QWEST Curriculum Contract

QWEST Curriculum Contract

QWEST is a project funded by the European Union and led by the University of Wales, Newport, to help people who want to improve their learning and skills get back into work, or find their first job. UK-Ebbw Vale: adult and other education services

2012/S 69-114683

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

QWEST
The Innovation Centre, Festival Drive, Victoria Business Park
For the attention of: Mr. Anthony Lewis
NP23 8XA Ebbw Vale
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1495356727
E-mail: anthony.lewis@newport.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www3.newport.ac.uk/index.aspx

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

QWEST Curriculum Contract.
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: County Boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.
NUTS code UKL

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

QWEST is a project funded by the European Union and led by the University of Wales, Newport, to help people who want to improve their learning and skills get back into work, or find their first job. We currently work in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. We are looking for agencies that can provide training from levels 1 to 4 in line with the 6 main subject areas of UHOVI (University of the Heads of the Valleys) and deliver this training to eligible QWEST participants across the Heads of the Valleys area. Typically, QWEST participants include people who have been unemployed for some time and who may encounter barriers to gaining employment e.g. low self esteem, caring responsibilities, low confidence, none or few qualifications and therefore are likely to require support over and above that of the mainstream student. Innovative strategies are required to engage with participants, many of whom may be based in more disadvantaged communities. In addition, QWEST promotes the role of volunteering so is seeking agencies to work alongside QWEST trained volunteers to assist participants fulfil their potential. The overall aim is to assist participants to progress into higher education or employment so QWEST is looking to work with agencies with established networks in these areas.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Community Development – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Community Development – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Business Development – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Business Development – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Creative Industries – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Creative Industries – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Sports and Leisure – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Sports and Leisure – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Public Sector Health and Education – Rhondda Cynon Taf & Merthyr Tydfil

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Public Sector Health and Education – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly & Torfaen

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.6.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

ITT/12/010
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.5.2012 – 12:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The project number is 80133.
VI.3)Additional information

The tender is being hosted on the etender-Wales website. To obtain access to this tender please register (free of charge) at the following website:
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

The project number is 22643, QWEST Curriculum Contract.
If you require any help accessing the etender-Wales portal please contact the etendering helpdesk on +44 8003684850. Alternatively, please email tenders@bravosolution.co.uk.

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 29898.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.4.2012