Adult Education Dynamic Purchasing System – Cheshire

Adult Education Dynamic Purchasing System – Cheshire

Through this dynamic purchasing system Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking for the opportunity to develop new relationships with post-16 skills and training providers.

United Kingdom-Ellesmere Port: Education and training services

2020/S 041-098129

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Way
Town: Ellesmere Port
NUTS code: UKD6
Postal code: CH65 0BE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Debbie Pitcher
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1244976943
Internet address(es):Main address: http://cheshirewestandchester.gov.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://the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: The Chest
Postal address: Civic Way
Town: Ellesmere Port
NUTS code: UKD63
Postal code: CH65 0BE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: debbie.pitcher@cheshirewestandchester.gov.ukInternet address(es):Main address: https://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://the-chest.org.uk

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 Dynamic Purchasing System

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Adult education budget (AEB) is allocated to providers by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on an annual basis. Cheshire West and Chester Council receives AEB funding for the purpose of supporting flexible tailored programmes of learning targeted at those furthest from engaging in learning or the workplace. In providing accessible high-quality education and skills provision Cheshire West and Chester Council offers its residents opportunities to gain the skills needed for entering and sustaining work, an apprenticeship/traineeship or other further learning.

Through this dynamic purchasing system (DPS), Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) is looking for the opportunity to develop new relationships with post-16 skills and training providers. Providers should focus on progression outcomes for learners and ensure provision, even at lower levels, is clearly aligned to the needs of employers and growth sectors within the borough.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Adult education budget (AEB) is allocated to providers by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on an annual basis. Cheshire West and Chester Council receives AEB funding for the purpose of supporting flexible tailored programmes of learning targeted at those furthest from engaging in learning or the workplace. In providing accessible high-quality education and skills provision Cheshire West and Chester Council offers its residents opportunities to gain the skills needed for entering and sustaining work, an apprenticeship/traineeship or other further learning.

Through this dynamic purchasing system (DPS), Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) is looking for the opportunity to develop new relationships with post-16 skills and training providers. Providers should focus on progression outcomes for learners and ensure provision, even at lower levels, is clearly aligned to the needs of employers and growth sectors within the borough.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

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

Please download the documents.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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:

See tender documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This is a Dynamic Purchasing System under the light touch regime.

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Providers will need to pass the DPS round stage. They will then be awarded a place on the DPS. Call-offs will be made using a mini competition process.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 31/07/2024
Local time: 10:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

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:

All documents are available on The Chest, www.the-chest.org.uk please download the documents and upload. The DPS rounds will be closed at frequencies expected to be every 6 months. The 1st year, rounds will close more frequently. Providers who fail the DPS are able to reapply but their applications will only be evaluated when the next round closes.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
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

Official name: Director of Governance
Town: Ellesmere Port
Postal code: CH65 0BE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/02/2020