ACE Preferred Providers Framework

ACE Preferred Providers Framework

The purpose of this procurement exercise is to create a preferred providers list of training providers.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2017/S 014-021466

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sova
57-59 St. Mary Street
Cardiff
CF10 1FE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920495281
E-mail: ace@sova.org.uk
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.sova.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA20420

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1)Title:

Sova ACE Preferred Providers Framework.

Reference number: C80930

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

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.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000.00 GBP

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)

80000000

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

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: 10 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 17/05/2016
End: 01/02/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewals or extensions will be subject to additional funding.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 20

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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: C80930.
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

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 097-173362

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 29/03/2017

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

Tender must be valid until: 29/11/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

We will periodically re-advertise the opportunity to join the framework so that we are able to broaden the variety of training/learning opportunities being offered to project participants.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=61315

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(WA Ref: 61315).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sova
57-59, St. Mary Street
Cardiff
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:

18/01/2017

 

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