Adult Education Budget (AEB) 2022 - 2027

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-025596
Publication date: 13 October 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Liverpool City Region Combined Auorithy

1 Mann Island

Liverpool

L3 1BP

Contact

Procurement

Email

tender@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD7 - Merseyside

Internet address(es)
Main address

http://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Buyer's address

http://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

one.3) Communication

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

www.the-chest.org.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

www.the-chest.org.uk

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Adult Education Budget (AEB) 2022 - 2027

Reference number

DN574153

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 80000000 - Education and training services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

We intend to go out to market using a light touch approach to the following project. The Liverpool City Region covers the Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has successfully managed the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) for eligible local residents aged 19 and over since 2019/20, balancing meeting the traditional skills needs addressed by AEB and incorporating significant innovations that reflect and respond to the local distinctiveness of the City Region and the skills needs of residents.

The LCRCA now intend to procure high quality Adult Education using devolved funding for a commissioning cycle commencing from 1 August 2022, covering the period 2022-27 LCRCA are seeking to build effective contractual relationships and continue to implement local flexibilities through our devolution agreement. Successful training providers will deliver contracts for services that meet our quality standards and delivery expectations aligned to the skills needs of Liverpool City Region as a result of this procurement exercise. Through the tendering process successful providers will demonstrate an understanding of our local authority areas, the needs of resident learners and employers, and how they would work alongside our anchor College and Local Authority grant funded organisations to add value to the local curriculum offer for LCR residents.

The procurement will allow further learner choice of provision by funding residents with training including:

• Statutory entitlements including first full Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications for learners aged 19-23, English and Maths and digital skills for learners aged 19 and over

• Flexible tailored provision for adults, including qualifications and components of these and/or non-regulated learning, up to level 2

• Locally determined training innovations that better meet the skills needs of the local economy, employers and residents.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £70,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 80000000 - Education and training services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKD7 - Merseyside
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

We intend to go out to market using a light touch approach to the following project. The Liverpool City Region covers the Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has successfully managed the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) for eligible local residents aged 19 and over since 2019/20, balancing meeting the traditional skills needs addressed by AEB and incorporating significant innovations that reflect and respond to the local distinctiveness of the City Region and the skills needs of residents.

The LCRCA now intend to procure high quality Adult Education using devolved funding for a commissioning cycle commencing from 1 August 2022, covering the period 2022-27 LCRCA are seeking to build effective contractual relationships and continue to implement local flexibilities through our devolution agreement. Successful training providers will deliver contracts for services that meet our quality standards and delivery expectations aligned to the skills needs of Liverpool City Region as a result of this procurement exercise. Through the tendering process successful providers will demonstrate an understanding of our local authority areas, the needs of resident learners and employers, and how they would work alongside our anchor College and Local Authority grant funded organisations to add value to the local curriculum offer for LCR residents.

The procurement will allow further learner choice of provision by funding residents with training including:

• Statutory entitlements including first full Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications for learners aged 19-23, English and Maths and digital skills for learners aged 19 and over

• Flexible tailored provision for adults, including qualifications and components of these and/or non-regulated learning, up to level 2

• Locally determined training innovations that better meet the skills needs of the local economy, employers and residents.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100

Price - Weighting: 0

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £70,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

60

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

This is being procured using a light touch approach. The Liverpool City Region covers the Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has successfully managed the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) for eligible local residents aged 19 and over since 2019/20. The LCRCA now intend to procure high quality Adult Education using devolved funding for a commissioning cycle commencing from 1/08/22, covering the period 2022-27. Successful training providers will deliver contracts for services that meet our quality standards and delivery expectations aligned to the skills needs of Liverpool City Region. Providers will demonstrate the needs of resident learners and employers, how they would work alongside our anchor College and Local Authority grant funded organisations to add value to the local curriculum offer for LCR residents.

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.1.2) 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


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

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

19 November 2021

Local time

11:00am

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

English

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

19 November 2021

Local time

11:00am

Place

Via the electronic portal The Chest

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure

A member of the LCRCA procurement Team


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Every 5 years funding dependant

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

London

WC2A2LL

Country

United Kingdom