United Kingdom-Dumbarton: Education and training services

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Tile United Kingdom-Dumbarton: Education and training services
OJEU (High Value) 587590-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-12-11
Deadline 2020-01-15 10:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority Local authorities
Awarding Criteria Not applicable
Procedure Open procedure

Description :


CONTRACT

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: West Dunbartonshire Council
Postal address: 16 Church Street
Town: Dumbarton
Postal code: G82 1QL
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 1389737000
E-mail: angus.cameron@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM81
Main address (URL): http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00153

Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: EDUCATION

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

Framework for the Delivery of Employability Skills Support


II.1.4) Short description

West Dunbartonshire Council wishes to establish a framework with external service providers who will provide a wide range of pre/vocational training interventions that will assist citizens of West Dunbartonshire (aged 16+) to overcome barriers to employment, training and learning opportunities and assist them to achieve their training, employment and career and job aspirations.


Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes



Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Engagement and Barrier Removal

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UKM81
II.1.4) Short description

The current employability support services managed by West Dunbartonshire Council’s service Working 4U and delivered across the 5 stage employability pipeline provides a range of programmes and interventions that meet the identified needs of different client groups.

There has been and will continue to be an increasing focus on job seekers with multiple barriers to employment. It is essential that the employability support services at each stage of the employability pipeline meet the needs of the local economy and local businesses. However, they must also meet the needs of West Dunbartonshire citizens who wish to progress towards and into employment and improve their position within the labour market.

These objectives will be supported by a clear focus on progression within which:

Stages 1 and 2 of the pipeline supporting those furthest from the labour market with better assessment, action planning and barrier removal activities.

More comprehensive information about the West Dunbartonshire Employability Pipeline can be found here:

https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/work/strategic-skills-pipeline/

Transition between the 5 stages and lots 1, 2 and 3 is fundamentally important to the working of the pipeline and will be overseen and managed by Working 4U, who will retain all responsibility for individuals participating in the employability support services.

Transition and progression is particularly important for beneficiaries in Lot 1 and Lot 2 where they move from being not job ready into the demand side of the pipeline where they will be actively seeking work.

Individuals will participate in the stages of the employability pipeline that meets their identified needs; tenderers must be clear as to how they will manage support interventions at different stages of the pipeline.

Key objectives going forward which will underpin activity will be around:

— more flexible and responsive delivery models to meet this demand,

— embedding employability with other local support services.

Better targeted and responsive support to those furthest from the labour market and streamlined to avoid confusion;

— improved partnerships.

II.02.07) Duration in months 24
II.02.13) The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds)

European Social Funds


Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Vocational Training and Work Related Skills

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UKM81
II.1.4) Short description

The current employability support services managed by West Dunbartonshire Council’s service Working 4U and delivered across the 5 stage employability pipeline provides a range of programmes and interventions that meet the identified needs of different client groups.

There has been and will continue to be an increasing focus on job seekers with multiple barriers to employment.

It is essential that the employability support services at each stage of the employability pipeline meet the needs of the local economy and local businesses. However, they must also meet the needs of West Dunbartonshire residents who wish to progress towards and into employment and improve their position within the labour market.

These objectives will be supported by a clear focus on progression within which will:

Improve progression pathways from stages 1 and 2 into vocational activity and skills development at stages 3 and 4 with increased and improved job brokering, employer engagement and job matching with employers who have identified a specific need or vacancy.

More comprehensive information about the West Dunbartonshire Employability Pipeline can be found here:

https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/work/strategic-skills-pipeline/

Transition between the 5 stages and lots 1, 2 and 3 is fundamentally important to the working of the pipeline and will be overseen and managed by Working 4U, who will retain all responsibility for individuals participating in the employability support services.

Transition and progression is particularly important for beneficiaries in Lot 1 and Lot 2 where they move from being not job ready into the demand side of the pipeline where they will be actively seeking work.

Individuals will participate in the stages of the employability pipeline that meets their identified needs; tenderers must be clear as to how they will manage support interventions at different stages of the pipeline.

Key objectives going forward which will underpin activity will be around:

— more flexible and responsive delivery models to meet this demand,

— embedding employability with other local support services.

Better targeted and responsive support to those furthest from the labour market and streamlined to avoid confusion;

— improved partnerships.

II.02.07) Duration in months 24
II.02.13) The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds)

European Social Funds


Description: Item/Lot 3
Title:

In Work Support and Work Based Qualifications

II.2.1) Lot No: 3
NUTS code: UKM81
II.1.4) Short description

The current employability support services managed by West Dunbartonshire Council’s service Working 4U and delivered across the 5 stage employability pipeline provides a range of programmes and interventions that meet the identified needs of different client groups.

There has been and will continue to be an increasing focus on job seekers with multiple barriers to employment.

It is essential that the employability support services at each stage of the employability pipeline meet the needs of the local economy and local businesses. However, they must also meet the needs of West Dunbartonshire citizens who wish to progress towards and into employment and improve their position within the labour market.

These objectives will be supported by a clear focus on progression within which:

At stage 5, will provide improved in-work support and aftercare, which includes continued skills development.

More comprehensive information about the West Dunbartonshire Employability Pipeline can be found here:

https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/work/strategic-skills-pipeline/

Transition between the 5 stages and lots 1, 2 and 3 is fundamentally important to the working of the pipeline and will be overseen and managed by Working 4U, who will retain all responsibility for individuals participating in the employability support services.

Transition and progression is particularly important for beneficiaries in Lot 1 and Lot 2 where they move from being not job ready into the demand side of the pipeline where they will be actively seeking work.

Individuals will participate in the stages of the employability pipeline that meets their identified needs; tenderers must be clear as to how they will manage support interventions at different stages of the pipeline.

Key objectives going forward which will underpin activity will be around:

— more flexible and responsive delivery models to meet this demand,

— embedding employability with other local support services.

Better targeted and responsive support to those furthest from the labour market and streamlined to avoid confusion;

— improved partnerships.

II.02.07) Duration in months 24
II.02.13) The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds)

European Social Funds


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.01.04.1) List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Services as defined in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) and the framework which is the subject of this notice shall be established in accordance with Regulations 74-76 of the Regulations. Any application of or reference to other regulations unless clearly identified is not to be implied and should not be construed as applying any of the other regulations to the procurement exercise or resulting framework or bringing any of them into force.

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

For full details of the contract conditions, please see the applicable procurement documents within the ITT.

Tenderers should note there is no guarantee of any business, use, level of use or continuity of business through the framework. The Council will use the call off options described in the procurement documents to arrange care packages.

III.2.3) Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open
IV.1.3) The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.02.01) Notice number in the OJ S 2019/S 208-507575
IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2020-01-15
IV.02.02) Local time 10:00



Section V: Complementary information

VI.2.1) Electonic ordering will be used
VI.2.2) Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.2.3) Electronic payment will be used

Additional information:

West Dunbartonshire Counncil via its Working 4U Service will retain responsibility for the end to end provision overseeing the participant employability journey working with a range of delivery partners to enhance the capacity and variety of support available.

Some specialist provision will be required for individuals with learning disabilities across all employability support services and an inclusive approach to the design and delivery of provision is essential.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The procurement exercise will be governed by Regulations 74, 75 and 76 of Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Tender Website: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

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.

The contracting authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

These are services to the individual and West Dunbartonshire Council Working 4U Service is responsible for the services provided to the individual. The working 4U service manages the end to end employability pipeline support and wants a direct relationship with the service provider delivering the specific service requirements to the individual.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 15287. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

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:

(SC Ref:607242)


Review body:
Official name: West Dunbartonshire Council
Postal address: 16 Church Street
Town: Dumbarton
Postal code: G82 1QL
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 1389737000
URL: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-12-09

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
80000000; Education and training services;

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