Essential Skills in the Workplace Project for Welsh Government

Essential Skills in the Workplace Project for Welsh Government

Working as a contractor for the Welsh Government, you will be responsible for targeting and engaging with employers across Wales to promote and sell the benefits of a skilled workforce and provide support to address identified essential skills needs of employees.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Education and training services

2014/S 180-317890

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Welsh Government
Clos Llyn Cwm, Swansea Enterprise Park
Contact point(s): Department for Education and Skills
For the attention of: Victoria Petican
SA6 8AH Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792765884

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Essential Skills in the Workplace.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Pan Wales.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Working as a contractor for the Welsh Government, you will be responsible for targeting and engaging with employers across Wales to promote and sell the benefits of a skilled workforce and provide support to address identified essential skills needs of employees. Support will result in employees achieving an Essential Skills Wales Qualifications, ranging from Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2 in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
Ensuring a consistent programme for delivery, the Welsh Government aims to support over 5 000 employers and over 20 000 employees during the two years of this contract.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code pqq_31524 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Contract is expected to be awarded for a period of 3 years, with options to extend for a further 3 years on an annual basis.
The estimated values reflect these options.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 25 000 000 and 65 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Essential Skills in the Workplace North Wales Region

1)Short description

The Essential Skills in the Workplace II Project aims to raise levels of essential skills in the employed workforce through increased and enhanced essential skills support within the workplace. Working in partnership with employers, the project will raise awareness of the benefits of a skilled workforce and will provide additional support to address identified essential skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

800000008050000080510000805300008040000080420000

3)Quantity or scope

Services detailed in Tender Documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Essential Skills in the Workplace Mid Wales Region

1)Short description

The Essential Skills in the Workplace II Project aims to raise levels of essential skills in the employed workforce through increased and enhanced essential skills support within the workplace. Working in partnership with employers, the project will raise awareness of the benefits of a skilled workforce and will provide additional support to address identified essential skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

800000008050000080510000805300008040000080420000

3)Quantity or scope

Services detailed in Tender Documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Essential Skills in the Workplace South West Wales Region

1)Short description

The Essential Skills in the Workplace II Project aims to raise levels of essential skills in the employed workforce through increased and enhanced essential skills support within the workplace. Working in partnership with employers, the project will raise awareness of the benefits of a skilled workforce and will provide additional support to address identified essential skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

800000008050000080510000805300008040000080420000

3)Quantity or scope

Services detailed in Tender Documents
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Essential Skills in the Workplace South East Wales Region

1)Short description

The Essential Skills in the Workplace II Project aims to raise levels of essential skills in the employed workforce through increased and enhanced essential skills support within the workplace. Working in partnership with employers, the project will raise awareness of the benefits of a skilled workforce and will provide additional support to address identified essential skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

800000008050000080510000805300008040000080420000

3)Quantity or scope

Services detailed in Tender Documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
It is expected that 5 suppliers per lot will be invited to tender.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

C013/2014/2015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.10.2014 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

17.11.2014

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): EU Finance is to be confirmed, details will be stated in tender documents.

VI.3)Additional information

You may find it helpful to contact your regional Business Wales centre to seek general advice and guidance if you are considering tendering for this and future public sector contracts. Potential bidders in Wales can access services at: http://business.wales.gov.uk/growing-business/welsh-government-support-1/supplier-development-service-0

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portalhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk. Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help-desk is available on:

E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +544 8003684850 / Fax: +44 2070600480

E-Tender Access Information:

— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a User-name and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your User-name and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Help-desk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Help-desk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00
How to find the PQQ:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQ’s Open to all Suppliers’
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_28439 and pqq_31524
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
(WA Ref:13189)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
To be addressed at tender stage.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.9.2014