Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
For the attention of: Richard Somerset
S21 1BZ Chesterfield
Telephone: +44 1246500765
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
16-18 Apprenticeships, 19-24 Apprenticeships, Programmes for the Unemployed and ESF Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) Tender.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Anywhere in the UK.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Chesterfield College is seeking to establish a framework agreement with several experienced and established Partners for the Supply of 16-18 Apprenticeships, 19-24 Apprenticeships, Programmes for the Unemployed and ESF Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW).
Chesterfield College is currently looking to expand its existing group of approved partners that can deliver in the following areas:
1 16-18 Apprenticeships;
2 19-24 Apprenticeships;
3 Programmes for the Unemployed (PFU);
4 ESF Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW).
Learning Unlimited part of Chesterfield College has a turnover of over 10m including in excess of 5m worth of apprenticeship contracts, the College has also been successful in winning a large ESF contract that will require assistance from partners to deliver the outcomes. Providers are asked to submit proposals to deliver Apprenticeship and Vocational provision within their chosen curriculum area Suppliers should have a proven track record of delivering Apprenticeship for 16 to 18 year olds, 19 to 24 year olds, PFU and workplace learning with excellent success and retention rates. The duration of the framework agreement shall be for between a one and three year period on a 1 plus 1 plus 1 basis dependent on performance. For SSW this will be an initial 12 month contract with a view to extend into a 2nd year.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80530000, 80520000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.7.2013. Completion 31.7.2015
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See conditions of contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See conditions of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See conditions of contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Health and safety policy.
Equal oportunties policy.
Quality management system.
Employers liability insurance cover to 10 000 000 GBP.
Public liability insurance cover to 5 000 000 GBP.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Previous 3 years accounts.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See conditions of contract and/or pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.6.2013 – 11:50
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
26.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)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: Annually Tender.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Chesterfield College will incorporate a minimum10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the College before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 5 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 2 working days before the expiry ofthe standstill period. Such additional should be requested from the named contact point at I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Courtmay order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: