Commissioning Academy Programme Services

Commissioning Academy Programme Services

In-depth discussions with a range of leading experts and commissioners; and a provider perspective day. There is a focus on practical, peer-led learning; it is not a training course on technical processes.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Education and training services

2015/S 091-163807

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.ukeenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

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:

Commissioning Academy Programme Services.

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: UK.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 500 000 GBP

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

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by the Contracting Authority only.
The Commissioning Academy (the Academy) is a development programme for Senior Commissioners from all parts of the public sector. It is one of a range of commercial skills learning programmes delivered by the Contracting Authority on behalf of the Cabinet Office. The programme has plenty of opportunity for participants to contribute in group and individual learning activities to develop and enhance their skills and experience as a commissioning leader. The shape and content of the Academy programme has now been confirmed, but each day is shaped by introducing the very latest thinking and through sourcing expert speakers to lead the debate and learning.
The programme comprises 6 development days (Academy Days) spread over 5 to 6 months which include: at least 1 site visit to commissioning organisations; in-depth discussions with a range of leading experts and commissioners; and a provider perspective day. There is a focus on practical, peer-led learning; it is not a training course on technical processes.
The Academy covers a wide range of commissioning issues, such as outcome-based commissioning, working with the voluntary and community sector, market engagement and development, joint commissioning across organisational boundaries, social investment and other forms of funding, and new models of delivery such as Mutuals.
An additional aim, and the on-going work of the Commissioning Academy, is to build market capacity for the furthering of adult experiential and social learning in the field of commissioning. We anticipate Suppliers will gain experience in a new way of working with Senior Commissioners right across the Public Sector and that this value gain should be reflected in the costing of the activities.
The Contracting Authority considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) may apply to the Framework Agreement. It is the responsibility of Potential Providers to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of this Framework Agreement and to act accordingly.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80510000, 80521000, 80522000, 80532000, 80570000, 80590000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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 Contracting Authority is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement to support the Commissioning Academy programme this will include Delivery Partners and Cohort Leaders. The Framework Agreement shall comprise of 5 Lots:
— Lot 1 — Central Delivery Partner for Academy Days 1, 2 and 5;
— Lot 2 — Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 3;
— Lot 3 — Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 4;
— Lot 4 — Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 6;
— Lot 5 — Cohort Leaders for Central and Local Academies.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 periods of 1 year. The extension will be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Central Delivery Partner for Academy Days 1, 2 and 5

1)Short description

The design and facilitate of Academy Days 1, 2 and 5.
Days 1, 2 and 5 shall cover the fundamental principles of commissioning (in the classroom, and on site) including relevant legislation.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80532000, 80570000, 80521000, 80510000, 80590000, 80522000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope

The design and facilitate of Academy Days 1, 2 and 5.
Days 1, 2 and 5 shall cover the fundamental principles of commissioning (in the classroom, and on site) including relevant legislation.
The high level themes for Academy Day 1, 2 and 5 are set out below:
Day 1: Commissioning principles, systems thinking, an outcomes approach and appropriate evaluation methods; including site visits.
Day 2: Site visit day — to host premises.
Day 5: Cross-cutting issues and legislation affecting commissioning.
Potential Providers shall conduct the following tasks for each Academy Day which will be specified at Call Off Contract Stage:
a) Design,
b) Speaker Sourcing and Briefing,
c) Facilitation (host the Academy Day).

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 3

1)Short description

The design and facilitate of Academy Day 3.
Day 3 is a ‘Combined Day’ where all 3 cohorts meet on the same day.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80522000, 80510000, 80521000, 80590000, 80532000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope

The design and facilitate of Academy Day 3.
Day 3 is a ‘Combined Day’ where all 3 cohorts meet on the same day.
The high level Academy Day 3 agenda themes are set out below;
Day 3: The provider perspective and ensuring diverse supply markets and supply chains are enabled.
Potential Providers shall conduct the following tasks for Academy Day 3 which will be specified at Call Off Contract Stage:
a) Design;
b) Speaker Sourcing and Briefing;
c) Facilitation (host the Academy Day);
Potential Provider will ensure that Academy Day outcomes are achieved and participants report increased confidence in working with disciplines of commissioning, including the provider perspective and ensuring diverse supply markets are enabled.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 4

1)Short description

The design and facilitate of Academy Day 4.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80570000, 80510000, 80590000, 80532000, 80522000, 80521000

3)Quantity or scope

The high level Academy Day 4 agenda themes are set out below;
Day 4: Commercial: Markets and Funding.
Potential Providers shall conduct the following tasks for Academy Day 4 which will be specified at Call Off Contract Stage:
a) Design;
b) Speaker Sourcing and Briefing;
c) Facilitation (host the Academy Day);
Potential Providers will ensure that Academy Day outcomes are achieved and participants report increased confidence in working with disciplines of commissioning, including commercial: markets and funding.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Central Delivery Partner for Academy Day 6

1)Short description

The design and facilitate of Academy Day 6.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80522000, 80510000, 80521000, 80590000, 80532000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope

The high level Academy Day 6 agenda themes are set out below:
Day 6: Critical challenge of the planning for transformational change.
Potential Providers shall conduct the following tasks for Academy Day 6 which will be specified at Call Off Contract Stage:
a) Design;
b) Speaker Sourcing and Briefing;
c) Facilitation (host the Academy Day).
Potential Providers will ensure that Academy Day Outcomes are achieved and participants report increased confidence in working with disciplines of commissioning,including, critical challenge of the planning for transformational change.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Cohort Leaders for Central and Local Academies

1)Short description

Supporting participants’ learning during and between the Academy Days.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80522000, 80500000, 80510000, 80521000, 80590000, 80532000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope

The high level Cohort Leaders for Central and Local Academies themes are set out below:
— The Cohort Leaders can be assigned to either Central or Local Academy Days.
— Central Academies: Whilst different Delivery Partners host and facilitate each Academy Day.
— The Cohort Leader attends all days for their Cohort and supports the group throughout.
— Cohort Leaders facilitate Slim Book, 100 Day Plan and other learning-related sessions.
— Local Academies: Cohort Leaders facilitate all Academy Days. Delivery Partners do not facilitate the Academy Days.
Potential Providers shall conduct the following tasks for Cohort Leaders for Central and Local Academies which will be specified at Call Off Contract Stage:
a) Facilitation (host the Academy Day);
b) Learner support and consultation.
Potential Providers will ensure that Academy Day Outcomes are achieved and participants report increased confidence in working with disciplines of commissioning including, Commissioning Academy Slim Book and 100 Day Plan.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the Procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority or proposed by Potential Providers if considered appropriate.
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:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a Group of Economic Operators, the Contracting Authority may require the Group of Economic Operators to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

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: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).
This Procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your e-mail must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris e-mail messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk e-mail:eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4).
For the Contracting Authority to conclude a framework agreement with the Potential Provider, it will be essential for the Potential Provider to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, introduced in June 2014.
This scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, provides organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat that come from the internet.
Potential Providers can view the details of the Cyber Essentials Scheme at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

From 1.10.2014, suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The easiest way to demonstrate that the Cyber Essentials requirements are met is to gain the Cyber Essentials certificate and this is also likely to be the cheapest way to demonstrate compliance. The Cyber Essentials Assurance Framework, leading to the award of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates for organisations, has been designed in consultation with SMEs, including the Federation for Small Business, to be ‘lighttouch’ and achievable at low cost. The 2 options give organisations a choice over the level of assurance they wish to gain and the cost of doing so. This scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so. The need to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme will extend to Sub-Contractors of the Supplier where such Sub-Contractors are involved, on behalf of the Supplier, in the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The Supplier and any Sub-Contractors will need to renew their evidence of Cyber Essentials compliance at least annually.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers must provide assurance, prior to contract award, that they have Insurances compliant with questions SQ7.1a(i), SQ7.1a(ii) and SQ7.1a(iii) of Attachment 2 of the ITT.
Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with the Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with the Invitation to Tender (‘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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 60

2. Price. Weighting 40

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: An electionic auction will not be used at Framework level but may be used at Call-Off level.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RM 3744

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

8.6.2015 – 14:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

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

Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Service. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector Authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redaction’s at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the Potential Providers, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Providers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the Potential Provider and the specific requesting other Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority when utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The Contracting Authority will be the sole customer under this Framework Agreement however, each time the Contracting Authority enters into a Call Off Contract it will be on behalf of the Contracting Authority or another public sector body.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.

The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to Potential Providers any business through this Framework Agreement. In reference to Section II.1.4, Maximum number of participants allowed. Framework Agreements will be concluded with the maximum number of Potential Providers for each Lot. This may increase only where two or more Potential Providers have tied scores and are placed in the last position in respect of each Lot. The Contracting Authority will award a Framework Agreement to additional Potential Providers where their Final Score is within 1 % of the original awarded last place position only. For the avoidance of doubt, last position is 3rd for each of the Lots, Lot 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.5.2015

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