Administration of Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

Administration of Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

The Scottish Government wishes to contract an appropriate external organisation, through open competition, to administer a new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: General management consultancy services

2017/S 191-391436

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Brydon
Telephone: +44 1312443619
E-mail: michael.brydon@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

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: https://www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund.

Reference number: case/381405

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government (SG) wishes to contract an appropriate external organisation, through open competition, to administer a new Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 290 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Government (SG) wishes to contract an appropriate external organisation, through open competition, to administer a new Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund. The Fund will support children with disabilities and other additional support needs to access their funded ELC entitlement, and ensure that staff working in ELC settings receive appropriate training to help them meet the needs of such children.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

NOT USED.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Financial ratio(s)

Insurance.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Financial ratio:

Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s): Current Ratio.

The acceptable range for each financial ratio is: Not less than 0.8

The ratio will be calculated as follows: Current Assets/Current Liabilities.

Insurance:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Not used.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Not used.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Not used.

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

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 08/11/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/11/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 9268. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:513541).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443619
E-mail: michael.brydon@gov.scotInternet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/10/2017

 

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