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UK-Telford: Education and training services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7980738520, Email: mark.tomblin@telford.gov.uk
Contact: Mark Tomblin
Main Address: https://www.telford.gov.uk/site/
NUTS Code: UKG21

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: The Marches Step Up Programme 2020 Reference number: Not Provided
II.1.2) Main CPV code:
80000000 - Education and training services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short Description: The provision of business support coaching and mentoring to (aspiring) entrepreneurs and SME's in the Marches area. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Bidders can bid for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2.
Both Lots will be evaluated separately.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 27/07/2020

VI.6) Original notice reference:

Notice Reference: 2020 - 236922
Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
Date of dispatch of the original notice: 24/07/2020

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority

VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1

Section Number: II.2.4)
Lot No: 2
Place of text to be modified: II.2.4
Instead of: This Lot 1 is being awarded by Telford & Wrekin Council on behalf of both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council and will operate across the Marches area from 1 November 2020 to 31st December 2022 with outputs being recorded and delivered for ERDF until 28th February 2023.

The award is to deliver coaching and mentoring support to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and established/growing businesses. Support may include one to one support, workshops, virtual training sessions, etc. The successful tenderer will develop and deliver the service.

The contract value is £255,500

The contract is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The following link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723537/ESIF-GN-1-012_National_ERDF_Eligiblity_Rules_v1.pdf provides information regarding the use of ERDF funding and the requirements attached to this.

The contract will provide business support to entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and operate under the de-minimus state aid regulation.

Further information regarding the reporting requirements attached to this are included in the Specification in the Invitation to Tender. Providers will be expected to demonstrate relevant expertise and experience of providing business support to SME¿s in rural and urban areas.

The contract is part funded by the European Development Fund (ERDF) and the support provided will operate under the de-minimis state aid regulation.

Social Value is one of the key themes of the Local Government National Procurement Strategy and the public sector must consider it as part of a procurement exercise. Questions regarding social value are included as part of the award criteria for Lot 1. Lot 1 also requires use of the Social Value Portal¿s National TOMs calculator. Further details are provided in the Invitation to Tender.
Read: This Lot 1 is being awarded by Telford & Wrekin Council on behalf of both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council and will operate across the Marches area from 1 November 2020 to 31st December 2022 with outputs being recorded and delivered for ERDF until 28th February 2023.

The award is to deliver coaching and mentoring support to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and established/growing businesses. Support may include one to one support, workshops, virtual training sessions, etc. The successful tenderer will develop and deliver the service.

The contract value is £255,500

The contract is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The following link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723537/ESIF-GN-1-012_National_ERDF_Eligiblity_Rules_v1.pdf provides information regarding the use of ERDF funding and the requirements attached to this.

The contract will provide business support to entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and operate under the de-minimus state aid regulation.

Further information regarding the reporting requirements attached to this are included in the Specification in the Invitation to Tender. Providers will be expected to demonstrate relevant expertise and experience of providing business support to SME¿s in rural and urban areas.

The contract is part funded by the European Development Fund (ERDF) and the support provided will operate under the de-minimis state aid regulation.

Social Value is one of the key themes of the Local Government National Procurement Strategy and the public sector must consider it as part of a procurement exercise. Questions regarding social value are included as part of the award criteria for Lot 1.


VII.2) Other additional information: The contract is classified as a light touch regime within the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Council has chosen to advertise within OJEU voluntarily, in accordance with the spirit of The EU Public Procurement regime and to conduct the procurement process in an open and fair manner so as to increase competition.

Please allow at least 2 hours when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Telford:-Education-and-training-services./E454UCT4H5

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/E454UCT4H5


Additional Addresses And Contact Points

IV) Address of the other contracting entity on behalf of which the contracting entity is purchasing
1. Contracting Authority/Entity:
Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, United Kingdom
Email: mark.tomblin@telford.gov.uk
Main Address: https://shropshire.gov.uk/
NUTS Code: UKG22

IV) Address of the other contracting entity on behalf of which the contracting entity is purchasing
2. Contracting Authority/Entity:
Herefordshire Council
11 Corn Square, Leominster, HR6 8AQ, United Kingdom
Email: mark.tomblin@telford.gov.uk
Main Address: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/
NUTS Code: UKG11


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