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Title: Apprentice Employer Surveys
Reference No: JUN356955
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000586765
Published by: The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 12/06/2019
Deadline Date: 19/07/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Skills Development Scotland has a requirement to procure an Apprentice Employer Survey. This research is designed to explore employers’ use and views of apprentices and to assess the benefits and impact that apprentices bring to employers.
The proposed research builds on previous successful work conducted in 2012 and 2015 and forms part of a wider SDS programme of research and evaluation to inform continuous improvement work and delivery of apprenticeships in Scotland. It will provide a crucial update to our existing knowledge of employer views and benefits of apprentices
CPV: 79311210.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

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: Louise Campbell

Telephone: +44 1412256710

E-mail: louise.campbell@sds.co.uk

NUTS: UK

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.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

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 the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Apprentice Employer Surveys

Reference number: P19-023

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79311210

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Skills Development Scotland has a requirement to procure an Apprentice Employer Survey. This research is designed to explore employers’ use and views of apprentices and to assess the benefits and impact that apprentices bring to employers.

The proposed research builds on previous successful work conducted in 2012 and 2015 and forms part of a wider SDS programme of research and evaluation to inform continuous improvement work and delivery of apprenticeships in Scotland. It will provide a crucial update to our existing knowledge of employer views and benefits of apprentices

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 80 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The scope of the tendered services covers provision of telephone interviews with participating employers (aiming to achieve approximately 2,500) lasting around 20-25 minutes. Suitable research outputs, such as presentation of results and datasets, are expected.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Methodology and Approach / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Indicative Project Plan and Timescales / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Experience and track record of delivering similar approach / Weighting: 40

Quality criterion: Meet Specification of Requirements / Weighting: Pass/Fail

Quality criterion: Project Management / Weighting: 30

Price / Weighting:  30

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

Duration in months: 6

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 17/07/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/07/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

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=586765.

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.

(SC Ref:586765)

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

12/06/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
18/06/2019 08:56Notice date(s) changed

The Deadline date was changed from 17/07/2019 12:00 to 19/07/2019 12:00.

Error in deadline date
19/06/2019 10:22Question and Answers deadline change

The deadline for submission of questions through the online Q&A function has been changed as below.
Old question submission deadline: 17/07/2019 17:00
New question submission deadline: 05/07/2019 17:00
Please ensure that you have submitted all questions before the new date.
Main Contact: louise.campbell@sds.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
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
12/06/2019P19-023 Apprentice Employer Surveys Bidder ResponseBidder Response Form28.01 KB19
12/06/2019P19-023 Apprentice Employer Surveys ITTITT Document121.96 KB31
12/06/2019P19-023 Pricing SchedulePricing Schedule20.96 KB16
12/06/2019SDS Ts and Cs Above 50k (effective 010518)Terms and Conditions227.10 KB15

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