Job Finding Support Tender

Job Finding Support Tender

Job Finding Support is a new 12 month voluntary provision with a contract value of GBP 40 million covering England, Scotland and Wales.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2020/S 174-421567

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: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS2 7UA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Rebecca.Evans5@dwp.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
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
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:

Job Finding Support

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Job Finding Support (JFS) is a new 12 month voluntary provision with a contract value of GBP 40 million covering England, Scotland and Wales offering a service for recently unemployed people (up to 13 weeks unemployed) who may not need significant help with the job search, but would benefit from a short package of tailored support to help them become familiar with current recruitment practices and understand sector specific approaches.

This procurement relates to the health, social and related services Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) as a social service.

This procurement is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime (LTR) and therefore is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 PCR.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80500000 Training services
80570000 Personal development training services
80590000 Tutorial services

II.2.3)Place of performance

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

National Service to cover England, Scotland and Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

During the programme, every participant will be offered a minimum of 4 hours 1-2-1 digital support and offered access to at least 1 digital group session. The delivery of support will be tailored to the individual but all individuals will receive access to:

• a minimum of two 1-2-1 sessions with a designated adviser, access to a minimum of one digital group session where the participant will receive advice and information in a group setting of a reasonable size. As a guide we would suggest up to 15 Participants; and have the opportunity to meet on-line with peers.

• the full service must be delivered within a maximum of 20 working days from the start date. Providers should ensure the provision is completed as effectively and quickly as possible, the expectation is that the majority of participants will complete this provision within 10 working days from the start date.

 

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: 40 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The option to renew for up to an additional 12 months.

 

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
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: 12/10/2020
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/10/2020
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:

 

Suppliers instructions:

How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1) Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register

— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’

— enter your correct business and user details

— note your chosen username and click ‘Save’. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure).

2) Express an Interest in the tender

— login to the portal with the username/password

— click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier)

— click on the relevant exercise to access the content

— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page

— this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (A secure area reserved for your projects only)

— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.

3) Responding to the tender

— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining)

— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification

— note the deadline for completion. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT

— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions to complete (detailed online help available). To submit your reply use the ‘Submit Response’ button (top of the page).

For further assistance please consult the online help, or the eTendering help desk.

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.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Town: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UA
Country: United Kingdom

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: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/09/2020