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Title: ESF 2014-2020
Published by: Department for Work and Pensions
Publication Date: 16/10/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Modification
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Open competition, 3-year contract.

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Department for Work and Pensions

Quarry House, Quarry Hill

Leeds

UK

Telephone: +44 1132327010

E-mail: MARTYN.B.CHAPMAN@DWP.GOV.UK

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

ESF 2014-2020

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Open competition, 3-year contract.

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

Start: 07/10/2019

End: 07/10/2022

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: ecm.7322

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

23/07/2019

V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

Reed in Partnership

London

UK

NUTS: UK

The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: No

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

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 9 900 000.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Framework competition.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

DWP

London

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/10/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1) Description of the procurement after the modifications

VII.1.1) Main CPV code

80000000

 

VII.1.2) Additional CPV code(s)

VII.1.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

VII.1.4) Description of the procurement

The provision is a package of tailored support for unemployed and economically inactive individuals — particularly those who are disadvantaged and facing multiple barriers to employment and those that are not fully supported by existing employment programmes. The provision is voluntary for participants.

VII.1.5) Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession

Duration in months: 36

VII.1.6) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Total value of the procurement: 9 900 000.00 GBP

The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

VII.1.7) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

Reed in Partnership

London

UK

NUTS: UK

The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: No

VII.2) Information about modifications

VII.2.1) Description of the modifications

On 9 April 2020 the interim payment arrangement was agreed and implemented quickly to make appropriate payments to providers to calm the reaction in the market and provide a degree of confidence to maintain services. This was in line with Cabinet Office PPN 02/20 and provided

Cash-flow until June 2020. This delivered the objective in the very short term. On 1 July 2020 the next stage of the strategy was implemented and suspended the Payment By Results model, replacing it with a new Cost+ model until the situation changes. This replaces the interim payment arrangement. Acknowledging the uncertain environment; the new model will be subject to regular reviews, to assess the external conditions. The Department will reserve the right to revert to the original model, subject to notice, at any time. Whilst it may be appropriate to revert directly to the original arrangements, this will need careful consideration and assessment of the environment, not least the pipeline of participants to realise outcomes, the labour market conditions and the potential changes to citizen behaviour including restrictions.

VII.2.2) Reasons for modification

Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee

Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

The outbreak and subsequent impact of the Covid-19 pandemic posed a threat to the viability of the contracted employment services market. Without intervention, the market would not be sustained to support wider society get back to work. The conventional Payment by Results (PBR) model does not generate sufficient income for providers to remain viable, or to maintain capacity and capability. Providers are also mainly reliant.

On referrals to provision by Jobcentre Plus and this activity was de-prioritised to focus on the national need to pay benefits. Some providers were already experiencing financial stress and many organisations in the supply chain are small third sector companies being impacted by the wider

Impact of Covid-19. The labour market and economy is suffering the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and existing delivery arrangements are not appropriate in the current restricted climate.

VII.2.3) Increase in price

Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)

Value excluding VAT: 9 900 000.00 Currency: GBP

Total contract value after the modifications

Value excluding VAT: 9 900 000.00 Currency: GBP


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