Contract for Graduate Internships in Bradford
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council) are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified provider to deliver activity which will complement and enhance existing provision for graduates, such as Jobcentre Plus’s Graduate Guarantee and other Get Britain Working measures.
UK-Bradford: education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Regeneration and Culture, Employment and Skills, 2nd Floor, Jacobs Well, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Helen Brogden
BD1 5RW Bradford
Telephone: +44 1274434149
General address of the contracting authority: www.bradford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/procurement
Electronic access to information: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://scms.alito.co.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bradford district.
NUTS code UKE41
This project has been designed to assist graduates, under the age of 25, to progress into employment in some of Bradford’s key economic priority sectors through a combination of coaching / mentoring, internships and training. This will support local employers who will be able to benefit from the skills and knowledge of recent graduates without any financial commitment from the perspective employer. The project will provide graduates with valuable exposure to the world of work. This work place based experience will give the potential to access long-term employment with these employers or other similar employers.
The required activities to be delivered are:
— Help and support, including work focussed information, advice and guidance,
— Engagement of Bradford District graduates seeking graduate level employment,
— Additional activities to increase graduates’ employability,
— Engagement of employers and other relevant stakeholders to identify suitable projects at graduate level,
— Work experience, in-line with Get Britain Working measures,
— Flexibility of provision.
The contract will run from September 2012 for a period of 18 months. The figures quoted are indicative only as the Council can not guarantee future levels of need against this requirement.
Further details of the requirements will be specified within the tender documents which are available via the regional tendering website http://scms.alito.co.uk. The details of how to access these are contained within.
Section VI.3 of this contract notice and any queries regarding this procurement should be made only after reading these documents.
The requirements of this contract are considered to be a part B service and are being advertised on a voluntary basis.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Organisations will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) document. This is available from the e-tendering website used by the Council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which.
Provides more explanation of the Council’s requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the PQQ prior to the closing date of the PQQ.
As detailed in the PQQ documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Assessment of economic and financial standing and technical ability on the basis of the responses to the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council reserves the right to use e-procurement technologies, including e-tendering in this procurement exercise. Interested bidders should be prepared to submit responses and bids using the internet.
Therefore the tender documents are to be downloaded from the Bulletin Board on https://scms.alito.co.uk using the following search criteria:
Keyword or contract ID: BMDC/26305.
Current / awarded: current.
Display tenders: all.
Council: Bradford Metropolitan District.
Matching categories: all.
And completed and returned following the instructions provided in the documents.
Although documents will be available for download up to the closing time and date for submissions, it is the bidders responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with all supporting documentation called for, prior to the closing time and date of this stage of the process.
If this is your first time using the system, please refer to the online user guide, available under the Help tab, to assist you to register and download the document(s). To access Bradford MDC documentation, you must register for Bradford MDC under the “councils” tab. If you require any assistance with the web site, please contact the named officer on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the SCMS web site homepage.
See VI.4.2 below
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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 and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into.
The court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
See VI.4.2 above
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.5.2012