Coding Academy Tender

Coding Academy Tender

To provide a Coding Academy in the Highland Council area.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Business and management consultancy and related services

2018/S 148-338857

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynda Collin
Telephone: +44 1312440434
E-mail: procurement@hient.co.uk
NUTS code: UKM6Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

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: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Coding Academy

Reference number: OJE 0173

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide a Coding Academy in the Highland Council area that will address a gap in the market which is not currently serviced by traditional academic routes or private sector training provision. It will ensure that businesses in the Highland Council area have the access they require to the industry ready, junior software development skills.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 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)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to help them establish a Coding Academy in the Highland Council area that will address a gap in the market not currently serviced by traditional academic or private sector training routes. The establishment of a Coding Academy will ensure businesses in the Highland Council area have the access they require to industry ready, junior software development skills.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 year extension option

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

The option of 1 year extension is available should the need for further cohorts arise. There is a budget available for this additional work.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Insurance, Financial.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Insurance ESPD 4B.5.1

Bidders will be required to have the undernoted policies in place prior to commencement of the contract and to maintain them throughout the terms of the contract. Bidders will also be expected to supply HIE, upon request, copies of the policies and evidence of premiums paid:

Employers Liability Insurance — minimum 5 000 000 GBP for each and every claim,

Public Liability Insurance — minimum 1 000 000 GBP for each and every claim.

Professional Indemnity Liability Insurance — minimum 1 000 000 GBP for each and every claim and in the annual aggregate

Financial ESPD 4B.1.1

Bidders are required to have an annual turnover for each of the last 2 years of a minimum of 125 000 GBP.

Bidders unable to meet these criteria will not be evaluated further.

Evidence will be sought prior to Contact Award.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: yes
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: 03/09/2018
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: 03/09/2018
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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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 iInsufficient/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.

2 pass/fail questions contained within the Award criteria — bidders who fail these questions will not be considered further.

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=545686.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at ttps://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.

(SC Ref:545686)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245Internet address: http://www.hie.co.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:

31/07/2018

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