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Title: NPS Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement
Published by: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Publication Date: 13/04/2016
Deadline Date: Cancelled
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The National Procurement Service, on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for Welsh Language Training. This will include formal and informal learning with both accredited and non-accredited training.
Over 73 public sector organisation in Wales have committed to the NPS including all Local Authorities, NHS Bodies, Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies, the Police and Fire services and Higher and Further Education.
Further Organisations that may use NPS framework include other Welsh Public Sector bodies and Charities.
Further information on NPS can be accessed from the link below:
http://npswales.gov.uk/
CPV: 80580000, 80400000, 80580000, 80400000, 80580000, 80400000, 80580000, 80400000, 80580000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road

Caerphilly

CF83 8WT

UK

Contact person: Karen Roberts

Telephone: +44 3007900170

E-mail: peopleservicesandutilities@wales.gsi.gov.uk

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://npswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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

NPS Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement

Reference number: NPS-PSU-0050-15

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80580000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The National Procurement Service, on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for Welsh Language Training. This will include formal and informal learning with both accredited and non-accredited training.

Over 73 public sector organisation in Wales have committed to the NPS including all Local Authorities, NHS Bodies, Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies, the Police and Fire services and Higher and Further Education.

Further Organisations that may use NPS framework include other Welsh Public Sector bodies and Charities.

Further information on NPS can be accessed from the link below:

http://npswales.gov.uk/

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=42773

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 4 lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Accreditation courses for Entry, Foundation and Intermediate

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

80580000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide a Welsh Language accredited courses at Entry, Foundation and Intermediate levels. The course must include an exam with a National Recognised qualification at each level.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical Measures / Weighting: 40%

Cost criterion: Commercials / Weighting: 60%

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

with the option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Accrediation courses for Uwch / Higher Level 1 & 2

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

80580000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide a Welsh Language accredited courses at Uwch / Higher Level 1 & 2. The course must include an exam with a National Recognised qualification at each level.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical Measures / Weighting: 40%

Cost criterion: Commercials / Weighting: 60%

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

With an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Non Accredited Learning

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

80580000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide Welsh Language non accredited courses at various levels and a Welsh Mentoring scheme. A catalogue of pre designed courses must be made available to the Customer. Examples of classes could include; You can offer other types of learning examples within the technical response for evaluation.

Dealing with customers through the medium of Welsh,

Ysgrifennu yn Glir yn y Gymraeg,

Weekly ½ hr classes

Glowi Iaith

Proficiency level training

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical measures / Weighting: 40%

Cost criterion: Cost / Commercials / Weighting: 60%

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

with an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Intensive learning for various levels

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

80580000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

The framework agreement has been divided into 7 zones, comprising of; All Wales and 6 other Regional zones, as per the Tender documents.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide Fast-Track, intensive learning for Entry, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. To provide flexibility as some people prefer to learn at pace by attending week long courses.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical measures / Weighting: 40%

Cost criterion: Commercials / Weighting: 60%

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

with an option to extend the Agreement for a further period of 1 year.

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: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirement are met; Details provided in the electronic tender documentation.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Refer to tender documentation.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50

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:

2015/S 242-439577

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

Date: 10/05/2016

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

CY

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/05/2016

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Welsh Government Office, Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9RZ

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3 or 4 years depending on whether the option to extend the contract for up to a further 1 year is taken up.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The agreement will be available for use by NPS Member Organisations, Schools & Educational Establishments, Town & Community Councils, Citizen Advice Bureaus, Housing Associations, WCVA, BBC & Voluntary Organisations within the City & County Boundaries of Wales and any Welsh Public Sector organisations that aren’t named above, but become NPS members during the term of the agreement.

Further details of organisations that can utilise this framework can be found in the contract documentation.

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation can be accessed via https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk.

- On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a username and will receive a password.

- The Password will be sent to the e-mail address specified in the User Details section.

- Please log-in to the Platform by entering your Username & Password.

- Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation. If you think someone in your Organisation may have registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

- Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User.

HOW TO FIND THE ITT:

- Once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers’.

- The etender references for this framework are:

- Project_33226

Please note that all suppliers will need to complete the Qualification itt_54040 - NPS Welsh Language Training Qualification & submit your response.

In addition you will need to complete the Technical envelope & submit your Commercial Response for each Lot you are interested in tendering for from the following:

- itt_54024 - (Lot 1 – Welsh Language Accreditation courses for, Entry, Foundation and Intermediate)

- itt_54028 - (Lot 2 – Welsh Language Accreditation courses for Uwch / Higher Level 1 & 2)

- itt_54029 - (Lot 3 – Welsh Language Non accredited Learning)

- itt_54030 - (Lot 4 – Welsh Language – Intensive learning for various levels)

- Click on the title to access summary details of the ITT. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT's’ on the home page.

- You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

If you have any queries regarding the requirements please message using the e-tenderwales message portal.

If you are seeking help on using the etenderwales system please email the bravo solutions helpdesk athelp@bravosolution.co.uk or +44 8003684852

If you require the documentation in an alternative format, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly, who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, Large Print, Word Document or Audio format.

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from this tender or any non award of this framework.

(WA Ref:42773)

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community Benefits will be included as Non-Core and not scored as part of the tender process. Full details are provided in the Specification on etenderwales.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road

Caerphilly

CF83 8WT

UK

Telephone: +44 3007900170

Internet address(es)

URL: http://npswales.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

11/04/2016


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
19/04/2016 15:53Notice Cancelled

This notice has been cancelled. The original deadline date of 10/05/2016 is no longer applicable.

The NPS are terminating this procurement exercise until further notice. The reasons for this are confidential at this time – but we assure you that this is a temporary position and that the work that you have undertaken thus far will assist you when we re-issue the notice in due time. The NPS anticipate the re-issuing of this competition notice some time in June 2016 and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to date.
Main Contact: peopleservicesandutilities@wales.gsi.gov.uk
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Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80400000Adult and other education servicesEducation and training services
80580000Provision of language coursesTraining services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
100UK - All
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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