Welsh Government Further Education Resilience Programme

Welsh Government Further Education Resilience Programme

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2016/S 153-276960

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@wales.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Further Education Resilience Programme.

Reference number: C034/2016/17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector. The programme will consist of a 2 part approach consisting of Individual ‘focussed’ reviews of each institution; alongside sector-wide support based on the outcome of the reviews. The programme will focus on 3 key areas of leadership (including governance and management); financial sustainability; and employer responsiveness.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

80000000
79400000
73000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector. The programme will consist of a 2 part approach consisting of Individual ‘focussed’ reviews of each institution; alongside sector-wide support based on the outcome of the reviews. The programme will focus on 3 key areas of leadership (including governance and management); financial sustainability; and employer responsiveness. The overall requirement includes:

A review of each institution’s self assessment to identify requirements and emerging common themes;

Identify a proposed approach for the review process to be piloted with 2 Further Education Institutions (FEIs);

The production of an evaluation summary of the process;

Conduct the review process with the remaining institutions;

The production of a final evaluation report and preparation of a bilingual best practice guide for the sector;

Identify further training needs to addressed through the existing Leading Wales contract and;

The allocation of ‘call off’ days for sector wide support based on the outcomes of the reviews.

Therefore the relevant skills and expertise required include leadership and change management, in-depth knowledge of the FE sector, communication and analysing information, stakeholder management/partnership working, influence and persuasion, adherence to the Welsh language standards and the production of high quality reports delivered within specified time-frames.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 07/09/2016
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/09/2016
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

E-Tender Information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The 1st person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation;

— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration;

— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation;

— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password;

— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page;

— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password;

— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’

— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation;

— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again;

— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform;

— Contact the help desk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation);

— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the help desk to gain access to the Platform;

— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00.

How to Find the ITT:

— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’;

— The etender references for this contract are: Project_33873 and ITT_55678;

— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page;

— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area;

— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly;

— Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at:http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=49650

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:

Information provided in tender documentation.

(WA Ref:49650).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864Internet address:http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

05/08/2016

 

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