Services - 399612-2015

12/11/2015    S219    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2015/S 219-399612

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Work and Pensions
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
For the attention of: Chapman Martyn
LS2 7UA Leeds
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1132519152
E-mail: martyn.b.chapman@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1132519152

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
Education
Other: employment related training
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
European Social Fund (England) 2014-2020.
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership Area.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
The LEP geography covers the local authority (LA) areas of: Rutland; Peterborough; King's Lynn and West Norfolk; Fenland; East Cambridgeshire; Huntingdonshire; Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire; St Edmundsbury; Forest Heath; North Hertfordshire, and; Uttlesford.
This provision will not be delivered in North Hertfordshire LA or Uttlesford LA. (Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be delivering similar employment provision in the former and South East Local Enterprise Partnership doing likewise in the latter). The specification will provide further detail.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Background:
In June 2013 the Government set out the allocation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), including ESF money for the full seven-year period. The
allocation was divided across LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) areas in England, with funds being distributed and managed by the ESF Managing Authority (MA).
LEPs have an advisory role and they documented their local/strategic needs in an ESIF Strategy.
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough:
The provision will be a Participant led package of tailored support to help reduce worklessness amongst disadvantaged people. It will be voluntary provision that will be delivered by Key Workers who will engage with the defined priority groups, primarily on a one to one basis, and identify and address their barriers to work through proactive intervention and effective signposting. The primary objective of the provision is for Participants to move in to work and achieve sustained employment. In work support delivered by the Provider will increase the likelihood of employment secured being sustained.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 2 700 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
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. Contracts Finder

(https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder) and DWP eProcurement Solution (https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk) will provide further information about submitting a tender and timelines.

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:
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): European Social Fund (England) 2014-2020. The allocation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), including ESF money for the full 7 year period.
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
6.11.2015