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Title: Modern Apprenticeship 2019 - Training Provider
Reference No: JAN341650
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000569044
Published by: The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 10/01/2019
Deadline Date: 07/02/2019
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 2019/20 and continued residual (in-training) contracts for the duration of the Apprenticeship. SDS administers the Scottish Government's funding contribution toward the cost of training for 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.
CPV: 80000000, 80000000, 80500000, 80400000.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

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: UKM

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:

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


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 2019 - Training Provider

Reference number: P18-078

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 2019/20 and continued residual (in-training) contracts for the duration of the Apprenticeship. SDS administers the Scottish Government's funding contribution toward the cost of training for 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.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 82 500 000.00 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 31 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 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.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 82 500 000.00 GBP

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 2015.

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.

The following sections are pass/fail sections.

Section 5– Exclusion Grounds

Section 6– Policies– Insurance

- Employer's Liability = 5million GBP

- Public Liability = 1 million GBP

Section 7– Equal Opportunities - as per ITT response questions

Section 8– Health and Safety - as per ITT response questions

Section 9– Conflict of Interest - as per ITT response doc questions

Section 10– Economic/Financial Standing - as per MA Information and Instructions to Tenderers document

Section 11a- Contract Examples - Provision of 2 contract examples of providing same or similar services within the last 3 years.

For those successful in progressing to Part 2, the following will be a pass/fail in Part 2.

Fair Work Practice – will be scored, must generate a score of 1 or more to pass

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.1.11) 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:

2018/S 140-321720

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

Date: 07/02/2019

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 90%; Fair Work Practices 10%

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 dependent 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 services 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=569044.

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.

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 delivery 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 that 4m GBP.

(SC Ref:569044)

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

08/01/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
11/01/2019 10:01REPLACED FILE: 2 MA Training Providers ITT Response Document 2019-20

MA TP ITT Response Doc-doc ID1 has been replaced by doc ID15-ref no.P18-078.Please use docID15
15/01/2019 10:55REPLACED FILE: MA Specification 2019-20

MA Specification-updatedV2 1.3 age updated,section 3.5 pg28,no restriction on age for Public Sector.
16/01/2019 17:57REPLACED FILE: 1 MA Information and Instruction to Tenderers 2019-20 Training Provider

MA Information and Instructions to Tenderers v2 updated - 11b evidence, 9.1.1 and checklist
16/01/2019 18:00REPLACED FILE: 3 MA Subcontractor ITT Response Document 2019-20

MA Sub-Contractor ITT Response Doc 2019-20 v2 - updated 11b evidence requirements and level5 and 6+
21/01/2019 13:45REPLACED FILE: 2 MA Training Providers ITT Response Document 2019-20

MA Sub-contractor ITT Response Doc - this is the
sub-contractor response doc - apologies
24/01/2019 12:50SUB-CONTRACTOR ITT RESPONSE

SDS would like to clarify the requirements for a separate sub-contractor response and when it should be submitted.

A separate sub-contractor response is only required where the organisation(sub-contractor)is delivering elements of the modern apprenticeship framework e.g. vendor qualifications, professional qualifications etc.

A separate response is not required for a work based assessor who is supporting the delivery of your MA programme who is self-employed or employed by another company.
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 4 Additional Information for First Time Bidders Additional Information for first time bidders158.89 KB275
10/01/2019 5 Am I a Training Provider or Employer Am I a Training Provider or Employer69.44 KB279
10/01/2019 6 Modern Apprenticeships 2019-20 - FAQs MA FAQs 2019-2098.88 KB344
10/01/2019 7 FIPS Delegated Authority Form 2019-20 FIPS Delegate Authority Form 2019-2091.28 KB407
10/01/2019 Appendix 1 MA Frameworks by Occupational Grouping and Age Appendix 1 - MA Frameworks by occupational group and age73.33 KB336
10/01/2019 Appendix 2 MA Contribution Rates by Framework and Age Appendix 2- MA Contribution Rates by framework and age33.92 KB399
10/01/2019 Appendix 3 MA Framework Payment Plan Evidence Requirements Appendix 3 - MA Framework payment plan evidence requirements11.31 KB350
10/01/2019 Appendix 4 Local Authority Areas Appendix 4 - LA Areas57.70 KB295
10/01/2019 MA Conditions 2019-20 MA Conditions 2019-20554.90 KB336
10/01/2019 Average Achievement Rates Average Achievement Rates9.17 KB361
11/01/2019 Replaced doc 2 with doc 15 MA TP ITT Response Doc-doc ID1 has been replaced by doc ID15-ref no.P18-078.Please use docID15 11.76 KB368
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 KB269
16/01/2019 1 MA Information and Instruction to Tenderers 2019-20 Training Provider v2 MA Information and Instructions to Tenderers v2 updated - 11b evidence, 9.1.1 and checklist567.84 KB439
16/01/2019 2 MA Training Providers ITT Response Document 2019-20 v2 MA Sub-Contractor ITT Response Doc 2019-20 v2 - updated 11b evidence requirements and level5 and 6+228.08 KB431
21/01/2019 3 MA Subcontractor ITT Response Document 2019-20 MA Sub-contractor ITT Response Doc - this is the sub-contractor response doc - apologies140.17 KB159

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
10/01/20192 MA Training Providers ITT Response Document 2019-20MA Training Provider ITT Response Doc 2019-20219.64 KB
10/01/2019MA Specification 2019-20MA Specification 2019-20599.13 KB
10/01/20191 MA Information and Instruction to Tenderers 2019-20 Training ProviderMA Information and Instructions to Tenderers - Provider302.01 KB
10/01/20193 MA Subcontractor ITT Response Document 2019-20MA Sub-Contractor ITT Response Doc 2019-20131.90 KB
10/01/20192 MA Training Providers ITT Response Document 2019-20MA Provider ITT Response Doc227.84 KB

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