64999-2019: United Kingdom-Kingston upon Hull: Personal development training services

Contract notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Humber Learning Consortium
Not Applicable
63-71 Anlaby Road
Kingston upon Hull
United Kingdom
Contact person: Vicky Holbeck
Telephone: +44 1482327438
E-mail: Vicky.Holbeck@hlc-vol.org
NUTS code: UKE11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.hlc-vol.org

Address of the buyer profile: www.hlc-vol.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:

Humber Learning Consortium
63-71 Anlaby Road
Kingston Upon Hull
United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen McCallister
Telephone: +44 1482327438
E-mail: this-ability@hlc-vol.org
NUTS code: UKE11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.hlc-vol.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


This Ability “World of Work” Employability Passport

Reference number: Not Applicable

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Humber learning consortium are working with the big lottery fund to deliver the “This Ability” project in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. The project is targeted at Unemployed or Inactive 18 to 29 year olds with a disability, learning disability/difficulty or long term health condition. There are 3 stages to the support available, and tenderers are expected to deliver Stage 2: “World of Work”, which is a formal training programme to ensure participants complete and achieve an employability passport within 6 dedicated occupational sectors. Occupational sectors to be defined by the tenderer, and they will also be expected to support the participant into sustainable employment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no



II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE11

NUTS code: UKE12

Main site or place of performance:

Kingston Upon Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. Geography of the project may be extended subject to Big Lottery funding and agreement.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Tenderers will need to deliver an employability passport, called “World of Work”, across dedicated occupational areas in which they have extensive experience (we expect to contract for a maximum of 6 occupational areas) to a total of 500 young people aged 18 to 29 years old with a disability, learning disability/difficulty or long term health condition. The aim of the project is to help participants progress into sustainable employment. Tenderers will use HLC’s validated employability Passport which incorporates the 7 CBI employability Skills. A total of 1 200 000 GBP is available to deliver the employability passport and depending on the capacity to deliver varied occupationally specific passports, we may contract to 1 tenderer or multiple tenderers. Payment will be made on outputs, starts, achievements and sustained employment to a maximum of 3 000 GBP per participant.

There will be 2 stages to the procurement, completion of a written tender application, and for those that score more than 10 on question 1 and question 2 of the application, they will progress to a scored presentation to a group of young people. Those organisations that do not score a minimum of 10 at question 1 and 2 will not progress to the Pitch, and therefore, will be excluded from the tender exercise at this point. A cumulative score from the tender application and the pitch will determine the successful applicant(s).

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: 1 200 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 06/05/2019

End: 30/04/2022

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

Humber Learning Consortium reserve the right to extend the contract value and geography subject to big lottery funding and agreement. Formal yearly reviews will be conducted. Applicants’ renewals will be subject to performance measures, and quality reviews.

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:

This project will provide EU match funds to the ESF / YEI funded ‘Springboard’ project in Hull, and will therefore be subject to EU rules and requirements.

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:

The contract will be subject to HLC formal review on a yearly basis.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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: no

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: 15/03/2019

Local time: 15:00

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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/03/2019

Local time: 16:00


Humber Learning Consortium

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The total value available is 1 200 000 GBP, which is available for a maximum of 6 different occupational sector delivery types. It is expected that there will be multiple contracts for this provision, and precise contract values will relate to the number of occupational areas covered and number of participants supported.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court, Royal Court of Justices, The Strand, London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Humber Learning Consortium will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that notification of the award is communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: