Services - 368632-2017

20/09/2017    S180

United Kingdom-Neath: Training services

2017/S 180-368632

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Postal address: The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Brunel Way
Town: Neath
NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Postal code: SA11 2GG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1639763927

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
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Framework for the Provision of Training Services to the Workways+ Project in South West Wales.

Reference number: NPT-1393
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000 Training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Workways+ is a collaborative project between five Local Authorities in South West Wales, funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The project is led by Neath Port Talbot Council in collaboration with Carmarthenshire County Council, Ceredigion County Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and The City and County of Swansea.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 950 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80530000 Vocational training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80521000 Training programme services
80531000 Industrial and technical training services
80531200 Technical training services
80533000 Computer-user familiarisation and training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80550000 Safety training services
80560000 Health and first-aid training services
80561000 Health training services
80562000 First-aid training services
80570000 Personal development training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
NUTS code: UKL14 South West Wales
NUTS code: UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Workways+ project targets the economically inactive and long term unemployed within the non-Communities First geographical boundaries of the Local Authorities, providing client centred, wrap around support. The aim of the project is to assist in the transition into sustainable employment by overcoming barriers to work, whilst exploring various supporting agencies, training and work opportunities.

The support available to participants includes:

— Co-ordinated Employment Gateway: Ensuring access to all available support.

— Effective Mentor Support: Dedicated one to one advice, guidance and support.

— Job Focused Training: Identifying job specific training opportunities.

— Employer Liaison: Supporting employers to employ local people.

— Return to work support: All aspects of job search techniques and Work Tasters.

Neath Port Talbot Council are seeking suitably qualified and experienced training providers to deliver a range of courses to the Workways+ participants.

There are no restrictions on the types of training that are made available to participants as it is occupation led. For this reason, the courses undertaken will be wide ranging and cannot be predicted. Once the specific training requirements have been established, the Workways+ team are responsible for organising the appropriate training on behalf of the participant.

For the purposes of this tendering exercise, course categories have been used to split the tender into lots. Organisations are required to bid for one or more lots from the following list:

— Administration, Business and Office Work

— Basic Skills and Key Skills

— Building and Construction

— Catering and Hospitality

— Computers and IT

— Education and Training

— Engineering

— Environment, Animals and Plants

— First Aid

— Health and Beauty

— Health and Safety

— Leisure, Sport and Tourism

— Marketing and Advertising

— Personal Development

— Retail, Sales and Customer Services

— Security

— Social Work and Counselling Services

— Transport and Logistics.

II.2.14)Additional information

The proposed duration of the Framework is 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 periods of 12 months subject to continued funding.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is not an invitation to tender. The purpose of this PIN is to serve as an indication of proposed future procurement by NPTCBC though it may be subject to change, and does not constitute any commitment by NPTCBC to undertake any public procurement exercise in the future.

NPTCBC is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in this soft market exercise.

This tender exercise will be conducted via eTenderwales.

Please ensure you are registered using the following link:-

For general tender advice and guidance please contact Business Wales. Business Wales is a Welsh Government Organisation that provides free of charge general procurement advice and guidance.

Contact details:

Website address:

Telephone Helpline: 03000 603000

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref:71004).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: