Apprenticeship Training – Dynamic Purchasing System

Apprenticeship Training – Dynamic Purchasing System

The DPS will be used for the provision of apprenticeship training, to include the independent delivery of end-point assessments.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Education and training services

2020/S 175-423959

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Warwickshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall, Warwick
Town: Warwick
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926736364
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Town: Solihull
NUTS code: UKG32 Solihull
Postal code: B91 3QB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926736364
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Coventry City Council
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Postal code: CV1 5RR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926736364
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Warwick District Council
Postal address: Riverside House, Milverton Hill
Town: Leamington
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV32 5HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926736364
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.csw-jets.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

WCC — DPS for Apprenticeship Training Provision

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Warwickshire County Council invite applications from suitably experienced operators for admission to the Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of apprenticeship training.

The DPS will be used for the provision of apprenticeship training, to include the independent delivery of end-point assessments. The DPS can be used for this purpose by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Coventry City Council, Warwick District Council and subject to authorisation by Warwickshire County Council, it can also be used by other Local Authorities in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 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: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Locations where involved authorities undertake activities.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Warwickshire County Council invites applications from training providers who are on the Skills Funding Agency Register of apprenticeship training providers. The period of validity of the DPS will be until 30 September 2025 but the Council reserves the right to amend, shorten or extend this period of validity to meet the requirements of the authorities involved.

Providers who are on the previous DPS do not need to re-apply as their place will continue on this renewed DPS.

The DPS will be used to select training providers to provide apprenticeship training, to include the independent delivery of end-point assessments. The DPS can be used for this purpose by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Coventry City Council, Warwick District and subject to authorisation by Warwickshire County Council, it can also be used by other Local Authorities in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Business opportunities will either be made available to approved operators on the DPS either by direct award or via a tender process. Tender opportunities are likely to be offered by a mini-competition exercise via an electronic procurement portal.

The estimated contract value is a high estimate allowing for potential increase in usage by the named authorities, scope for other authorities to use the DPS and should the County Council decide to extend the period of validity beyond 2025.

 

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: 20 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/10/2020
End: 30/09/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The period of validity of the DPS will be until 30 September 2025 but the Council reserves the right to amend, shorten or extend this period of validity to meet the requirements of the authorities involved.

 

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

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The period of validity of the DPS will be until 30 September 2025 but the Council reserves the right to amend, shorten or extend this period of validity to meet the requirements of the authorities involved.

 

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

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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the setting up of 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: yes
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: 30/09/2025
Local time: 17:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The period of validity of the DPS will be until 30 September 2025 but the Council reserves the right to amend, shorten or extend this period of validity to meet the requirements of the authorities involved.

 

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

 

During the course of the contract period the range and scope of these services may be subject to modification and variation as necessary to meet the changing needs and requirements of the Council, changes in legislation and the changing demands placed on the Council by its customers. These changes may include (but are not limited to):

• increases or decreases in the use of apprenticeships;

• the identification of additional service recipients, not originally captured by the scope of the contract;

• environmental and new technological opportunities which impact on the use of this provision and the Councils own services;

• necessary additional services, products or customer base required to maintain the provision but not identified nor required at the time of tendering.

Full details of the current service requirements can be found in the DPS Documentation.

The estimated contract value is inflated to cover potential but currently unrealised spend.

The period of validity of the DPS will be until 30 September 2025 but the Council reserves the right to amend, shorten or extend this period of validity to meet the requirements of the authorities involved.

This procurement exercise will be run electronically using the Council’s e-tendering system (CSWJETS). To participate in this procurement bidders must register and express an interest at https://intendhost.co.uk/csw-jets/aspx/Home Once registered, all correspondence for this procurement process must be via the correspondence function. However, if you are unable to register with the website please email procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk. All documentation and further information regarding the procurement can be found on this system.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
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: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/09/2020