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Title: Employability Fund 2018/19
Published by: The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 21/12/2017
Deadline Date: 24/01/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 21 Social and other Specific Services - Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2018/19 and includes funding for those participants who started prior to 1 April 2018. The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP), and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment.
CPV: 80000000, 80000000.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Contact person: Stacy McDonald

Telephone: +44 1412256710

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

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://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:

via Public Contracts Scotland

Glasgow

UK

E-mail: support@publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

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

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: NDPB

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Employability Fund 2018/19

Reference number: P17-099

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2018/19 and includes funding for those participants who started prior to 1 April 2018. The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP), and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 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

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM


Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2018/19 and includes funding for those participants who started prior to 1 April 2018. The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP), and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Bidders shall be required to pass the following pass/fail minimum standards. All bids who pass Part 1 will be taken forward to Part 2 and their submission evaluated.

Section 5 - Exclusion Grounds

Section 6 - Non UK Businesses

Section 7 - Policies

Section 8 - Equal Opportunities

Section 9 - Health and Safety

Section 10 - Conflict of Interest

Section 11 - Economic/Financial Standing

Section 12a - Principal Business Activities

Section 12b - Equalities (minimum score must be achieved)

Section 12c(ii) - Quality (minimum score must be achieved)

Section 13a -Contract examples

Section 13b - Performance (minimum score must be achieved)

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated in the Statement of Requirements and Programme Activity Rules and additional appendices.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

The scope of services to be provided under this contract falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts (Regulations 2015 ("the regulations") and therefore the procurement process shall be in accordance with Regulation 74 and subject to the requirement of section 7 of the Regulations. By virtue of Regulation 76(3) of the Regulations, bidders in any of the situations listed in Regulation 58 of the Regulations may be excluded

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 24/01/2018

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

SDS is inviting bids for starts for a duration of 12 months from April 2018 - March 2019 and includes funding for those participants who started prior to 1 April 2018. New bidders - Part 1 shall be evaluated and those who pass the minimum standards shall have their Part 2 submission evaluated. All Bidders - If you are a new bidder and pass Part 1 or an existing bidder there is no guarantee that you shall be allocated any delivery places. SDS reserves the right throughout the year to re-allocate/re-distribute delivery places as required to meet our requirements.

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=522851.

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.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Inclusion of a sub-contract clause was considered, however, the make up of the contract already encourages many SMEs to bid for and be successful in allocation of volumes of places.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Community Benefits were considered, however, although the overall value of the contract is above 4M GBP, individual contracts will be lower than 4M GBP

(SC Ref:522851)

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

Internet address(es)

URL: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Skills Development Scotland

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1412256710

Internet address(es)

URL: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

19/12/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
05/01/2018 15:47ADDED FILE: Am I an existing contractor or new bidder

Am I an existing contractor or new bidder
09/01/2018 11:16REPLACED FILE: Am I an Existing Contractor or New Bidder

Am I an existing contractor or new bidder updated
15/01/2018 13:52ADDED FILE: EF performance data 010416 to 241117

Employability Fund performance data from 010416 to 241117
15/01/2018 14:25REPLACED FILE: Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 2018-19

Inst. to Bidders EF 201819 replaced
15/01/2018 14:28EF Instructions to Bidders doc updated

EF Instructions to Bidders doc updated - as per previous response to PCS questions - Page 22 inclusion of proposal evaluation criteria. Also, wording updated page 13, 24 and 25. All updates highlighted in blue.
15/01/2018 15:10REPLACED FILE: Employability Fund LEP session 201819 v4

Employability Fund performance data from 010416 to 241117 - wrong document
16/01/2018 11:27Please ignore last response - please see add info

We ran our first E/F stage 2 programme from Oct to Dec 2017. This contract is still on going in relation to candidate outcomes. Does that mean we wouldn't be classed as a new bidder thus meaning we do not need to complete ITT new bidders? thanks
SDS response should have been - You are an existing EF provider and therefore not a new bidder
17/01/2018 12:55Link to EF Performance data on SDS website

details of ink to EF Performance data on SDS website - http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/42851/ef-performance-data-010416-to-241117.pdf
17/01/2018 16:27Public Contract Scotland - downtime

We are writing to notify you that Public Contracts Scotland has notified us that on Friday, 19 January from 18:00 and for a period of 24 hours, there will be scheduled downtime in relation to the Public Contracts Scotland website. PCS will be using this time to make improvements to the infrastructure behind the service and apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

During this period, the Public Contracts Scotland website will be inaccessible by users and, therefore, buyers will not be able to post or make amendments to procurement notices and suppliers will not be able to submit post box responses during that period.
18/01/2018 11:06REPLACED FILE: EF Performance Data 010416 to 241117

EF performance data from 010416 to 241117 - updated 180117 - Argyll calculation updated only
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
171000Services - EducationEducation
179999other 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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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
21/12/2017SDS Health & Safety QuestionnaireSDS Health & Safety Questionnaire109.50 KB183
21/12/2017EF Stage 4 Approved Listing 201819EF Stage 4 Approved Listing 20181938.11 KB195
21/12/2017Employability Fund 201819 - FAQsEmployability Fund 201819 - FAQs31.96 KB213
21/12/2017Aberdeen City LEP Information for Bidders 1819Aberdeen City - LEP Information for Bidders 201819103.08 KB70
21/12/2017Aberdeen City EF Proposal 201819Aberdeen City EF Proposal 20181925.84 KB67
21/12/2017Aberdeenshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819Aberdeenshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819113.64 KB58
21/12/2017Aberdeenshire EF Proposal 201819Aberdeenshire EF Proposal 20181925.96 KB56
21/12/2017Angus LEP Information for Bidders 1819Angus LEP information for Bidders 201819109.89 KB62
21/12/2017Angus EF Proposal 201819Angus EF Proposal 20181925.86 KB56
21/12/2017Argyll and Bute LEP Information for Bidders 1819Argyll and Bute LEP Information for Bidders 201819106.46 KB63
21/12/2017Argyll and Bute EF Proposal 201819Argyll and Bute EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB59
21/12/2017Clackmannanshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819Clackmannanshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819105.10 KB63
21/12/2017Clackmannanshire EF Proposal 201819Clackmannanshire EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB56
21/12/2017Dumfries and Galloway LEP Information for Bidders 1819Dumfries and Galloway LEP Information for Bidders 201819117.70 KB66
21/12/2017Dumfries and Galloway EF Proposal 201819Dumfries and Galloway EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB68
21/12/2017Dundee City LEP Information for Bidders 1819Dundee City LEP Information for Bidders 201819102.27 KB69
21/12/2017Dundee City EF Proposal 201819Dundee City EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB64
21/12/2017East Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819East Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819115.04 KB74
21/12/2017East Ayrshire EF Proposal 201819East Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB76
21/12/2017East Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819East Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819107.75 KB78
21/12/2017East Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 201819East Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 20181925.92 KB68
21/12/2017East Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819East Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 201819103.17 KB73
21/12/2017East Lothian EF Proposal 201819East Lothian EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB68
21/12/2017East Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819East Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819112.42 KB70
21/12/2017East Renfrewshire EF Proposal 201819East Renfrewshire EF Proposal 20181925.88 KB68
21/12/2017Edinburgh LEP Information for Bidders 1819Edinburgh LEP Information for Bidders 201819116.82 KB103
21/12/2017Edinburgh EF Proposal 201819Edinburgh EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB98
21/12/2017Falkirk LEP Information for Bidders 1819Falkirk LEP Information for Bidders 201819102.25 KB63
21/12/2017Falkirk EF Proposal 201819Falkirk EF Proposal 20181925.96 KB54
21/12/2017Glasgow City LEP Information for Bidders 1819Glasgow LEP Information for Bidders 201819107.57 KB117
21/12/2017Glasgow City EF Proposal 201819Glasgow City EF Proposal 20181925.97 KB107
21/12/2017Highland LEP Information for Bidders 1819Highland LEP Information for Bidders 201819106.41 KB71
21/12/2017Highland EF Proposal 201819Highland EF Proposal 20181926.02 KB68
21/12/2017Inverclyde LEP Information for Bidders 1819Inverclyde LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.02 KB74
21/12/2017Inverclyde EF Proposal 201819Inverclyde EF Proposal 20181926.00 KB60
21/12/2017Midlothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819Midlothian LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.49 KB77
21/12/2017Midlothian EF Proposal 201819Midlothian EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB70
21/12/2017Moray LEP Information for Bidders 1819Moray LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.38 KB56
21/12/2017Moray EF Proposal 201819Moray EF Proposal 20181925.86 KB53
21/12/2017Na h-Eileanan Siar LEP Information for Bidders 1819Na h-Eileanan Siar LEP Information for Bidder 20181960.06 KB54
21/12/2017Na h-Eileanan Siar EF Proposal 201819Na h-Eileanan Siar EF Proposal 20181926.00 KB52
21/12/2017North Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819North Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181969.63 KB89
21/12/2017North Ayshire EF Proposal 201819North Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181926.03 KB89
21/12/2017North Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819North Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.97 KB84
21/12/2017North Lanarkshire EF Proposal 201819North Lanarkshire EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB86
21/12/2017Fife LEP Information for Bidders 1819Fife LEP Information for Bidders 201819104.05 KB74
21/12/2017Fife EF Proposal 201819Fife EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB68
21/12/2017Orkney Islands LEP Information for Bidders 1819Orkney Islands LEP Information for Bidders 20181954.31 KB53
21/12/2017Orkney Islands EF Proposal 201819Orkney Islands EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB52
21/12/2017Perth and Kinross LEP Information for Bidders 1819Perth and Kinross LEP Information for Bidders 20181962.36 KB65
21/12/2017Perth and Kinross EF Proposal 201819Perth and Kinross EF Proposal 20181926.10 KB57
21/12/2017Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181962.44 KB73
21/12/2017Renfrewshire EF Proposal 201819Renfrewshire EF Proposal 20181926.02 KB64
21/12/2017Scottish Borders LEP Information for Bidders 1819Scottish Borders LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.79 KB73
21/12/2017Scottish Borders EF Proposal 201819Scottish Borders EF Proposal 20181925.93 KB72
21/12/2017Shetland Islands LEP Information for Bidders 1819Shetland Islands LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.42 KB53
21/12/2017Shetland Islands EF Proposal 201819Shetland Islands EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB50
21/12/2017South Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819South Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181966.54 KB77
21/12/2017South Ayrshire EF Proposal 201819South Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB68
21/12/2017South Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819South Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181956.65 KB84
21/12/2017South Lanarkshire EF Proposal 201819South Lanarkshire EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB75
21/12/2017Stirling LEP Information for Bidders 1819Stirling LEP Information for Bidders 20181955.95 KB65
21/12/2017Stirling EF Proposal 201819Stirling EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB57
21/12/2017West Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819West Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181961.12 KB71
21/12/2017West Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 201819West Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 20181926.06 KB81
21/12/2017West Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819West Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 20181957.32 KB82
21/12/2017West Lothian EF Proposal 201819West Lothian EF Proposal 20181926.04 KB69
21/12/2017EF ITT & Volume Bid 1819EF ITT & Volume Bid 201819179.46 KB256
21/12/2017Branded CWR Brieffor Information - Branded CWR Brief197.94 KB149
21/12/2017Branded IWPS BriefFor Information - Branded IWPS Brief197.42 KB135
21/12/2017CWR FAQsFor information - CWR FAQs200.49 KB123
21/12/2017Eventbrite Invitation for Training ProvidersFor information - Eventbrite invitation for Training Providers62.15 KB197
21/12/2017IWPS FAQsFor information - IWPS FAQs201.16 KB132
09/01/2018Am I an Existing Contractor New Bidder or Approved BidderAm I an existing contractor or new bidder updated126.72 KB76
15/01/2018Instructions to Tenderers Employability Fund 2018-19 150117Inst. to Bidders EF 201819 replaced159.58 KB122
18/01/2018EF Performance Data for Publishing Final 180117EF performance data from 010416 to 241117 - updated 180117 - Argyll calculation updated only118.62 KB32

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
21/12/2017Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 2018-19Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 201819427.69 KB
05/01/2018Am I an Existing Contractor or New BidderAm I an existing contractor or new bidder41.28 KB
15/01/2018EF Performance Data 010416 to 241117Employability Fund performance data from 010416 to 241117 - wrong document119.96 KB

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