Adult Learning Services Dynamic Purchasing System London
Hackney Council is seeking providers with relevant experience to tender to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to deliver or host a range of adult and community learning courses.
United Kingdom-Hackney: Adult and other education services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
1 Reading Lane
Contact person: Ms Rachel Mattimoe
Telephone: +44 2088207038
NUTS code: UKI41Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hackney.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.hackney.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Adult learning services dynamic purchasing system
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Hackney Council is seeking providers with relevant experience to tender to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to deliver or host a range of adult and community learning courses, both accredited and non-accredited. This includes community learning, vocational and employability, family learning, ESOL, maths, English and ICT. These providers will contribute to the delivery of specific community programmes to the ‘hardest to reach’ community groups in Hackney.
The DPS model provides flexibility for the Council and providers as new suppliers can having met the exclusion and selection criteria, join the DPS throughout its duration. There is no limit to the number of providers included on a DPS, and providers who are unsuccessful may reapply at any time.
All elements of this tender will be managed online via Hackney’s e-procurement portal ProContract under reference DN309118. This contract falls under the Light Touch Regime of the EU Regulations 2015.
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:
Due to the uncertainty of the devolution of the adult education budget from the ESFA to the GLA and the looming Brexit, contract size will be limited by a risk approach. Successful bidders that are assessed to be low risk may be awarded a higher volume of commissioned work when compared to higher risk successful bidders but with a potential to increase volumes in year 2 of the DPS.
For the current commissioning year 2017/18, we have so far commissioned approximately 300 courses across 25 main sub-contractors delivering a mix of 7 curriculum areas at a cost of £ 500 000.00. The main curriculum areas being delivered range from, ICT, English, maths, ESOL, community, vocational and family learning.
All training should be located mainly in the London Borough of Hackney and delivered only to Hackney residents. However, a tolerance of up to 10 % will be allowed for cross-border venues.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract may be renewed at the end of the contract term subject to availability of funding.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Please refer to Suitability Questionnaire.
In accordance with Articles, 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and as set out in the SQ available from the portal address www.londontenders.orgor www.hackney.gov.uk/f-tenders-828.htm.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Please refer to Selection Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
These requirements are set out in the Selection Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documents, where appropriate.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contracting authority reserves the right not to award the opportunity or to award only part (or a different arrangement) of the opportunity described in this notice.
Expressions of interest applications must be by way of completion and return of the Suitability Questionnaire (SQ) (in accordance with the requirements set out in the SQ by the time limit specified in Section IV.2.2 above).
Hackney Procurement Service is offering a supplier open day on 31 January to assist bidders with any queries they may have in relation to ProContract or completing the Suitability Questionnaire. The supplier day will be held at the Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY from 9:30 – 16:30 and bidders are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis.
Please contact the officer named in Section 1.1 above if you require any further details.
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As this is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), the Standstill Period is not applicable. Suppliers who are unsuccessful may repeatedly reapply to join at any point during the life of the DPS.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: