Change, Grow, Live – Achieving Change through Employment (ACE) Provider Framework
Estimated Value – £40,000
Deadline – 15/09/2020

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU – Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Change Grow Live

13 Coopers Yard, Curran Road


CF10 5NB


Telephone: +44 2920221936



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

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

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

CGL ACE Preferred Providers Framework

Reference number: C80930

II.1.2) Main CPV code


II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The Change, Grow, Live – Achieving Change through Employment (ACE) / Cyflawni Newidiadau drwy ddod o hyd i waith project is an ESF funded project designed to support individuals from a BAME and Migrant background across the West Wales & the Valleys Area, with outcomes around the development of employability skills, entering employment and sustained employment.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of this procurement exercise is to create a preferred providers list of training providers, who will deliver quality services to participants, provide good value for money for the project and make it easier for delivery staff to identify the training opportunities in their area available for participants.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 80%

Price / Weighting:  20%

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 22/02/2019

End: 29/11/2019

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Renewals or extensions will be subject to additional funding

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 20

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 80

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: The ACE programme received an extension in Autumn 2019 that extends the contract until 2021, creating an overall lifespan of 5.5 years. The framework provides training opportunities for the disadvantaged communities that we work with and is a valuable part of our provision.

IV.1.8) Information about 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:

2016/S 097-173362

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

Date: 15/09/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 12/10/2020

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


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

Duration in months: 1 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

We will periodically re-advertise the opportunity to join the framework so that we are able to broaden the variety of training/learning opportunities being offered to project participants.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(WA Ref:102609)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts Of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501


Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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