Bikeability Level 2 National standard Cycling training

Provision of Bikeability Level 2 National standard Cycling training

Cheshire East Council has been awarded a grant to provide a Cycle Training Scheme to schools and community settings throughout the borough. The scheme requires delivery of 3 500 Level 2 Bikeability training places for the period 6.10.2012 to 31.3.2013.

UK-Crewe: education and training services

2012/S 159-265907

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire East Borough Council
Procurement, Emperor Court, Electra Way
For the attention of: Mrs Victoria Barton
CW1 6ZQ Crewe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686455
E-mail: victoria.barton@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: This is an electronic tender. For all expressions of interest and to obtain documentation and to raise clarifications, organisations must register through the Cheshire East Borough Council’s electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.
www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk. Refer also to details in section VI.3 Additional Information.

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: This is an electronic tender. For all expressions of interest and to obtain documentation and to raise clarifications, organisations must register through the Cheshire East Borough Council’s electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.
www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk. Refer also to details in section VI.3 Additional Information.

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: This is an electronic tender. For all expressions of interest and to obtain documentation and to raise clarifications, organisations must register through the Cheshire East Borough Council’s electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.
www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk. Refer also to details in section VI.3 Additional Information.

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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:
Provision of Bikeability Level 2 National standard Cycling training.
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: Schools and communities within the Cheshire East Local Authority boundary.
NUTS code UKD2
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)
Cheshire East council are tendering for the delivery of National Standard Cycle Training Scheme to Level 2.
Cheshire East Council has been awarded a grant to provide a Cycle Training Scheme to schools and community settings throughout the borough. The scheme requires delivery of 3 500 Level 2 Bikeability training places for the period 6.10.2012 to 31.3.2013. Additonal grant funding has been sought for the period 1.4.2013 – 31.3.2014, we anitcipate for a similar number of places to be delivered in Year 2.
The scheme is to be aimed at Level 2 training, ideally but not exclusively delivered to Year 6 pupils. Please note this is a Part B service and therefore EU timescales may not be applied.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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 contractor’s prime responsibilities shall include:
— The contractor must have the capacity to take on this contract and be able to deliver the training within the given timescales,
— The contractor should attempt to provide bicycles and helmets to children who cannot provide their own, at no extra cost,
— Each child must receive a Bikeability badge and certificate on completion of Level 2 National standard which is approved by the Dft suppliers list and purchased by the mechanisms as specified by the DfT bikeability support contractors,
— All trainers must be registered with one of the new Instructor Training Organisations and CRB checked,
— There must be an emphasis on providing value for money,
— The contractor will promote the scheme within each school and community settings to ensure maximum participation.
For further guidence please refer to the detailed specification and tender documents.
Total contract value is estimated at circa 240 000 GBP per annum, maximum total value for the initial contractperiod is therefore estimated at 140 000 GBP. Should any of the extension periods be taken up, this willincrease the overall total value of the contract accordingly.
The Contract period is 6.10.2012 – 31.3.2013 (initial term) with a and an option to extend the initial term for further 12 month period until 31.3.2014. The values given in this notice are only estimations – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes anyrepresentation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contractperiod.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 240 000 GBP.
Please note this is a Part B service. This is a voluntary notice, Cheshire East therefore may reduce the timescales.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 240 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: There is an option to extend for a further 12 months until 31.3.2014.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 6.10.2012. Completion 31.3.2014

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Determined in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to become jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or 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 compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(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 with 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 with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Companies will be assessed on their technical capability to carry out the contract by the completion of abusiness questionnaire within the ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the tender documents.
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:
NWCE-8WSPXL
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: 17.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.9.2012 – 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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers are required to register, submit an expression of interest, download tender documents and uploadcompleted tender documentation via the Chest at http://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk – the project reference onThe Chest is NWCE-8WSPXL. The time limit for returning the completed tender submission is 7.9.2012 (12 noon). The values given in this notice are only estimations – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty ormakes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during thecontract period. Please note this is a Part B service. This is a voluntary notice, therefore standard EU timescales may not be applied.

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

Royal Courts of Justice
JusticeThe Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
JusticeThe Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender; and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the contract/framework agreement. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract/framework agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public.
Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a 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 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If a framework agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages.
The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
Justice The Strand
WC2A 2LL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.8.2012

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