60670-2019: United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Sova ACE Preferred Providers Framework

Reference number: C80930

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Sova — Achieving Change through Employment (ACE)/Cyflawni Newidiadau drwy ddod o hyd i waith project is an ESF funded project designed to support individuals from a BAME and Migrant background across the West Wales and the Valleys Area, with outcomes around the development of employability skills, entering employment and sustained employment.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 GBP



II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement exercise is to create a preferred providers list of training providers, who will deliver quality services to participants, provide good value for money for the project and make it easier for delivery staff to identify the training opportunities in their area available for participants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80 %

Price – Weighting: 20 %

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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:

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure


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

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: no

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Sova ACE 001

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:


V.2.2)Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 3

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Cetma Business Centre, Marsh St
SA15 1BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1554772056
NUTS code: UKL1

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Direct 2U Training and Consultancy Ltd
Somerset House, Gwaelodygarth Villas
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7789854293
NUTS code: UKL

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

CCW — Training Academy Ltd
CCW — Training Academy Ltd, 5-7 Museum Place
CF10 3BD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 29201156603
NUTS code: UKL

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 40 000.00 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot: 40 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(WA Ref:89481)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

57-59 St. Mary Street
CF10 1FE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920495281

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: