Workforce development programme tender
The WDP is a framework programme that provides an integrated package of products and services that meet the developmental needs of businesses and organisations.
UK-Newtown: education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
WG DCELLS – Skills,HE and Lifelong Learning
Ground Floor, Ladywell House
Contact point(s): https://etenderwales.bravosolution.com
For the attention of: Mel Matthews
SY16 1JB Newtown
General address of the contracting authority: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKL
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 100
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3 plus option to extend for a further 1
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
The WDP is a programme of tailored advice and support to enhance the skills of the workforce, leading to improved business performance.
To support the delivery of the WDP this ITT will award contracts for 3 specific roles:
— Workforce development advisor, (WD Advisor),
— Investors in people specialist, (IiP Specialist),
— Specialist development coach, (SD Coach).
The WDP is a framework programme that provides an integrated package of products and services that meet the developmental needs of businesses and organisations. All activity covered by the WDP contract is based on a daily rate of 400 GBP and payment is claimed against outputs as stated in the programme specification. The daily rate is inclusive of all overheads, travel and administration costs.
The Welsh Assembly Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution Helpdesk is available on:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +44 8003684850 / fax: +44 2070600480.
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
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Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
— Workforce development (WD) advisor role, (lot 1, as referred to in OJEU notice),
— Investors in people, (IiP), specialist role, (lot 2 as referred to in OJEU notice),
— Specialist development, (SD), coach role (lot 3, as referred to in OJEU notice).
Lot 1 – WD Advisors will work with private sector businesses to discuss and identify workforce development needs and provide advice and guidance regarding provision options that will meet those needs. WD Advisors will assist businesses review their development needs and act as “honest brokers” in supporting businesses select appropriate training provision to meet identified needs. Each WD Advisor will be expected to manage a caseload of businesses, the majority of which will be self generated. Self generated businesses will need to be assessed by the Welsh Government, against the eligibility criteria in force at the time, before any WD Advisor support is approved for funding under this contract. Welsh Government approval is required before any WD Advisor services are delivered under this contract.
Lot 2 – IiP Specialists will work with organisations from all sectors to raise awareness of the benefits of investors in people as a business improvement tool and provide advice, guidance and assessment services tailored to meet the needs of each organisation. IiP Specialists will also provide advice, guidance and assessment services for the Wales Leadership Award, (WLA) that seeks to recognise organisations for excellence in leadership. Each IiP Specialist will be expected to manage a caseload of organisations, the majority of which will be self generated, but occasionally leads will be provided by the Welsh Government. Welsh Government approval is required before any IiP Specialist services are delivered under this contract.
Lot 3 – SD Coaches will already be registered IiP Specialists and will work with a group of IiP Specialists, allocated by the Welsh Government, to facilitate and support their continuous development regarding the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to undertake the role of an IiP Specialist. Welsh Government approval is required before any SD Coach services are delivered under this contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Other: English or Welsh.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
If you require documentation in an alternative format, please contact the named contact point in this document who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, large print, Word document or audio format.
You may find it helpful to contact your regional business advisory network to seek general advice and guidance if you are considering tendering for this and future public sector contracts. Potential bidders based in Wales can access services at http://www.business-support-wales.gov.uk/tender_wales.aspx.
This contract will be available for use by other Assembly Government Sponsored Bodies (listed below) with prior written approval of the Authority:
Arts Council of Wales, Care Council for Wales, Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Local Government Boundary Commission, National Library Wales, National Museum Wales, Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Sports Council for Wales, Wales Centre for Health, Welsh Language Board.
Suppliers should note that inclusion on a framework does not constitute a guarantee of employment.
The Client is not obligated to commission any work under this arrangement.
— The first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user performing the Registration,
— The User who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password,
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page,
— In order to log-in to the platform please enter your Username and Password,
— Note: if you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”,
— Registration should only be performed once for each organisation,
— If you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again,
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform,
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your organisation),
— Note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the platform,
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm.
How to find the ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’,
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_22236 and ITT_34953,
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area,
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Buy4Wales Reference Number: 29378.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.3.2012