Academic Qualification for Police Trainees
The PSNI is seeking to appoint a contractor as an academic partner to accredit the current PSNI Student Officer Training programme.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Recruitment services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
c/o 303 Airport Road West
Contact person: Justice.cpdfinance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.1)Name and addresses
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
PSNI — Provision of Academic Qualification for Police Trainees
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The PSNI is seeking to appoint a Contractor as an academic partner to accredit the current PSNI Student Officer Training programme to a level 5 advanced diploma and to design, develop and deliver additional modules to uplift and enhance student learning and award a level 6 bachelor degree qualification.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The PSNI is seeking to appoint a Contractor as an academic partner to accredit the current PSNI Student Officer Training programme to a level 5 advanced diploma and to design, develop and deliver additional modules to uplift and enhance student learning, and award a level 6 bachelor degree qualification.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The approved contract term is 7 years. There is an additional period of up to 24 months which will be subject to financial approval. The estimated value represents this upper limit should an extension be considered.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
As detailed in the procurement documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
This competition is for Schedule 3 Social and Other Specific Services of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Regulations 5(1) (d) and 74-76 are applicable. The successful Contractor’s performance on this Contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract Management — Procedures and Principles). Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of unsatisfactory performance and this Contract may be terminated. A central register of such notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a notice of unsatisfactory performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. It may also result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy.
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: