Adult Skills and Family Learning Providers – Open Framework

Adult Skills and Family Learning Providers – Open Framework

Lincolnshire County Council wishes to establish an Open Framework Agreement (FW) for the provision of adult skills and family learning providers.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Personal development training services

2019/S 084-200617

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lincolnshire County Council
County Offices, Newland
Lincoln
LN1 1YL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Michael Hunt
Telephone: +44 1522555321
E-mail: michael.hunt@lincolnshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF3Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lincolnshire.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://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

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 Skills and Family Learning Providers (Open Framework)

Reference number: DN404802

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80570000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) wishes to establish an Open Framework Agreement (FW) for the provision of adult skills and family learning providers. The FW will be open to use by LCC only. The procurement is conducted under Part 3, Regulations 74 to 76, social and other specific services of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. This allows the Council flexibility to build the procurement to suit its needs. The FW will be established using an open procedure. Alongside this a further competition will be conducted with only those tenderers who are successfully admitted to the FW being evaluated against course delivery proposals award criteria. The FW will be established in four (4) lots. The FW Agreement will last for an initial period of four (4) years with the option to extend for indefinite periods of four (4) years or other extension periods, which the Council, in its reasonable opinion, determines as suitable to meet its operational needs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 144 000 000.00 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:

Employability and Skills Training (including IT, First Aid, Food Safety, etc.)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

At various locations in Lincoln, Boston, North and South Kesteven and East and West Lindsey districts.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot 1 seeks providers for the delivery of the learning theme Supporting the Local Economy Programmes (skills and employability provision including, IT, First Aid, Food Safety and others). Delivery to meet the purpose of the agreed learning programmes based on relevant learning themes; training identifying candidates, providing suitable training venues and course materials are key aspects within the requirements. The aim of adult skills provision is to link skill levels and confidence of learners to improve their chances of gaining sustained employment. Learner eligibility rules as described in the procurement documents will apply.

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: 5 120 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The FW agreement will last for an initial period of (4) four years with the option to extend for indefinite periods of (4) four years or other extension periods which the Council in its reasonable opinion, determines suitable to meet its operational requirements.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide an Adult Education Budget (AEB) grant annually to LCC which is received each academic year and for the purpose providing the adult skills and family learning programmes, providers shall be aware that its continued provision is subject to OFSTED inspection.

The estimated contract values are calculated on the basis of 3 x 4 year terms.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health and Well Being Programmes

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80560000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

At locations in Lincoln, Boston, North and South Kesteven, East and West Lindsey districts.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot 2 seeks providers for the delivery of the learning theme health and well being programmes. Delivery to meet the purpose of the agreed learning programmes based on relevant learning themes: training identifying candidates, providing suitable training venues and course materials are key aspects within the requirements. The aim of adult skills provision is to link skill levels and confidence of learners to improve their chances of gaining sustained employment. Learner eligibility rules as described in the procurement documents will apply.

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: 3 735 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The FW agreement will last for an initial period of (4) four years with the option to extend for indefinite periods of (4) four years or other extension periods which the Council in its reasonable opinion, determines suitable to meet its operational requirements.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide an Adult Education Budget (AEB) grant annually to LCC which is received each academic year and for the purpose providing the adult skills and family learning programmes, providers shall be aware that its continued provision is subject to OFSTED inspection.

The estimated contract values are calculated on the basis of 3 x 4 year terms.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Improving Outcomes for Families

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

At locations in Lincoln, Boston, North and South Kesteven, East and West Lindsey districts.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot 3 seeks providers for the delivery of the learning theme improving outcomes for families delivery to meet the purpose of the agreed learning programmes based on relevant learning themes: training, identifying candidates, providing suitable training venues and course materials are key aspects within the requirements. The aim of adult skills provision is to link skill levels and confidence of learners to improve their chances of gaining sustained employment. Learner eligibility rules as described in the procurement documents will apply.

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: 897 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The FW agreement will last for an initial period of (4) four years with the option to extend for indefinite periods of (4) four years or other extension periods which the Council in its reasonable opinion, determines suitable to meet its operational requirements.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide an Adult Education Budget (AEB) grant annually to LCC which is received each academic year and for the purpose providing the adult skills and family learning programmes, providers shall be aware that its continued provision is subject to OFSTED inspection.

The estimated contract values are calculated on the basis of 3 x 4 year terms.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

ASB Formulae Funded Qualifications — Adult skills

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

At various locations in Lincoln, Boston, North and South Kesteven and East and West Lindsey districts.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot 4 seeks providers for the delivery of the learning theme subject to ASB formulae funding qualifications. Delivery to meet the purpose of the agreed learning programmes based on relevant learning themes: training, identifying candidates, providing suitable training venues and course materials are key aspects within the requirements. The aim of adult skills provision is to link skill levels and confidence of learners to improve their chances of gaining sustained employment. Learner eligibility rules as described in the procurement documents will apply.

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: 3 725 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The FW agreement will last for an initial period of (4) four years with the option to extend for indefinite periods of (4) four years or other extension periods which the Council in its reasonable opinion, determines suitable to meet its operational requirements.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide an Adult Education Budget (AEB) grant annually to LCC which is received each academic year and for the purpose providing the adult skills and family learning programmes, providers shall be aware that its continued provision is subject to OFSTED inspection.

The estimated contract values are calculated on the basis of 3 x 4 year terms.

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

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: 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: 27/05/2019
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Lincoln via East Mids Tenders (Pro Contract Due North)

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

Lincoln County council
Lincoln
LN1 1A
United Kingdom
E-mail: www.procurementlincolnshire@lincolnshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The High Court
London
WC1
United Kingdom
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:

26/04/2019