into the initial or subsequent responses does NOT carry over to any new response and you may lose anything already input.
19. If you are adding attachments at any point in the process please ensure that you click the “Add to Library” button as if you are invited to any subsequent opportunities in the future to tender any documents that you have added will automatically be added to your submission and all you will be required to do is check that they are the current version. This is a secure system and your documents will not be accessed by any other party.
20. Please note that any queries must be sent via the secure dialogue section of the e-tender portal. We will not respond to any queries received by any other method.
21. If you require any further assistance please contact Mike White / Rachel Sanders — michael.white@denbighshire.gov.uk /rachel.sanders@denbighshire.gov.uk

(WA Ref:27290)
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:
a) the provider will sign up to a database to provide a minimum of 5 hours mock interviews for young people. These may not be TRAC participants but within the school setting
b) each provider will register to provide either a mentoring role or a work experience placement
c) any providers that have traineeship or apprenticeship opportunities for young people will declare this at time of approval and agree to their data being held on a database for signposting young people.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Denbighshire County Council
County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Denbighshire
LL15 1YN Ruthin
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender: and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the contract/framework agreement. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months) The court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If a framework agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages. The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.5.2015

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