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Title: Women Returners
Published by: Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Publication Date: 22/07/2021
Deadline Date: 20/08/2021
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The delivery of Women Returner programme, which aims to support women returners across Scotland who have had a career break of 6 months or more due to childcare, other care or health commitments or have multiple barriers to employment, e.g. older women (over 50 years of age), disabled women, lone parents, minority ethnic women, women affected by domestic abuse, women from rural or SIMD areas, female veterans/spouses of veterans and also focus on sectors where women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce and at senior levels.

The Programme will support activities that enable the participants to address the barriers that are preventing them from moving along the strategic skills pipeline and allow them to progress to the next stage e.g. employment, education, or training.

Experience of delivering same or similar services are defined as Employability interventions, such as Employability Fund, Fair Start Scotland, Work Able Scotland, Women Returner Initiatives, National Transition Training Fund or Work Programme. Modern Apprenticeships, Work Based Learning and Individual Training Accounts would not be deemed as similar.

Please note that the relevant selection criteria is included in the SPD Scotland Module - Part 2 Information concerning the bidder, Part 3 Exclusions Grounds and Part 4 Selection Criteria - these are pass/fail criteria

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1412256710

E-mail: procurement@sds.co.uk

NUTS: UKM

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.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 another address:

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

Monteith House First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Contact person: procurement

Telephone: +44 1412256710

E-mail: procurement@sds.co.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: NDPB

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Women Returners

Reference number: P21-038

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

SDS has a requirement to procure, on behalf of the Scottish Government, the delivery of Women Returner programme, which aims to support women returners across Scotland who have had a career break of 6 months or more due to childcare, other care or health commitments or have multiple barriers to employment, e.g. older women (over 50 years of age), disabled women, lone parents, minority ethnic women, women affected by domestic abuse, women from rural or SIMD areas, female veterans/spouses of veterans and also focus on sectors where women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce and at senior levels.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80400000

80500000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The delivery of Women Returner programme, which aims to support women returners across Scotland who have had a career break of 6 months or more due to childcare, other care or health commitments or have multiple barriers to employment, e.g. older women (over 50 years of age), disabled women, lone parents, minority ethnic women, women affected by domestic abuse, women from rural or SIMD areas, female veterans/spouses of veterans and also focus on sectors where women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce and at senior levels.

The Programme will support activities that enable the participants to address the barriers that are preventing them from moving along the strategic skills pipeline and allow them to progress to the next stage e.g. employment, education, or training.

Experience of delivering same or similar services are defined as Employability interventions, such as Employability Fund, Fair Start Scotland, Work Able Scotland, Women Returner Initiatives, National Transition Training Fund or Work Programme. Modern Apprenticeships, Work Based Learning and Individual Training Accounts would not be deemed as similar.

Please note that the relevant selection criteria is included in the SPD Scotland Module - Part 2 Information concerning the bidder, Part 3 Exclusions Grounds and Part 4 Selection Criteria - these are pass/fail criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Bidders shall be required to pass Stage 1. All bids who pass Stage 1 will be taken forward to Stage 2 and their submission evaluated.

Economic & Financial Standing and Technical & Professional Ability Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As detailed in Specification and Conditions

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

The scope of services to be provided under this contract falls within the definition of social and other specific services in Schedule 3 to the

Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ("the regulations") and therefore the procurement process shall in accordance with Regulation 74 of the

Regulation be subject to the requirement of Section 7 of the Regulations. By virtue of regulation 76(3) of the regulations, bidders in any of

the situations listed in regulation 58 of the Regulation may be excluded.

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 20/08/2021

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Stage 2 Award Criteria - Quality 80%;Cost 20%

Scoring methodology will be used for each of the award criteria of 0-4 as stated in the ITT document.

SDS in awarding places will award up to the estimated budget and or number of places specified or less, as appropriate.

The value is upto 1.5m GBP for year 1 2021-March2022 and/or upto 1500 participants. A further optional 1 year extension period is available to 2022-2023 for up to 1.5m GBP as SDS Discretion

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=661170.

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:661170)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=661170

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Sheriff Clerk's Office

1 Carlton Place

Glasgow

G5 9DA

UK

Telephone: +44 1414185248

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/glasgow-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/07/2021


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Main Contact: procurement@sds.co.uk
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Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80400000Adult and other education servicesEducation and training services
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
80500000Training servicesEducation and training services

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