Services - 166021-2019

09/04/2019    S70

United Kingdom-Cardiff: E-learning services

2019/S 070-166021

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Digital Inclusion and Health Programme

Reference number: C110/2018/2019
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80420000 E-learning services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Contract for provision of a digital inclusion and health programme to provide a strategic approach to addressing digital exclusion.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 9 999 999.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80420000 E-learning services
85100000 Health services
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
85300000 Social work and related services
85323000 Community health services
85322000 Community action programme
80510000 Specialist training services
80511000 Staff training services
80570000 Personal development training services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72611000 Technical computer support services
72222300 Information technology services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
85112000 Hospital support services
75200000 Provision of services to the community
80400000 Adult and other education services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The focus of the contract will be on supporting the digital inclusion of individuals by working through partner organisations and coordinating activities with a particular focus on working with the health and social care sector to improve the well-being of individuals through encouraging them to engage with digital technology.

Using a community development approach involving outreach work and partnership working, it is possible to effectively engage people with technologies as a route into wider use of ICT. An agile body of expertise which can establish and develop strong partnerships across sectors and coordinate activities is envisaged. It is expected that this will be supplemented with a team of experts demonstrating best practice in engaging the digitally excluded population. It will help to plug gaps in existing provision, avoid duplication and complement any activity which may already exist. It will take into account what has worked and not worked, in Wales and elsewhere.

The programme will recognise that becoming digitally included is a continuous process requiring ongoing support, which can take a long time to go from a first time user to a position where one is able to demonstrate all 5 basic digital skills.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The contract cost figure of 9 999 999 GBP includes the cost for the optional contract extension period of 3 years.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 218-499519
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: C110/2018/2019
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Wales Co-Operative Centre
Postal address: Y Borth, 13 Beddau Way
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 2AX
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920807118
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 9 999 999.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 999 998.99 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contract award value is for the initial 3 year term only

(WA Ref:91311)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: