FSF Dynamic Purchasing System 2 - For the Provision of Work Focused Activities. Project_23908

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-023256
Publication date: 17 September 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department for Work and Pensions

Caxton House, Tothill Street

London

SW1H 9NA

Email

CDFSF.ADHOCPROCUREMENT@DWP.GOV.UK

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

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

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

FSF Dynamic Purchasing System 2 - For the Provision of Work Focused Activities. Project_23908

Reference number

Project_23908

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 80500000 - Training services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales.

The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the intention is to use a light touch regime, rather than the full regime described in Regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing System). The DPS is for the sole use of DWP.

The Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2 – For the Provision of Work Focused Activities (FSF DPS 2) is the replacement for the DWP Dynamic Purchasing System for provision of work-focused activities known as the Flexible Support Fund DPS (FSF DPS). The current FSF DPS will expire on 31st October 2021 and FSF DPS 2 will replace it for new call-offs from 1st November 2021.

The DPS will open for Supplier accreditation applications from the 20th September 2021.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £250,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 80500000 - Training services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKC - North East (England)
  • UKD - North West (England)
  • UKE - Yorkshire and the Humber
  • UKF - East Midlands (England)
  • UKG - West Midlands (England)
  • UKH - East of England
  • UKI - London
  • UKJ - South East (England)
  • UKK - South West (England)
  • UKL - Wales
  • UKM - Scotland
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is to be established to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales.

The full suite of documentation including specification and specific details relating to the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) can be found at https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start date

20 September 2021

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) will open for accreditations on the 20th of September 2021 and will remain open until terminated in accordance with its terms.

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions

The full suite of tender documentation, including specification and specific details of the relating to this DPS can be found at the following link:

https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

The full suite of tender documentation, including specification and specific details of the relating to this DPS can be found at the following link:

https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

three.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


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A - Dynamic Purchasing System

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-019124

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

19 September 2025

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

English

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

20 September 2021

Local time

12:00pm

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure

Dynamic Purchasing System - Accreditations open from 20th September 2021 on an ongoing basis. The DPS will open for Call-Offs to begin on the 1st November 2021.


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

Suppliers Instructions:

How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):

https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk & click the link to register - Accept the terms & conditions & click 'continue' - Enter your correct business & user details - Note your chosen username & click 'Save'. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure)

2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant exercise to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (A secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box

3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions to complete (detailed online help available). To submit your reply use the 'Submit Response' button (top of the page).

For further assistance please consult the online help, or the eTendering help desk.

DWP expressly reserves the rights(i)to use a reverse auction; (ii)to cancel this procurement at any stage; (iii)to not award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (iv)and in no circumstances will DWP be liable for any costs incurred by potential suppliers.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

Country

United Kingdom