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Title: Modern Apprenticeship 2018-19 - Training Provider
Published by: The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 21/12/2017
Deadline Date: 29/01/2018
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) contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Programme for starts for 2018/19 and continued residual contracts. SDS administers the Scottish Government's funding contribution toward the cost of training form employees that employers wish to support through an approved 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. The overall budget for 2018-19 has yet to be finalised and the budget is indicative and is based on 2017-18 and is subject to change.
CPV: 80000000, 80500000, 80400000.

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 1412856143

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.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

Other: NDPB Non Departmental Public Body

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Modern Apprenticeship 2018-19 - Training Provider

Reference number: P17-097

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) Programme for starts for 2018/19 and continued residual contracts. SDS administers the Scottish Government's funding contribution toward the cost of training form employees that employers wish to support through an approved 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. The overall budget for 2018-19 has yet to be finalised and the budget is indicative and is based on 2017-18 and is subject to change.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 79 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

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 2018 to March 2019. MAs already in training shall continue.

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 all or any delivery places bid for. SDS reserves the right throughout the year to re-allocate/re-distribute delivery places as required to meet requirements.

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 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 (a minimum score must be achieved)

Section 12C - Quality Assurance (a minimum score must be achieved)

Section 13a - Contract Examples

Section 13b - Performance (a 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 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.1.11) 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 in accordance with Regulation 74 of the Regulation be 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 Regulation may be excluded.

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2016/S 243-443954

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

Date: 29/01/2018

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

Evaluation Criteria: Performance 95%; Fair Work Practices 5%

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=520356.

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:

Sub-contracting is not specified but will occur as indicated as being required to deliver the training services by the bidders

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

Community Benefits was considered, however, even though aggregated value is over 4m GBP, each individual contract will be lower than 4m GBP.

(SC Ref:520356)

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.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
22/12/2017 14:37REPLACED FILE: ITT - Instructions to Tenderers Training Provider

ITT - Instructions to Tender Training Provider v2
05/01/2018 15:43Additional Information

Question - Will SDS be providing/publishing training providers with their combined Performance/Achievement Rates or Performance Score for each of our existing sectors for the period between 1 January 2016 to 24 November 2017 for bidding purposes?

response - SDS will publish on SDS website within the next week
15/01/2018 13:54ADDED FILE: MA performance data Jan16 to Nov17

Modern Apprenticeship performance data Jan16 to Nov17
17/01/2018 12:51REPLACED FILE: MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-24

MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-24 updated rate Social Services (CYP) rate at 20-24
17/01/2018 12:56Link to MA Perfomance data on SDS website

details of ink to MA Performance data on SDS website - http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/42852/ma-performance-data-jan-16-to-nov-17.pdf
17/01/2018 16:28Public Contracts Scotland - downtime

We are writing to notify you that Public Contracts Scotland has notified SDS 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.
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
21/12/2017 Am I a Training Provider or Employer Am I a Training Provide or Employer27.71 KB244
21/12/2017 Am I an Existing Contractor or New Bidder Am I an Existing Contractor, or New Bidder41.28 KB197
21/12/2017 MA Contribution Table 2018-19 25+ MA contribution Table 2018-19 25+45.87 KB285
21/12/2017 MA Contribution Table 2019-20 16-24 MA contribution Table 2019-20 16-2445.35 KB234
21/12/2017 MA Contribution Table 2019-20 25+ MA contribution table 2019-20 25+45.88 KB206
21/12/2017 Modern Apprenticeships 2018-19 - FAQs Modern Apprenticeship 2018-19 FAQs35.52 KB242
21/12/2017 MA ITT & Volume Bid 1819 Training Provider MA ITT & Volume Bid 1819 Training Provider218.00 KB426
21/12/2017 NTP MA Spec 2018-19 MA Specification 2018-19220.41 KB327
22/12/2017 ITT - Instructions to Tenderers Training Provider v2 ITT - Instructions to Tender Training Provider v2445.87 KB315
15/01/2018 MA Performance Data - Jan 16 to Nov 17 Modern Apprenticeship performance data Jan16 to Nov17160.56 KB153
17/01/2018 MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-24 V2 MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-24 updated rate Social Services (CYP) rate at 20-2445.40 KB65

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
21/12/2017ITT - Instructions to Tenderers Training ProviderITT - Instructions to Tender Training Provider241.08 KB
21/12/2017MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-24MA Contribution Table 2018-19 16-2445.38 KB

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