Training Providers for the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

Training Providers for the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

The Sheffield City Region Skills Bank (Skills Bank) is a 17 000 000 GBP fund which will be used to upskill employees across the Sheffield City Region.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2016/S 032-051906

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers Services Limited
1 Embankment Place
WC2N 6RH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: skillsbank.procurement@uk.pwc.com

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: http://www.pwc.blogs.com/north/2016/02/sheffield-city-region-skills-bank.html

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

Other: PwC will be the contracting authority managing the procurement contracting on behalf of their client Skills Funding Agency

I.3)Main activity

Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
CV1 2WT Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Tender for Training Providers for the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank.

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 UKE32,UKE31

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 900

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 14 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

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

The Sheffield City Region Skills Bank (Skills Bank) is a 17 000 000 GBP fund which will be used to upskill employees across the Sheffield City Region. The Skills Bank will operate from Spring 2016 until March 2018. The Skills Bank will be a facility improving the skills base of the workforce, whilst changing the way the skills system operates placing the purchasing power for skills in the hands of employers. It aligns the public investment facilitated through the Skills Bank to economic growth outcomes, such as job creation, business creation and increasing Gross Value Added (GVA) which supports delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan. PwC have being appointed as the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank Operator (Skills Bank Operator). The key responsibility of PwC is the management and operation of the Skills Bank. The key components of this are: procurement of training providers, employer engagement and marketing, operation of triage and brokerage services, supporting development of Skills Deals and overall contractual, performance and financial management of the fund.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Lots are not suitable in this procurement, as the emphasis is to procure training providers for the Skills Bank who can maximise employer choice. It is therefore not suitable for the contracting authority to specify lots.
This is a 2 year framework with currently no option to extend.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 14 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As per Tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per Tender documents.
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
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:

SCRSB/procurement1

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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

14.3.2016 – 13:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Social Fund.
VI.3)Additional information
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: PwC will incorporate a voluntary standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The voluntary standstill period will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.2.2016

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