Modern Apprenticeships – Provider 2015 – 2016

Modern Apprenticeships – Provider 2015 – 2016

Skills Development Scotland will contract on behalf of Scottish Government for Modern Apprenticeships, as a key investment in the economic recovery of Scotland. Subject to budget availability, SDS intends to contract for 25,000 MA Starts in 2015/16.

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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, via Public Contracts Scotland portal,

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Stacy McDonald

+44 1412256710
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Modern Apprenticeships – Provider 2015-16

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Skills Development Scotland will contract on behalf of Scottish Government for Modern Apprenticeships, as a key investment in the economic recovery of Scotland.

Subject to budget availability, SDS intends to contract for 25,000 MA Starts in 2015/16. SDS administers the public sector’s funding contribution towards the costs of training and/or assessment for employees that employers wish to support through an approved MA framework.

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=326434.

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

Subject to availability, SDS intends to contract for approximately 25,000 MA starts (inclusive of MA Employer requirements see P14-095) in 2015/16.

The value of this requirement is approximately £75,000,000 (inclusive of MA Employer requirements see P14-095)

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Bidders shall be required to pass the following pass/fail minimum standards:

1. Financial Status – SDS shall carry out independent Financial Credit checks on your organisation. The checks undertaken shall provide SDS with information on your organisation’s risk rating.

SDS shall deem whether the risk is unacceptable and therefore may exclude your organisation from being taken any further in the Procurement process.

2. Business Probity

3. Criminal Convictions and Contract Termination

4. Equal Opportunities

5. Insurances

Scored minimum standards – The following sections shall require a minimum score of 15 to be obtained. If this minimum score is not met SDS shall not evaluate your proposal. Your bid shall not be taken any further in the process.

6. Professional and Technical Ability – this includes experience and principle business activities, contract examples and evidence of demand.

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

P14-094

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
10-12-2014  Time  14:00

c) Estimated award date 16-03-2015

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

SDS are inviting bids for a duration of 12 months.

Stage 1 Pre-qualification submissions shall be evaluated and those who pass the minimum standards selection criteria shall have their Stage 2 Proposal evaluated and be put onto our approved list.

If you pass Stage 1 there is no guarantee that you shall be allocated any delivery places.

SDS reserves the right throughout the year to re-allocate/re-distribute delivery places as required to meet our requirements. SDS shall allocate to those already allocated delivery places and/or those on the approved list, as required.

(SC Ref:326434)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Contracting Strategy for Modern Apprenticeships 201516
Am I an Existing Contractor or New Bidder
Am I a Training Provider or Employer
MA Contribution Table 201516
MA Contribution Table 201617
MA Contribution Table 201718
MA Contribution Table 201819
MA Contribution Table 201920
Modern Apprenticeships 201516 – FAQs
Key Performance Levels 201516 MA
Guidance for MA Existing Contractor Provider ITT and Proposal 1516
Guidance for New MA Provider Bidders ITT and Proposal 1516
ITT and proposal – Existing MA Provider 1516
ITT and proposal – New Bidder MA Provider 1516
MA Volume Bid 201516
Modern Apprenticeships Provider ITT and Allocation criteria 1516
Contribution Rates Paper MA 1617 Beyond

5.3

Publication date of this notice

17-11-2014