Digital Training Delivery in the Black Country

Digital Training Delivery in the Black Country

Delivery partner to develop and deliver Digital Training Project Part of BIG Lottery/ESF funded ‘Black Country Click Start’ Project.

United Kingdom-Walsall: Personal development training services

2016/S 218-396998

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

100 Hatherton Street, 3rd Floor
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Catherine Meehan
Telephone: +44 3005556666
NUTS code: UKG35
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Delivery partner to develop and deliver Digital Training Project Part of BIG Lottery/ESF funded ‘Black Country Click Start’ Project.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The digital inclusion project addresses services to participants in Walsall and Dudley of the Black Country Click Start Project to improve their access to digital services. It forms part of the BIG Lottery’s Building Better Opportunities Programme and seeks to provide wraparound support, and to improve digital and financial inclusion, targeting those social housing tenants who will be affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit / welfare reform, with clear progression routes onto skills and employment provision and developing services building necessary financial and digital skills to make effective decisions and properly manage personal finances, access government services, advice services, price comparison services, and make effective decisions regarding the management of personal finances.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG35

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The maximum budget for delivering these services is 222 589.63 GBP. The budget should be calculated in line with the ESF guidance provided within tender documentation and should not include a profit in any way. Overheads (indirect costs) are covered — this cost should be calculated at 15 % of direct staff costs. We would expect to see hardware provision for no less than 120 participants and accreditation costs for no less than 150 participants in total. The total number of people fully registered on and supported through the programme should be 536 minimum and 644 maximum. Of the participants registered and supported on the programme: 50 % should be men, 50 % women; 50 % should be unemployed; 50 % economically inactive;16 % should be aged 50 or older; 20 % should be people with disabilities;28 % should be people from ethnic minorities.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation / Interview / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The term will be for an initial period of 3 (three) years. The contract will be extendable up to a maximum of 3 (three) years by one or more extensions of whatever period(s) the Client specifies subject to satisfactory performance by the provider and further funding being made available.

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: yes
Identification of the project: BIG Lottery’s Building Better Opportunities Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

Funding provided by Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 12/12/2016
Local time: 09:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/12/2016
Local time: 09:00

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:

Whg are committed to the deployment of e-tendering methodology. This tender process will be managed via our electronic tendering solution referred to as Due North Pro Contract. During the tender stage you will enter the Housing Procurement Portal (HPP) to register your organisation. To Enter go to: whg are not bound to accept the lowest or any tender and will not be responsible for, or pay any expenses incurred by the Bidder in the preparation of this tender. Whilst whg will use reasonable endeavours to see that all information given to Bidders is both truthful and accurate, whg in no way warrants the same and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any information provided whg. whg accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of whatever kind and howsoever caused arising from or in consequence of the use by Bidders of such information.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
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:



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