Cumbria County Council Learning and Skills Framework  2020 – 2024

Cumbria County Council Learning and Skills Framework  2020 – 2024

Cumbria County Council invites submissions from suitably qualified and experienced training providers to deliver its learning and skills provision.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Education and training services

2019/S 193-468899

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Janet Smith
Telephone: +44 1900706916
E-mail: janet.smith@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD1Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Learning and Skills Framework 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2024

Reference number: DN438823

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Cumbria County Council invites submissions from suitably qualified and experienced training providers to deliver its learning and skills provision.

The tender will be split into 8 lots across the areas identified by the Council.

Lot 1: Leadership, Management and Culture;

Lot 2: Health and Safety;

Lot 3: Highways;

Lot 4: Fire and Rescue;

Lot 5: Adults and Children’s Services (including Social Work, Children and Young People and Occupational Therapy);

Lot 6: Cumbria Care;

Lot 7: Professional Services;

Lot 8: School Development.

Tenders may be submitted for 1 or more lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Leadership, Management and Culture

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 sets out the learning and skills requirements of our leaders and managers. There is a requirement for leadership and management development at every level from the extended leadership team, through to senior and middle managers to team leaders and supervisors.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health and Safety

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80560000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: The County Council is committed to the ongoing health, safety and well-being of employees, elected members, trade union representatives, contractors and members of the public in receipt of Council services. The specifications within this lot are delivered to County Council employees who work at various levels within our workforce structure. Ranging from Corporate Directors to front line operational staff.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Highways

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3: the specifications in this lot relate to a number of departments that come within the economy and infrastructure directorate. Staff within this directorate work in the following areas: economic development, environment, highways and transport infrastructure. A large amount of the training required from this lot, relates to the highways operations teams to keep them safe whilst working on frontline services as well as imbedding skills and knowledge. All training should focus on hands on practical experience in order to imbed and underpin the theory side of any learning. There are a variety of teams that will require training from Lot 3: street lighting, traffic management, network, street works, windermere ferry, Cumbria transport operational team (CTOT), workshops. Job roles vary from: highways operatives, network operatives, technicians, electricians, ferry captains, drivers, passenger assistants, workshops supervisors, mechanics, managers, senior managers and business support staff.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Fire and Rescue

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80550000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are committed to the development of their workforce as they recognise that without the best staff we would not be able to deliver a safe and efficient service. We make sure that all staff are equipped with the correct skills, knowledge and support to deliver for the people of Cumbria. As part of this commitment we will consider the development of organisational and transformational activity to provide the best environment for our staff to thrive. The specifications in Lot 4 fire and rescue service refer to operational and non-operational staff within the fire and rescue service operating at various levels. Where applicable the training will need to meet industry standards, frameworks and awarding bodies criteria. It is generally expected that the delivery provider will provide any required specialist equipment that is relevant to the training. For example first aid equipment for first aid courses and live fire facilities for training that includes live firefighting.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adults and Children’s Services (including Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Children and Young People)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5: the majority of specifications in this lot are related to staff working in the people directorate and largely those staff in children’s and adult social care roles. These are roles such as social workers, child and family workers, foster carers, occupational therapists, social care workers, rehabilitation officers, front-line administration and business support staff, health and well-being coordinators and public health staff.

Some of the children’s services training courses are also open to staff from other organisations including for example, early years settings, schools, children’s centres and health agencies. Children’s services practitioners cover a range of roles typically shaped by their specialisms, the principal ones of which are support and protect, leaving care services with children looked after, fostering and adoption and children with special needs; other roles are critical in supporting these specialisms such as family support workers. Newly qualified social workers are a significant part of the workforce and also work to many of the specialist roles in an entry level capacity. Some of the training will be open to practitioners in early intervention services, schools, children’s centres and health care agencies.

Mental health services in Cumbria are established on an integrated model and training relates also to social care members of the mental health teams and, in some instances, other agencies.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Cumbria Care

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 6: the specifications in this lot are principally for training related to Cumbria Care staff (managers, supervisors, support workers, domestic staff and admin). Cumbria Care is the County Council’s in-house provider who employ approximately 1 900 staff in a variety of care roles and ancillary staff ranging from support workers, senior care, supervisors, managers, domestics, cooks and office administrators who work and support older adults and people with learning disabilities. Cumbria care provide 24 hour support to our residential and supported living services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Professional Services

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 7: the specifications in this lot are for staff across a number of areas within Cumbria County Council and aimed at staff from a wide variety of job roles ranging from for instance: accountants, trading standards officers, solicitors, legal assistants, driving instructors and elected members. The staff will predominantly be Carlisle based and work in a variety of services including IT, Procurement, Learning and Skills, People Management and Libraries.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

School Development

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 8: the specifications in this lot are to deliver training to a wide range of professionals across Cumbria and its neighbouring authorities and may include: school focused staff, governors, early year’s settings and practitioners.

There are a variety of educational establishments that will require training from this lot including, infant, junior, primary and secondary schools (including academies and independents), nursery schools, colleges, private day nurseries and childminders.

Job roles in these establishments vary from head teacher, senior leader, class teacher, teaching assistants including higher level teaching assistants, administration staff, grounds maintenance and site management staff, catering and cleaning operatives, mid-day supervisors, governors, nursery owners and managers, childminders, and day nursery staff.

Whilst School Development is included as a separate lot within the specification, providers should note that there will be training in other lots that will also be offered to schools e.g. the health and safety lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This procurement is carried out under the ‘Light Touch Regime’ as per the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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: 08/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

The framework agreement is open for use by the following: Carlisle City Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Eden District Council, Copeland Borough Council, Barrow Borough Council, South Lakeland District Council, Lake District National Park, Cumbria Constabulary, North Cumbria CCG, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Morecambe Bay CCG, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust,Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(I) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(II) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The contract is for 4 years. The total value provided is only an estimate.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesty’s Court Service
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
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:

02/10/2019