68224-2019: United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Education and training services

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract award notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Edinburgh Targeted and Integrated Employability Service

Reference number: CT2381

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority requires an employability service to be delivered by a provider that will be able to directly provide a wide range of employability skills. This includes access to employment opportunities and potentially sub-contracting with smaller organisations that can add value by enabling service users to focus on suitable niche employment opportunities, as well as gaining related employability skills.

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: 3 600 000.00 GBP

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75

Main site or place of performance:

The City of Edinburgh Council local authority area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority requires an employability service to be delivered by a provider that will be able to directly provide a wide range of employability skills and access to mainstream employment opportunities, while sub-contracting with smaller organisations that can add value by enabling service users to focus on suitable niche employment opportunities, as well as gaining related employability skills.

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:

The European Social Fund (ESF), which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes 2014 to 2020

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated value of the contract is between 800 000 GBP and 900 000 GBP per annum.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Proposals will be evaluated with a weighting of 70 % Quality and 30 % Price for contract award based on Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT). Further information is contained in the tender documentation.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

16/01/2019

V.2.2)Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 6

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: 6

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Consortium Lead — Community Renewal Trust
Orkney Street Enterprise Centre, 18–20 Orkney Street
Glasgow
G51 2BX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7738760598
NUTS code: UKM82

The contractor is an SME

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Start Scotland Ltd
Carus House (Ground Floor), 201 Dumbarton Road
Sheffield
G81 4XJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7969569359
NUTS code: UKM

The contractor is an SME

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Cre8te Opportunities
Units 1–3 Castlebrae Business Centre, Peffer Place
Edinburgh
EH16 4BB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7788243659
NUTS code: UKM75

The contractor is an SME

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Citizens Advice Edinburgh
23 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh
EH6 8PG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315105510-1020
NUTS code: UKM75

The contractor is an SME

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

One Parent Families Scotland
13 Gayfield Square
Edinburgh
EH3 1NX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7789268422
NUTS code: UKM75

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

CEL Trading
222 South Block, 60–64 Osborne Street
Glasgow
G1 5QH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7971229339
NUTS code: UKM82

The contractor is an SME

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Bruce Robertson Training Limited
Shiel House 54 Island Street
Galashiels
TD1 1NU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7807904525
NUTS code: UKM91

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Bingham and district 50+
31 Bingham Ave
Edinburgh
EH15 3HZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7961447142
NUTS code: UKM75

The contractor is an SME

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 3 600 000.00 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot: 3 600 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Appeals procedure.

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may

1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose;

2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

Additional information.

Please refer to the file attachment titled “Additional Information” that has been provided with the tender documentation.

(SC Ref:570881).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693922

Internet address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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:

08/02/2019