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Services - 468119-2018

24/10/2018    S205

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2018/S 205-468119

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: the team will manage the procurement through our eProcurement Solution. All interested parties should register at (link is external), see further details below within requests to participate
Telephone: +44 1132327070
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Dynamic Purchasing System for Employment and Health Related Test and Learn Provision

Reference number: pqq_208804
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Government and specifically the Department for Work and Pensions have a challenging agenda to help people, many of whom have complex barriers to employment, to be able to move into work and sustain that employment. As part of this the Government has committed to a goal of seeing one million more disabled people in employment by 2027.

As set out in the Policy Paper “Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability”, published in October 2016, the Authority and Authorised Buyers are looking to deliver a number of new Proof of Concepts (PoC), trials etc. to improve the support that it can offer and to understand what works best.

This presents opportunities for businesses, with a focus on innovation and local specialist support, to support and test the development of new approaches for employment support. This provision will be key to building evidence to support the delivery of future provision at both national and local level.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000 Training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a Contract Notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 24. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure these activities in in England, Scotland and Wales. The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the intention is to use a light touch regime, rather than the full regime described in Regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing System).

This DPS will present opportunities for organisation, with a focus on innovation and local specialist support, to be involved and test the development of new approaches for employment and health related activity. This will be key to building evidence to support the delivery of future provision at both national and local level.

At this stage we cannot confirm or guarantee any future business through the DPS but it is anticipated that there will be some limited numbers of proof of concepts in specific parts of the country in the next 6-12 months. However, it is expected that as the DPS develops the activity will increase involving most, if not all, parts of the country.

The T&L DPS will commence on the first date that DWP signs the first DPS Contract, expected to be in November 2018. The T&L DPS will be open ended, but can be terminated by the Authority with twenty (20) Working Days’ notice. The expectation is that it will run for 4 years.

The expected total value of all Call-Off contracts for the DPS will be approximately 2 000 000 GBP for 2018-19. Thereafter funding for DPS procurement will be annually agreed (amounts to be confirmed), and may include monies from other funding streams.

This DPS Contract will be for the use of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and other contracting bodies (listed below), their Executive Agencies and those Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) sponsored by them. Further information including a list of such Agencies and Public Bodies can be viewed by selecting “Ministerial Departments (link is external)” on the Departmental website (link is external):

— The Department for Work and Pensions,

— Ministry of Justice,

— Department of Health and Social Care,

— The Department for Education,

— Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

— Home Office,

— Scottish Government,

— Welsh Government,

— Local Authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/03/2023
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17/03/2023
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

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

Suppliers Instructions:

How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1) Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): and click the link to register,

— accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”,

— enter your correct business and user details,

— note your chosen username and click “Save”. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure).

2) Express an Interest in the tender:

— login to the portal with the username/password,

— click the “PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),

— click on the relevant exercise to access the content,

— click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the page,

— this will move the PQQ /ITT into your “My PQQs/ My ITTs” page. (A secure area reserved for your projects only),

— you can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ ITT Details” box;

3) Responding to the tender:

— click “My Response” under “PQQ/ ITT Details”, you can choose to “Create Response” or to “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining),

— you can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,

— note the deadline for completion. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,

— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions to complete (detailed online help available). To submit your reply use the “Submit Response” button (top of the page).

For further assistance please consult the online help, or the eTendering help desk.

DWP expressly reserves the rights:

(i) to use a reverse auction;

(ii) to cancel this procurement at any stage;

(iii) to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;

(iv) and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Department for Work and Pensions
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: