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Title: Apprenticeships Commissioning Programme Wales Framework Agreement
Published by: Welsh Government
Publication Date: 19/04/2021
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 03 Contract Award Notice - Successful Supplier(s)
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Through work-based learning the Apprenticeship Programme will deliver to individuals the skills necessary to embark on successful careers and for employers the relevant skilled people to meet the current and future needs of their businesses and the Welsh economy. Commencing on 1 August 2021 the Apprenticeship framework will run for 4 years until 31 July 2025 (with the option of an extension of up to two years until 31 July 2027).
The Framework will be procured under the light touch regime, implemented through regulations 74 - 77 as applied to Schedule 3 services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) using a quasi-open procedure.
Please be advised that costs are fixed as set out in the Programme Specification, as such, there is no Commercial evaluation element to this tender.
CPV: 80000000, 80000000, 80500000.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Telephone: +44 3000623300

E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

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

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

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

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

Apprenticeships Commissioning Programme Wales Framework Agreement

Reference number: F022/2020/2021

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Through work-based learning the Apprenticeship Programme will deliver to individuals the skills necessary to embark on successful careers and for employers the relevant skilled people to meet the current and future needs of their businesses and the Welsh economy. Commencing on 1 August 2021 the Apprenticeship framework will run for 4 years until 31 July 2025 (with the option of an extension of up to two years until 31 July 2027).

The Framework will be procured under the light touch regime, implemented through regulations 74 - 77 as applied to Schedule 3 services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) using a quasi-open procedure.

Please be advised that costs are fixed as set out in the Programme Specification, as such, there is no Commercial evaluation element to this tender.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 1 050 000 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

80500000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of the Apprenticeships Programme is to support people in Wales through high quality learning, in order to provide employers with the relevant skilled people to meet the current and future needs of the Welsh economy.

Apprenticeships offer employed learners the opportunity to pursue a Foundation Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship, or Higher Apprenticeship framework. Degree Apprenticeships are excluded from this procurement.

Each framework specifies the learning activities, including, qualifications covering occupational competencies, the relevant technical knowledge, Essential Skills Wales and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

The Client is committed to aligning the Apprenticeship Programme to the needs of the Welsh economy as outlined in its policy and action plan published in February 2017 - Aligning the Apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy 2017. The focus is on aligning and raising the level of the skills market designed to meet employer needs with a system that is responsive to industry changes, particularly in the sectors that drive growth and prosperity. The policy reflects the step change towards higher level technical and professional skills, promoting efficiency and portability within our priority sectors.

The Welsh Government is of the view that the option to extend the framework beyond four years is likely to be desirable. Individual participants may be on a vocational Apprenticeship programme for up to four years. In the event the maximum term of the framework mirrors the maximum duration of a vocational Apprenticeship programme, this is likely to result in many apprentices having their learning disrupted as they may be obliged to transfer from an unsuccessful legacy provider to a successful bidder when a future replacement framework is procured. Adopting a 4 year fixed term framework agreement with the ability to extend up to a maximum of 6 years should provide Welsh Government with the opportunity to limit the number of displaced apprentices that may arise if the procurement process had to be repeated more regularly.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion: technical / Weighting: 100

Price / Weighting:  0

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

Throughout the duration of the Agreement or Programme Commission, the Client may seek to continue to improve the Apprenticeship Programme and to sharpen its focus. To this end, a number of flexibilities and options (including but not limited to varying or introducing new Services and pilot schemes) have been incorporated into the Agreement and the Programme Specification. Priorities will be reviewed regularly by the Client and Welsh Government Officials and may be revised. This will inform future allocations. Changes to the Programme Specification will be implemented in accordance with the terms of the Agreement as per sections 7.4, 26, 30 of the Invitation To Tender; B.10, B.16-B.26 pf the Programme Specification and 4.2 of the Framework Agreement

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

The value range is anticipated to be Min GBP 400m to Max GBP 1.05 billion over the term of the agreement, further details are included in the tender documents.

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:

2020/S 162-395340

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2 Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

22/03/2021

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 22

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 9

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 22

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 22

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Gower College Swansea

Tycoch Road, Sketty

Swansea

SA29EB

UK

Telephone: +44 1792284121

NUTS: UKL14

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Cardiff & Vale College

City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF105BF

UK

Telephone: +44 2920250350

NUTS: UKL22

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

NEATH PORT TALBOT COLLEGE

NEATH PORT TALBOT COLLEGE, DWR-Y-FELIN RD

NEATH

SA107RF

UK

Telephone: +44 000000000

NUTS: UKL17

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Pembrokeshire College

Merlins Bridge

Haverfordwest

SA611SZ

UK

Telephone: +44 1437753272

NUTS: UKL14

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Coleg Cambria

Grove Park Road

Wrexham

LL127AB

UK

Telephone: +44 1244831531

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Grwp Llandrillo Menai, LLANDUDNO ROAD Rhos on Sea

COLWYN BAY

LL284HZ

UK

Telephone: +44 1492546666

NUTS: UKL1

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Cambrian Training Company

Ty Cambrian, Unit 10 Offa's Dyke Business Park

Welshpool

SY218JF

UK

Telephone: +44 1938555893

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

ACT Training

Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street

Cardiff

CF245ET

UK

Telephone: +44 0000000000

NUTS: UKL22

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Educ8 Training Group Ltd

Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach

Hengoed

CF827EH

UK

Telephone: +44 1443749000

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

ITEC Training Solutions

ITEC House, Penarth Road

Cardiff

Cf118tt

UK

Telephone: +44 2920663800

NUTS: UKL

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 050 000 000.00 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot: 1 050 000 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

(WA Ref:109411)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

19/04/2021


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Main Contact: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
80500000Training servicesEducation and training 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
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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