Provision of Apprenticeship Training Birmingham

Provision of Apprenticeship Training Birmingham

The Provision of 19-24 Year Old Apprenticeship Services. UK-Birmingham: education and training services

2012/S 42-068751

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Bournville College
Longbridge Lane
For the attention of: Chris Lewis
B31 2AJ Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214771338
Fax: +44 1214777096

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bournville.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12761

Further information can be obtained from: Bournville College
Longbridge Lane
For the attention of: Chris Lewis
B31 2AJ Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214771338
E-mail: training.tender@bournville.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214777096
Internet address: www.bournville.ac.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bournville College
Longbridge Lane
For the attention of: Chris Lewis
B31 2AJ Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214771338
E-mail: training.tender@bournville.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214777096
Internet address: www.bournville.ac.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bournville College
Longbridge Lane
For the attention of: Rob Smith
B31 2AJ Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214771338
E-mail: bidding@bournville.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214777096
Internet address: www.bournville.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Further Education College
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Provision of 19-24 Year Old Apprenticeship Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Bournville College are inviting expressions of interest from organisations willing and able to commence immediate delivery of apprenticeships for 19–24 age groups across regions within England.
Bournville College is fully committed to developing long-term relationships with our suppler network. We are inviting suitably experienced organisations to tender for work relating to the sourcing of job vacancies for young apprentices as well as delivery of the full apprenticeship framework for unemployed young people aged 19-24yrs. You will be supported by our team, of professionals who are dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the Apprenticeship market. This will be split into two Lots.
NAPF O1 – Lot 1: The sourcing and engagement of employers with Apprenticeship vacancies and matching these with unemployed people aged 19-24year old.
NAPF O1 – Lot 2: The delivery of end to end apprenticeship frameworks.
This contract may be awarded to more than one organisation.
Invitations to tender from social enterprises, small and medium enterprises would be welcome.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=86192.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000, 79000000, 79600000, 80500000, 79610000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: The sourcing and engagement of employers with Apprenticeship vacancies and matching these with unemployed people aged 19-24year old

1)Short description

— Engagement of employers and securing employment for 19–24 year olds apprenticeships,
— This may include identification of learners and matching to vacancies with employers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80530000, 79990000, 79600000, 79000000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Delivery of employers wishing to engage unemployed 19 -24 year old clients across a range of sectors and local authority areas in England.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: The delivery of end to end apprenticeship frameworks

1)Short description

— the engagement of learners,
— engagement of employers and securing employment for 19–24 year olds apprenticeships,
— completion of ILP and enrolment documents in accordance with Bournville College procedures,
— the provision of Full Apprenticeship Frameworks covering a range of sectors,
— documentation received in a timely manner for ILR claim.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80530000, 79990000, 79000000, 79600000, 79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Engagement of employers and delivery of Full Apprenticeship Framework for 19 -24 year old clients across a range of sectors and local authority areas in England.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Any consortium which is awarded a contract must form a legal entity before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Due diligence will be sought before awarding contract. We reserve the right to make amendments to the contract in line with performance.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(4) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NAPF 01
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 16.4.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.4.2012 – 09:30
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 23.4.2012 – 10:00
Place:

Bournville College of Further Education B31 2AJ.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:86192).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The college will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of a contract is communicated to tenderers prior to entering into the contract. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 20-6 (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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order 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 only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.2.2012