Adult Learning Services Dynamic Purchasing System London

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

2018/S 009-016082

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Hackney
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Rachel Mattimoe
Telephone: +44 2088207038
NUTS code: UKI41Internet address(es):Main address: of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Adult learning services dynamic purchasing system

Reference number: DN309118

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI41

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be renewed at the end of the contract term subject to availability of funding.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the setting up of 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: 31/08/2022
Local time: 23:55
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The SQ and ITT documents can be downloaded from via the ProContract portal or from Hackney Council’s website at: or

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Justice
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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