Construction Skills Training Framework West Midlands

Construction Skills Training Framework West Midlands

WMCA is establishing a 7 500 000 GBP Regional Construction Skills Training Framework through this procurement exercise.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Education and training services

2018/S 224-512843

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)
16 Summer Lane
B19 3SD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3453036760
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Regional Construction Skills Training Framework

Reference number: 01809-2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

WMCA is establishing a 7 500 000 GBP Regional Construction Skills Training Framework through this procurement exercise, through which it intends to purchase employment and training services over the next 4 years from 1.1.2019, through a variety of mini-competitions. The framework has been established to support unemployed and socially disadvantaged residents from the West Midlands to enter employment in the construction sector.

The below value of the framework is based on known funding at the time of publishing this framework opportunity. There may be additional funding received for constructions skills during the life of this 4 year agreement and where appropriate this funding will be spent via the call off from the framework.

The Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) includes entry to the regional construction skills training framework which will run concurrently with a call for mini-competition Construction Skills Job Access Programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Delivery of services must primarily occur within the geographical communities of WMCA. Please refer to the authority’s ITT documents for specific definitions of the geographical communities.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

WMCA intends to utilise the Regional Construction Skills Training Framework for purchasing additional employment and training related services in the construction sector from funding sources that are yet to be secured over the 4-year Framework Agreement.

This Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) includes entry to the Regional Construction Skills Training Framework which will run concurrently with a call for mini-competition construction skills job access programme. The mini-competition procurement exercise is running concurrently with the framework entry due to requirement for contracts to begin in January 2019 with a proportion of funding being spent by the end of March 2019. Organisations bidding to join the framework may also bid for the construction skills job access mini-competition. It is not, however, compulsory to bid for this mini-competition. Suppliers can opt to solely apply to join the Framework. Equally, securing a position on the framework does not guarantee that a supplier will be awarded a contract through the construction skills job access mini-competition. It is possible that the application to join the framework may be accepted, but that the supplier fails to achieve a winning tender score for the construction skills job access mini-competition.

The mini-competition is split into three distinct packages, aligned to the Framework funding sources:

— Package 1: The Construction Gateway;

— Package 2: Construction Skills Fund (Housing;

— Package 3: Construction Skills Fund (Infrastructure).

The mini-competition will allocate up 500 000 GBP from The Construction Gateway and up to 200 000 GBP from the Construction Skills Fund, split into 100 000 GBP in Housing and 100 000 GBP in Infrastructure. Contracts will not exceed 100 000 GBP and therefore, it is anticipated that 7 contracts will be awarded through this mini-competition.

WMCA does not intend to establish individual lots under this framework. This is to allow for the flexible allocation of funding throughout the lifetime of the framework and to enable suppliers to meet the anticipated training outcomes and employment outcomes through flexible delivery mechanisms that are not restricted to individual lots.

The meet the buyer event will take place between 1:00 — 3:00 pm on Friday the 30th November at:

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.

It is essential that all bidders who intend to attend the event register through the following Eventbrite link:

Interested suppliers should register their interest in on our Bravo Solution Portal by expressing an interest in the following listed tender:

Project: project_226 — Regional Construction Skills Framework

The below ITTs are included within this opportunity.

ITT: itt_578 — Regional Construction Skills ITT (Framework entry)

ITT: itt_579 — Regional Construction Skills (Mini competition): Job access programme

Responses to the Framework entry ITT are mandatory and must be completed in order to be considered as part of the framework. Please see the ITT letter within the Bravo for information.

In order to access this opportunity providers must be registered on our e-tendering portal — Bravo Solution. For details of how to register please visit:

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: 7 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/01/2019
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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
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:

The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons.

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

The framework will be for 4 years.

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: 04/12/2018
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/12/2018
Local time: 17:00

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

West Midland Combined Authority
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: