Youth Employment Gateway Programme Services in Wirral

Youth Employment Gateway Programme Services in Wirral

This programme will support eligible young people into sustainable employment and forms part of a wider programme delivered across the Liverpool City Region.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Training services

2015/S 011-014974

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wirral Borough Council
Cleveland Street
Contact point(s): Wirral Borough Council; Corporate Procurement
CH416BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Wirral Borough Council
Cleveland Street
Contact point(s): The Chest
CH416BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: nwsupport@due-north.com
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Youth Employment Gateway Programme Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKD54

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council is seeking a supplier to deliver the Youth Employment Gateway Programme in Wirral. This programme will support eligible young people into sustainable employment and forms part of a wider programme delivered across the Liverpool City Region.
The successful supplier will be expected to locate delivery of this programme at suitable, accessible premises in Wirral and provide Job Coaches who will work with young people on a one-to-one basis and provide a personalised package of support, in order to manoeuvre them into sustainable employment.
Duties of the Job Coach include, but are not limited to, working with young people to:
— explore ambitions and employment goals, including barriers to achieving them;
— produce a customised action plan to be agreed/updated following each contact with the young person to record agreed actions and progress against the achievement of them;
— provide relevant job coaching advice/support to provide the young person with the relevant skills/tools to apply for work (such as enhanced interview skills, a quality CV, completing application forms, applying for jobs on-line etc.); and
— conduct employability skills assessment and, where appropriate, refer to other appropriate provision available to the young person.
A further element of the programme will test the comparative effectiveness of two flexible budget models where the Job Coach will use ring-fenced funds within the budget available for this programme to source additional goods/services that the young person needs to support them into employment. Job Coaches should be suitably qualified (to NVQ level 3 Information Advice and Guidance or EU equivalent) to be able to advise on other relevant provision available to the young person as well as employment opportunities as they arise. After a young person has started work, the Job Coach will continue to work with them for a further 6 month period to help them to sustain their employment and, where appropriate, progress in work.
The successful supplier will be expected to achieve a range of targets and outcomes, including the number of young people starting on the programme, entering employment and sustaining employment; working to clear definitions on how to measure these. The programme will be subject to independent evaluation and the supplier will be expected to cooperate with this.
The contract is for a maximum period of 33 months and is divided into 2 phases: with the first phase commencing in April 2015 with a project closure date of 31.8.2016 (with an approximate value of 286 074 GBP, with 100 500 GBP of these funds ring-fenced as discussed above). A second phase of the contract may, at the Council’s absolute discretion, commence in October 2015 but funding for this second phase has not yet been confirmed. Applicants should note that as at the contract award date, only funding for phase one of the contract is confirmed. If the Council receives funding from the European Social Fund, Youth Employment Initiative or any other European fund for phase 2 of the programme and decides (at its absolute discretion) to extend the contract to include this second phase, the supplier would be required to comply with the terms and conditions attached to this grant funding, which could amend the delivery model, duration targets, value and eligibility of the programme. Phase 2 of the project is valued at approximately 1 958 197 GBP (with 637 500 GBP of these funds being ring-fenced as discussed above).
The Council reserves the right to extend the contract beyond phase 1 (31.8.2016) at its absolute discretion and the successful Applicant may be requested to deliver this second phase of the contract (which may commence in October 2015). However, the Council also reserves the right to terminate the contract at the end of phase 1 (31.8.2016).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80521000, 80530000 – EA08, 80570000 – EA03, 80510000, 80400000, 80310000, 85312300, 79000000, 79600000, 79611000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

2 750 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 750 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 33 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A performance bond and/or parent guarantee may be required. See tender documents for further information.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments will be as per the tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If the contract is awarded to a consortium, joint venture or alliance, applicants will be required to contract with joint and several liability under English Law and either nominate a lead service provider with whom the contracting authority can contract and to whom all communication will be addressed or to form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is awarded.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of EC Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and is set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from part I.1) above.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Article 47 of the Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the address in Part I.1).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from the address in Part I.1).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9SKE-99IVT1

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.2.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.2.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.2.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Phase 2 may be financed by the European Social Fund, Youth Employment Initiative or any other European fund.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.1.2015

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