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UK-Telford: Education and training services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
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
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: Yes.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Telford:-Education-and-training-services./E454UCT4H5
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object
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.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 303,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Tenders may be submitted for: All lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Lot 1 and Lot 2

II.2) Description
II.2) Description Lot No. 1

II.2.1) Title: Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire (Transition Area)
Lot No: 1
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
80510000 - Specialist training services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKG21 Telford and Wrekin

II.2.4) Description of procurement: 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.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 255,500
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 01/11/2020 / End: 28/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes
Identification of the project: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - The Marches Step Up Programme
II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/E454UCT4H5
II.2) Description Lot No. 2

II.2.1) Title: Herefordshire (More Developed Area)
Lot No: 2
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
80510000 - Specialist training services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKG11 Herefordshire, County of

II.2.4) Description of procurement: This Lot 2 is being awarded by Telford & Wrekin Council on behalf of Herefordshire Council and will operate across the Marches area from 1st 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 for Lot 2 is £47,500

The contract is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The following linkhttps://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 of Requirements 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 now consider social value as part of a procurement exercise. Questions regarding social value are included as part of the award criteria for Lot 2.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 47,500
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 01/11/2020 / End: 28/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes
Identification of the project: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - The Marches Step Up Programme
II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/E454UCT4H5


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
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: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description OPEN
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/08/2020 Time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
Duration in month(s): 3

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 28/08/2020
Time: 12:00


Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
VI.3) 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.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

The documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com and you must register on this site to respond. Suppliers must log in and add the Tender Access Code E454UCT4H5 following any instructions provided.

Please ensure that you allow yourself 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. No other format will be accepted. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on 0845 2707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

All correspondence regarding this tender must go through the Delta Message Centre and no further method of correspondence will be answered or acted upon.
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
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952380000
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952380000
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 24/07/2020

Annex A



IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
1: Contracting Authority
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 authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
2: Contracting Authority
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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