Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) for Welsh Health Education Contracts
The purpose of this notice is to advertise the opportunity for participants to express an interest in joining the Education and Children’s Social Care (ECSC) Framework. What does this mean? The ECSC Framework allows the Department for Education to effectively engage with a range of professionals across a variety of role categories. These categories include, Assessors, Brokers, Coaches, Children's services commissioners, Children’s services trust professional, legal and recruitment support, Children's social care intervention advisers, Development of practitioner networks, Evaluators, Facilitators, Mentors, Practitioners, Programme design and development, Quality assurance, Researchers, Speakers, Operational development and delivery, Trainers and Writers. ‘ECSC’ Categories should be added within the ‘customers’ section of your account. What are the next steps? The next step is for participants to express an interest in joining the ECSC Framework. The system is available for expression of interest now and remains open to new members throughout its duration. To express your interest, please click the ‘Register Interest’ button for this opportunity and you will shortly receive an application form to complete electronically. Once accepted onto the ECSC Framework and appropriate roles are selected, participants will receive opportunity alerts via the Redimo2 system.
The Welsh Government is keen to put in place tests which provide part of the rich evidence needed to inform learners' next steps. We believe this is best achieved through online adaptive tests because of the greater accessibility and personalisation they offer and because of the immediate and enhanced feedback they provide.
The Welsh Government seeks to establish a data linking contract to match together the separate educational datasets for different phases of learning (Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and Higher Education) resulting in an anonymised matched dataset which holds a wide range of information about learners, their activities, qualification attainment and progression after they have completed compulsory education.
The Active Inclusion fund is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supported by funding from European Structural Funds (Priority 1 – Specific Objective 2). It aims to reduce economic inactivity in the West Wales and Valleys areas of Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market. The fund will work with those over the age of 25 who are designated long term unemployed or economically inactive and have complex barriers to employment. Participants will also need to fall into one of the following categories: • Have low skills • Have a work limiting health condition • Have caring responsibilities • Are over 54 years old • Are from a jobless household Active Inclusion will be delivered through two complementary strands to help participants gain qualifications and skills to enhance their employability, undertake job search and employability skills, progress to further education and / or training that will enhance their employability, and achieve supported employment or full time sustainable employment.
Cardiff Council operate a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of high quality and cost effective Passenger Transport via the Proactis portal. The DPS allows for suppliers, who meet the mandatory requirements, to be promoted on to the system for the provision of Passenger Transport throughout the life of the DPS. Cardiff Council has a duty to provide transport in accordance with The Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008. The Council is responsible for providing a safe and secure transport service for approximately 850 Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils and 6,000 mainstream pupils. This is an essential service that Cardiff Council offers to children and families across the city. The type of transport the Council provides includes Home to School transport service for children in mainstream education and children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Children and Adult Services, County ride bus services, Ad Hoc Taxis and Minibus / Coach hire, and any other passenger transport services (excluding Park & Ride services, which are managed separately). On certain routes there is a requirement for regular drivers, and/or passenger assistants/escorts. All aspects relating to the above passenger transport requirements are managed by the Council’s in-house passenger transport team. The Council also has powers to provide scheduled local bus services to meet public transport requirements which would otherwise not be met; these are scheduled public passenger transport services that transport citizens within the boundary of Cardiff County Council and across neighbouring council boundaries, when the Council provides additional subsided services. It is the intention of the Council to use reverse e Auctions to award new contracts through the Dynamic Purchasing System. Cardiff Council is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”) as amended. The DPS is be split into four Lots; suppliers are be able to bid for one or more Lots as follows – -Lot One Vehicles over 17 Seats -Lot Two Vehicles 8 – 17 Seats including Specially Adapted Vehicles -Lot Three Taxis with a Regular Driver -Lot Four Ad Hoc Taxis PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS BEFORE COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE