Services - 341612-2018

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

United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services

2018/S 149-341612

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
Official name: Education & Skills Funding Agency
Postal address: Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKZ EXTRA-REGIO NUTS 1
Postal code: CV1 2WT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Sourcinghelp@education.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8450194170
Fax: +44 2476823675

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 Skills Support for the Workforce /redundancies employed persons aged 16 plus

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
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 2.1 Skills support for the workforce /redundancies employed persons aged 16+.

The activities will support employed individuals aged 16 plus with individualised programmes of learning and support, to improve their work related skills relevant to the needs of employers and the local economy, whilst overcoming identified barriers to participation in education and support their transition toward sustained and improved employment. Additionally support will also be provided to individuals who have recently been placed under notice of redundancy or recently been made redundant to improve their work related skills and support their reengagement in the workforce.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 168 563 000.00 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)
80400000 Adult and other education services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKZ EXTRA-REGIO NUTS 1
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracts are initially for the delivery period 1/4/19 – 31/7/21 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