Somerset County Council Apprenticeship Services

Somerset County Council Apprenticeship Services

Somerset County Council is seeking to appoint a number of apprenticeship service providers for the supply and training of apprentices.

United Kingdom-Taunton: Vocational training services

2020/S 150-369119

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Gary Coleman
E-mail: GColeman@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3001232224
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=a53b3efe-1ed3-ea11-8104-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=a53b3efe-1ed3-ea11-8104-005056b64545

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

II.1.1)Title:

Somerset County Council Apprenticeship Services

Reference number: DN487261

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80530000 Vocational training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Somerset County Council is planning to engage a number of apprentices over the next 3 years in support of its Somerset Skills for Growth project. Somerset County Council is seeking to appoint a number of apprenticeship service providers for the supply and training of apprentices that consistently meet the standards required. In addition Somerset County Council will utilise apprenticeship training for residents of Somerset.

The apprenticeships, to be provided via this procurement exercise, are funded via the Council’s Apprenticeship Levy, which has been used as match-funding in a wider bid to the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme, to deliver the Somerset Skills for Growth Project.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Legal, Finance and Accounting Apprenticeships

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal, finance and accounting apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Sales, Marketing and Procurement Apprenticeships

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Sales, marketing and procurement apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Business and Administration Apprenticeships

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Business and administration apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Catering, Hospitality and Facilities Management Apprenticeships

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Catering, hospitality and facilities management apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Childcare and Education Apprenticeships

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Childcare and education apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics Apprenticeships

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Construction, engineering, manufacturing, transport and logistics apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Digital Creative and Design Apprenticeships

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Digital creative and design apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health, Social Care and Science Apprenticeships

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Health, social care and science apprenticeships within Somerset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Social Fund — Somerset Skills for Growth.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

You must be able to access Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) levy funding for apprentices and listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers throughout this contract.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 10/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/09/2020
Local time: 12:00

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

Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall The Cresent
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA14DY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: commercialandprocurement@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3001232224
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:

31/07/2020