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ESIF has been secured to support Dumfries and Galloway's Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention. This intervention will support unemployed and inactive participants with multiple barriers to employment living in the Dumfries and Galloway Local ...

Contract notice

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 1387260612
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
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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 European Social Fund Stage 1&2 Provision.

Reference number: DGT/TC/579/16
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

ESIF has been secured to support Dumfries and Galloway's Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention. This intervention will support unemployed and inactive participants with multiple barriers to employment living in the Dumfries and Galloway Local Authority Area, to gain qualifications and skills in order to progress to sustainable employment or self-employment. Provision would be to deliver tailored solutions to removing barriers by providing specific training opportunities for unemployed and inactive individuals, who also have at least 2 barriers to employment as defined in the ESIF Participant Eligibility Guidance

Dumfries and Galloway Council has secured ESF funding and has an allocation of up to GBP 393 750 in total project costs to procure services until 31.12.2018. ESF will fund 40 % of the total costs (totalling GBP 157 000) and Service Providers will be required to identify eligible match (totalling GBP 236 500) to fund the gap of 60 % of the total project costs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 393 750.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Stage 1 Outreach Engagement

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway Council area.

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. Across the region every year there are identified young people who are not in education, employment or training or those who are unknown and are currently not accessing services or signing on for benefits.

The Service Provider 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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 262 500.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 03/04/2017
End: 31/12/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will cover to December 2018 with the possible extension subject to contract review, funding resources and satisfactory performance of the Contract, the opinion of which shall be at the discretion of the Purchaser.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European & Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Programme.
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)
80533000
80533100
80533200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway Council area.

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.

Participants will be expected to attend courses as applicable and evidence of completion will be required to confirm that the outcome has been successful. A breakdown of provision would be required detailing commitment expected from the participants.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 87 500.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 03/04/2017
End: 31/12/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will cover to December 2018 with the possible extension subject to contract review, funding resources and satisfactory performance of the Contract, the opinion of which shall be at the discretion of the Purchaser.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European & Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Stage 2 Personal Deveopment/Confidence Courses

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:

Dumfries and Galloway Council area.

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.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 43 750.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 03/04/2017
End: 31/12/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will cover to December 2018 with the possible extension subject to contract review, funding resources and satisfactory performance of the Contract, the opinion of which shall be at the discretion of the Purchaser.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European & Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Where it is required, within a bidder's country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.

Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5M GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 019-031690
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/03/2017
Local time: 14:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/03/2017
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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=485087.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:485087)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=485087

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Procurement Team, Carruthers House
Dumfries
DG1 2HP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1387260612

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/03/2017