Tender for the Supply of Employability Pipeline Services

Tender for the Supply of Employability Pipeline Services

Dundee City Council’s European Social Funds Employability Pipeline Programme is a multi-partnership approach to delivering a range of services.

United Kingdom-Dundee: Job search services

2018/S 194-439311

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Dundee City Council
Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jennifer Heighton
Telephone: +44 1382434000
E-mail: jennifer.heighton@dundeecity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1382433045
NUTS code: UKM71
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

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


Tender for the Supply of Employability Pipeline Services

Reference number: FIN/18/02

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Tender for the supply of Employability pipeline services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM71
Main site or place of performance:

Dundee City

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Dundee City Council’s European Social Funds Employability Pipeline Programme (“Pipeline”) is a multi-partnership approach to delivering a range of services that support eligible citizens (“clients”) in Dundee to progress towards, secure and sustain suitable work and/or assist those who are experiencing precarious employment (i.e. underemployment / low income employment) to improve their labour market situation. The Supplier will deliver the Employability Pipeline Services contract as a Delivery Partner within the Pipeline and contribute to the achievement of the associated outputs and results agreed with Scottish Government. This is the overall nature of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Output and outcome targets / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion – Name: Content and delivery / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion – Name: Expertise, knowledge and staffing / Weighting: 13
Quality criterion – Name: Strategic fit / Weighting: 13
Quality criterion – Name: Past performance / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion – Name: Implementation, management and quality / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion – Name: Client engagement, recruitment and targeting / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion – Name: ESF Experience, knowledge and compliance / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Community benefits / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Fair work practices / Weighting: 2
Price – Weighting: 25
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential for 2 single year extensions, up to 31.3.2023.

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 Funds

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.1.1)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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 145-331910

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/11/2018
Local time: 10:00
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:


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

Tender must be valid until: 13/03/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/11/2018
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Depending on availability of funds, and whether the contract is extended, a future tender may be published during the last quarter of 2020.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

DCC is seeking to appoint a single supplier that may include subcontracting arrangements or a consortium approach with a designated lead organisation.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=559951.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community Benefits will include employment and skills activity (employment opportunities created, vacancy sharing, work experience placements) and community and awareness raising activity (awareness raising/curriculum activities, partnership action for continued employment support).

(SC Ref:559951)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Dundee City Council
Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1382434000
Fax: +44 1382433045Internet address: www.dundeecity.gov.uk
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: