Apprenticeship Training Agency Tender

Apprenticeship Training Agency Tender

Apprenticeship Training Agency to employ and manage the apprenticeship scheme for various roles within BMKFRS.

United Kingdom-Aylesbury: Education and training services

2015/S 231-420207

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority
Brigade Headquarters Stocklake
Contact point(s): Buckinghamshire and Milton Keyes Fire and Rescue Service
For the attention of: Jarvis Osborne — Procurement Officer
HP20 1BD Aylesbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1296744620
E-mail: procurement@bucksfire.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Contracts Finder
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Contracts Finder
Internet address: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Newsham Court, Pincents Kiln
RG31 7SD Reading
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA).

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

NUTS code UKJ

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority wishes to let a contract on behalf of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service (BMKFRS) and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) for Apprenticeship Training Agency to employ and manage the apprenticeship scheme for various roles within BMKFRS. The completion of this apprenticeship scheme will provide candidates with an accredited qualification against various frameworks as specified by BMFRS.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80210000, 80500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

The duration of the contract is 48 months with an option to extend a further 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 900 000 and 2 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: The successful contractor must be registered as an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) with the National Apprenticeship Service or, able to become registered within 6 months of contract award.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details contained within the PQQ documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:
a) Conspiracy within the meaning of Section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983.
b) Corruption within the meaning of section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906; where the offence relates to active corruption.
c) The offence of Bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption.
d) Bribery within the meaning of section 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010.
e) Fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities within the meaning of:
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968 and the Theft Act 1978;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) defrauding the Customs within the meaning of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Community within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993; or
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the extension of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968;
f) money laundering within the meaning of the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 or Money Laundering Regulations 2007; or
g) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC as defined by the national law of any relevant State.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to PQQ for further information.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

BMK00084

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: 5.1.2016 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.1.2016 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.1.2016

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: ‘(This authority) will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)’.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.11.2015

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