Works - 146795-2016

28/04/2016    S83    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Job search services

2016/S 083-146795

Prior information notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Work and Pensions
Hartshead Square
For the attention of: Chambers Garry
S1 2FD Sheffield
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1142590436
E-mail: workandhealth.programme@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Health
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The Work and Health Programme.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Various locations across England and Wales.
UKD,UKE,UKC,UKL,UKJ,UKK,UKH,UKI,UKF,UKG
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The Contracting Authority, in collaboration with a number of UK Local Authorities (excluding Scotland who will run their own programme), is in the process of implementing a new Work and Health Programme, with the objective of transforming employment support for those furthest from the labour market — those with health conditions and disabilities and the very long term unemployed.
The new Work and Health Programme will provide support to the very long term unemployed claimants as well as the targeted referrals of claimants with disabilities and health issues. The programme will replace services currently provided under the Work Choice and Work Programme.
The intention is that services will be provided through a number of contracts serving pre-defined ‘Contract Package Areas’ (CPAs) spread across England and Wales. Each CPA will be procured as an individual Lot with successful economic operators offering services via a diverse supply chain. The Department reserves the right to form a framework of suppliers who meet the minimum criteria for the contract but who are unsuccessful at the ITT stage of the competition.
The Contracting Authority is working in full collaboration with English and Welsh Local Authorities in accordance with Devolved Deals with the aim of implementing a programme which optimises the opportunity to integrate services provided by other bodies.
The Department is already beginning to undertake consultation and engagement activity with Local Authorities, the market, disability representative organisations, employers and other key stakeholders on the design of the services, including the service structure, how people will be referred to the programme, and how partners including local authorities, are able to support sustained outcomes, i.e. placing people back into sustained employment. Further details on the design of the programme will be published in the next Notice. This Notice invites economic operators to express their interest in the programme and a desire to be included in the consultation process.
The Department will be using a light touch procurement process for the Work and Health Programme competition.
The Department intends to implement Supplier Accreditation and Passporting (SAaP) as part of the Work and Health Programme. This approach will streamline the tender process, aims to reduce the burden on bidding organisations, and provide early access to Departmental policies, processes, instructions and expectations to help inform decisions. Further information regarding SAaP, the process and the requirements, will be provided at the forthcoming Market Engagement Events. All organisations wishing to participate at Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Stage will be required to submit their SAaP registration prior to submitting a tender.
The Authority intends to host a number of targeted market engagement event(s) to discuss with potential suppliers the policy, commercial and financial aspects of the requirement prior to finalising the specification and associated bidding documentation. More information about the event will be published on our electronic tendering system BRAVO. These will be on areas such as, but not exclusively: programme design, customer journey, performance, finance, SIB's, Supplier Accreditation and Passporting process. These events will be held in Birmingham and London at the end of May. Please register your interest via the BRAVO system and we will send more information nearer the time.
Estimated cost excluding VAT to 2020/21 will be at c.120 000 000 GBP a year. Additional monies may be made available from other sources of funding.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79611000, 80420000, 75300000, 85000000, 80510000, 80533200, 75000000, 80533100, 80000000, 75310000, 80522000, 75314000, 85312500, 80520000, 85312400, 75100000, 85100000, 80400000, 80530000, 80561000, 75131000, 75110000, 80500000, 85141000, 75311000, 85312510

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 30.9.2016
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The final number of contracts to be awarded will be confirmed at a later date.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
1)Short description:
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79611000

5)Additional information about lots:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system. Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note your chosen username and click ‘Save’. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (A secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions to complete (detailed online help available). To submit your reply use the ‘Submit Response’ button (top of the page). For further assistance please consult the online help or the eTendering help desk. DWP expressly reserves the rights: (i) to use a reverse auction; (ii) to cancel this procurement at any stage; (iii) to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (iv) and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Parent Company Guarantees will be a requirement for this provision. Performance bonds or deposits may be required in appropriate circumstances.
Final contracts will be awarded on the basis of most economically advantageous tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)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): Subject to final decisions — the Work and Health Programme may be subject to ESF Match Funding.
VI.2)Additional information:
All information will be issued to potential suppliers via the Bravo Solutions e-Procurement platform. The contract(s) will be awarded without publication of a contract notice.
A Virtual Data Room will be made available to interested economic operators offering online access to background data and early draft versions of documentation. Economic operators are strongly advised to access the data room as new and updated information will be posted regularly.

All potential suppliers interested in participating in this competition should in the 1st instance complete the online Supplier Accreditation and Passporting process. This will enable potential suppliers to demonstrate they meet mandatory standards, establish their financial and other capability and capacity thresholds; and to express their interest in these contract(s) in writing. Upon completion of the process all participating, eligible potential suppliers, will receive ‘accreditation’ as an organisation that the Department would consider, subject to the specific requirements of the provisions, to contract with. An indication will also be provided as to the indicative maximum contract value that DWP would consider awarding to that potential supplier. This accreditation will remain valid for a period of up to 12 months. Additional guidance will also be provided in the Virtual Data Room which potential suppliers are advised to review to gain a better understanding of DWP requirements and preferences.

In addition, all potential suppliers are strongly advised to review comprehensively the Department's Security policy for contractors and its Off-shoring Policy.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/guide-for-dwp-contractors-offshoring-policy.pdf

The Authority intends to host a number of market engagement event(s) to discuss with potential suppliers the policy, commercial and financial aspects of the requirement prior to finalising the specification and associated bidding documentation. More information about the event will be published on our electronic tendering system Bravo: https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

This notice is for information only, and the Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contract(s). The information contained in this notice, including information relating to the nature and scope of the Authority's requirements, the service classification of this requirement or the list of CPV codes, is only indicative of the Authority's current thinking and is neither exhaustive nor binding. The Authority reserves the right and its absolute discretion to amend it at the time of issue of any further notices or at any other time.
This PIN is not a binding statement of intent it outlines the Authority's intention to engage with the Supply market on an open and formal basis to develop potential options for this new programme if that is what is decided.
While the information contained in this document is believed to be correct at the time of issue, neither the Authority nor its advisors will accept any liability for its accuracy, adequacy or completeness. No express or implied warranty is given relating to the information contained in this document and the Authority reserves the right to amend or cease either part of the whole requirement set out in this Prior Information Notice at any time. Accordingly, the Authority will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by a supplier in acting on the basis of this Prior Information Notice.

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system. Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note your chosen username and click ‘Save’. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (A secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions to complete (detailed online help available). To submit your reply use the ‘Submit Response’ button (top of the page). For further assistance please consult the online help or the eTendering help desk. DWP expressly reserves the rights: (i) to use a reverse auction; (ii) to cancel this procurement at any stage; (iii) to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (iv) and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation http://www.gov.uk/

Environmental protection legislation http://www.gov.uk/

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.gov.uk/

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.4.2016