Level 6 Social Work Degree Apprenticeships – Invitation to Tender

Level 6 Social Work Degree Apprenticeships – Invitation to Tender

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking to set up a Framework for the provision of social work apprenticeships for its children and families cluster and adult’s cluster.

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Education and training services

2019/S 190-462388

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Shak Miah
Telephone: +44 1452324331
E-mail: shak.miah@gloucestershire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK13
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Invitation to Tender for Level 6 Social Work Degree Apprenticeships

Reference number: DN438175

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking to set up a framework for the provision of social work apprenticeships for its children and families cluster and adult’s cluster.

The social work integrated degree apprenticeship was signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) at the end of last year. This apprenticeship standard aligns to the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England (2017).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 621 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots


Level 6 Social Work Degree Apprenticeships

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is offering the social work apprenticeship route as a means by which to grow and develop stabilized workforces within adults and children’s clusters by, in the first instance, offering existing staff the chance to achieve a social work qualification via this route. Ongoing and subject to continued internal interest, the opportunity will also be offered to suitable candidates from outside the Council. The Council also seeks to maximize its apprenticeship levy contributions and to fully embed apprenticeships in workforce planning and service transformation.

The framework will be in place for 4 years, effective from January 2020. Call-off contracts will last up to 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 90
Price – Weighting: 10

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 621 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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 a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 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

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

Date: 04/11/2019
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/11/2019
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: