Working Wales Programme Delivery

Working Wales Programme Delivery

Working Wales is a new programme designed to support people of all ages to overcome barriers and gain the skills to achieve and maintain good quality, sustainable employment.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2018/S 064-142648

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 300062
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL
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://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

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:

Working Wales

Reference number: F158/2016/2017

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Working Wales is a new programme designed to support people of all ages to overcome barriers and gain the skills to achieve and maintain good quality, sustainable employment.

Working Wales is a new approach to delivering employability and skills support, designed to meet what individuals need to gain employment rather than fitting them into narrow programme eligibility criteria.

Working Wales consolidates Welsh Government’s current suite of employability support (Jobs Growth Wales, ReAct, Traineeships and the Employability Skills Programme).

Working Wales will support delivery of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government, Taking Wales Forward commitment to reshape employability support for all individuals and forms an important part of the government’s forthcoming Employability Delivery Plan.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 617 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Youth Training South West and Mid Wales Region

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South West and Mid Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Youth Training (WWYT) lot will support young people motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, a clearer career focus and better job-related skills.

The primary measure of success for WWYT is securing positive outcomes for individuals in the form of sustained employment, including an Apprenticeship further learning or training.

WWYT aims to:

— address individuals’ identified barriers that are preventing them from progressing into employment, further education or training and

— prepare and support individuals into employment, including an Apprenticeship, or further education or training.

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: 39 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See PQQ documents.

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Youth Engagement All Wales

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Youth Engagement (WWYE) lot will support young people who are 16 or 17 on entry and who have been assessed as having significant or multiple barriers (hereafter referred to as barriers) preventing them from engaging sustainably in further education, employment; including an Apprenticeship or training. Individuals will require more intensive, individualised and specialist support to allow them to progress and to become work-ready.

The primary measure of success for WWYE is to secure positive outcomes for individuals by addressing the barriers that are preventing them from progressing into sustainable further education, employment; including an Apprenticeship or training.

WWYE aims to:

— address individuals’ identified barriers that are preventing them from progressing into employment, further education or training and

— prepare and support individuals into further education, employment; including an Apprenticeship or training.

This Lot is PAN Wales.

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: 300 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See PQQ documents.

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Youth Training South East Region

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South East Wales region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Youth Training (WWYT) lot will support young people motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, a clearer career focus and better job-related skills.

The primary measure of success for WWYT is securing positive outcomes for individuals in the form of sustained employment, including an Apprenticeship further learning or training.

WWYT aims to:

— address individuals’ identified barriers that are preventing them from progressing into employment, further education or training and

— prepare and support individuals into employment, including an Apprenticeship, or further education or training.

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: 65 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See PQQ documents.

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Youth Training North Wales Region

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

North Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Youth Training (WWYT) lot will support young people motivated to work but who need improved employability skills, a clearer career focus and better job-related skills.

The primary measure of success for WWYT is securing positive outcomes for individuals in the form of sustained employment, including an Apprenticeship further learning or training.

WWYT aims to:

— address individuals’ identified barriers that are preventing them from progressing into employment, further education or training and

— prepare and support individuals into employment, including an Apprenticeship, or further education or training.

North Wales Region.

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: 26 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult South West and Mid Wales Region

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South West and Mid Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Adult (WWA) lot will support unemployed and economically inactive adults aged 18 and over to obtain employment. The lot aims to be responsive to individuals’ needs to ensure adults receive the right support to enter employment.

The primary measure of success for WWA is securing sustainable employment including an Apprenticeship or self-employment.

WWA aims to:

— provide tailored support for unemployed and economically inactive adults to find and retain employment,

— be flexible and innovative to respond to the needs of individuals and recruiting employers,

— focus on sustained job outcomes,

— be responsive to changes in Ministerial priorities or a change in the economic climate, for example large scale redundancy support.

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: 52 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See PQQ documents.

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult South East Wales Region

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South East Wales Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Adult (WWA) lot will support unemployed and economically inactive adults aged 18 and over to obtain employment. The lot aims to be responsive to individuals’ needs to ensure adults receive the right support to enter employment.

The primary measure of success for WWA is securing sustainable employment including an Apprenticeship or self-employment.

WWA aims to:

— provide tailored support for unemployed and economically inactive adults to find and retain employment,

— be flexible and innovative to respond to the needs of individuals and recruiting employers,

— focus on sustained job outcomes,

— be responsive to changes in Ministerial priorities or a change in the economic climate, for example large scale redundancy support.

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: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult North Wales Region

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

North Wales Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Working Wales Adult (WWA) lot will support unemployed and economically inactive adults aged 18 and over to obtain employment. The lot aims to be responsive to individuals’ needs to ensure adults receive the right support to enter employment.

The primary measure of success for WWA is securing sustainable employment including an Apprenticeship or self-employment.

WWA aims to:

— provide tailored support for unemployed and economically inactive adults to find and retain employment,

— be flexible and innovative to respond to the needs of individuals and recruiting employers,

— focus on sustained job outcomes,

— be responsive to changes in Ministerial priorities or a change in the economic climate, for example large scale redundancy support.

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: 35 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See overall framework duration information IV.1.3.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

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: React WWV. Traineeships WWV. Traineeships EW
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:

Detailed in tender documents.

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

Restricted 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: 7
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Framework initially be for 4 years. Allocations will be made annually for up to five years. An option to extend the agreement for two years will be available and will be subject to annual performance reviews. The next procurement for Working wales or a successor programme may be delayed until a comprehensive evaluation of the extended Working Wales delivery.
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: 11/05/2018
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 02/07/2018

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

Decision will be taken on recurrence during the life of this framework.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Supplier Events.

A series of Working Wales will be held w/c 9th April. For further information, please see Pre-Qualification Requirements Document on eTender Wales project. This document contains essential information about the PQQ process and you MUST ensure you have read this before submitting your PQQ.

Contract Values.

All Contract values listed are potential maximum values for the full duration of the framework.

E-Tender Information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first 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 Helpdesk 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 Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform,

— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2:00 pm.

How To Find The PQQ:

— Once logged in you must click on “PQQ’s Open to all Suppliers”,

— The e-tender references for this contract are: project_38446, pqq_32480,

— 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 PQQ from the “Open to all Suppliers” area to the “My PQQ’s” on the home page,

— You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the “Attachments” area,

— Should you have any questions on the PQQ, 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=76651

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:

See tender documents.

(WA Ref:76651).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United KingdomInternet 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:

29/03/2018

 

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