COVID-19 Recovery Skills Training Contract

COVID-19 Recovery Skills Training Contract

Lot 1 – Pathway to jobs in SELEP growth and recruiting sectors.

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-000111
Publication date: 5 January 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

 

one.1) Name and addresses

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

County Hall, Market Road

CHELMSFORD

CM1 1QH

Contact

Andrew Beaver

Email

andrew.beaver@essex.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 3330136253

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKH3 – Essex

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.essex.gov.uk

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://www.proactisplaza.com

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://www.proactisplaza.com

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

 

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

CO0043 SELEP COVID-19 Recovery Skills Training

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 80000000 – Education and training services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Essex County Council is managing this procurement process on behalf of SELEP. It is proposed that a framework will be established to allow access for SELEP, and those public sector organisations associated with SELEP, to the services being provided. Ordering and payment processes will be established at the commencement of this agreement.

It is proposed that the framework would be procured on terms which would provide access to the local authorities within the SELEP area including but not limited to; Essex County Council, East Sussex Council, Kent County Council, Southend Council, Thurrock Council and Medway Council. District, borough and city authorities

within this geography. These Contracting Bodies will be responsible for ordering of, and payment for, their own services through this agreement.

The key outcome of this tender is to ensure a co-ordinated, effective response to COVID-19. As such, we are seeking organisations that can support us through the delivery of services as set out in the Lots below.

Interested Bidders are required to highlight which Lot(s) of work they are bidding for and is clearly marked when completing the Bidder questionnaire.

Lots

Lot 1 – Pathway to jobs in SELEP growth and recruiting sectors. Training specifically to get recently unemployment / redundant individuals into key sectors and illustrating a collaborative approach with employers. Key sectors include construction, logistics, health, care, IT, food production, engineering and the coastal and rural economies are to be supported across all. . There is the ability to be flexible if new government funding is issued which addresses shortages in these sectors.

Lot 2 – Maximising jobs arising through the digital revolution. Training specifically to support people into digital roles across all sectors

Lot 3 – Digital skills for all – kit, connectivity and access to training

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £5,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Pathway to jobs in SELEP growth and recruiting sectors

Lot No

1

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 80531000 – Industrial and technical training services
  • 80570000 – Personal development training services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes

UKH3 – Essex
UKJ2 – Surrey, East and West Sussex
UKJ4 – Kent

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Training specifically to get recently unemployed / redundant adults into identified jobs in key sectors – collaborative approach with employers

Ensure no duplication with existing government programmes and target cohorts accordingly

Targeting construction, health, care, rural economy, logistics, engineering, in that order of priority and with the ability to adapt if government sector support funding is launched

To include wrap around support tailored to the individual

To include awareness raising of the sectors and increasing their attractiveness

Ability to agree change of sector focus according to government responses and changing market needs Retraining for key sectors – 300 people supported into jobs

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £945,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

24

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Maximising jobs arising through the digital revolution

Lot No

2

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 80533000 – Computer-user familiarisation and training services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes

UKH3 – Essex
UKJ2 – Surrey, East and West Sussex
UKJ4 – Kent

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

• As digital jobs are cross cutting, this would offer training for digital roles across all sectors and for jobs such as coding, software development, web design and video production. Increased focus and demand due to COVID-19.

• To include element of raising awareness of the sector and increasing diversity.

• Collaborative approach with employers.

• Potential to work with National Retraining Scheme team at DfE who are piloting digital boot-camps in other areas and to build on experiences of similar programme in Lancashire

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £300,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

24

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Digital skills for all

Lot No

3

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 30213000 – Personal computers
  • 80533100 – Computer training services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes

UKH3 – Essex
UKJ2 – Surrey, East and West Sussex
UKJ4 – Kent

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Getting kit and connectivity to those without it and where this is a barrier to training or employment (with conditions and checks on kit and connectivity for a minimum period). A loan scheme model for the kit will be explored.

High quality training to address the now universal requirement for basic digital skills, in virtually all roles. Such training could be offered to quite large cohorts and include collaborations with corporates to ensure maximum impact.

Package to include training for those with no, some and developing digital skills.

Given evidence shows access likely to be lower in deprived areas, ensure districts with lower skills rates / higher unemployment are targeted as well as BAME groups and individuals with disabilities.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £3,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

24

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No


Section four. Procedure

 

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.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: 3

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date

5 February 2021

Local time

12:00pm

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

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

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

5 February 2021

Local time

1:00pm


Section six. Complementary information

 

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

Country

United Kingdom