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European & Structural Investment Fund has been secured to support D&G's Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention. This will support unemployed and inactive participants with multiple barriers to employment living in the D&G Council Area, to gain ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Procurement Team, Carruthers House
Dumfries
DG1 2HP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1387264612
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM32

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00219

I.2)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: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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
II.1.1)Title:

Dumfries and Galloway Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention.

Reference number: DGT/TC/579/16
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80530000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

European & Structural Investment Fund has been secured to support D&G's Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention. This will support unemployed and inactive participants with multiple barriers to employment living in the D&G Council Area, to gain qualifications and skills in order to progress to sustainable employment or self-employment. Another provision would be to deliver an outreach programme, identifying the cohort of young people not currently accessing any mainstream employability services and engaging this cohort to progress along the employability pipeline. It is anticipated the requirements under this procurement will be split into the following lots:

Lot 1: Stage 1 - Outreach Engagement;

Lot 2: Stage 2 Digital Skills - Introduction to IT courses;

Lot 3: Stage 2 Personal Development/Confidence Courses.

Service Providers will be required to provide eligible match funding for the contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Stage 1 - Outreach Engagement

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Delivery will be to identify the cohort of hard to reach young people aged 16+ who are not currently accessing any mainstream services and to engage with them in order to help them access and progress along the pipeline. The delivery agent will be required to engage, register and complete initial needs assessments in order to refer participants to the Employability and Skills Service, who will then determine the appropriate stage of the Employability Pipeline to access. The overall goal of the project is the reduction of barriers to employment resulting in improved access to employment and reduced social isolation, exclusion, poverty and disadvantage of participants.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Stage 2 Digital Skills - Introduction to IT courses

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Delivery should be specific to individual need but cover all elements of the Digital Inclusion Learning Framework with the aim to provide employability and vocational skills to meet the demands of the local labour market, to include training such as job search skills, Universal Credit sign up and maintenance, updating CV's etc. Referrals to provision will be from the Employability and Skills Service who will register participants and identify barriers. If the successful tenderer identifies potential participants direct, there would be a requirement to refer the individuals to the Employability and Skills service for registration and determination of eligibility prior to the commencement of training.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Stage 2 Personal Development/Confidence Courses

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Delivery should be specific to individual need but should deliver an appropriately accredited programme such as STEPS to Excellence for Personal Success, PX2, XL or other applicable course. The provision should be aimed at developing motivation and self-belief, creating goals and increasing participation leading to progressing towards and into training and employment. Referrals to provision will be from the Employability and Skills Service who will register participants and identify barriers.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
03/02/2017

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=479522.

(SC Ref:479522).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/01/2017