All Wales Fire and Rescue Service Training Framework

All Wales Fire and Rescue Service Training Framework

Specialist operations. Role Related Development Programmes. Health and Safety. Further/Higher Education. Management development. H/R. Support Services. Community Safety. Legislative Fire Safety.
Linguistic skills.

UK-Carmarthen: education and training services

2012/S 232-382002

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue
For the attention of: Helen Rees
SA31 1SP Carmarthen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1267226849
E-mail: via Bravoportal

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.com
Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-tendering portal on behalf of themselves, North and South Wales Fire & Rescue Services. This can be found at http://etenderwales.bravosolution.com and all information must be downloaded and returned through this channel. Further instructions can be found in Section VI.
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: etenderwales.bravosolution.com
Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-tendering portal on behalf of themselves, North and South Wales Fire & Rescue Services. This can be found at http://etenderwales.bravosolution.com and all information must be downloaded and returned through this channel. Further instructions can be found in Section VI.
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Fire and Rescue Service
I.3)Main activity
Other: Emergency Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
All Wales Fire and Rescue Service Training Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Anywhere in Wales.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 200
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This is a collaborative project being undertaken by the three fire and rescue services in Wales; Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
The aim of the tender is to establish a framework of service providers to operate over a 4 year period, from which any or all of the 3 Fire and Rescue Services will be able to call off a wide range of learning, development and training, provision which will include the following broad categories:
Specialist operations.
Role Related Development Programmes.
Health & Safety.
Further/Higher Education.
Management development.
H/R.
Support Services.
Community Safety.
Legislative Fire Safety.
Linguistic skills.
Many courses will be included within the above headings and the framework will be split into specific lots in order to best accommodate our collective learning, development and training requirements as well as individual service needs. Full course specifications will be included at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) part of this procurement process.
Exact quantities and value of contract cannot be guaranteed as this will depend on the solutions offered and subsequently adopted, pricing methodology and service take-up. Customers and the Lead Authority cannot guarantee orders from this tender and subsequent framework.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 80400000, 80500000, 80330000, 80340000, 79632000, 79633000, 72610000, 80420000, 80430000, 80511000, 80521000, 80522000, 80530000, 80531000, 80531100, 80531200, 80540000, 80550000, 80560000, 80561000, 80562000, 80570000, 80580000, 80590000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This is a collaborative project which is being supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and is being undertaken by Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of themselves, North, and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
The three services are collaborating on the production of a Framework for the supply of a wide range of learning, development and training services for use by any or all of the Fire and Rescue Services in Wales.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
OJEU2
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 1.2.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
1.2.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
until: 1.8.2013
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
In order to Express interest in the tender you will need to:
1. Register your company on the xchangewales portal (this is only required once).
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.com,

— Click the “Click here to register” link,
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the “ITTs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Tenders Questionnaires open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content (Enter the ITT number),
— Click the “Express Interest” button,
— This will move the ITT into your “My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— Click on the ITT code, you can now access any attachments by clicking into “Buyer Attachments” on the left of the screen.
3. Responding to the tender.
— You can now choose to “Repond” or “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if Declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8am – 6pm) on:
— eMail: help@bravosolution.co.uk.

— Phone: +44 8003684850.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 32339.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Refer to VI.4.2
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period will extend to 15 calendar days for communication by non-electronic means. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a civil financial penalty, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.11.2012

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