Supply of Essential Skills Wales and Apprenticeship Support for Policing Apprenticeship Level 3 Pilot in Wales

Supply of Essential Skills Wales and Apprenticeship Support for Policing Apprenticeship Level 3 Pilot in Wales

As part of the piloting of the apprenticeship we are seeking a provider to deliver essential skills at level 2 in Communication, Application of Number and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through an apprenticeship model in initial police training to three police services in Wales.

UK-Cardiff: Education and training services

2013/S 049-080043

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Skills for Justice
1 Caspian Point , Pier Head Street
Contact point(s): Tenders Team
CF10 4DQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@skillsforjustice.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.skillsforjustice.com/About-us/Invitations-to-Tender

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Registered Charity
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supply of Essential Skills Wales and Apprenticeship Support for Policing Apprenticeship Level 3 Pilot in Wales.
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: Wales, United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKL

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 several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 6
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: N/A
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 300 000 GBP

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

Skills for Justice has secured funding from the Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) Programme to work with the police services in Wales to develop and pilot a Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for Wales (SASW) compliant Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework.
As part of the piloting of the apprenticeship we are seeking a provider to deliver essential skills at level 2 in Communication, Application of Number and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through an apprenticeship model in initial police training to three police services in Wales.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme is a Welsh Government initiative managed by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The Programme aims to pilot strategic project activity with Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) in order to inform recommendations that will ensure the delivery of post-16 skills provision is more responsive and aligned to the needs of employers. All project costs must be defrayed by November 2014. All project reporting and financial returns must be completed by November 2014.
Apprenticeship in Policing (Level 3)
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Policing Framework:
– Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Policing (to be delivered by the individual Police Services). This is a combined qualification that covers all competence and knowledge aspects
– Essential Skills Wales (L2 minimum) in Application of Number, Communication and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Apprenticeship is aimed at initial Police recruits and will be delivered through the existing 2 year Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP).
The majority of apprentices will be new recruits although some may have worked as, Specials, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) or Police Staff and have some transferable knowledge and experience.
A small proportion of the apprentices will have completed their Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) and will be undertaking their Essential Skills now and using recognised prior learning for their competence qualification. This will allow Skills for Justice to have a comparison for research along with a control group who are not undertaking any aspect of the Apprenticeship.
Skills for Justice are seeking a Provider(s) to deliver the required outputs within a tight delivery timescale. The delivery model must embed Essential Skills Wales delivery and assessment into each Police Services current delivery model for the Diploma in Policing at Level 3, as this will provide the taught knowledge and competence sections for the Policing Apprenticeship Level 3 Framework.
The Police Services have already identified learner cohorts as detailed in section 3.6. Each Service has also identified potential on and off the job learning and assessment opportunities in their Diploma delivery that can be utilised for Essential Skills Wales delivery and assessment.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 22.5.2013. Completion 30.11.2013

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Dyfed Powys Police Region

1)Short description

In consultation with Dyfed Powys Police Learning and Development department, develop a tailored delivery and assessment mechanism for Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Communication, Application of Number and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This will be embedded within their delivery and assessment of the Diploma in Policing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 and 50 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 22.5.2013. Completion 30.11.2014
5)Additional information about lots

– Deliver and assess Essential Skills Wales Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Application of Number & Communication at Level 2 for 2 learner cohorts (18 learners commencing Diploma in May 2013 and 18 learners commencing Diploma in January 2014). It is expected that all learners will complete their Essential Skills within 6 months.
– Support the monitoring and progression of the learner’s apprenticeships by conducting 8 weekly progress reviews and claiming for apprenticeship certification with the Sector Skills Council (SSC) until November 2014 or learner completion of the apprenticeship (whichever is sooner).
– In Dyfed Powys, it is anticipated the learners will take 19 months to complete their Diploma in Policing with Dyfed Powys Police.
– In Dyfed Powys, based upon the 19 months learning and development programme the 1st and 2nd cohorts of 18 each (36 in total) will complete and receive certification for the Essential Skills prior to the pilot completion date of November 2014. The 1st and 2nd cohorts of 18 each (36 in total) will complete and receive certification for the apprenticeship post pilot completion date of November 2014.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Gwent Police Region

1)Short description

In consultation with Gwent Police Learning and Development department, develop a tailored delivery and assessment mechanism for Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Communication, Application of Number and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This will be embedded within their delivery and assessment of the Diploma in Policing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 42 000 and 47 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 22.5.2013. Completion 30.11.2014
5)Additional information about lots

– Deliver and assess Essential Skills Wales Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Application of Number & Communication at Level 2 for 1 learner cohort (28 learners commencing Diploma in August 2013). It is expected that all learners will complete their Essential Skills within 6 months.
– Support the monitoring and progression of the learner’s apprenticeships by conducting 8 weekly progress reviews and claiming for apprenticeship certification with the Sector Skills Council (SSC) until November 2014 or learner completion of the apprenticeship (whichever is sooner).
– In Gwent, it is anticipated the learners will take 16 months to complete their Diploma in Policing with Gwent Police.
– In Gwent, based upon the 16 months learning and development programme the cohort of 28 will complete and receive certification for the Essential Skills prior to the pilot completion date of November 2014. The cohort of 28 will complete and receive certification for the apprenticeship post pilot completion date of November 2014.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: South Wales Police Region

1)Short description

In consultation with South Wales Police Learning and Development department, develop a tailored delivery and assessment mechanism for Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Communication, Application of Number and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This will be embedded within their delivery and assessment of the Diploma in Policing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 165 000 and 170 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 22.5.2013. Completion 30.11.2014
5)Additional information about lots

– Deliver and assess Essential Skills Wales Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Application of Number & Communication at Level 2 for 4 learner cohorts (2 cohorts of new intakes; 22 learners commencing diploma in March 2013 & 45 learners commencing Diploma in September 2013; 2 cohorts of existing intake; 26 learners commencing their Essential Skills Wales and Recognised Prior Learning Diploma assessment in May 2013 and 26 learners commencing their Essential Skills Wales and Recognised Prior Learning Diploma assessments in July 2013). It is expected that all learners will complete their Essential Skills within 6 months.
– Support the monitoring and progression of the learner’s apprenticeships by conducting 8 weekly progress reviews and claiming for apprenticeship certification with the Sector Skills Council (SSC) until November 2014 or learner completion of the apprenticeship (whichever is sooner).
– In South Wales, it is anticipated the new entrant learners will take 21 months to complete their Diploma in Policing whilst the existing entrant learners will take 8 months to complete their Diploma in Policing with South Wales Police.
– In South Wales, based upon the 21 months learning and development programme for the new recruits the 1st and 2nd cohorts of 22 and 45 respectively (67 in total) will complete and receive certification for the Essential Skills prior to the pilot completion date of November 2014. The 1st and 2nd new recruit cohorts of 22 and 45 respectively (67 in total) will complete and receive certification for the apprenticeship post pilot completion date of November 2014.
– In South Wales, based upon the 8 months learning and development programme for Recognised Prior Learning the 1st and 2nd cohorts of 26 each (52 in total) will complete and receive certification for the Essential Skills and the apprenticeship prior to the pilot completion date of November 2014.

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: All project costs must be defrayed by November 2014. All project reporting and financial returns must be completed by November 2014.
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: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations.
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations.
(c) Has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata.
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify.
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority.
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority.
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) bank statement and/or evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) balance sheets or extracts of balance sheets;
(c) statement of turnover for a maximum of the last 3 years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a description of technical facilities and measures used to ensure quality;
(b) educational and professional qualifications of the supplier and staff responsible for performing the contract;
(c) where appropriate, an indication of the environmental management measures that would be applied when performing the contract;
(d) a statement of average annual manpower and number of staff in the last 3 years;
(e) where appropriate, samples, descriptions and photographs of products and quality assurance certificates.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: This is a voluntary notice for Part B services. The services required for this project have to keep to short timescales.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 9
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:

PA13022013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.4.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.4.2013
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme is a Welsh Government and European Social Fund initiative managed by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
VI.3)Additional information

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 34177
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:5.3.2013