Building a Sustainable Training Infrastructure for the Built Environment

Building a Sustainable Training Infrastructure for the Built Environment

‘Building a sustainable infrastructure for the Built Environment’. A Sector Priority Fund Pilot Project managed by Asset Skills and sponsored by the Welsh Government with additional support from the European Social Fund.

UK-Exeter: education and training services

2012/S 206-339002

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Asset Skills
2 The Courtyard, 48 New North Road
For the attention of: Mr Allen Williams, Project Manager
EX4 4EP Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7736438047
E-mail: awilliams@assetskills.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.assetskills.org

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: Asset Skills
Internet address: http://www.assetskills.org/Wales/SPF2012/ContractInformation.aspx

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Asset Skills
2 The Courtyard, 48 New North Road
Contact point(s): Zena Smith
EX4 4EP Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392423399
E-mail: zsmith@assetskills.org

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Building a Sustainable Training Infrastructure for the Built Environment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UKL

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

‘Building a sustainable infrastructure for the Built Environment’. A Sector Priority Fund Pilot Project managed by Asset Skills and sponsored by the Welsh Government with additional support from the European Social Fund.
Project summary.
Asset Skills will build on the experience gained in the delivery of our previous SPFP project to enhance the capacity of the infrastructure in place to ensure the sustainable delivery of apprenticeships and Green Deal/Energy Efficiency qualifications. We will, through the project, establish a sustainable network of providers who will become ‘Centres of Excellence’ as part of our UK Academy in Wales and who will deliver the qualifications in the Asset Skills sector post project through main stream funding.
To achieve this goal the project will:
— recruit employers, learning providers and candidates to the programme,
— implement an effective procurement process through which providers will tender for funding to deliver the pilot programmes,
— develop partnerships with training providers to promote and provide long term solutions for training demand via mainstream funding after the conclusion of the SPFP funding,
— monitor and manage the delivery partners to ensure maximum successful completions by candidates,
— produce an evaluation report to inform on lessons learnt and sustainable routes for future delivery.
Key learning points from the previous project have been:
— the positive impact of employer engagement,
— the importance of contract management of the training providers,
— the need for induction programmes and workplace support for candidates to increase the number of successful apprenticeships and qualifications achieved.
This project will also monitor performance, assess progress and report on outcomes with recommendations to inform training providers and the Welsh Government on the nature and content of employer demand.
The impact of the project will be significant in that it will create a sustainable delivery infrastructure for a new range of apprenticeships and qualifications, and produce a measureable benefit to employers by raising the skills levels of employees in the built environment and business services sectors, and influencing providers to incorporate these qualifications into mainstream provision.
Tender documents are available on line and can be downloaded at the Asset Skills website. http://www.assetskills.org/Wales/SPF2012/ContractInformation.aspx

To apply please complete the SPFP 2 Tender Document and submit:
— 1 electronic hard copy, in Microsoft Word Format, to SPFP2@assetskills.org, PLUS,

— 3 identical hard copies to Zena Smith, 2 The Courtyard, 48 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP.
All documents, in email and hard copy form, must be received by 5pm on Friday the 30.11.2012.
All tenders received after this date and time will be deleted and destroyed.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Deliver Advanced Apprenticeship in Energy Assessment and Advice, (Level 3) 62 participants.
Deliver Award in Introducing sustainable energy efficiency to potential customers, (Level 1) 510 participants.
Deliver Intermediate level Apprenticeship in Facilities Services, (Level 2) 101 participants.
Deliver Higher Apprenticeship in Facilities management, (Level 4) 32 participants.
Deliver Housing Apprentice Level 3 (homelessness units) 52 participants.
Deliver Apprenticeship in Local Taxation and Benefits, (Level 3) 29 participants.
Deliver Diploma in Cleaning Supervision, Level 3, (this qualification is in draft only and will be available for delivery by March 2013 when it will become a full Apprenticeship framework) 61 participants.
Bids for smaller numbers of learners than those listed in the lots will be considered particularly where the bid offers regional coverage that might not otherwise be achieved.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2013. Completion 31.12.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Deliver Advanced Apprenticeship in Energy Assessment and Advice, Level 3

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
62; 45; 17.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Deliver Award in introducing sustainable energy efficiency to potential customers, Level 1

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
510; 410; 100.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Deliver Intermediate level Apprenticeship in Facilities Services, Level 2

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
101; 75; 26
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Deliver Higher Apprenticeship in Facilities management, Level 4

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
32; 22; 10.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Deliver Housing Apprentice Level 3 (homelessness units)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
52; 40; 12.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Deliver Apprenticeship in Local Taxation and Benefits, Level 3

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
29; 19; 10.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Deliver Diploma in Cleaning Supervision, Level 3(This qualification is in draft only and will be available for delivery by March 2013)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80310000, 80400000, 80430000, 80500000, 80530000, 80540000

3)Quantity or scope

Total Places; South Wales; North Wales.
61; 45; 16.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) bank statement and/or evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) balance sheets or extracts of balance sheets;
(c) statement of turnover for a maximum of the last three years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SPFP21
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: 23.11.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.11.2012 – 17:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 3.12.2012 – 09:00
Place:

Asset Skills, Exeter.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Sector Priority Fund Pilot.
VI.3)Additional information

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 32321.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Asset Skills will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day 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 contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.10.2012