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Notice Details

Title: Fair Start Scotland-Lot 'West' -Employability Support Services-Reserved for Supported Businesses
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 17/03/2017
Deadline Date: 31/05/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Abstract: The Scottish Government is seeking offers from service providers to provide Employability Support Services in Scotland. The range of reserved matters under the Scotland Act 1998 include Job search and support, but certain exceptions apply which accordingly are devolved matters. The service will be known as Fair Start Scotland. The Service Provider will deliver the services as part of the devolution of employment support under section 31 of the Scotland Act 2016. Namely, it will provide support for unemployed disabled people and people claiming reserved benefits who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The aim is to provide a tailored, coherent range of support which can respond flexibly to the individual needs of unemployed people and their employers and make best use of resources. The programme will deliver high quality employment support to unemployed people, including those with complex issues who want to work and need help to enter and/or remain in the labour market.
CPV: 85000000, 85000000, 80000000, 80400000, 80500000, 80510000, 80520000, 80521000, 80522000, 80530000, 80533000, 80533100, 80533200, 80570000, 80420000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw

Glasgow

G2 8LU

UK

Contact person: Caroline Little

Telephone: +44 3002446824

E-mail: Caroline.Little@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

Fair Start Scotland-Lot 'West' -Employability Support Services-Reserved for Supported Businesses

Reference number: SP17-006

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Government is seeking offers from service providers to provide Employability Support Services in Scotland. The range of reserved matters under the Scotland Act 1998 include Job search and support, but certain exceptions apply which accordingly are devolved matters. The service will be known as Fair Start Scotland. The Service Provider will deliver the services as part of the devolution of employment support under section 31 of the Scotland Act 2016. Namely, it will provide support for unemployed disabled people and people claiming reserved benefits who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The aim is to provide a tailored, coherent range of support which can respond flexibly to the individual needs of unemployed people and their employers and make best use of resources. The programme will deliver high quality employment support to unemployed people, including those with complex issues who want to work and need help to enter and/or remain in the labour market.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 14 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

80000000

80400000

80500000

80510000

80520000

80521000

80522000

80530000

80533000

80533100

80533200

80570000

80420000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM


Main site or place of performance:

West - East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This is a reserved contract for delivery of Fair Start Scotland in the area covering East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde. It is for the provision of Employability Support Services in Scotland. The Scottish Government will require the Service Provider to deliver the services as part of the devolution of employment support under section 31 of the Scotland Act 2016. Namely,it will provide support for unemployed disabled people and people claiming reserved benefits who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The aim is to provide a tailored, coherent range of support which can respond flexibly to the individual needs of unemployed people and their employers and make best use of resources. The programme will deliver high quality employment support to unemployed people, including those with complex issues who want to work and need help to enter and/or remain in the labour market. Note: This contract notice relates to the final lot area related to the contract notice for the wider procurement under OJEU contract reference 2017/S 048-088157.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 70

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 14 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

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: Yes

Description of options:

Option to extend for an additional 2 x 1 year periods at Scottish Ministers discretion.

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

Approximate value is 2,800,000 GBP per annum.

Economic operators should note that economic operators to which Regulation 58 apply may be excluded from the procurement. In line with Regulation 21 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, and Article 20 of Directive 2014/24/EU, the right to participate in this procurement is reserved to supported businesses.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

In line with Regulation 21 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and Article 20 of Directive 2014/24/EU, the right to participate in this procurement is reserved to supported businesses. Further information is provided in the Invitation to Tender.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Statement 4B.3 In case the information concerning turnover (general or specific) is not available for the entire period required please state the date on which the bidder was set up or started trading.

ESPD Statement 4B.4 Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.7. Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: Net Current assets divided by net current liabilities.

ESPD Statement 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 It is a requirement that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract the types of insurance indicated below:

Employers Liability Insurance GBP5,000,000 GBP(in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force)

Public Liability Insurance GBP10,000,000 GBP for any 1 incident and unlimited in total

Professional Indemnity Insurance GBP10,000,000 GBP for any 1 incident and unlimited in total

http:/www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

In the event that any tenderer does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their tender submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.

In line with Regulation 21 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, and Article 20 of Directive 2014/24/EU, the right to participate in this procurement is reserved to supported businesses. Further information is provided in the Invitation to Tender.


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD (Scotland) Statement 4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

In line with Regulation 21 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, and Article 20 of Directive 2014/24/EU, the right to participate in this procurement is reserved to supported businesses. Further information is provided in the Invitation to Tender.


III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts

The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2016/S 203-366776

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

Date: 31/05/2017

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/05/2017

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Bidders should note there will be a suppliers day which will be held on the 30th March 2017 at 13:30hrs in Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JF. Bidders should email the generic mailbox Employability2018tenderersday@gov.scot no later than 22nd March 2017

giving the following details: Attendee,Organisation,Contact Tel No, Email address. ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Award Criteria (Technical Response questions) responses will be evaluated using the following methodology;

0 -Unacceptable Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 -Poor Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains

insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 - Acceptable Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 - Good Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on

how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 - Excellent Response is completely relevant and excellent overall.

The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_7593. For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7593. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

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:

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:

The contract has not specifically stated bidders must sub contract. However, bidders who do sub contract will not be excluded and their sub contracting business model will be considered and evaluated against the evaluation criteria.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Authority requires the Contractor to deliver quantifiable wider community benefit(s) through this Contract in delivering the Service.

The Community Benefit opportunities may include:

- Target Recruitment and training - generating employment and training opportunities for priority groups;

- Up-skilling Service Provider and delivery partners staff during the term of the contract;

- Developing Equality and diversity initiatives targeted at priority groups;

- Making sub-contracting opportunities available to SMEs, Social Enterprise, Third Sector, and Supported Business;

- Supporting and promoting Community Transport networks ( www.ctauk.org/in-your-area/scotland.aspx ) recognising that they allow

people to play a greater part in their local community thus helping them to be independent, have a more active lifestyle and have less

reliance on social and health services;

- Supporting Supply Chain development activities;

- Building capacity in community organisations;

- Working with local schools and colleges to support priority groups journey back to work; and

- Minimising negative environmental impacts

The above is not an exhaustive list.

The successful Contractors will be required to report to the Authority all community benefits achieved in delivering this service.

(SC Ref:480555)

(SC Ref:483283)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1312447556

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/03/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
30/03/2017 12:47Corrigendum - Section 5 - Other Information

The bidder/nominated lead should submit a full ESPD response.

In addition (where applicable) for each participant listed in response to Q2A.17 and / or each entity listed in response to Q2C.1 / Q2D.1 then these participants/ entities must also complete Part II Sections A&B, Part III, Part IV, Part V and VI of ESPD, collated and submitted by lead bidder.
05/05/2017 11:18Addendum to Section III.1.2 of Contract Notice

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Amend Public Liability Insurance to read as;
GBP20,000,000 GBP for any 1 incident and unlimited in total.
Main Contact: Caroline.Little@gov.scot
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
321000Adults and Older Peoples ServicesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 

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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