Welsh Language Training Framework

Welsh Language Training Framework

The National Procurement Service, on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for Welsh Language Training.

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Provision of language courses

2016/S 073-126951

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Karen Roberts
Telephone: +44 3007900170
E-mail: peopleservicesandutilities@wales.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: http://npswales.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

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:https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NPS Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement.

Reference number: NPS-PSU-0050-15

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80580000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The National Procurement Service, on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for Welsh Language Training. This will include formal and informal learning with both accredited and non-accredited training.

Over 73 public sector organisation in Wales have committed to the NPS including all Local Authorities, NHS Bodies, Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies, the Police and Fire services and Higher and Further Education.

Further Organisations that may use NPS framework include other Welsh Public Sector bodies and Charities.

Further information on NPS can be accessed from the link below:

http://npswales.gov.uk/

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=42773

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 4
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Accreditation courses for Entry, Foundation and Intermediate

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide a Welsh Language accredited courses at Entry, Foundation and Intermediate levels. The course must include an exam with a National Recognised qualification at each level.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Measures / Weighting: 40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Commercials / Weighting: 60 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With the option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Accreditation courses for Uwch / Higher Level 1 and 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide a Welsh Language accredited courses at Uwch / Higher Level 1 and 2. The course must include an exam with a National Recognised qualification at each level.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Measures / Weighting: 40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Commercials / Weighting: 60 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Non Accredited Learning

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide Welsh Language non accredited courses at various levels and a Welsh Mentoring scheme. A catalogue of pre designed courses must be made available to the Customer. Examples of classes could include; You can offer other types of learning examples within the technical response for evaluation.

Dealing with customers through the medium of Welsh,

Writing Clear in Welsh,

Weekly ½ hr classes,

Using Welsh,

Proficiency level training.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical measures / Weighting: 40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Commercials / Weighting: 60 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Intensive learning for various levels

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide Fast-Track, intensive learning for Entry, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. To provide flexibility as some people prefer to learn at pace by attending week long courses.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical measures / Weighting: 40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Commercials / Weighting: 60 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

With an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirement are met; Details provided in the electronic tender documentation.

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:

Refer to tender documentation.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 242-439577

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

Date: 10/05/2016
Local time: 12:00
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, Welsh

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/05/2016
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Welsh Government Office, Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9RZ.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3 or 4 years depending on whether the option to extend the contract for up to a further 1 year is taken up.

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:

The agreement will be available for use by NPS Member Organisations, Schools and Educational Establishments, Town and Community Councils, Citizen Advice Bureaus, Housing Associations, WCVA, BBC and Voluntary Organisations within the City and County Boundaries of Wales and any Welsh Public Sector organisations that aren’t named above, but become NPS members during the term of the agreement.

Further details of organisations that can utilise this framework can be found in the contract documentation.

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation can be accessed via https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a username and will receive a password.

— The Password will be sent to the e-mail address specified in the User Details section.

— Please log-in to the Platform by entering your Username and Password.

— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation. If you think someone in your Organisation may have registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User.

How to find the ITT:

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

— The etender references for this framework are:

— Project_33226

Please note that all suppliers will need to complete the Qualification itt_54040 — NPS Welsh Language Training Qualification and submit your response.

In addition you will need to complete the Technical envelope and submit your Commercial Response for each Lot you are interested in tendering for from the following:

— itt_54024 — (Lot 1 — Welsh Language Accreditation courses for, Entry, Foundation and Intermediate);

— itt_54028 — (Lot 2 — Welsh Language Accreditation courses for Uwch / Higher Level 1 and 2);

— itt_54029 — (Lot 3 — Welsh Language Non accredited Learning);

— itt_54030 — (Lot 4 — Welsh Language — Intensive learning for various levels);

— Click on the title to access summary details of the ITT. 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.

If you have any queries regarding the requirements please message using the e-tenderwales message portal.

If you are seeking help on using the etenderwales system please email the bravo solutions helpdesk athelp@bravosolution.co.uk or +44 8003684852

If you require the documentation in an alternative format, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly, who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, Large Print, Word Document or Audio format.

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from this tender or any non award of this framework.

(WA Ref:42773)

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:

Community Benefits will be included as Non-Core and not scored as part of the tender process. Full details are provided in the Specification on etenderwales.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3007900170Internet address:http://npswales.gov.uk
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:

11/04/2016

 

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