Children’s Hearings Scotland National Training Contract

Children’s Hearings Scotland National Training Contract

Children’s Hearing Scotland is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Service Provider, to undertake the provision of Training for Children’s Panel System volunteers or Children’s Hearings Scotland volunteers.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Training services

2018/S 077-171814

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Children’s Hearings Scotland
Area 2/1/1, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7TB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynda Collin
Telephone: +44 1312443618
E-mail: lynda.collin@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKMInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.chscotland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA16403

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Training Contract

Reference number: CASE/367923

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80500000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Children’s Hearing Scotland (CHS) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Service Provider, to undertake the provision of Training for Children’s Panel System volunteers or Children’s Hearings Scotland volunteers. The Service Provider will be responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all training related operational requirements and the delivery of high quality, cost effective training that represents value for money and facilitates learning and development. Services shall include providing a virtual learning environment, the use of a blended learning approach, the design, delivery and evaluation of large-scale, high volume, training and the development of technical course materials and supporting resources.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Children’s Hearing Scotland is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Service Provider, to undertake the provision of Training for Children’s Panel System volunteers or Children’s Hearings Scotland volunteers. The Service Provider will be responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all training related operational requirements and the delivery of high quality, cost effective training that represents value for money and facilitates learning and development. Services shall include providing a virtual learning environment, the use of a blended learning approach, the design, delivery and evaluation of large-scale, high volume, training and the development of technical course materials and supporting resources.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 5 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 07/01/2019
End: 06/01/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Optional 2 x 1 year extension periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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:

ESPD 4.A.2: It is a requirement of this tender that the successful tenderer (Service Provider) is a Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Approved Centre. For the avoidance of doubt this is not a requirement for participation in the Procurement Competition, however, the successful tenderer must obtain this accreditation prior to the Contract Commencement Date. Information on how to become an SQA Approved Centre can be found at the following link: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/78681html

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

There must be no qualifications or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidder’s economic and financial standing.

It is desirable for bidders to have a minimum “general” turnover of 3 750 000 GBP over the last 3 years.

If a bidder has a lower turnover and no evidence to support stable or improved financial standing then the bidder may be rejected.

Should bidders have a turnover below this threshold but has the support of a parent company with this turnover threshold or higher, then the provision of a Parent Company Guarantee prior to the award of any contract will be acceptable.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Statement for 4B.1.1:

Total “general” turnover of 3 750 000 GBP over last 3 years.

ESPD Statement for 4B.5.1-5.2:

It is a requirement of this contract that the bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequent award contract the type of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance.

Public Liability Insurance = 2 500 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2 500 000 GBP

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to demonstrate experience of delivering all of the services (and associated supply) detailed in II.2.4 (The description of the procurement) in this notice, and the specification. Please note that when demonstrating experience that a maximum of 3 examples can be submitted. The higher the number provided, assuming relevant, will recieve a higher score. Each example should be wholly relevant to all or part of the services to be provided and should aim to demonstrate experience in all parts of the services. A simple assertion will not be acceptable evidence; bidders should provide detailed evidence to demonstrate the breadth of their experience, capability, value of contract to be similar.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Experience in providing a virtual learning environment, the use of a blended learning approach, the design, delivery and evaluation of large-scale, high volume, training and the development of technical course material and supporting resources.

Section C of part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. response is completely relevant and excellent overall the response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

Only bidders achieving a score of ‘Acceptable’ to their response to Question 4C.1.2 of the ESPD document shall be evaluated against the Technical/Award Criteria.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 118-237017

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

Date: 31/05/2018
Local time: 12:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/05/2018
Local time: 12:00

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:

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings.

Award scoring methodology will be the following:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.asspx?ID-529366

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Sub-contract clause is neither relevant not proportionate having given due consideration to Community Benefits in accordance with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community Benefits are to be implemented in performance of this Contract. Tenderers shall be assessed on their Community Benefits proposals.

(SC Ref:529366).

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=538877

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Sub-contract clause is neither relevant not proportionate having given due consideration to Community Benefits in accordance with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014).

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community Benefits are to be implemented in performance of this Contract. Tenderers shall be assessed on their Community benefits proposals.

(SC Ref:538877).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Children’s Hearings Scotland
Area 2/1/1, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7TB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443696Internet address:http://www.chscotland.gov.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/04/2018

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