88176-2019: United Kingdom-Blackburn: Education and training services

Contract notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from another address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Apprenticeship Training Provider and Managed Service

Reference number: CA5753 –

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This tender is for a complete apprenticeship managed service across a National Multi Academy Trust.

The opportunities created by the introduction of the levy from April 2017 have prompted Star to review its approach to this aspect of workforce development. Therefore, it is our intention to use the levy to develop and extend our existing apprenticeship programme. This will sit alongside a more strategic approach to qualifying our existing employees including graduates where appropriate, via apprenticeship standards.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

Main site or place of performance:

Blackburn with Darwen

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender is for a complete apprenticeship managed service across a National Multi Academy Trust. The Service will deliver end to end apprenticeship provision, taking responsibility from elements of recruitment through to end point assessment of the qualifications. The provider should be able to develop bespoke Apprenticeship Programme that aligns to Star’s vision and values and is embedded in our professional development programme that underpins our strategic objectives.

The opportunities created by the introduction of the levy from April 2017 have prompted Star to review its approach to this aspect of workforce development. Therefore, it is our intention to use the levy to develop and extend our existing apprenticeship programme. This will sit alongside a more strategic approach to qualifying our existing employees including graduates where appropriate, via apprenticeship standards.

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

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes

Description of options:

60 month(s) from the commencement date, with 36 initial month(s) and option to extend 24×1 month(s).

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: no

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:

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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: yes

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: 22/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

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:

English

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

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:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Star Academies
Shadsworth Road
Blackburn
BB1 2HT
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Star Academies
Shadsworth Road
Blackburn
BB1 2HT
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

Star Academies
Shadsworth Road
Blackburn
BB1 2HT
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/02/2019