Tender for Greater Cambridge Partnership Apprenticeship Service

Tender for Greater Cambridge Partnership Apprenticeship Service

The service being procured will be responsible for making a substantial contribution to the GCP’s target of 420 additional apprenticeship starts by 2020.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2018/S 242-552929

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Chris Nunn
Telephone: +44 3450455200
E-mail: contracts@milton-keynes.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH12
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

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=6b4bb80a-2afd-e811-80f0-005056b64545
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=6b4bb80a-2afd-e811-80f0-005056b64545

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:

The Greater Cambridge Partnership Apprenticeship Service

Reference number: DN380559

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is committed to substantially increasing the number of successful, high-quality apprenticeships across Greater Cambridge. The service being procured will be responsible for making a substantial contribution to the GCP’s target of 420 additional apprenticeship starts by 2020.

This service will work with employers to promote apprenticeships and provide ongoing support. The service will help businesses develop a more detailed understanding of the positive impact apprenticeship schemes can have on business and wider business growth.

In doing so, the service will work to provide practical examples of how employers have overcome barriers and explain how apprenticeships can be designed around the skill needs of the business. There will be a focus on working with existing educational establishments that are supporting young people and local businesses.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79634000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is committed to substantially increasing the number of successful, high-quality apprenticeships across Greater Cambridge. The service being procured will be responsible for making a substantial contribution to the GCP’s target of 420 additional apprenticeship starts by 2020.

This service will work with employers to promote apprenticeships and provide ongoing support. The service will help businesses develop a more detailed understanding of the positive impact apprenticeship schemes can have on business and wider business growth.

In doing so, the service will work to provide practical examples of how employers have overcome barriers and explain how apprenticeships can be designed around the skill needs of the business. There will be a focus on working with existing educational establishments that are supporting young people and local businesses.

The service will shape its programme of activity so as to directly support business, schools and potential apprentices to actively engage in apprenticeship programmes and support them to understand the benefits of doing so. As part of this, the service will operate across sectors vital to the further growth of the Greater Cambridge economy and demonstrate the benefits apprenticeships offer in supporting access to work, training and social mobility therefore demonstrating what an important role apprenticeships play in supporting continued economic growth.

These services will actively engage with businesses, particularly those in, but not limited to, the following sectors:

— construction,

— teaching,

— academia,

— cleantech,

— agri-tech,

— creative and digital,

— life sciences,

— IT (particularly software programming and data analytics),

— advanced manufacturing,

— food and drink manufacturing,

— logistics and warehousing,

— social care,

— financial services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

It is anticipated that following the expiration of the contract that it will be re-procured subject to an evaluation as to the success of the project.

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: no
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

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: 18/01/2019
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Paul White — Head of LGSS Procurement
One Angel Square, Angel StreetNorthampton
Northampton
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604366465
E-mail: pwhite@northamptonshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Courts of England and Wales
Royal Courts of England and Wales, The Strand`
London
WC11 2LL
United KingdomInternet address: http://www,judiciary.gov.uk/you-and-the-judiciary/going-to-court/highcourt

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) 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. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the 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 order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach has occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/12/2018