British Council Employee Outplacement Services

British Council Employee Outplacement Services

We are committed to making the British Council a great place to work. As part of this commitment we need a coherent and comprehensive approach to supporting staff going through career transitions.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Personnel services except placement and supply services

2017/S 114-229659

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

British Council
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester
M1 2BB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Trevor Yate
E-mail: trevor.yate@britishcouncil.org
NUTS code: UKI1
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: registered charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Employee Outplacement Services.

Reference number: BC/00337

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79630000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

We are committed to making the British Council a great place to work. As part of this commitment we need a coherent and comprehensive approach to supporting staff going through career transitions. This will involve different types of career transitions including redundancy but also support for early retirement, it is therefore important we have an offer of outplacement service support which can be tailored to the needs of the individual. This demonstrates respect for the individual and is in line with our values as an organisation. The Cabinet Office document 2016 Protocol — Civil Service Redundancy Principles guidelines on good practice for redundancy outlines provisions for supporting employees at risk of redundancy and this may include providing professional outplacement services, if budgets and circumstances allow. In addition the offer of outplacement is in line with our Values. In addition it mitigates risk and the likelihood of unfair dismissal claims.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79630000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We are committed to making the British Council a great place to work. As part of this commitment we need a coherent and comprehensive approach to supporting staff going through career transitions. This will involve different types of career transitions including redundancy but also support for early retirement, it is therefore important we have an offer of outplacement service support which can be tailored to the needs of the individual. This demonstrates respect for the individual and is in line with our values as an organisation. The Cabinet Office document 2016 Protocol — Civil Service Redundancy Principles guidelines on good practice for redundancy outlines provisions for supporting employees at risk of redundancy and this may include providing professional outplacement services, if budgets and circumstances allow. In addition the offer of outplacement is in line with our Values and supports the individual throughout their time with us. In addition it mitigates risk and the likelihood of unfair dismissal claims. This approach is also advocated by PCS.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:

(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 for compulsory winding up or 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 judgement 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 ay means which the contracting 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 organisation 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the Qualification Questionnaire included as part of the tender documentation on our portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the Qualification Questionnaire included as part of the tender documentation on our portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/07/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/07/2017
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders will be required to register on British Council’s e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil in order to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return.

Bidders will also be required to demonstrate their capability and ‘means of proof’ will be required. These conditions are outlined in the ITT.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

British Council
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The British Council 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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/06/2017

 

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