United Kingdom-Dumfries: Provision of services to the community
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00219
Section II: Object
Poverty and Social Inclusion — Community Outreach- Dumfries.
To deliver community outreach by working directly within the specified communities within Dumfries to identify disadvantaged participants in workless, lone parent or low income households.
The ESIF 2014-2020 programme facilitates major investment to support transformational change and economic and social structural reforms across Scotland. The ESIF Programme aims to support the delivery of the EU 2020 strategy of smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. These European priorities will deliver benefits to people and communities across Scotland including helping to build an innovative, low carbon economy, improving the competitiveness of Scotland's SMEs, reducing poverty, increasing workforce skills and providing practical routes into work for people facing multiple barriers to employment.
This intensive support will ensure the client group can progress towards accessing the Strategic Skills Pipeline to be able to gain the skills and aptitudes to allow further progression in the local labour market and therefore contributing to a reduction in poverty and deprivation, and supporting the creation of a skilled workforce for the future.
The delivery agents will carry out a participant assessment of needs and refer to the Links to Work Project as well as to the ESF Pipeline and other agencies as appropriate.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=503931
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
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.
(SC Ref: 503931)
Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=503931
The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender, of its decision to award the contract which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority dispatches the notice and the date on which the Authority proposes to make an award pursuant to this procurement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the contract until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the contract to the winning tenderer. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the contract has been entered into will not affect the contract unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the contract has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the contract following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority's response to its request for clarification, or considers that the contract has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.