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03/05/2017    S85    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Leeds: Vocational training services

2017/S 085-166881

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Leeds City Council
Postal address: PPPU/Procurement Unit, 40 Great George Street
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS1 1UR
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Philippa J Elliott
E-mail: philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1133785882

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.leeds.gov.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Apprenticeship training provision.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.

NUTS code UKE4

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 200 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The procurement of Training Provision to a 2 Year Framework Agreement to enable delivery of Apprenticeship training at Leeds.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Lot 1 Business Administration
Lot 2 Construction
Lot 3 Customer Service
Lot 4 Health and Social Care
Lot 5 ICT
Lot 6 Legal
Lot 7 Sport and Leisure
Lot 8 Professional Support Services
Lot 9 Leadership and Management
Lot 10 Facilities and Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Business Administration
1)Short description
Business Administration within the Council is a significant service function with a regular turnover. We would look for provision of Level 2 and 3 in Business administration from a provider with excellent achievement levels.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Construction
1)Short description
Traditionally our Leeds Building Services have recruited apprentices to resource their workforce at the entry level. These start with a 14 month QCF apprenticeship which covers a range of trades this is generally completed prior to staff electing a preferred trade apprenticeship. Training Providers should have good quality provision for practical elements of the apprenticeship in a location within easy reach of Leeds. This lot also covers Construction & Civic Engineering for our Highways service and Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Level 2 which should likewise have suitable practical provision.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Customer Service
1)Short description
Our customer service provision across the Council is large scale and it is hoped in time that apprenticeships may form the entry route to roles across the service. However at this time commitment is ring fenced to the contact centre where core customer service skills are required to deliver a first point of contact service. Apprenticeships will provide the building blocks for career progression and aid retention is a fast moving field.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Health and Social Care
1)Short description
Training and development within Adult Social Care has been a solid provision for some years, with apprenticeships featuring highly as a main form of entry level recruitment. The advent of home closures however has meant that in recent times training has expanded for our 3rd party partners, more than our own staff. Provision is still required for low numbers of Social Care apprenticeships including joint ventures with the NHS. In future the option to spend a portion of our Levy fund on our partners may be used.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: ICT
1)Short description
Digital skills are an ever growing area. As a Council we have employed a proportion of entry level ICT posts as apprenticeships over the last few years, focussing mainly on Microsoft and networking skills. In a bid to develop our apprenticeship offer we are also seeking to convert ICT degree courses that we have supported and as such would be looking for a provider that could cover both the Level 2/3 and also higher degree level ICT courses.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Legal
1)Short description
Our Legal services are keen to provide a clear progression pathway for a career in Legal within the Council this will involve Legal apprenticeships spanning from Level 2 Business admin through Level 3 para legal up to Level 6 and 7.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Sport and Leisure
1)Short description
Sport have an active training ethos and are keen to develop their staff where ever they see the potential. Training providers would be expected to deliver the breadth of sports related apprenticeships and be mindful of shift patterns.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Professional Support Services
1)Short description
This lot covers the range of support services functions and associated apprenticeship training (those that fall outside of ICT and Legal specialisms). This will include apprenticeship equivalents to professional qualifications including Finance, HR, e.g AAT, CIPFA, CIPD. Accreditations to professional bodies must be achieved at the outcome of the qualification.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Leadership and Management
1)Short description
Leadership and management training has traditionally been a provided across services and across levels to fill skills gaps and develop rising talent. In the past this has been supported through training and development budgets. With part of the budget now dedicated to pay the apprenticeship levy it is important that where possible Leadership and management apprenticeships are utilised instead of traditional routes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Facilities and Services
1)Short description
We have a number of other front line services that lend themselves very well to recruiting apprentices these include traditional manual service such as Parks, gardening and horticultural services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80530000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
DN262374
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 31.5.2017 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
31.5.2017 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 31.5.2017 - 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Interested parties can download the prequalification questionnaire and tender documentation directly from https://www.yortender.co.uk by using the scheme ID reference number DN262374. Requests for documentation should not be made by telephone or email. The documentation should be completed and returned by no later than the deadline of noon 31.05.2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Tenderers should note that if the council wishes to carry out new services at the end of the contract which are a repetition of similar services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be procured using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with regulation 32(9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: The High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand London
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows the unsuccessful tenderers to seek further information from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee in 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first know or ought to have known that ground for such action had arisen). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. Following the correct implementation of the standstill period and publication of the appropriate notices the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.4.2017