Tata Steel Project 2 – Employment Training Services

Tata Steel Project 2 – Employment Training Services

Following the recent large scale redundancies announced at Tata Steel (Rotherham and Stocksbridge sites) Deregulated SFA funds have been allocated to support those effected in gaining alternative employment.

United Kingdom-Rotherham: Education and training services

2016/S 043-071148

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

RNN Group
Eastwood Lane
For the attention of: Gareth Hill
S65 1EG Rotherham
Telephone: +44 01709722725
E-mail: ghill@nnc.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nnc.ac.uk/

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


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

Tata Steel Project 2.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

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)

If you have tendered before there will be no requirement to again.
Any organisations which expressed interest but didn’t complete the tender now have an opportunity to do so.
Following the recent large scale redundancies announced at Tata Steel (Rotherham and Stocksbridge sites) Deregulated SFA funds have been allocated to support those effected in gaining alternative employment. In addition, any supply chain employees who are affected by the reduced business on these sites are also eligible.
Organisations interested in delivering these programmes on behalf of RNN Group (Rotherham and North Notts Colleges) are required to complete the PQQ\ITT on in-tend. Applicants will then be notified if they have been successful. Final approval could be subject to an onsite visit or further clarification on relevant points of the tender.
In addition to standard fundable programmes eligible clients will be able to access relevant training courses which are not usually fundable via ASB contract rules and regulations. Any courses individuals undertake must be requested following initial advice and guidance and be relevant to the current job market, in order to enhance people’s chances of gaining sustainable employment as a result of the training delivered.
Most courses will be relatively short, will be delivered locally wherever possible, and must take into account current skills and experience. DWP will need to confirm agreement with attendance requirements whilst individuals are claiming any type of benefits. Courses available could be providing new skills or updating existing skills in relevant occupational areas. In addition to vocational skills, clients will have the opportunity to improve their general maths, English, IT and employability skills.
Passing the tender threshold score 70 % does not guarantee any levels of contract, as all delivery will be dependent on client needs. The delivery contracts will commence from February 2016 onwards and will be expected to be fully complete by no later July 2017 (we anticipate completion will be much earlier than the final date).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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 28.3.2016. Completion 31.7.2017

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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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:


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


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

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

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

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
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: