Youth Entrepreneurship Services Wales

Youth Entrepreneurship Services Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking to engage with quality providers to deliver the Youth Entrepreneurship Services and meet the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science (BETS) key priorities of the YES Action Plan 2010-15.

UK-Pontypridd: secondary education services

2012/S 105-175520

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Welsh Ministers
Welsh Government, QED Centre, Main Avenue, Trefforest
Contact point(s): www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Carys Roberts
CF37 5YR Pontypridd
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.wales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.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

Other
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
Education
Environment
General public services
Health
Housing and community amenities
Public order and safety
Recreation, culture and religion
Social protection
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UKL

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The contracts will be awarded for three years from 1.1.2013. Additionaly an option to extend for 12 months.

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

The Welsh Government is seeking to engage with quality providers to deliver the Youth Entrepreneurship Services and meet the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science (BETS) key priorities of the YES Action Plan 2010-15.
The aim of the Youth Entrepreneurship Services is to work directly with young people under 25 in Wales and with partners in Schools (Primary and Secondary); Colleges, Universities, youth and community groups to encourage entrepreneurship.
The Youth Entrepreneurship services will deliver services against the three core themes of the YES Action plan:
Engage – Dynamo Role Model Project: Raising awareness and aspiration through inspirational workshops and signposting to Big Ideas Wales. The recruitment and training of business owners to promote and encourage entrepreneurship through the dynamo role model project.
Empowering – Practical Experiences: Provide practical experiences through a new Primary Competition and Global Entrepreneurship Challenge (GEC).
Equipping – Big Ideas Wales: Identifying and nurturing young people on their journey towards business start up; through the delivery of the Big Ideas Wales campaign to promote entrepreneurship and a series of workshops and events to engage young people. Introducing a flagship 16-24 challenge, to encourage and support future young entrepreneurs, including shadowing opportunities.
The contract will be offered in 2 Lots, each lot delivering on a pan Wales basis.
Lot 1: Youth Entrepreneurship in Schools.
Lot 2: Youth Entrepreneurship 16-24 (excluding Schools).
The ability to deliver/facilitate support through the medium of Welsh is a mandatory requirement for this tender.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Services contract is about encouraging and nurturing future entrepreneurs. This is not a business start up programme. The service provider will be required to work with the Welsh Government’s Start up Support service to aide an appropriate transition to start up and develop suitable solutions that complement, not duplicate this provision.
Full details of the service specification are available in the draft tender document.
A supplier briefing will be held at the Media Resource Centre (MRC) in Llandrindod Wells commencing at 11am on Tuesday June 12th. To register please use the messaging function in the etenderwales portal noting the names of attendees. Please note an upper limit of three attendees per bidder applies.
The Welsh 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:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk 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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80200000, 80210000, 80300000, 80310000, 79411100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The range of services will:
— increase awareness and aspirations for entrepreneurship among young people,
— develop confident entrepreneurial young people and instil entrepreneurial skills and attitudes to help young people realise their ambitions,
— extend the reach of the entrepreneurial message to young people not in educational environments, to address low aspiration, particularly in deprived areas,
— identify and support future entrepreneurs, increasing engagement with Big Ideas Wales to develop knowledge and build a network of young people interested in start up,
— nurture and prepare young people for start up, providing appropriate information, build momentum and signpost to the relevant start up support services,
— mobilise business, particularly entrepreneurs to get involved and support delivery,
— work with the Regional Hubs within Further and Higher Education and support the delivery of practical experiences,
— celebrate youth entrepreneurship and achievements of young entrepreneurs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Youth Entrepreneurship Services in Schools

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80200000, 80210000, 80300000, 80310000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

The contract is offered in 2 Lots, each delivering a pan Wales service. The contract Lots are split by audiences to build expertise; enable providers to build strong relationships with their sector; offer a full range of services and maximise economies of scale in delivery.
Lot 1: Youth Entrepreneurship in Schools. Estinated value 2 100 000 GBP (NET).
The provider will promote and deliver the services specifically within the School environment including Primary and Secondary Schools, pupil referral units, youth gateway clients. The main services will include:
Dynamo Role Model Project.
— Delivery of Dynamo role model workshops,
— Dynamo role model engagement,
— Dynamo role model induction training.
Practical experiences.
— Welsh National Primary Competition.
Big Ideas Wales.
— Big Ideas Wales events.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Youth Entrepreneurship Services 16-24

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80200000, 80210000, 80300000, 80310000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

The contract is offered in 2 Lots, each delivering a pan Wales service. The contract lots are split by audiences to build expertise; enable providers to build strong relationships with their sector; offer a full range of services and maximise economies of scale in delivery.
Lot 2: Youth Entrepreneurship 16-24 (excluding schools). Estimated value: 2 400 000 GBP.
The provider will promote and deliver the services directly aimed at young people aged 16-24 and through YES partners including Further and Higher Education, community and youth groups. The main services will include:
Dynamo Role Model Project:
— Delivery of Dynamo role model workshops,
— Dynamo role model engagement.
Practical experiences:
— Global Entrepreneurship Challenge (GEC) – Welsh National Final.
Big Ideas Wales:
— Big Ideas Wales communication campaign,
— Big Ideas Wales events,
— Flagship challenge for 16-24,
— Entrepreneurship Shadowing.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 400 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
Companies expressing an interest must complete the online questionnaire and submit this through the etendering portal by 14:00 BST on 3.7.2012.
For consortium bids the information must be provided for each member of the consortium.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details to be provided will be listed in the prequalification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details to be provided will be listed in the prequalification 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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to 6 candidates will be invited per lot.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

C170-2011-12
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

3.7.2012 – 14:00
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

English.
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s):
VI.3)Additional information

The Authority reserves the right to consider variant bids.
The Contract will have an option to extend the duration up to a period of a further 12 months.
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 in Wales can access services at http://www.fs4b.wales.gov.uk/supplierdevelopmentservice.

E-Tender Information:
— go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,

— 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 email 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 PQQ:
— once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’,
— the etender references for this contract are: Project_22987 and PQQ_30396,
— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page,
— you will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area,
— should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30407.

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:31.5.2012