Accredited ICT leadership training programme for women

Accredited ICT leadership training programme for women

Value of tender: £75000. We are looking for a supplier to design, develop and deliver a strategic ICT leadership course accredited at QCF level 4 that will support the aims of WAVE Strand Two.

Procurer reference: WAVE/TJS 1286
Value of tender: £75000
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Yes
Contract Type
Services
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
University of Glamorgan
Contact Name
Tina Struebig
Address
Procurement Officer, University of Glamorgan, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd
Postcode
CF37 1DL
Phone
01443 480480
Fax
01443 482384
EMail
tjstrueb@glam.ac.uk
Web Address
http://www.glam.ac.uk
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Service category
24 = Education and vocational education services
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
Accredited ICT leadership training programme for women
Description of the contract

We are looking for a supplier to design, develop and deliver a strategic ICT leadership course accredited at QCF level 4 that will support the aims of WAVE Strand Two.

The training programme will be delivered to a total of 30 employed women, over a 2 year period, each of whom must be working within an SME based within the convergence area of Wales. It is anticipated that the training programme will commence in March/April 2013.

The expectation is that the women will be taught in 3 cohorts of 10, starting at 3 separate points within the timeframe allowing at least one year to complete and gain accreditation, the final cohort completing by January 2015. Attendance one day a month is anticipated.

The programme must take place and the participants must live within the following 15 local authority areas that make up the European Social Fund Convergence programme. These are:

• Blaenau Gwent, Conwy, Neath Port Talbot,

• Bridgend, Denbighshire, Pembrokeshire,

• Caerphilly, Gwynedd, Rhondda Cynon Taf,

• Carmarthenshire, Isle of Anglesey, Swansea,

• Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil Torfaen

However, the supplier does not have to have a permanent base in the convergence area.

The participants will be recruited by The Women’s Workshops project team (from within the WAVE partnership). It is envisaged that the selected cohorts will have the opportunity to consider and reflect on established views of their organisation, colleagues and themselves in order to promote innovation and change. In the main, participants are likely to be:-

• Senior managers seeking to develop strategic ICT skills benefiting both their companies and their career development and hence equality within their organisations.

• Private sector managers, particularly in the care sector. The aim being to streamline services and hence protect them by exploiting ICT

• SME directors building business growth through the innovative use of ICT

Suppliers will need to show how their training programme addresses the following learning outcomes:-

• To increase the participants business and organisational leadership skills and knowledge ensuring a more reflective management practice.

• To enable the participants to assess their own leadership skills.

• Develop competencies in understanding business priorities, evaluating ICT strategy/processes and defining a vision for the business.

• To gain a accredited qualification at QCF level 4

The contents and delivery of the programme will require:-

• a balanced and tailored blend of business and technology subjects to build on existing needs of the participants and their organisations

• a mixture of face-to-face and on online study and support

The supplier needs to be able to demonstrate an understanding of embedding gender equality within the design and delivery of training. In dealing with gender in the planning, the supplier needs to consider delivery and evaluation of training programmes which means reflecting on terms of gender eg. Content, work form and method, communication, framework conditions, the gender competence of trainers.

Suppliers will need to demonstrate their approach to measuring and monitoring the progress of each individual taking part in the project.

The majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on workplace experience. The programme needs to exploit the suppliers contacts with industry support delivery and ideally draw on its experience of advising businesses and organizations to get the most out of ICT.

Eligibility

Follow this link for more guidance on eligibility http://wales.gov.uk/docs/wefo/publications/developingguidance/100818welshnationalruleseligibilityexpenditureen.pdf

Place / site of work / delivery
All Wales – 15 local authority areas that make up the ESF Convergance programme

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
80000000 – Education and training services.
80400000 – Adult and other education services.

Contract Length
Period in month/s
22
SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:1. Project outline and ability to meet the stated programme aims, objectives and outcomes (see project description 3.1 to 3.9)
2. Understanding of the context of the programme
3. Demonstrates experience relevant to delivering this work
4. Ability to establish appropriate methods of recording, reporting and evaluating the programme.
5. Value for money
6.


SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

The contract will be awarded through a competitive open procurement process. Potential delivery suppliers are invited to submit their tenders by completing the training programme questionnaire and financial information spreadsheet. These documents are available in the resources Section below.

The tenders will be assessed by a panel comprising of leaders of the WAVE Project

The panel will evaluate the submissions against the following criteria:

• Project outline and ability to meet the stated programme aims, objectives and outcomes (see project description 3.1 to 3.9)

• Understanding of the context of the programme

• Demonstrates experience relevant to delivering this work

• Ability to establish appropriate methods of recording, reporting and evaluating the programme.

• Value for money

The panel will reserve the right to require two or more suppliers to work together to deliver a single project if it is felt that this option will offer improved opportunities to meet the initiative’s overall aims and objectives.

For questions specifically relating to the training provision that arise from the specification, then please email Liz Fahy at liz.fahy@womensworkshop.org.uk

The procurement timetable is as follows:

Procurement Process Dates

Tender issued on Buy4Wales – Thursday 22nd November 2012

Deadline for submissions – Friday 4th January 2013

Presentation of submissions to WAVE panel – Date to be advised

Completed project questionnaires (5 copies) and accompanying documents (1 copy of each document) should be returned to our office addressed as follows:

Tina Struebig,

Procurement,

B112

University of Glamorgan,

Llantwit Road

Treforest

Pontypridd

CF37 1DL

No later than: 12 noon, Friday 4th January 2013

Confirmation of receipt will be acknowledged by email. Please include the email address to which you want the confirmation to be sent

Reference Number
WAVE/TJS 1286
Deadline Date
04.01.2013
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of the tender submission and all associated documents as detailed in the Training Programme questionnaire
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
Yes
WAVE is a partnership project funded by the Convergence European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. It is partnership of 3 organisations led by the University of Glamorgan in collaboration Cardiff University and The Women’s Workshop, Cardiff Training Centre (TWW).
Community Benefits apply to this contract, Further details:
As part of the tendering process the University will be looking at ways that even more value may be obtained and would like to seek community benefits from this tender. At the award of the contract the successful supplier will be expected to work with the nominated contract manager at the University to maximise these benefits. Examples of the kind of benefits/opportunities that we would like to see are, for example, lectures, guest speaker slots, scholarships or perhaps student placements. As part of your tender submission please submit a plan of how you would anticipate delivering any benefits through this contract. The community benefits will not be scored or evaluated as part of the tender, but will be included as a condition of contract with the successful supplier.
WEFO Funded