Workplace learning delivery partner tender

UK-Chesterfield: education and training services

Apprenticeship 16-18 & 19-24 & workplace learning delivery partner tender

2012/S 10-015557

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Chesterfield College
Infirmary Road
Contact point(s): Richard Somerset
S41 7NG Chesterfield
Telephone: +44 1246500765

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:

Apprenticeship 16-18 & 19-24 & workplace learning delivery partner tender.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Anywhere in the UK.
NUTS code
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

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

Chesterfield College is currently looking to expand its existing group of approved partners that can deliver in the following areas:
1. High quality employer responsive 16-18 year old age bracket only, provision on a regional or national basis;
2. High quality employer responsive 19-24 year old age bracket only, provision on a regional or national basis;
3. Workplace learning (previously train to gain)
In particular across the 3 categories above we wish to focus on the following 10 key areas:
1. Horticultural;
2. Logistics / road works;
3. Hair & beauty;
4. Sustainable resource management;
5. Librarys & archiving;
6. Property Services;
7. Surveying;
8. Stone masonry;
9. Building trade (Plastering, Bricklaying etc);
10. Other (admin, child care, health & social care, team building etc)
Learning Unlimited part of Chesterfield College has a turnover of over 10 000 000 GBP including in excess of 5 000 000 GBP worth of apprenticeship contracts.
Providers are asked to submit proposals to deliver apprenticeship & vocational provision within their chosen curriculum area.
Suppliers should have a proven track record of delivering apprenticeship for 16-18 year old – 19-24 year old and workplace learning (previously TTG) with excellent success and retention rates, have robust quality assurance processes and provide an excellent learner experience.
The duration of the framework agreement shall be for between a one and three year period on a 1+1+1 basis (dependent on performance).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80520000

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 2.4.2012. Completion 31.3.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See conditions of contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See conditions of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See conditions of contract.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Health and safety policy.
Equal oportunties policy.
Quality management system.
Environmental policy.
Employers liability insurance cover to 10 000 000 GBP.
Public liability insurance cover to 5 000 000 GBP.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Previous 3 years accounts.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See conditions of contract and/or pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Chesterfield College needs to Establish Contracts with partners by March 2012 latest.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 15
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 30.1.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

see V1.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

see V1.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Chesterfield College 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 College before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 5 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 2 working days before the expiry oft he standstill period. Such additional should be requested from the named contact point at I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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 (generally within 3 months). 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 only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

see v1.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.1.2012