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Title: Further Education Resilience Programme
Published by: Welsh Government
Publication Date: 08/08/2016
Deadline Date: Cancelled
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector. The programme will consist of a two part approach consisting of Individual ‘focussed’ reviews of each institution; alongside sector-wide support based on the outcome of the reviews. The programme will focus on three key areas of leadership (including governance and management); financial sustainability; and employer responsiveness.
CPV: 80000000, 80000000, 79400000, 73000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Telephone: +44 3000628864

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

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

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.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Further Education Resilience Programme

Reference number: C034/2016/17

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector. The programme will consist of a two part approach consisting of Individual ‘focussed’ reviews of each institution; alongside sector-wide support based on the outcome of the reviews. The programme will focus on three key areas of leadership (including governance and management); financial sustainability; and employer responsiveness.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

79400000

73000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Welsh Government wishes to commission an organisation or organisations to develop and deliver a Further Education (FE) Resilience Programme that will support and challenge the Welsh FE sector. The programme will consist of a two part approach consisting of Individual ‘focussed’ reviews of each institution; alongside sector-wide support based on the outcome of the reviews. The programme will focus on three key areas of leadership (including governance and management); financial sustainability; and employer responsiveness. The overall requirement includes:

A review of each institution’s self assessment to identify requirements and emerging common themes.

Identify a proposed approach for the review process to be piloted with two Further Education Institutions (FEIs).

The production of an evaluation summary of the process.

Conduct the review process with the remaining institutions.

The production of a final evaluation report and preparation of a bilingual best practice guide for the sector.

Identify further training needs to addressed through the existing Leading Wales contract and;

The allocation of ‘call off’ days for sector wide support based on the outcomes of the reviews.

Therefore the relevant skills and expertise required include leadership and change management, in-depth knowledge of the FE sector, communication and analysing information, stakeholder management/partnership working, influence and persuasion, adherence to the Welsh language standards and the production of high quality reports delivered within specified time-frames.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 24

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

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.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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: 07/09/2016

Local time: 14:00

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/09/2016

Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

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

E-TENDER INFORMATION:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

- The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

- Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

- The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

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

- The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

- In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

- Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

- Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

- If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

- Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

- Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

- Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

- Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm

HOW TO FIND THE ITT:

- Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’

- The etender references for this contract are: Project_33873 and ITT_55678

- Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. 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.

- Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

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=49650

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:

Information provided in tender documentation.

(WA Ref:49650)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Telephone: +44 3000628864

Internet address(es)

URL: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05/08/2016


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
25/10/2016 08:50Notice Cancelled

This notice has been cancelled. The original deadline date of 07/09/2016 is no longer applicable.

Following this tender procedure the Welsh Government has not awarded a contract.
25/10/2016 09:36Award criteria


Please note that tender responses to this opportunity were evaluated on the following criteria:

1.Supplier should demonstrate that they can provide a
project team of the highest calibre, holding the relevant
knowledge and understanding of the FE sector. The response
should evidence knowledge of leadership, financial
sustainability and employer responsiveness. Evidence
should also be provided of particular expertise in
organising and developing events, providing training and
developing guidance and resources on the scale required
for this project. 30%

2.Outline an innovative approach to delivering this project
in line with the required timeframe and standards. Specify
how you will engage effectively with the sector and
demonstrate how a flexible tailored approach will be
applied for each institution. 30%

3.Cost as detailed in the price schedule (including project
members, call off daily rate, translation, travel and
subsistence etc) 30%

4.Ability to meet the requirements of the Welsh language
standards (tenderers should show specifically how they
will meet the standards set out in this specification).10%


Main Contact: CPSProcurementAdvice@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
79400000Business and management consultancy and related servicesBusiness services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
73000000Research and development services and related consultancy servicesResearch and Development

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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