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Title: Modern Apprenticeship - Employer for 2019
Reference No: JAN341651
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000569423
Published by: The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 10/01/2019
Deadline Date: 11/02/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Skills Development Scotland (SDS) contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) for starts for 2019/20 and continued residual (in-training) contracts for the duration of the Apprenticeship. SDS administers the Scottish Governments funding contribution towards the cost of training for employees that employers wish to support through an approval MA Framework.
The dual purpose of the MA Programme is to support individuals to learn while in work; and economic growth across Scotland. MAs are a joint investment between employers and public funding. Employers invest through wage costs and on-going support and public funding contributes towards the cost of training.
CPV: 80000000, 80000000, 80500000, 80400000.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1414687862

E-mail: Stacy.McDonald@sds.co.uk

NUTS: UKM82

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12862

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 another address:

Public Contract Scotland

Glasgow

UK

E-mail: support@publiccontractsscotland.go.uk

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Modern Apprenticeship - Employer for 2019

Reference number: P18-111

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) for starts for 2019/20 and continued residual (in-training) contracts for the duration of the Apprenticeship. SDS administers the Scottish Governments funding contribution towards the cost of training for employees that employers wish to support through an approval MA Framework.

The dual purpose of the MA Programme is to support individuals to learn while in work; and economic growth across Scotland. MAs are a joint investment between employers and public funding. Employers invest through wage costs and on-going support and public funding contributes towards the cost of training.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

80500000

80400000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

SDS is inviting bids for MA starts for a duration of 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020. MAs already in training shall continue for the duration of their apprenticeship.

Part 1 shall be evaluated and those who pass the minimum standards shall have their Part 2 submission evaluated. If you pass Part 1 there is no guarantee that you shall be allocated any delivery places. SDS reserves the right throughout the year to re-allocate/redistribute delivery places as required to meet our requirements.

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: 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

A contract notice will be placed for further requirements.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations.

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated in the ITT/Specification and Terms and Conditions of Contract and additional appendices

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about 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: 11/02/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/02/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

12 months

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Evaluation criteria: Fair Work Practices 100%

SDS in allocating volumes will take into account the bids received and the priorities for the programme and may allocate to the estimated value specified or less, as appropriate.

SDS is committed to the delivery of high quality public services, and recognises that this is critically dependant on a workforce that is well-motivated, well led, has appropriate opportunities for training and skills development and is engaged in decision making. These factors are also important for workforce recruitment and retention, and thus continuity of service. Public Bodies in Scotland (SDS) have adopted fair work practices, which include:

- A pay policy that includes a commitment to supporting the Living Wage;

- Being a Living Wage Accredited Employer

- Developing a workforce which reflects the diversity of population of Scotland in terms of age, gender, gender identity, change ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability

- A strong commitment to Modern Apprenticeships

- Support for learning and development;

- No usage of zero hours contracts, unless there is a legitimate business requirement, must be proportionate and reasonable to the service being procured.

- Flexible working (including for example practices such as flexi-time and career breaks) and support for family friendly working and wider work life balance;

- Effective Voice: Trade Union recognition and representation where possible; otherwise alternative arrangements to give staff an effective voice

- Gender balance and wider representative workforce

- Promoting workplace innovation

- Respect: treat each employee with respect and value diversity within the workforce

It is expected that in order to ensure the highest standards of service quality in this contract contractors should take a similarly positive approach to fair work practices as part of a fair and equitable employment and reward package.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=569423.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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:569423)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1412256710

E-mail: Stacy.McDonald@sds.co.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/01/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
15/01/2019 10:56REPLACED FILE: MA Specification 2019-20

MA Specification-updatedV2 1.3 age updated,section 3.5 pg28,no restriction on age for Public Sector.
15/01/2019 19:56REPLACED FILE: 2. MA Employers ITT Response Document 2019-20

MA ITT Response Doc v2 updated - FWP weighting updated to 100%
Main Contact: Stacy.McDonald@sds.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
179999other EducationEducation
171010Services - Adult and Further EducationEducation
171000Services - EducationEducation

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
10/01/2019 1. MA Information and Instruction to Tenderers 2019-20 Employer MA Information and Instructions - Employer 2019152.40 KB146
10/01/2019 3. MA Subcontractor ITT Response Document 2019-20 MA Sub-contractor ITT Response Doc131.90 KB92
10/01/2019 4. Additional Information for First Time Bidders Additional information for first time bidders158.89 KB65
10/01/2019 5. Am I a Training Provider or Employer Am I a Training Provider or Employer69.44 KB75
10/01/2019 6. Modern Apprenticeships 2019-20 - FAQs MA FAqs98.88 KB76
10/01/2019 7. FIPS Delegated Authority Form 2019-20 FIPS delegated authority form91.28 KB105
10/01/2019 Appendix 1 MA Frameworks by Occupational Grouping and Age MA frameworks by Occupational Group and age73.33 KB77
10/01/2019 Appendix 2 MA Contribution Rates by Framework and Age MA Contribution rates by framework and age33.97 KB90
10/01/2019 Appendix 3 MA Framework Payment Plan Evidence Requirements MA Framework payment plan evidence requirements11.31 KB93
10/01/2019 Appendix 4 Local Authority Areas Appendix 4 LA Areas57.70 KB72
10/01/2019 MA Conditions 2019-20 MA Conditions554.90 KB83
15/01/2019 NTP MA Specification 19-20 V2 MA Specification-updatedV2 1.3 age updated,section 3.5 pg28,no restriction on age for Public Sector.597.75 KB76
15/01/2019 2. MA Employers ITT Response Document 2019-20 v2 MA ITT Response Doc v2 updated - FWP weighting updated to 100%204.55 KB109

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
10/01/2019MA Specification 2019-20MA Specification599.13 KB
10/01/20192. MA Employers ITT Response Document 2019-20MA ITT Response Doc - Employer194.13 KB

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