Delivery of Education and Training Qualifications

Delivery of Education and Training Qualifications

For the delivery of education and training qualifications eligible for funding under the Nottingham College contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2018/S 197-445716

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottingham College
High Road, Chilwell, Beeston
Nottingham
NG94AH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jackie Baker
Telephone: +44 1158842209
E-mail: jackie.baker@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe

Address of the buyer profile: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Education

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

For the Delivery of Education and Training Qualifications Eligible for Funding under the Nottingham College Contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (circa 2 000 000 GBP)

Reference number: ESFA 1st Jan 2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

For the delivery of education and training qualifications eligible for funding under the Nottingham College contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (circa 2 000 000 GBP). Contract dates 1.1.2019 to 31.7.2019. Nottingham College requires that as a minimum 50 % of your learners recruited and delivered must be within the local priority area D2N2 LEP area.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

50 % within D2N2 LEP

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the delivery of education and training qualifications eligible for funding under the Nottingham College contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (circa 2 000 000 GBP). 1.1.2019 to 31.7.2019.

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: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/01/2019
End: 31/07/2019
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: 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

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:

Mandatory pass/fail question applicable to all tenders. Tenderers must pass all mandatory questions. If any fail then your full tender submission will not be evaluated When considering tenders the following criteria will be applied Selection Stage — The Supplier Selection Questionnaire must be completed in full and with satisfactory answers to progress to the tender award stage. Each section will be scored on a pass/fail basis. Below provides guidance on the responses required to achieve a Pass mark. Section pass mark criteria failure to complete or attach copies constitutes a fail:

1) Minimum Tender limit The College requires that all tenders have a minimum tender limit of 100 000 GBP;

2) Minimum requirement for management fee As a minimum requirement the management fee retained by the College will be 20 %. The management fee may be up to 25 % should significant set up/monitoring be required;

3) Learners. The College requires that as a minimum 50 % of your learners recruited and delivered must be within local priority area D2N2 LEP area (as a priority). Please confirm whether you can meet this minimum requirement and advise your strategy if outside of this area to ensure delivery;

4) General Information All fields completed as required. A UKPRN supplied. Confirmation of registration on the ESFA Register of Training Organisations.

Important: The Education and Skills Funding Agency funding requirements state that all sub contractors who hold contracts with an aggregate value of 100 000 GBP per annum are required to pass the Due Diligence Assurance Gateway via the ESFA Register of Training Organisations and hold a UK Providers Reference Number. If your organisation does not have a UKPRN number and/or is not on the ESFA Register of Training Organisations, your tender submission will be rejected;

5) Awarding Body Approvals Current approval to register and certificate learners on the programmes specified in Appendix 1 – 18/19 Course information;

6) Professional Business Standing Negative response to all questions or satisfactory explanation where requested;

7) Health, Safety and the Environment Positive response to all questions or satisfactory explanation where requested;

8) Diversity and Equality Positive response to all questions or satisfactory explanation where requested;

9) Insurance Minimum levels of insurance required:

— Public Liability 5 000 000 GBP,

— Employer Liability 5 000 000 GBP,

— Professional Indemnity 1 000 000 GBP;

10) Financial Accounts Provide Companies house ACTIVE registration number. To obtain credit ratings and these will be based on satisfactory financial check and not having an above average risk warning and have no overdue statutory accounts. Suppliers MUST have a Credit Safe, which must be at minimum a low risk rating of 51-70 or higher. You will not be considered you your score is less than 51;

11) Staff CV’s CVs of all staff to be involved in the delivery of curriculum in this tender;

12) Capability and Experience Have you delivered ESFA funded provision via a subcontract with a lead provider in the last academic year 2017-18. If No then this constitutes a fail. Give an example / Demonstrate at least 1 example of a contract of a similar size and nature to the requirements of this contract;

13) Self-assessment report and quality improvement plan. A full self-assessment report for provision delivered in 2017-18 to include identification of areas of improvement and associated action plan and top line qualification level 3 year performance data for the programmes to be delivered in this tender against national benchmarks;

14) References. Where you have not been a subcontractor of either NCN or Central College in the academic year of 2017-18 please provide 2 references to include a lead provider with whom you have subcontracted. Please provide organisation name, contact name, contact telephone and email and your prior or current business relationship. Not applicable for providers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

Via the in-Tend portal for Further Education

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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: 08/11/2018
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/11/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Via in-Tend portal for Further Education http://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Jackie Baker
Nottingham College, High Road, Chilwell, Beeston
Nottingham
NG94AH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1158842209
E-mail: jackie.baker@nottinghamcollege.ac.ukInternet address: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

James Whybrow
Nottingham College, Highfields Centre, Jesse Boot Avenue, The Science Park
Nottingham
NG72RU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1158842331
E-mail: james.whybrow@nottinghamcollege.ac.ukInternet address: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Jackie Baker
Nottingham College, High Road, Chilwell, Beeston
Nottingham
NG94AH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1158842209
E-mail: jackie.baker@nottinghamcollege.ac.ukInternet address: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/10/2018

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