Expanding Modern Apprenticeships – Framing the challenge and Identifying options

Expanding Modern Apprenticeships –  Framing the challenge and Identifying options

As part of our goal to expand our provision of MAs among under-represented client groups and employers, we are looking for research to be carried out to examine the challenges in increasing the participation of selected under-represented groups.
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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

 


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Procurement, Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square,

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412256710
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Procurement, Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square,

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412256710
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Procurement, Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square,

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412256710
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Expanding Modern Apprenticeships: Framing the challenge & Identifying options

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Skills Development Scotland administers the public funding contribution for Modern Apprenticehsips (MAs)on behalf of Scottish Government. As part of our goal to expand our provision of MAs among under-represented client groups and employers, we are looking for research to be carried out to examine the challenges in increasing the participation of selected under-represented groups.

There are 3 specific elements (lots) of the reserach work and bidders can bid for 1 lot, more than 1 lot or all 3 lots.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=324493.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

179999 other Education

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Stage 1 Pre-selection questions are pass/fail from part A-I and part J is scored. A minimum score of 5 must be achieved for section J, if not achieved this shall be deemed a fail.

Part A – Tenderers background

Part B – Consortia & Sub-contracting

Part C – Criminal Convictions and Business Probity

Part D – Non UK Businesses

Part E – Economic and Financial Standing

Part F – Insurance

Part G – Conrtact Termination

Part H – Conflict of interest

Part I – Equal Opportunities

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P14-086

4.3

Time Limits

 

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 12-11-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
13-11-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 20-11-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:324493)

5.2

Additional Documentation

P14-086 ITT for Expanding MA’s 231014
P14-086 ITT Stage 1 for Expanding MA’s 231014
P14-086 ITT Stage 2 for Expanding MA’s 231014
Appendix 4 Ts and Cs P14-086
P14-086 APPENDIX 5 – PRICING SCHEDULE

5.3

Publication date of this notice

27-10-2014