Cyclist Training – Staffordshire County Council

Cyclist Training –¬†Staffordshire County Council

Provision of national standard (Bikeability) cyclist training (up to level 3).

United Kingdom-Stafford: Training services

2015/S 007-007942

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Procurement, Finance and Resources, Wedgewood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Rosie O’Doherty
ST16 2DH Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1785854650
E-mail: rosie.odoherty@staffordshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1785854660

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

PC567 Provision of Cyclist Training (Bikeability).

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

NUTS code UKG2

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 080 000 and 1 440 000 GBP

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

Provision of national standard (Bikeability) cyclist training (up to level 3).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80330000, 80510000, 80550000

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend contract after initial 3 year term to 31.3.2019.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 1.4.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Newcastle and The Moorlands

1)Short description

Provision of national standards cyclist training in Newcastle and The Moorlands area, Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80330000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 240 000 and 320 000 GBP

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Stafford and Lichfield

1)Short description

Provision of national standards cyclist training in Stafford and Lichfiled areas, Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80330000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 400 000 GBP

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Burton and Tamworth

1)Short description

Provision of national standards cyclist training in Burton and Tamworth areas, Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80330000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 400 000 GBP

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: South Staffordshire and Cannock

1)Short description

Provision of national standards cyclist training in Cannock and South Staffordshire areas, Staffordshire.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80330000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 240 000 and 320 000 GBP

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

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018
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:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments may be made following acceptance by the banking agents of the County Council.

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 by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to become jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
Any tender may be rejected from a company/organisation who interalia:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

Please refer to Regulation no 23 of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 (SI No 5) for additional rejection criteria (see link)http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060005.htm

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The applicant must meet the minimum set standards of economic and financial standing to service the term and value of the contract.
Financial checks will be undertaken for economic operators using one or more of the Councils current financial assessors; n2check (www.n2check.com), Dun & Bradstreet (www.dnb.co.uk), Experian (www.experian.co.uk). Economic operators will be assessed according to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors used. Any economic operator being given an above average/higher than average risk rating or poorer, by one or more of the assessors used, may be rejected.Note:
1. It is the responsibility of the economic operator to ensure that the appropriate accounts have been filed and that the credit information held is correct.
2. Should economic operators wish other financial information to be taken into account to support the economic and financial check this should be submitted with the response to the tender. SCC reserves the right to request further financial information and to take this into account where necessary in addition to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors.
3. For sole traders/partnerships where third party financial assessments are not available the assessment will be undertaken using a financial spreadsheet detailing trading account data for the last 3 years.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

PC567

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12.2.2015 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

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

13.2.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.2.2015 – 14:00

Place:

Staffordshire County Council offices.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Limited to members of Staffordshire County Council staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 40.

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

This is an electronic tender. All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and messaging facility on the Proactis electronic tendering system. How to register:

1. Instructions at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/etendering/

2. Follow the link to Proactis E-Tendering (http://www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk). On the main page click SUPPLIERS then (new user) REGISTER links.

3. Complete the self-registration questions and click the Register button.
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an authentication link (this email may find its way to your trash/junk email account, so please check).
5. Confirm the authentication and then login into Proactis SUPPLIERS-side.
6. Search the bulletin board for the tender(s) using key words, search criteria etc.
7. Once found, click on the (blue) contract title to register interest against an active tender.
8. Click the REGISTER button and then CONTINUE.
9. The tender will now be in the MY TENDERS profile area on the main menu.
10. Find the READ ME FIRST document and continue with managing the tender.

If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the eTendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1 of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to sp@staffordshire.gov.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Staffordshire County Council
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Staffordshire County Council
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 days where non-electronic or fax methods are used) at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the contract/framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender; and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the contract/framework agreement. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract/framework agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If a framework agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages. The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending upon the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Staffordshire County Council
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.1.2015

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