Contractor for Design and Delivery of Leadership Team Programme

Contractor for Design and Delivery of Leadership Team Programme

Invest NI is now seeking to engage a contractor(s) for the design, delivery and management of the Leadership team programme. 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Specialist training services

2018/S 116-264016

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, 1 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: breidge.o’kane@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.investni.com/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DfE Invest NI — Leadership Team Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80510000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Invest NI is now seeking to engage a contractor(s) for the design, delivery and management of the Leadership team programme. There are 2 separate lots and tenderers may bid for one or both lots. Each lot will be evaluated independently of one another. Please note, a tenderer may be awarded one or both Lots. Only one contractor will be awarded per lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — The Design, Management and Delivery of Executive Education Content Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80430000
80000000
80500000
80511000
80520000
80521000
80532000
80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI is now seeking to engage a contractor(s) for the design, delivery and management of the Leadership team programme. There are two separate lots and tenderers may bid for one or both lots. Each lot will be evaluated independently of one another. Please note, a tenderer may be awarded one or both Lots. Only one contractor will be awarded per lot.

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: 2 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

It is anticipated that the first cohort will commence in Autumn 2018 and will run over a 10 month period with a total of up to 6 additional cohorts (7 in total). The 7 cohorts will be run over a 4 year period. However, the Contract duration is for 5 years to allow for the completion of any programme deliverables that may run into a fifth year.

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

This figure (of 2 200 000 GBP) represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from 800 000 GBP to 1 100 000 GBP for each individual lot exclusive of VAT. This range reflects the potential scale of the Contract and takes into account changes to the scope/ and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — The Design, Management and Delivery of a Business Coaching Service for Executive Teams

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80430000
80000000
80500000
80511000
80520000
80521000
80532000
80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI is now seeking to engage a Contractor(s) for the design, delivery and management of the Leadership team programme. There are 2 separate lots and tenderers may bid for one or both lots. Each lot will be evaluated independently of one another. Please note, a tenderer may be awarded one or both Lots. Only one contractor will be awarded per lot.

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

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

It is anticipated that the first cohort will commence in Autumn 2018 and will run over a ten month period with a total of up to 6 additional cohorts (7 in total). The 7 cohorts will be run over a 4 year period. However, the Contract duration is for 5 years to allow for the completion of any programme deliverables that may run into a fifth year.

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

This figure (of 2 200 000 GBP) represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from 800 000 GBP to 1 100 000 GBP for each individual lot exclusive of VAT. This range reflects the potential scale of the Contract and takes into account changes to the scope/ and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

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:

As per Tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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: 06/08/2018
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 04/11/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/08/2018
Local time: 15:30

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:

Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting VFM. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after this time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance and this Contract may be terminated. The issue of a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Cope on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland procurement policy for a period of up to 3 years from the date of issue of the notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the 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:

18/06/2018

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