BEST Training – Building Information Modelling

BEST Training – Building Information Modelling

The Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) programme provides a strategy for the development and delivery of tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing Built Environment workforce of Wales, delivered using a blend of traditional and blended-learning courses which will lead to transferable qualifications and skills in new technologies, applications and process. 


United Kingdom-Cardiff: Training services

2014/S 139-249850

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0258

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

BEST Training – Building Information Modelling.

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: Wales.

NUTS code UKL

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)

The Welsh Government has clearly positioned the pursuit of green jobs in the context of a transition to a more sustainable and low carbon economy. The Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) programme provides a strategy for the development and delivery of tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing Built Environment workforce of Wales, delivered using a blend of traditional and blended-learning courses which will lead to transferable qualifications and skills in new technologies, applications and process that will future-proof the built environment whilst enhancing Wales’ reputation as the frontrunner of sustainability in the UK and beyond.
BEST is a collaborative programme led by the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University (CU-WSA) in partnership with Asset Skills, CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. BEST is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.
The BEST Programme is currently seeking a Delivery Partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver new training courses focusing on Building Information Modelling, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales. BEST is able to offer a grant towards the costs of developing and delivering this training course to eligible participants. There is a requirement for providers to contribute match funding to this project.
Suppliers are requested to register and download the tender documents from the following web portal:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=12787

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

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: 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 Welsh Government has clearly positioned the pursuit of green jobs in the context of a transition to a more sustainable and low carbon economy. The Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) programme provides a strategy for the development and delivery of tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training for the existing Built Environment workforce of Wales, delivered using a blend of traditional and blended-learning courses which will lead to transferable qualifications and skills in new technologies, applications and process that will future-proof the built environment whilst enhancing Wales’ reputation as the frontrunner of sustainability in the UK and beyond.
BEST is a collaborative programme led by the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University (CU-WSA) in partnership with Asset Skills, CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. BEST is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.
The BEST Programme is currently seeking a Delivery Partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver new training courses focusing on Building Information Modelling, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales. BEST is able to offer a grant towards the costs of developing and delivering this training course to eligible participants. There is a requirement for providers to contribute match funding to this project.
Suppliers are requested to register and download the tender documents from the following web portal:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

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

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:

Joint and Several Liability

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Match Funding (Please see specification for details).
The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. As with all ESF-funded programme, the BEST programme csannto be totally funded with ESF money. The BEST programme attracts 50% of its funding from the European money and the additional 50 % is cntributed by Programme partners. This is known as Match Funding. Match Funding refers to the amount of non-European funding required to make up the full cost of the programme.
Delivery Partners will need to evidence a contribution of 50 % match funding towards the costs of developing and delivery the training course. (Please see the specification for further details).
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(5) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(4) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
(5) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(6) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(7) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
(8) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(9) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(10) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(11) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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:

SPEC417/GHP
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

28.8.2014 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government.

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:12787)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.7.2014

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