Contract for Delivery of UK Clinical Aptitude Test

Contract for Delivery of UK Clinical Aptitude Test

The Contracting Authority is seeking to procure a supplier to deliver and develop the UK Clinical Aptitude Test, which is an aptitude exam designed to measure innate cognitive abilities in addition to situational judgement.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2016/S 080-142417

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK CAT Consortium
WD1419, D Floor, Medical School, QMC, Nottingham
Contact point(s): UK CAT Consortium
For the attention of: Rachel Greatrix
NG7 2UH Nottingham
Telephone: +44 1158230041

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Contract for the delivery and development of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Contracting Authority is seeking to procure a supplier to deliver and develop the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (Test), which is an aptitude exam designed to measure innate cognitive abilities in addition to situational judgement. The test is designed for use by candidates wishing to study medicine or dentistry at University. The successful supplier will provide a comprehensive test development and delivery service, including developing and managing test content, delivery of the test to candidates, providing a helpline service to candidates,delivering test results to candidates and their chosen universities, and providing ongoing analysis of the test and test results.
The contracting authority may also appoint the supplier to provide additional related services, such as the provision of practice materials, answer keys and rationales. These services will be provided through the contract, and will form part of its specification. They will be priced in accordance with the supplementary fees which must be provided by suppliers as part of the procurement process.
The deadline for receipt of tenders 14.6.2016 at 12 noon. Late submissions will not be accepted. Any correspondence should be sent directly via the In-tend Shared Services system.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80320000, 72500000, 72200000, 72000000, 80490000, 72316000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

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 contract is for an initial term of 5 years, with the option to extend up to a maximum contract term of 8 years. The contract is for the provision of the services included in the specification, but the contracting authority may wish the successful supplier to provide additional services from time to time throughout the duration of the contract. These services are likely to be services such as the provision of additional practice and preparation materials for candidates, the development of alternative or additional subtests, contribution to additional analysis or research projects. However, this is not an exclusive list.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require that the successful bidder provides a parent company or other guarantee where the contracting authority considers this 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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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

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 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:


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


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

14.6.2016 – 12:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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
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:



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