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29/07/2015    S144

United Kingdom-London: Other community, social and personal services

2015/S 144-266152

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Government Digital Service (GDS)
Postal address: Aviation House 125 Kingsway
Town: London
Postal code: WC2B 6NH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.ukeenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/government-digital-service

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
Other: Public Procurement
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:
Digital Training and Support Framework.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Currently, 10 500 000 people in the UK lack basic digital skills and many either can't or don't use digital government services independently.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) with the support of The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is seeking suppliers who can provide digital training and digital support services to reduce the number of digitally excluded people in the UK, by removing the barriers presented by lack of access, digital skills, vulnerability or motivation. This procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the open procedure and is intended to establish a Framework Agreement.This procurement is divided into two lots.
Lot 1: Assisted Digital Services
The provision of support services: to anyone who cannot use or access government digital services independently so that with assistance they can complete transactions for those services.
Lot 2: Digital Inclusion Services
The provision of Digital Inclusion services: this lot will include the needs assessment or analysis, the design and/or the delivery of basic digital skills training courses.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 35 000 000 GBP

Lots

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

98000000 Other community, social and personal services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 75200000 Provision of services to the community, 80400000 Adult and other education services, 80500000 Training services, 80511000 Staff training services, 80520000 Training facilities, 80521000 Training programme services, 80530000 Vocational training services, 80533000 Computer-user familiarisation and training services, 80533100 Computer training services, 80570000 Personal development training services, 85320000 Social services

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:

Further information can be found here: https://assisteddigital.blog.gov.uk/ and https://digitalinclusion.blog.gov.uk/

Service Provider / Industry Engagement Events:
Government Digital Service (GDS) and Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) are hosting supplier engagement events on 26.8.2015 in central London. The purpose of the events is for Government Digital Services to gain views from the market about the commercial strategy and timescales in readiness for the procurement exercise.
The terms and timetable for the procurement exercise will be determined following the supplier engagement events. However, GDS and BIS currently anticipates publishing an OJEU Contract Notice and Invitation to Tender in Autumn 2015.

If you are interested in attending our supplier engagement event please register your interest by emailing digitaltraining-procurement1@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk (with ‘Supplier Engagement Event’ and the name of your organisation in the title of your E Mail) with the following information:

— Confirmation of attending
— Company name or proposed consortium name.
— Name of individual and job title (lead contact).
— Email address.
— Contact address and telephone number.
Due to the expected interest in the event, we advise early registration. Access may be limited. We hope to allow two individuals per organisation or group but may need to reduce this to one.
Once you have registered for the event an invitation will be sent to you containing details of the location, timing and structure of the event and the number of individuals who can attend from the invited organisation or group.
Based on venue size places will be offered in order of registration.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Assisted Digital Services
1)Short description:
The provision of support services to anyone who cannot use or access government's digital services independently, so that with assistance they can complete transactions for those services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000 Other community, social and personal services, 80530000 Vocational training services, 80521000 Training programme services, 75200000 Provision of services to the community, 85320000 Social services, 80400000 Adult and other education services, 80570000 Personal development training services, 80511000 Staff training services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 80533000 Computer-user familiarisation and training services, 80500000 Training services, 80520000 Training facilities, 80533100 Computer training services

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Digital Inclusion Services
1)Short description:
This lot will include the needs assessment or analysis, design and/or the delivery of basic digital skills training courses.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98000000 Other community, social and personal services, 80533100 Computer training services, 80570000 Personal development training services, 80533000 Computer-user familiarisation and training services, 80520000 Training facilities, 75200000 Provision of services to the community, 80400000 Adult and other education services, 80521000 Training programme services, 80500000 Training services, 85320000 Social services, 80511000 Staff training services, 80530000 Vocational training services, 72500000 Computer-related services

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 35 000 000 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Government Digital Service with support of Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that are set out in the Public Sector Classification Guide May 2015

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/classification-update--may-2015/index.html

Local Authorities

http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council.

NDPBs and Agencies

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

www.uksbs.co.uk

NHS Bodies England
NHS England

http://www.england.nhs.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Student Loans Company

http://www.slc.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing(Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing ,bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Scottish Information Commissioner
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
Scottish Commission for Human Rights
Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
Standards Commission for Scotland
Scottish Local Authorities

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies and NDPBs

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies

http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Housing Associations

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Public Bodies
National Records of Scotland
Historic Scotland
Disclosure Scotland
Registers of Scotland
Scottish Qualification Authority
Scottish Courts Service
Scottish Prison Service
Transport Scotland
The Scottish Government Core Directorates
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
Scottish Police Authority
National Museums of Scotland
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Scottish Natural Heritage
Skills Development Scotland
Visit Scotland
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeenshire Council
Angus Council
Argyll and Bute Council
City of Edinburgh Council
Clackmannanshire Council
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Dundee City Council
East Ayrshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Lothian Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Falkirk Council
Fife Council
Glasgow City Council
Highland Council
Inverclyde Council
Midlothian Council
Moray Council, The
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Orkney Islands Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Renfrewshire Council
Scottish Borders Council
Shetland Islands Council
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Stirling Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)
NHS 24
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Fife
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Highland
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothian
NHS Orkney
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
NHS Shetland
NHS Tayside
NHS Western Isles
Scottish Ambulance Service
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
The State Hospital for Scotland
Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
Forestry Commission Scotland
Audit Scotland
Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local
Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations — Registered Social Landlords Wales
NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Universities in Northern Ireland http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Any organisation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character but having legal personality, and
i. who are financed for the most part by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this notice or by other bodies governed by public law;
ii. subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this notice or by other bodies governed by public law; or
iii. more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this notice.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/legislation.htm

Environmental protection legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/43/contents

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24.7.2015