Published date: 1 November 2018

Last edited date: 1 November 2018

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.



Approach to market date: 7 December 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Adult and other education services - 80400000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

£0 to £75,000,000

Procurement reference

01453-2017

Published date

1 November 2018

Approach to market date

7 December 2018

Contract start date

26 October 2018

Contract end date

30 November 2018

Procedure type

Other: This notice is to confirm a market sounding exercise only. The results of this exercise will inform the tender process, which is planned for early 2019. Specified contract start/end dates are the dates that we will be running the market sounding.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) are seeking to engage with suppliers to conduct a pre-procurement market testing exercise in relation to the procurement of provision funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) in the 2019/2020 academic year. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.

For more information, please register your company on our e-tendering portal (Bravo Solution). Instructions on how to register are located within the links section of this notice.


Further key detail around expressing an interest in this Market Warming Exercise are listed below:

Portal Website: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
PIN Title: Adult Education Budget PIN
Bravo Solution Project Reference: project_219 - Adult Education Budget (AEB)
Bravo Solution Response Reference: pqq_96 - AEB - Market Testing Response Only - NOT EVALUATED

Once registered on the portal, please access Project_219 on our e-tendering portal and respond to PQQ_96 to submit company details and information. This is not a formal PQQ or expression of interest in a tender, it is to be used purely for suppliers to submit general information to WMCA and to express interest in taking part in a market sounding exercise. Please read the instructions as attached to the pqq_96 within the Bravo Solution Portal before responding to this opportunity.

A meet the buyer event will be taking place on the 30th November 2018 at The Studio, Birmingham. To register for this free event please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-combined-authority-adult-education-meet-the-buyer-tickets-51761004558?utm_term=eventname_text

This link is also available within the Links section of this notice.

Following the market sounding exercise, feedback from the event will be considered and built into the wider tender exercise, which is expected to be published later this year.

Please fill in the Qualification Envelope (Bravo Reference: pqq_96 - AEB - Market Testing Response Only - NOT EVALUATED) by the closing date of 12:00 Noon on 7th December 2018.


More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2018/2018 £0

Attachments

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Additional text

West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) are seeking to engage with suppliers to conduct a pre-procurement market testing exercise in relation to the procurement of provision funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) in the 2019/2020 academic year. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.

For more information, please register your company on our e-tendering portal (Bravo Solution). Instructions on how to register are within the above links section of this notice.

Further key detail around expressing an interest in this Market Warming Exercise are listed below:

Portal Website: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
PIN Title: Adult Education Budget PIN
Bravo Solution Project Reference: project_219 - Adult Education Budget (AEB)
Bravo Solution Response Reference: pqq_96 - AEB - Market Testing Response Only - NOT EVALUATED

Once registered on the portal, please access Project_219 on our e-tendering portal and respond to PQQ_96 to submit company details and information. This is not a formal PQQ or expression of interest in a tender, it is to be used purely for suppliers to submit general information to WMCA and to express interest in taking part in a market sounding exercise. Please read the instructions as attached to the pqq_96 within the Bravo Solution Portal before responding to this opportunity.

A meet the buyer event will be taking place on the 30th November 2018 at The Studio, Birmingham. To register for this free event please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-combined-authority-adult-education-meet-the-buyer-tickets-51761004558?utm_term=eventname_text

Following the market sounding exercise, feedback from the event will be considered and built into the wider tender exercise, which is expected to be published later this year.

Please fill in the Qualification Envelope (Bravo Reference: pqq_96 - AEB - Market Testing Response Only - NOT EVALUATED) by the closing date of 12:00 Noon on 7th December 2018.


About the buyer

Contact name

Rachael Morgan

Address

16 Summer Lane
BIRMINGHAM
B193SD
England

Email

procurement.team@wmca.org.uk


Approach to market date: 7 December 2018