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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
Has ESPD: No
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 Change 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.2.2) 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
179999other 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
21/12/2017 SDS Health & Safety Questionnaire SDS Health & Safety Questionnaire109.50 KB183
21/12/2017 EF Stage 4 Approved Listing 201819 EF Stage 4 Approved Listing 20181938.11 KB203
21/12/2017 Employability Fund 201819 - FAQs Employability Fund 201819 - FAQs31.96 KB214
21/12/2017 Aberdeen City LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Aberdeen City - LEP Information for Bidders 201819103.08 KB71
21/12/2017 Aberdeen City EF Proposal 201819 Aberdeen City EF Proposal 20181925.84 KB67
21/12/2017 Aberdeenshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Aberdeenshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819113.64 KB59
21/12/2017 Aberdeenshire EF Proposal 201819 Aberdeenshire EF Proposal 20181925.96 KB56
21/12/2017 Angus LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Angus LEP information for Bidders 201819109.89 KB63
21/12/2017 Angus EF Proposal 201819 Angus EF Proposal 20181925.86 KB57
21/12/2017 Argyll and Bute LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Argyll and Bute LEP Information for Bidders 201819106.46 KB64
21/12/2017 Argyll and Bute EF Proposal 201819 Argyll and Bute EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB59
21/12/2017 Clackmannanshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Clackmannanshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819105.10 KB64
21/12/2017 Clackmannanshire EF Proposal 201819 Clackmannanshire EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB57
21/12/2017 Dumfries and Galloway LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Dumfries and Galloway LEP Information for Bidders 201819117.70 KB67
21/12/2017 Dumfries and Galloway EF Proposal 201819 Dumfries and Galloway EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB70
21/12/2017 Dundee City LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Dundee City LEP Information for Bidders 201819102.27 KB70
21/12/2017 Dundee City EF Proposal 201819 Dundee City EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB64
21/12/2017 East Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 East Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819115.04 KB75
21/12/2017 East Ayrshire EF Proposal 201819 East Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB77
21/12/2017 East Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 East Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819107.75 KB79
21/12/2017 East Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 201819 East Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 20181925.92 KB69
21/12/2017 East Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819 East Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 201819103.17 KB74
21/12/2017 East Lothian EF Proposal 201819 East Lothian EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB69
21/12/2017 East Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 East Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 201819112.42 KB71
21/12/2017 East Renfrewshire EF Proposal 201819 East Renfrewshire EF Proposal 20181925.88 KB69
21/12/2017 Edinburgh LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Edinburgh LEP Information for Bidders 201819116.82 KB104
21/12/2017 Edinburgh EF Proposal 201819 Edinburgh EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB97
21/12/2017 Falkirk LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Falkirk LEP Information for Bidders 201819102.25 KB64
21/12/2017 Falkirk EF Proposal 201819 Falkirk EF Proposal 20181925.96 KB55
21/12/2017 Glasgow City LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Glasgow LEP Information for Bidders 201819107.57 KB119
21/12/2017 Glasgow City EF Proposal 201819 Glasgow City EF Proposal 20181925.97 KB108
21/12/2017 Highland LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Highland LEP Information for Bidders 201819106.41 KB72
21/12/2017 Highland EF Proposal 201819 Highland EF Proposal 20181926.02 KB69
21/12/2017 Inverclyde LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Inverclyde LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.02 KB75
21/12/2017 Inverclyde EF Proposal 201819 Inverclyde EF Proposal 20181926.00 KB61
21/12/2017 Midlothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Midlothian LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.49 KB78
21/12/2017 Midlothian EF Proposal 201819 Midlothian EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB71
21/12/2017 Moray LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Moray LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.38 KB57
21/12/2017 Moray EF Proposal 201819 Moray EF Proposal 20181925.86 KB54
21/12/2017 Na h-Eileanan Siar LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Na h-Eileanan Siar LEP Information for Bidder 20181960.06 KB55
21/12/2017 Na h-Eileanan Siar EF Proposal 201819 Na h-Eileanan Siar EF Proposal 20181926.00 KB53
21/12/2017 North Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 North Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181969.63 KB90
21/12/2017 North Ayshire EF Proposal 201819 North Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181926.03 KB90
21/12/2017 North Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 North Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.97 KB85
21/12/2017 North Lanarkshire EF Proposal 201819 North Lanarkshire EF Proposal 20181925.95 KB87
21/12/2017 Fife LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Fife LEP Information for Bidders 201819104.05 KB75
21/12/2017 Fife EF Proposal 201819 Fife EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB69
21/12/2017 Orkney Islands LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Orkney Islands LEP Information for Bidders 20181954.31 KB54
21/12/2017 Orkney Islands EF Proposal 201819 Orkney Islands EF Proposal 20181926.01 KB53
21/12/2017 Perth and Kinross LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Perth and Kinross LEP Information for Bidders 20181962.36 KB66
21/12/2017 Perth and Kinross EF Proposal 201819 Perth and Kinross EF Proposal 20181926.10 KB58
21/12/2017 Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Renfrewshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181962.44 KB74
21/12/2017 Renfrewshire EF Proposal 201819 Renfrewshire EF Proposal 20181926.02 KB65
21/12/2017 Scottish Borders LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Scottish Borders LEP Information for Bidders 20181960.79 KB73
21/12/2017 Scottish Borders EF Proposal 201819 Scottish Borders EF Proposal 20181925.93 KB72
21/12/2017 Shetland Islands LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Shetland Islands LEP Information for Bidders 20181953.42 KB54
21/12/2017 Shetland Islands EF Proposal 201819 Shetland Islands EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB51
21/12/2017 South Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 South Ayrshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181966.54 KB78
21/12/2017 South Ayrshire EF Proposal 201819 South Ayrshire EF Proposal 20181925.91 KB69
21/12/2017 South Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 South Lanarkshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181956.65 KB85
21/12/2017 South Lanarkshire EF Proposal 201819 South Lanarkshire EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB75
21/12/2017 Stirling LEP Information for Bidders 1819 Stirling LEP Information for Bidders 20181955.95 KB66
21/12/2017 Stirling EF Proposal 201819 Stirling EF Proposal 20181925.94 KB58
21/12/2017 West Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 1819 West Dunbartonshire LEP Information for Bidders 20181961.12 KB72
21/12/2017 West Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 201819 West Dunbartonshire EF Proposal 20181926.06 KB82
21/12/2017 West Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 1819 West Lothian LEP Information for Bidders 20181957.32 KB83
21/12/2017 West Lothian EF Proposal 201819 West Lothian EF Proposal 20181926.04 KB70
21/12/2017 EF ITT & Volume Bid 1819 EF ITT & Volume Bid 201819179.46 KB257
21/12/2017 Branded CWR Brief for Information - Branded CWR Brief197.94 KB150
21/12/2017 Branded IWPS Brief For Information - Branded IWPS Brief197.42 KB137
21/12/2017 CWR FAQs For information - CWR FAQs200.49 KB124
21/12/2017 Eventbrite Invitation for Training Providers For information - Eventbrite invitation for Training Providers62.15 KB198
21/12/2017 IWPS FAQs For information - IWPS FAQs201.16 KB135
09/01/2018 Am I an Existing Contractor New Bidder or Approved Bidder Am I an existing contractor or new bidder updated126.72 KB78
15/01/2018 Instructions to Tenderers Employability Fund 2018-19 150117 Inst. to Bidders EF 201819 replaced159.58 KB122
15/01/2018 EF Performance Data 010416 to 241117 Employability Fund performance data from 010416 to 241117 - wrong document119.96 KB151
18/01/2018 EF Performance Data for Publishing Final 180117 EF performance data from 010416 to 241117 - updated 180117 - Argyll calculation updated only118.62 KB15

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
05/01/2018Am I an Existing Contractor or New BidderAm I an existing contractor or new bidder41.28 KB
21/12/2017Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 2018-19Instructions to Bidders Employability Fund 201819427.69 KB

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