Unemployment Skills Training Framework Leeds

Unemployment Skills Training Framework Leeds

Lot 1 End to end service. Lot 2 Specialist service. Lot 3 Enhanced employment offer.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Specialist training services

2016/S 215-392387

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leeds City Council
PPPU/Procurement Unit, 40 Great George Street
For the attention of: Philippa J Elliott
LS1 1UR Leeds
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1133785882
E-mail: philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

ESF Local Flexibilities to Reduce Unemployment/Skills Training Employment Pathways (STEP) Project.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Yorkshire.

NUTS code UKE42

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: 7

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 800 000 GBP

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

The STEP (Skills, Training and Employment Pathways) Project is an 9 800 000 GBP (2 800 000 GBP for Leeds) 3 year programme that will provide tailored employability support for adults aged 25 years+ and furthest from the labour market across Leeds and Bradford. This procurement is for a 3 Year Framework Agreement to enable delivery of the Leeds element of the STEP Project if the application for funding is successful which will be managed exclusively by Leeds City Council (‘Council’).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000, 80500000, 80570000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Lot 1 End to end service.
Lot 2 Specialist service.
Lot 3 Enhanced employment offer.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 800 000 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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 End to end service

1)Short description

— All participants will receive Key Worker support and therefore Contractors must be in a position to deliver, as a minimum, the following activities:
— Identify referrals onto the project, working closely with the Council and priority partners e.g. Jobcentre Plus;
— Lead on the preparation of individual Action Plans (following initial assessment by the National Careers Service (NCS);
— Mentoring support including referral to other relevant agencies;
— Budgeting and debt advice, better off calculations, help applying for Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credits, Council Tax Benefit;
— General life skills e.g. assisting Participants to become more independent;
— Offering housing or other specialist advice e.g. drugs and alcohol, or signposting to relevant organisations, as appropriate;
— IT skills including setting up an e-mail account if Participants do not already have one;
— Supporting Participants to develop modern job search skills which includes using IT to search and apply for work, setting up a Universal Jobmatch account; completing online application forms and using social media to seek work;
— Employability training: communication skills, self-presentation, time keeping, attitudes/behaviours at work, team building, working relationships, work related literacy and numeracy support;
— Job/sector-specific training or support and an element of work experience if appropriate;
— Job search support (linking to the Council’s Community Hubs/Jobshop provision where appropriate);
— Effective interview techniques, including mock interviews and feedback;
— Lead on employer engagement and brokerage services relevant to the participants’ needs;
— Guaranteed job interviews;
— In-work support and any additional or creative activities that help to achieve the aims of the project.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000, 80500000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 Specialist Services

1)Short description

—The Council also seeks to appoint Contractors to deliver specialist support services aimed at specifically addressing the barriers to work faced by people with additional barriers and complex needs to improve their chances of entering and sustaining work.
— Contractors must also be able to provide specialised flexible interventions which should include as a minimum:
— Identify referrals onto the project, working closely with the Council and priority partners e.g. Jobcentre Plus and including self-referrals;
— Lead on the preparation of individual Action Plans (following initial assessment by the National Careers Service (NCS);
— Undertake individual 1:1 support meetings (at least one face to face meeting per fortnight, for a minimum of 1 hour);
— Mentoring support including referral to other relevant agencies;
— Basic skills and/or ESOL qualifications where needed;
— General life skills e.g. assisting Participants to become more independent;
— Housing or other specialist advice e.g. drugs and alcohol, or signposting to relevant organisations, as appropriate;
— Sign posting to any other local provision targeted at this group e.g. wellbeing groups etc.;
— Help and support, including work-focused information, specialist advice and guidance (complementary to the IAG offered by the NCS);
— Employability training: communication skills, self-presentation, time keeping, attitudes/behaviours at work, team building, working relationships, work related literacy and numeracy support;
— Job/sector-specific training or support and an element of work experience if appropriate;
— Job search support (linking to the Council’s Community Hubs/Jobshop provision where appropriate);
— Effective interview techniques, including mock interviews and feedback;
— Flexible interventions to help jobseekers to move into and retain employment;
— Any additional activities to support progression and increase employability;
— Employer engagement and brokerage services relevant to the participants’ needs
— Guaranteed job interviews;
— In-work support for participants and employers.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000, 80500000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 Enhanced employment offer

1)Short description

— Leeds will also deliver up to 25 paid placements per year under an Enhanced Employment Offer (EEO) to specific Participants identified as needing additional and intensive support and are deemed furthest from the labour market e.g. people who have been unemployed for at least 12 months and experiencing multiple and complex barriers to work.
— Referrals will be sourced directly from the NCS (following initial assessment) and/or from Contractors delivering Lot 2 — Specialist Support Services.
— Lot 3 of the project will be delivered by one Contractor only. The Contractor appointed is also excluded from delivering Lot 1 and Lot 2.
— The Contractor will act as the Participant’s employer e.g. responsible for paying the Participant the National Living Wage for six months. All payments will be reimbursed by the Council on payment terms set out later in this specification. During the 6 months, Participants will work under the Contractor’s employment terms and conditions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000, 80500000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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
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: Please refer to tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to tender document.
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:

DN213926

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

no
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

7.12.2016 – 12:00
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.12.2016 – 12:00

Place:

St George House, 40 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL

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): The STEP (Skills, Training and Employment Pathways) Project is an 9 800 000 GBP 3-year programme.

VI.3)Additional information

Interested parties can download the prequalification questionnaire and tender documentation directly from https://www.yortender.co.uk by using the scheme ID reference DN213926. Requests for documentation should not be made by telephone or email. The documentation should be completed and returned by no later than the deadline of Noon 7.12.2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. Tenderers should note that if the council wishes to carry out new services at the end of this contract which are a repetition of similar services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be procured using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
The Strand London
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further information from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee in 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide 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 Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for such action had arisen). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. Following the correct implementation of the standstill period and publication of the appropriate notices the court may only award damages once the contract has been 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:

4.11.2016

 

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