Delivery of Training Support Grant

Delivery of Training Support Grant

Caerphilly County Borough Council require a ”Delivery Organisation” to deliver the Caerphilly Cwm a Mynydd Partnership”s ”Training Support Grant”.

Delivery of Caerphilly Cwm a Mynydd Partnership’s ‘Training Support Grant’

Procurer reference: CCBC/EQ1220/12/AK
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Contract Type
Name of the organisation
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Contact Name
Mrs Anne Knibbs
Procurement Services, Penallta House, Tredomen Park,
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7PG
01443 863382
01443 863167
Web Address
Service category
Title of the contract
Delivery of Caerphilly Cwm a Mynydd Partnership’s ‘Training Support Grant’
Description of the contract

Caerphilly County Borough Council require a ”Delivery Organisation” to deliver the Caerphilly Cwm a Mynydd Partnership”s ”Training Support Grant”.

The Caerphilly Cwm a Mynydd Partnership was established in 2007. It is the organisation responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Wales Rural Development Plan in Caerphilly County Borough. The Partnership has secured funding through the European Funded Wales Rural Development Plan for the ”Training Support Grant”. The ”Training Support Grant” forms part of an umbrella project called ”Developing Skills in Rural Caerphilly” under Axis 3, Measure 331 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-13.

The ”Training Support Grant” will provide funding to support eligible training activities for the rural population in the eligible Wards of Caerphilly CBC.

The ”Delivery Organisation” will identify what training is currently available to individuals, businesses and organisations in the rural areas of Caerphilly CBC and identify training needs and develop learning plans. The Delivery Organisation will be expected to assist in the development and delivery of the Training Support Grant. The Delivery Organisation will NOT provide the training directly.

Monthly reporting to the Partnership will be required.

The total value of the project is currently £250,250.00, tenderers will be asked to provide evidence that they are finanically capable to underwrite the total project cost within the tender submission. Overdrafts will not be an accepted method to do this. The cost is split as follows:

Grants (£186,650):

It is assumed that this will be able to provide support for approximately 180 people with funding at £1,037 per benficiary. This will be made up from £149,320 contribution available through the RDP for Wales and a Minimum £37,330.00 match funding commitment from grant applicants. The Delivery Organisation will be responsible for ensuring that the £37,330.00 match funding contribution from grant applicants is secured. This must be formally underwritten by the successful bidder.

Salaries (£45,000.00) and Grant Scheme Administration (£18,600):

This will be made up from £50,880 contribution available through the RDP for Wales and a Minimum £12,720.00 match funding commitment from the tenderer.

The ‘Delivery Organisation’ will bank roll the salaries, management costs and payment of grants to beneficiaries and will claim the funding in arrears from the RDP Lead Body who in turn will draw funding down from the Welsh Government. It is therefore essential the Delivery Orgnaisation ensures that all expenditure is eligible, as financial penalties will be passed from the Welsh Government to the Delivery Organisation.

The programme was originally due to end in December 2013, but there is a possibility of extending the project, which could allow the Training Support Grant to run till 31st September 2014, this is however subject to Welsh Government approval which is currently being sought.

Further details can be found in the Tender documentation.

Place / site of work / delivery
Caerphilly County Borough

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
80500000 – Training services.
80521000 – Training programme services.
80530000 – Vocational training services.
80570000 – Personal development training services.
79400000 – Business and management consultancy and related services.
79410000 – Business and management consultancy services.
79420000 – Management-related services.
80000000 – Education and training services.

Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents

SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

Tender Documents are attached to this notice for your information however Bidders MUST register on to the Proactis Plaza E tendering portal at the following web address by clicking on the Register Now box (bottom left hand side of the page) if not already registered:

On completion of the registration process or if already registered you must email Anne Knibbs on to confirm that you have completed registration and are expressing an interest in the project so that you can be added to the project.

The tender documents will be made available through the appropriate project on the e-tendering system Proactis Plaza which you will need to be added to and therefore it is essential that potential bidders register themselves on the system (if not already done so) as the tenders MUST BE RETURNED VIA THE ETENDERING SYSTEM.

Bidders should complete the registration process and email the Anne Knibbs (as above) by 12 NOON on FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2012.

Failure to register yourself on the Proactis Plaza system by this date and notifying of your expression of interest will result in you not being eligible to tender as you will not be added to the etender project for this contract.

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Receipt of Expressions of Interest to be added onto the Etender project in order to return bids
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
The Rural Development Plan for Wales (RDP) is jointly funded by the European Union (EU) as part of the Common Agricultural Policy through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract