Bolton Educational Improvement Strategic Partnership

Bolton Educational Improvement Strategic Partnership

Maintaining excellent partnerships and building trust with schools.

United Kingdom-Bolton: Education and training services

2016/S 118-210763

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bolton Council
3rd Floor Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square
For the attention of: Mr Irfan Oomer
BL1 1 RU Bolton
United Kingdom
E-mail: irfan.oomer@bolton.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: FIA
www.the-chest.org.uk
United Kingdom
E-mail: corporate.procurement@bolton.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:SAADA
www.the-chest.org.uk
United Kingdom
E-mail: corporate.procurement@bolton.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: TRTPA
www.the-chest.org.uk
United Kingdom
E-mail: corporate.procurement@bolton.gov.uk

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:

TC010 Bolton Education and Learning Division Educational Improvement Strategic Partnership.

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 UKD3

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
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The framework agreement is initially for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 12-month extensions.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 372 000 GBP

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

The Authority is seeking to commission through a Framework Agreement with a maximum number of 3 (three) EISPs who will appoint and manage ASIPs to provide support as appropriate in:
— Maintaining excellent partnerships and building trust with schools;
— Providing a credible, skilled and highly respected Improvement Professional team;
— Responding to schools as needs arise and support is required;
— Delivering high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which addressed clearly identified need.
EISPs will need to demonstrate that they are:
— Trusted by schools for the ways in which they work setting our clearly their ethical commitments. Act as a well-informed and experienced ‘critical friend’ providing professional challenge to help drive forward educational improvements.
— Able to provide support in procuring and/or delivering high quality CPD opportunities.
— As appropriate able to offer research and development work in key areas; leadership and organisational development; interim management and recruitment.
— Can provide ASIPs who must be:
– Qualified teaching professionals with experience in school strategic leadership;
– Of high calibre and able to work in Bolton with the credibility to provide meaningful challenge and support to schools;
– Able to offer choice and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of schools.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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:

The Authority is seeking to commission through a Framework Agreement with a maximum number of 3 (three) EISPs who will appoint and manage ASIPs to provide support as appropriate in:
— Maintaining excellent partnerships and building trust with schools;
— Providing a credible, skilled and highly respected Improvement Professional team;
— Responding to schools as needs arise and support is required;
— Delivering high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which addressed clearly identified need.
EISPs will need to demonstrate that they are:
— Trusted by schools for the ways in which they work setting our clearly their ethical commitments. Act as a well-informed and experienced ‘critical friend’ providing professional challenge to help drive forward educational improvements.
— Able to provide support in procuring and/or delivering high quality CPD opportunities.
— As appropriate able to offer research and development work in key areas; leadership and organisational development; interim management and recruitment.
— Can provide ASIPs who must be:
– Qualified teaching professionals with experience in school strategic leadership;
– Of high calibre and able to work in Bolton with the credibility to provide meaningful challenge and support to schools;
– Able to offer choice and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of schools.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 372 000 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: Minimum level(s) of standards required as specified in the ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Minimum level(s) of standards required as specified in the ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Minimum level(s) of standards required as specified in the ITT.
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

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

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:

TC010
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 18.7.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.7.2016 – 12:00

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

16.6.2016

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.7.2016 – 12:00
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

The Authority reserves the right not to Award any Contract as a result of the Procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Interested parties must log on the Chest way of expression of Interest. The Authority is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link: https://www.the-chest.org.uk Once registered, Applicants will be emailed a username and password which will allow applicants to gain access to the Invitation to Tender. Applicants will need to electronically submit the completed questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the on-line portal by 12:00 on Monday, 18.7.2016. The framework period will be for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 12-month extensions.

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This is a contract notice. The standstill period often calendar days will be observed by the Authority and provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the councils obligations may 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.6.2016

 

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