University of Birmingham Apprenticeship Training Framework

University of Birmingham Apprenticeship Training Framework

The University of Birmingham is planning to recruit a number of apprentices over the next 3 years.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Education and training services

2018/S 217-497322

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Markham
E-mail: p.markham@bham.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

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

I.2)Information about 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/universityofbirmingham/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/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Training Framework Agreement for the University of Birmingham

Reference number: FRAM381/19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Birmingham is planning to recruit a number of apprentices over the next 3 years in support of the University strategy to develop local talent and support entry points into the University talent pipeline. In addition the University will utilise apprenticeship training for existing staff where a role clearly meets the definition of an apprentice.

The programme will begin for existing internal staff and new entrants from May 2019.

The University of Birmingham will look to sustainably optimise use of its apprenticeship levy (In excess of 1 million GBP per annum) to support genuine apprenticeships and career development for University employees.

The University of Birmingham is looking to engage training providers to deliver apprenticeship training in key areas. The successful suppliers will deliver apprenticeship training where training cannot be provided in house.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Birmingham is planning to recruit a number of apprentices over the next 3 years in support of the University strategy to develop local talent and support entry points into the University talent pipeline. In addition the University will utilise apprenticeship training for existing staff where a role clearly meets the definition of an apprentice.

The programme will begin for existing internal staff and new entrants from May 2019.

The University of Birmingham will look to sustainably optimise use of its apprenticeship levy (In excess of 1 million GBP per annum) to support genuine apprenticeships and career development for University employees.

The University of Birmingham is looking to engage training providers to deliver apprenticeship training in key areas.

The University intends (but for the avoidance of doubt shall not be obligated) to procure the supply of apprenticeship training services in connection with the following areas:

— Applied Science and non-Engineering Technicians,

— Maintenance and Engineering Science Technicians,

— IT,

— Hospitality and Accommodation services (non-administrative),

— Business administration, customer services and all other standards.

The successful suppliers will deliver apprenticeship training where training cannot be provided in house.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

This Invitation to Tender (ITT) is a tendering opportunity for training providers on the Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers to deliver named Skills Funding Agency (SFA) provision.

It is following the light-touch regime permitted under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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:

As stated in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

As stated in the tender documents.

Tender document will be released on Friday 9.11.2018 and interested participants must submit their tenders by 12:00 noon on Monday 10.12.2018 through the in-tend portal at www.in-tendhost.com/universityofbirmingham

This Invitation to Tender (ITT) is a tendering opportunity for training providers on the Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers to deliver named Skills Funding Agency (SFA) provision.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Organisations not on the Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers will not be considered.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Birmingham
Birmingham
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/11/2018

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