Wirral Borough Council Work Programme Procurement

Wirral Borough Council Work Programme Procurement

The Wirral Ways to Work Programme is part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Ways to Work programme.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Education and training services

2016/S 108-192515

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Wirral Borough Council
Hamilton Street
Birkenhead
CH41 6BU
United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD54

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Wirral Ways to Work Programme Procurement.

Reference number: DN125259

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 – EA08 – EA03

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Wirral Ways to Work Programme is part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Ways to Work programme. The programme is designed to engage eligible workless young people and adults and support their progression into education, employment and training. Wirral Council is seeking to procure 3 separate services providing targeted careers and employment advice/training services to individuals predominantly within the Council’s catchment area.

The Wirral Ways to Work Programme includes funds from the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 269 380.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Wirral Ways to Work Programme: Worklessness Support Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000
80521000
80530000
80570000
80510000
80400000
80310000
85310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD5

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking a supplier to deliver the Worklessness Service as part of its Wirral Ways to Work Programme. This service will support and engage eligible workless residents, including those furthest from the labour market, as part of a wider programme delivered across Wirral and the Liverpool City Region.

The successful supplier will be expected to locate delivery of this service at suitable, accessible premises in Wirral and provide 20 Work-clubs each week at various locations across the borough. Job Coaches will provide an intensive personalised package of support for eligible residents in order to support them into sustainable employment (including self-employment). Job Coaches should be suitably qualified (NVQ level 3 Information Advice and Guidance or other EU equivalent).

It is anticipated that the Worklessness Service will initially be limited to eligible participants aged 30 years and over until 1.10.2017. The Council may, at any stage, decide in its absolute discretion to allow the successful supplier to extend the Worklessness Service to include eligible participants aged between 16 and 29 years.

The successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of outputs in relation to targeted groups to be engaged and supported via the Worklessness Service, which are likely to include but not limited to participants who are:

— Male/female;

— Unemployed (including long term unemployed);

— Inactive;

— Over 50 years of age;

— From ethnic minorities;

— With disabilities;

— Without basic skills; and

— Living in a single adult household with dependent children.

From these targeted groups the successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of results, which are likely to include but are not limited to:

— Unemployed participants into employment (including self-employment);

— Inactive participants into employment or job search;

— Participants gaining basic skills;

— Participants in employment/self-employment 6 months after leaving; and

— Participants receiving childcare support.

It is anticipated this contract is for a period of 30 months, but this is subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion. The initial contract value for the contract is 3 200 000 GBP. Further details relating to the contract value can be found within the Invitation to Tender.

The programme will be subject to independent audit and/or evaluation and the supplier will be expected to co-operate in any audit and/or evaluation.

Tenderers are notified that the contract value stated within this notice includes (in addition to remuneration for the services provided in accordance with the contract):

— 37 500 GPB in ring-fenced funding relating to travel provision from a pre-assigned travel provider delivery partner; and

— 225 000 GBP in ring-fenced funding relating to the Employability Fund to provide individual participants with goods and services.

Further information on these additional funding sources can be found within the Invitation to Tender.

Tenderers are advised to obtain their own legal advice regarding whether any employees delivering a substantially similar service in nature to the Council could transfer as a result of the operation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. The Invitation to Tender supplied as part of this procurement provides more information on this issue, including information relating to existing employees delivering a substantially similar service.

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 760 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract is for a period of 30 months, but this is subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion.

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

II.2.14)Additional information

The contract delivery will be expected to commence in July 2016.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Wirral Ways to Work Programme: Youth Employment Gateway Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000
80521000
80530000
80570000
80510000
80400000
80310000
85310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD5

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking a supplier to deliver an expanded Youth Employment Gateway Service in Wirral, following the addition of European Social Fund (ESF) and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding to the project. The service will support eligible young people into sustainable employment (including self-employment) and forms part of a wider programme delivered across the Liverpool City Region. The addition of ESF and YEI funding to the service has allowed the Council to extend the scope of eligibility and increase the number of young people supported by the service, including some who are furthest from the labour market.

The successful supplier will be expected to locate delivery of this expanded service at suitable, accessible premises in Wirral and provide Job Coaches who will work with young people on a 1-to-1 basis and provide a personalised package of support into sustainable employment. Participants will have access to ring-fenced Council funds within the budget available for this programme to provide them with a personalised budget for additional goods/services that they need to support them into employment. Job Coaches should be suitably qualified (NVQ level 3 Information Advice and Guidance or other EU equivalent).

The Youth Employment Gateway Service will be limited to eligible participants aged between 16 and 29 years.

The successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of outputs in relation to targeted groups to be engaged and supported, which are likely to include but are not limited to, participants who are:

— Male/female;

— Unemployed (including long term unemployed);

— Inactive;

— Below 25 years of age;

— Above 25 years of age;

— From ethnic minorities;

— With disabilities; and

— Those living in single adult household with dependent children.

From these targeted groups the successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of results, which are likely to include but are not limited to, unemployed (including long-term unemployed)/inactive participants who:

— Complete the intervention;

— Receive an offer of employment on leaving;

— Gain employment (including self-employment) on leaving; and

— Sustain employment (including self-employment) 6 months after leaving.

It is anticipated this contract is for a period of 25 months, but this is subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion. The initial contract value for the contract is 1 390 500 GBP: further details relating to the contract value can be found within the Invitation to Tender.

The programme will be subject to independent audit and/or evaluation and the supplier will be expected to co-operate in any audit and/or evaluation.

Tenderers are advised to obtain their own legal advice regarding whether any employees delivering a substantially similar service in nature to the Council could transfer as a result of the operation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. The Invitation to Tender supplied as part of this procurement provides more information on this issue, including information relating to existing employees delivering a substantially similar service.

Tenderers are notified that the contract value stated within this notice includes (in addition to remuneration for the services provided in accordance with the contract) non-European sourced funding (up to a maximum of 390 500 GBP) to provide participants with services and necessary equipment to remove their personal barriers to sustained employment. Further information on this ring-fenced funding is contained within the Invitation to Tender.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 725 380.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 25
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract is for a period of 25 months, but this is subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion.

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

II.2.14)Additional information

Contract delivery is expected to commence in July 2016.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Wirral Ways to Work Programme: Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Service

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000
80521000
80530000
80570000
80510000
80400000
80310000
85310000
85312300
79634000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD5

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking a supplier to deliver an intensive careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) service for eligible young people not in employment, education and/or training in order to raise their aspirations and move them into employment or learning.

It is anticipated that the service will be available primarily to eligible young people who are not in employment, education and/or training and are between the age of 16 and 19 as well as those aged 19 to 25 with a learning difficulty or Education and Health Care Plan. It is expected that the successful supplier will provide a range of CEIAG delivery which will include but not be limited to ‘face to face’ as well as telephone and online access to services. Careers Advisers should be suitably qualified (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development or other EU equivalent).

The successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of outputs in relation to targeted groups to be engaged and supported, which are likely to include but not limited to, participants who are:

— Male/female;

— Unemployed (including long term unemployed);

— Inactive;

— Below 25 years of age;

— From ethnic minorities;

— With disabilities; and

— Those living in single adult household with dependent children.

From these targeted groups the successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of results, which are likely to include but not limited to unemployed (including long-term unemployed)/inactive participants who:

— Complete the intervention;

— Gain an apprenticeship or traineeship or in education/training on leaving; and

— Gain a qualification or be in education/training on leaving.

It is anticipated this contract is for a period of 25 months, but this is subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion. The initial contract value for the contract is 400 000 GBP: further details relating to the contract value can be found within the Invitation to Tender.

The programme will be subject to independent audit and/or evaluation and the supplier will be expected to co-operate in any audit and/or evaluation.

Tenderers are advised to obtain their own legal advice regarding whether any employees delivering a substantially similar service in nature to the Council could transfer as a result of the operation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. The Invitation to Tender supplied as part of this procurement provides more information on this issue, including information relating to existing employees delivering a substantially similar service.

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

Value excluding VAT: 784 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 25
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract is for a period of 25 months, but this is potentially subject to extension by the Council in its absolute discretion.

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

II.2.14)Additional information

Contract delivery is expected to commence in July 2016.

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:

List and brief description of conditions:

All Lots: Candidates must hold or be working towards ISO 9000 (or EU equivalent) certification and/or Matrix Standard certification.

Lot 1 and Lot 2: Job Coaches must have a NVQ level 3 Information Advice qualification and Guidance or other EU equivalent qualification.

Lot 3: Careers Advisers must have a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development or other EU equivalent qualification.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Accelerated procedure is justified due to use of Prior Information Notice published on 11.4.2016, pursuant to regulation 27(4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 072-126058

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

Date: 20/06/2016
Local time: 23:59
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/06/2016
Local time: 23:59
Place:

Tenders will be opened in accordance with the Council’s Purchasing Rules and guidance issued by the Department of Work and Pensions under the England European Social Fund Operational Programme 2014-2020.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:

03/06/2016

 

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