Learning and development framework
Health and safety, Trade specific, Housing specific, Development, Legal, Miscellaneous training.
UK-Prescot: training services
Section I: Contracting authority
First Ark Group
Lakeview, Kings Business Park
Contact point(s): Mike Barnett
L34 1PJ Prescot
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.firstark.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[95260e87-f7f5-40de-b25b-ac70b0f8721f]&ClientStyle=1
Electronic access to information: https://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[95260e87-f7f5-40de-b25b-ac70b0f8721f]&ClientStyle=1
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[95260e87-f7f5-40de-b25b-ac70b0f8721f]&ClientStyle=1
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Merseyside and the North West of England.
NUTS code UKD5
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 640 000,00 GBP
Please do not contact first ark group to request tender documentation, log on to: WWW.CIRRUSTENDERS.CO.UK to access the tender directly.
First Ark is the parent company of Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT) and KHT Services Ltd.
KHT is a progressive not for profit, independent Housing Association, based in Knowsley, a vibrant and dynamic urban area of Merseyside, managing over 13 000 high quality homes at affordable rents.
KHT Services Ltd provides housing repair and maintenance, gas servicing and consultancy services to other housing organisations across the North West.
A contract notice has been issued for this tender as a voluntary transparency notice.This is being undertaken by.
First Ark as a Part B service in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006.
First Ark is seeking bids from service providers to participate in a learning and development framework, covering the training needs of the First Ark Group. The currently anticipated training categories that will be covered under this framework include:
— Health and safety,
— Trade specific,
— Housing specific,
— Miscellaneous training.
Annual expenditure across the framework is estimated at 160 000 GBP. This is for information only, and no guarantees are given, nor are implied as to the value of business that will be placed with successful bidders participating in the resulting framework agreement.
Successful bidders will be required to provide access to local training facilities prior to the commencement of this contract, and these facilities must be located within 10 miles of L34 1PJ, the First Ark Group head office. The facilities can either be located at the bidding organisations own site if suitably located, or at a suitable hired venue. The training facilities will be required to be of a relevant size, to successfully deliver the course(s) the bidding organisation is applying for as part of this procurement exercise. Please note, the majority of training is likely to take place within these local facilities, however training may also be required to be delivered at the First Ark Group offices from time to time.
The proposed framework will last for a maximum of 4 years and will consist of approximately 6-8 service providers. This is an estimate and may be subject to some variation at award decision stage to allow all groupings to have sufficient coverage.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 640 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(a) Conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA(c);
(b) Corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e), where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) The offence of bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption;
(ca) Bribery within the meaning of section 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f);
(d) Fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(g), within the meaning of:
(i) The offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) The offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) Fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(h), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(i), the Theft Act 1978(j) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(k);
(iv) Fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(a), article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(b) or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(c);
(v) Fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(d) or Section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(e);
(vi) An offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(f);
(vii) Destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(g) or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(h);
(viii) Fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(i); or (ix) making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(e) Money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(j);
(ea) An offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of Section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(k) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(l);
(eb) An offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(m); or
(f) Any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant State.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documentation.
See tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years
If an appeal regarding the award of the framework has not successfully been resolved between the tenderer and First Ark Group then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.11.2012