Adult Education Budget 2 Service Contract – West Midlands

Adult Education Budget 2 Service Contract – West Midlands

WMCA has split this procurement activity into 3 Lots: Lot 4: Support for those in Employment.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Education and training services

2020/S 027-063408

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: West Midlands Combined Authority
Postal address: 16 Summer Lane
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG
Postal code: B19 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.tem@wmca.org.uk
Telephone: +44 3453036760
Internet address(es):Main address: www.wmca.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Adult Education Budget (AEB) 2 Service Contract

Reference number: 02336-2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

WMCA is establishing a suite of adult education budget service contracts through this procurement exercise, with a total estimated value of up to 4 000 000 GBP for the initial 15-month period. It is WMCA’s intention that contracts awarded will initially be awarded for 15 months (academic year 2019 to 2020), with an option to extend for a further year up to July 2022. The value of the contract extension is still to be confirmed and therefore the estimated total value set out within this notice is an estimate only.

Lot structure

WMCA has split this procurement activity into 3 lots:

Lot 4: Support for those in Employment;

Lot 5: Birmingham Commonwealth Games;

Lot 6: Coventry City of Culture.

Bidders can submit proposals for as many lots as they wish. For completeness, it should be noted that the lots in this tender opportunity are listed from 4-6. The reason for the lot numbering is to follow on from the award of lots 1-3 from the first AEB tender round that was undertaken in 2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Support for those in Employment

Lot No: Lot 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4 includes:

— focus on new learning to support career progression,

— a flexible adult offer to enable those who seek to re-train and up-skill,

— particular focus but not exclusive to those in low-paid, low-skilled and insecure jobs,

— Level 2, 3 and 4,

— funding subsidies available to support L 3 and L 4,

— pre-apprenticeship provision that supports uptake of apprenticeships.

Estimated value up to 2 500 000 GBP for initial 15-month contract.

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: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewable for a further 1 year to July 2022.

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:

European Social Fund

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Lot No: Lot 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5 includes:

— particular focus on young people aged between 19 and 30 and unemployed adults aged 30+ through level 3 provision,

— technical skills at level 3 supporting event management, digital marketing, hospitality, sports coaching and team leading.

Estimated value up to 1 000 000 GBP for the initial 15-month contract.

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: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewable for a further 1 year to July 2022.

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:

European Social Fund

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Coventry City of Culture

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Focus on creative, digital and tourism to prepare those individuals not working in the city least likely to have the skills, confidence or access to the programmes the city of culture trust, will be running (including volunteering, apprenticeships and events-based jobs). The development delivered through these programmes should move individual to the point where they are able to access and compete for opportunities created as a result of the City of Culture.

One of the potential outcomes that individuals may be prepared to access is the ‘city hosts’ programme — a crew of 5 000 individuals trained to provide the best possible welcome to the city for visitors. This, alongside apprenticeships and events related jobs in hospitality, production, sales, customer service, event management, security and tourism sectors are the type of opportunities that people should be supported to access.

Estimated value up to 500 000 GBP for the initial 15-month contract.

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: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewable for a further 1 year to July 2022.

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:

European Social Fund

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: 06/03/2020
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: 06/03/2020
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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Meet the Buyer event:

A Meet the Buyer event has been proposed to address any clarification queries in relation to the tender documents or tender process. The event will take place on 12.1.2020 at the Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.

To register for this event, please visit the below Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-combined-authority-adult-education-meet-the-buyer-event-tickets-91604237741?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Registering an interest in this opportunity:

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

To express an interest in this opportunity, please register on https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/ and the express an interest on the following:

PROJECT_326 — Adult Education Budget 2

ITT: itt_736 — ITT for Adult Education Budget 2

Guidance on how to register on the Bravo Solution Portal can be found here: https://www.wmca.org.uk/media/1692/wmca_etendering_supplier_registration_guide_2016,pdf

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: West Midlands Combined Authority
Town: Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom
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:

05/02/2020