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Title: Employability Support Services - Five Stage Pipeline Approach
Reference No: APR351345
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000580139
Published by: Falkirk Council
Publication Date: 12/04/2019
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 21 Social and other Specific Services - PIN
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Falkirk Council has adopted the national five stage employability pipeline for the organisation, commissioning, management and delivery of employability services to support and assist individuals in their journey towards and into employment. Services will be tailored to ensure a person centred approach with a coherent range of specialist support that responds flexibly and effectively to meet the needs of individuals and their employers.
Falkirk Council will be seeking to procure services from providers who are experienced in delivering to individuals who are disadvantaged and excluded from participating in the labour market, who face a range of barriers to employment and require additional support in order to obtain, sustain and progress in employment. Falkirk Council will be seeking a range of services which support a person centred, needs based approach which treats individuals with dignity and respect at all times. (Continued in Part VI additional information)
CPV: 80530000, 80530000, 80400000, 80500000, 80510000, 80570000, 80500000, 80510000, 80530000, 80570000, 80400000, 80530000, 80400000, 80500000, 80570000, 80510000.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Prior information notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Falkirk Council

Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street

Falkirk

FK1 5RS

UK

Telephone: +44 1324506566

E-mail: pcu@falkirk.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM76

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00184

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


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

Employability Support Services - Five Stage Pipeline Approach

Reference number: DEV/111/19

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80530000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Falkirk Council has adopted the national five stage employability pipeline for the organisation, commissioning, management and delivery of employability services to support and assist individuals in their journey towards and into employment. Services will be tailored to ensure a person centred approach with a coherent range of specialist support that responds flexibly and effectively to meet the needs of individuals and their employers.

Falkirk Council will be seeking to procure services from providers who are experienced in delivering to individuals who are disadvantaged and excluded from participating in the labour market, who face a range of barriers to employment and require additional support in order to obtain, sustain and progress in employment. Falkirk Council will be seeking a range of services which support a person centred, needs based approach which treats individuals with dignity and respect at all times. (Continued in Part VI additional information)

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Engagement and Barrier Removal

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

80400000

80500000

80510000

80570000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM76

UKM72

UKM77

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The framework recognises the need to better support disadvantaged groups to move towards and into employment. This has to start with greater focus on early engagement, assessment of support needs and effective action planning to more effectively tackle barriers that are preventing individuals from participating in the labour market.

Working in partnership we are seeking a range of diverse interventions to effectively engage with those furthest from the labour market, supporting individuals with multiple and often complex support needs. Services being procured will include motivation, confidence, personal development, one to one support, mentoring, group work, core skills, health, wellbeing and financial support interventions. It is envisaged that some structured, accredited and project based activities will also be required. This Lot covers the spectrum of activities at Stage 1 and 2 of the Employability Pipeline.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Vocational Training and Work Related Skills

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80530000

80400000

80500000

80570000

80510000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM76

UKM72

UKM77

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The focus of this Lot will be to improve the core, functional and vocational skills of individuals seeking to enter employment. The activities within this lot will enable a structured approach to work experience enabling individuals to gain employability competencies and where relevant occupationally focused certification. This Lot covers the spectrum of activities at Stage 3 and 4 of the Employability Pipeline and will enable a tailored pathway to local labour market opportunities.

It is anticipated that the provision in this Lot will enable supported and sheltered work experience and where possible industry recognised certification, pre apprenticeship programmes and a structured transitional pathway to sustainable employment. Job Search skills and agreed elements of employer engagement, job brokerage may also be relevant within this Lot.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

In Work Support and Work Based Qualifications

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80500000

80510000

80530000

80570000

80400000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM76

UKM77

UKM72

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This Lot reflects the increased need for in-work support to help enable previously unemployed people to sustain and progress in employment once the initial transition has been made. It is also important to recognise that many individuals will enter this activity at Stage 5 of the Employability Pipeline having progressed from previous activities delivered at Lots 1 and 2 of the framework.

This lot includes the delivery of Vocational Qualifications, Modern Apprenticeships and other industry recognised training. The provision of employer support, job carving, job coaching, health and safety, risk assessments, after care and other related assistance may also form part of the in work support package to ensure the sustainability of progressions into employment.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

17/05/2019

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

(ctd)

Falkirk Council via its Employment and Training Unit will retain responsibility for the end to end provision overseeing the participant employability journey working with a range of delivery partners to enhance the capacity and variety of support available.

Some specialist provision will be required for individuals with learning disabilities across all employability support services and an inclusive approach to the design and delivery of provision is essential.

There will be supplier event on 2nd May 2019 to inform potential suppliers about the upcoming tender. If you are interested in attending please email pcu@falkirk.gov.uk by 11:00 on Tuesday 30th April 2019, supplying your name, organisation, contact telephone number and email address.

In addition if you require support to use Public Contract Scotland and Pubic Contract Scotland Tender websites and to submit responses via these portals the Supplier Development Programme are hosting a training session on 23rd May 2019 at Falkirk Stadium from 09:30 - 12:30. To register with them for this event please contact via https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/1-2-using-pcs-pcs-tender-falkirk/

Alternatively they can be contacted on info@sdpscotland.co.uk.

The procurement exercise will be governed by Regulations 74, 75 & 76 of Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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=580139.

(SC Ref:580139)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/04/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
03/05/2019 11:00ADDED FILE: Provider Event 2nd May 2019

Presentation from Provider Event held on 2nd May 2019.
16/05/2019 15:50Estimated Contract Notice Date

This PIN advises that the estimated contract notice date is 17th May 2019. The contract notice will NOT be published on that date.
It is now estimated that the contract notice will be published at the end of May. Please be aware that this may be subject to further revision.
Main Contact: pcu@falkirk.gov.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
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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