United Kingdom-Birmingham: Adult and other education services
Prior information notice
This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.wmca.org.uk/procurement
Address of the buyer profile: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/
Section II: Object
Adult Education Budget (AEB) Procurement
The purpose of this PIN is to conduct initial pre-procurement market testing in relation to the procurement of provisions funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget in the 2019/2020 Academic Year. WMCA would like to explore current and emerging good practice in their AEB services to facilitate continuous improvement. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.
If you are interested in taking part in this market testing exercise, please follow the instructions set out in VI.3) Additional information.
As this is a PIN then we have not yet established the lot structure and titles. These will be confirmed and set out within the Contract Notice.
1 year contract with the opportunity to extend on an annual basis (for a maximum of 3 years). Overall value is estimated to be circa 25 000 000 GBP per annum. At this stage this is just an estimate of annual spend.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) are seeking to engage with suppliers to conduct a pre-procurement market testing exercise in relation to the procurement of provision funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) in the 2019/2020 academic year. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.
For more information, please register your company on our e-tendering portal (Bravo Solution). Instructions on how to register are located at: https://www.wmca.org.uk/media/1692/wmca_etendering_supplier_registration_guide_2016.pdf
Further key detail around expressing an interest in this Market Warming Exercise are listed below:
Portal Website: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
PIN Title: Adult Education Budget PIN.
Bravo solution project reference: project_219 — Adult Education Budget (AEB).
Bravo solution response reference: pqq_96 — AEB — Market Testing Response Only — Not evaluated.
Once registered on the portal, please access Project_219 on our e-tendering portal and respond to PQQ_96 to submit company details and information. This is not a formal PQQ or expression of interest in a tender, it is to be used purely for suppliers to submit general information to WMCA and to express interest in taking part in a market sounding exercise. Please read the instructions as attached to the pqq_96 within the Bravo Solution Portal before responding to this opportunity.
A meet the buyer event will be taking place on the 30.11.2018 at The Studio, Birmingham. To register for this free event please click on the link below:
Following the market sounding exercise, feedback from the event will be considered and built into the wider tender exercise, which is expected to be published later this year.
Please fill in the Qualification Envelope (Bravo Reference: pqq_96 — AEB — Market testing response only — Not evaluated) by the closing date of 12:00 noon on 7.12.2018.