Services - 341609-2018

04/08/2018    S149    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Coventry: Business and management consultancy and related services

2018/S 149-341609

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Education
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcinghelp@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKZ

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Education-and-Skills-Funding-Agency

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

ESF 2014-20 Programme Community Grants

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The ESFA is currently working with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and their European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) committees, on the provision of an Opt-in offer to deliver Education and Training through the ESF 2014-20 programme against a number of the programme Investment Priorities.

IP 1.4 Community Grants

The ESFA is looking to procure a number of organisations to undertake the role of Grant Co-ordinating Bodies (GCB) to deliver a community grants programmes. The Community Grants programme provides for small grants of up to 20 000 GBP to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support. The GCB will be required to market and promote the grants programme, manage calls for proposals from 3rd sector organisations, assess applications, make grant awards and monitor and manage the grants that have been awarded.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKZ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracts are initially for the delivery period 1.4.2019 – 31.7.2021 the ESFA reserves the right to extend contracts for a period of time up to 31.12.2023 subject to funding availability, the applicants delivery performance of the contract and government policy

Additional information: The contracting authority is the Department for Education, acting through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (the “ESFA”). The ESFA is an executive ESFA of the Department for Education, exercising functions to bring together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding ESFA (EFA) and Skills Funding ESFA (SFA) to create a single ESFA accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

II.2.14)Additional information

The provision will be offered through a number of lots of activity at Investment Priority (IP) and LEP level, the precise value and scope of these lots is still to be agreed with individual Local Enterprise Partnerships and their ESIF Committees and therefore the estimated value is based upon expressions of interest from LEPs and could be subject to change.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/08/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The provision will be offered through a number of lots of activity at Investment Priority (IP) and LEP level, the precise value and scope of these lots is still to be agreed with individual Local Enterprise Partnerships and their ESIF Committees and therefore the estimated value is based upon expressions of interest from LEPs and could be subject to change.

The procurement process will be administered electronically via the e-Procurement Solution (ePS) portal, BravoSolution. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communications with DfE (including final submission of tenders) will be conducted via the BravoSolution Portal. Bidders can register in advance here: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml Any technical problems should be addressed via the email help@bravosolution.co.uk and a “screen dump” of the error provided in the email.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/08/2018