14 – 19 NEETs Training Yorkshire

14 – 19 NEETs Training Yorkshire

1) Pre-apprenticeships – work placements and/or work trials targeting 17/18 year olds at/near L2, seeking employment, who have completed post-16 learning but unsuccessful apprenticeship applications to support them into work placements and work trials.

United Kingdom-Rotherham: Education and training services

2013/S 139-241798

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rotherham MBC
Central Procurement Team, Resources, Riverside House, Main Street
For the attention of: MS Helen Chambers
S60 1AE Rotherham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1709823661
E-mail: helen.chambers@rotherham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1709376285

Further information can be obtained from: Helen Chambers
E-mail: helen.chambers@rotherham.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.yortender.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Helen Chambers
E-mail: helen.chambers@rotherham.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.yortender.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Helen Chambers
E-mail: helen.chambers@rotherham.gov.uk
Internet address: https://yortender.co.uk

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

14 – 19 NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) Fund-European Social Fund/Skills Funding Agency
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The four Local Authorities in the sub-region (namely: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC), Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and Sheffield City Council (SCC) – referred to as The South Yorkshire Local Authorities Participation Partnership (SYLAPP) for the purposes of this bid – agreed to submit a single joint bid with RMBC as the contract lead.
NUTS code UKE

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 300
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Not Known at this stage

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

On the 15th May 2013, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) published an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to commission a single lead provider to deliver European Social Fund (ESF) provision to 14-19 (25) year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET in South Yorkshire from 1 September 2013 to 30 July 2015. The contract awarded by the Skills Funding Agency (SkfA) to South Yorkshire will be worth £2.5m subject to successfully engaging 1175 young people, 90% completing their European Social Fund( ESF) learning offer and 80% progressing into education, employment and/or training (EET).
The four Local Authorities in the sub-region (namely: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC), Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and Sheffield City Council (SCC) – referred to as The South Yorkshire Local Authorities Participation Partnership (SYLAPP) for the purposes of this bid – agreed to submit a single joint bid with RMBC as the contract lead.
SYLAPP, through RMBC, want to develop a Commissioning Framework Agreement by 31 August 2013 comprising a range of organisations that are viable and have the capability and capacity to deliver bespoke teaching and learning programmes to 14-19 (25) year olds who are NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET and who face multiple barriers to participate in learning and/or employment.
RMBC will award contracts to organisations on this Framework via a series of mini competitive tendering rounds that are able to deliver a core accredited teaching and learning offer of study skills and employability skills wrapped around a range of Engagement Activities that will enable young people to progress into EET. The first six Engagement Activities tendering rounds are likely to include:
1) Pre-apprenticeships – work placements and/or work trials targeting 17/18 year olds at/near L2, seeking employment, who have completed post-16 learning but unsuccessful apprenticeship applications to support them into work placements and work trials;
2) Community Engagement Learning – personal development, motivational and confidence building activities targeting 16-19 year old NEETs from priority groups, who are at EL/ L1 and have not engaged well in pre & post-16 education;
3) Y11 Supported Transition – targeting new arrivals; those on PRU rolls and persistent non-attenders in Y11 to engage in mainstream study programme tasters that continue beyond school leaving date until progression is secured;
4) Parenting & Learning – targeting teenage parents aged 14-19 on to parenting skills, pastoral care and supported access to a range of services (midwives, nurse partnerships, children’s centres and childcare);
5) LAC into Apprenticeships – focussing on work placements and mentoring support for LA work place;
6) LDD Work Experience – targeting LDD NEET aged 16-25 into work experience and work trials around supported internships (e.g. Sheffield’s Remploy and Barnsley’s Moorland Plastics Work Choice Contracts, Rotherham’s Youth Enterprise and the Voluntary sector); and building on the current ‘non-standard’ LDD provision to develop an employability offer for those without a S139a.
(NB: completion of this Expression of Interest is no guarantee that any sub-contracts or European Social Fund ESF monies will be awarded by The South Yorkshire LAs).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

On the 15th May 2013, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) published an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to commission a single lead provider to deliver European Social Fund (ESF) provision to 14-19 (25) year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET in South Yorkshire from 1 September 2013 to 30 July 2015. The contract awarded by the Skills Funding Agency (SkfA) to South Yorkshire will be worth £2.5m subject to successfully engaging 1175 young people, 90% completing their European Social Fund( ESF) learning offer and 80% progressing into education, employment and/or training (EET).
The four Local Authorities in the sub-region (namely: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC), Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and Sheffield City Council (SCC) – referred to as The South Yorkshire Local Authorities Participation Partnership (SYLAPP) for the purposes of this bid – agreed to submit a single joint bid with RMBC as the contract lead.
SYLAPP, through RMBC, want to develop a Commissioning Framework Agreement by 31 August 2013 comprising a range of organisations that are viable and have the capability and capacity to deliver bespoke teaching and learning programmes to 14-19 (25) year olds who are NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET and who face multiple barriers to participate in learning and/or employment.
RMBC will award contracts to organisations on this Framework via a series of mini competitive tendering rounds that are able to deliver a core accredited teaching and learning offer of study skills and employability skills wrapped around a range of Engagement Activities that will enable young people to progress into EET. The first six Engagement Activities tendering rounds are likely to include:
1) Pre-apprenticeships – work placements and/or work trials targeting 17/18 year olds at/near L2, seeking employment, who have completed post-16 learning but unsuccessful apprenticeship applications to support them into work placements and work trials;
2) Community Engagement Learning – personal development, motivational and confidence building activities targeting 16-19 year old NEETs from priority groups, who are at EL/ L1 and have not engaged well in pre & post-16 education;
3) Y11 Supported Transition – targeting new arrivals; those on PRU rolls and persistent non-attenders in Y11 to engage in mainstream study programme tasters that continue beyond school leaving date until progression is secured;
4) Parenting & Learning – targeting teenage parents aged 14-19 on to parenting skills, pastoral care and supported access to a range of services (midwives, nurse partnerships, children’s centres and childcare);
5) LAC into Apprenticeships – focussing on work placements and mentoring support for LA work place;
6) LDD Work Experience – targeting LDD NEET aged 16-25 into work experience and work trials around supported internships (e.g. Sheffield’s Remploy and Barnsley’s Moorland Plastics Work Choice Contracts, Rotherham’s Youth Enterprise and the Voluntary sector); and building on the current ‘non-standard’ LDD provision to develop an employability offer for those without a S139a.
(NB: completion of this Expression of Interest is no guarantee that any sub-contracts or European Social Fund ESF monies will be awarded by The South Yorkshire LAs).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint & Several Iability
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
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: Creditsafe checks will be undertaken against all providers who submit PTQ’s.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the PTQ & ITT
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:
As stated in the PTQ & ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the PTQ & ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

14 – 19 European Social Fund (ESF) Skills Funding Agency NEETs Fund Reference 13-062.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.8.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: no
VI.3)Additional information

On the 15th May 2013, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) published an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to commission a single lead provider to deliver ESF provision to 14-19 (25) year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET in South Yorkshire from 1 September 2013 to 30 July 2015. The contract awarded by the SkfA to South Yorkshire will be worth £2.5m subject to successfully engaging 1175 young people, 90% completing their ESF learning offer and 80% progressing into education, employment and/or training (EET).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:16.7.2013