DWP Tender for Employment and Health Related Services

DWP Tender for Employment and Health Related Services

The Department for Work and Pensions wishes to establish a tiered Framework-style umbrella agreement for the provision of employment and health related services.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Administration, defence and social security services

2020/S 126-309330

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Hartshead Square
Town: Sheffield
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: S1 2FD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Garry Chambers
E-mail: SHS.EMPLOYABILITYUMBRELLAAGREEMENT@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK
Telephone: +44 1132327010
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://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Commercial Agreement for the Provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Work and Pensions (the Authority) wishes to establish a tiered framework-style umbrella agreement for the provision of employment and health related services. The aim of this is to help people who are unemployed, disabled, have a health condition or barrier to work to select, train for, obtain and retain employment (Services). The types of support services required may vary over time and with the needs of the people being supported. This procurement relates to the health, social and related services which are listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) as a social service. This procurement is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime (LTR) so is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of the PCR.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000 000.00 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:

CAEHRS Lot 1: Central England

Lot No: Lot 1 Central England

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Central England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 2: North East England

Lot No: Lot 2 North East England

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

North East England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 3: North West England

Lot No: Lot 3 North West England

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

North West England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 4: Southern England

Lot No: Lot 4 Southern England

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Southern England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 5: London and Home Counties

Lot No: Lot 5 London and Home Counties

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

London and Home Counties.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 6: Wales

Lot No: Lot 6 Wales

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 7: Scotland

Lot No: Lot 7 Scotland

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

SCOTLAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

CAEHRS Lot 8: National

Lot No: Lot 8 National

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75100000 Administration services
75110000 General public services
75131000 Government services
75300000 Compulsory social security services
75310000 Benefit services
75311000 Sickness benefits
75314000 Unemployment compensation benefits
79611000 Job search services
80000000 Education and training services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80520000 Training facilities
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80561000 Health training services
85000000 Health and social work services
85100000 Health services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
85312400 Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions
85312500 Rehabilitation services
85312510 Vocational rehabilitation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4) above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Suppliers will be assessed against the selection and exclusion criteria as detailed within the tender documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Open 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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 130
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

As CAEHRS is a quasi-framework agreement/ system under the light touch regime, it would be possible to have CAEHRS run for 5 years. “Ordinary” (not light touch) framework agreements are limited to a period of four years, however, as CAEHRS is a light touch commercial vehicle, it is in keeping with the principles of proportionality to have CAEHRS run for 5 years.

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 116-282755

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/08/2020
Local time: 10:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 31/08/2025

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/08/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The competition for appointment to the CAEHRS will identify organisations that have the capacity and expertise to deliver employment and health related services, in the lot for which they apply, to the Authority, other Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Devolved Deal Areas, City Deal Areas, Combined Authorities and Local Authorities.

The CAEHRS will be divided into seven geographical regional lots:

Lot 1: Central England,

Lot 2: North East England,

Lot 3: North West England,

Lot 4: Southern England,

Lot 5: London and Home Counties,

Lot 6: Wales, and

Lot 7: Scotland.

There will also be a separate National Lot 8.

Lots 1-7 will also be split into tiers — tier 1 and tier 2. With respect to lots 1-5, there will be eight places available for tier 1 and nine places in tier 2. With respect to lots 6 and 7, there will be five spaces in tier 1 and nine spaces in tier 2. The National lot will only have one tier. The Authority will select the potential CAEHRS providers who receive the 5-9 highest scores (as applicable). Potential suppliers cannot apply for the National lot, however, any CAEHRS provider that is appointed to two or more of the Regional lots 1-7 (inclusive) will be appointed to the National Lot as long as they meet the additional criteria as defined in the invitation to tender documentation. Organisations who want to join the CAEHRS may bid to be included in one, all or any combination of lots. The tiers that an organisation is appointed to determines the value of call-off contracts that it is eligible to bid for.

All organisations wishing to participate in the CAEHRS competition are required to submit, inter-alia, relevant organisational information; contact details; grounds for mandatory exclusion; non-payment of taxes; grounds for discretionary exclusion; conflicts of interest and self-cleaning.

More information will be provided within the invitation to tender. The Authority cannot guarantee to any organisation any business through the CAEHRS. The Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) to not award any contracts 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.

In no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the potential provider. If the Authority decides to enter into a CAEHRS contract with any organisation(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded or that there is an exclusivity in any way with respect to any services. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders. Any orders placed under the CAEHRS will form a separate contract under the scope of the CAEHRS between the provider and the relevant contracting authority. The Authority utilising the CAEHRS reserves the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the CAEHRS.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Hartshead Square, Sheffield
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S1 2FD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: SHS.EMPLOYABILITYUMBRELLAAGREEMENT@DWP.GOV.UK
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought within the relevant time limits. Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the court may award damages and in the case of specified breaches of the rules may also order the termination of the contract and the levying of fines. Precise deadlines and the situations in which the deadlines can be extended are contained within part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Hartshead Square
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S1 2FD
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/06/2020