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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
16 Summer Lane
Telephone: +44 3453036760
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Regional Construction Skills Training Framework
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The framework will be for 4 years.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: