Delivery of the National Professional Qualification for Headship

Delivery of the National Professional Qualification for Headship

The Welsh Government is inviting tenders from suitably experienced and qualified providers to work in partnership with WG to administer deliver and revise, the National professional qualification for headship programme for aspiring headteachers in Wales. 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Education and training services

2018/S 052-115306

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@wales.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Delivery of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) 2018-2020

Reference number: C158/2017/18

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Welsh Government is inviting tenders from suitably experienced and qualified providers to work in partnership with WG to administer deliver and revise, the National professional qualification for headship (NPQH) programme for aspiring headteachers in Wales. Providers will need to be equipped and able to start delivering the qualification from July 2018. We welcome applications from individual providers or those working in partnership to deliver and support the continual development of the qualification across Wales.

This tender specification is initially for a 2 year delivery agreement with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years subject to annual review.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 600 000.00 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
80500000
80510000
80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Welsh Government (WG) action plan for 2017-2021 Education in Wales: Our national mission states our commitment to strong leadership and professional learning to help deliver on the high expectations we all share for our learners, schools and education system. Inspirational leaders using reputable pedagogic research and effective collaboration across the entire system to support the development of a world class curriculum are critical if we are to raise standards for all in Wales.

The Welsh Government is therefore inviting tenders from suitably experienced and qualified providers to work in partnership with WG to administer deliver and revise, the National professional qualification for headship (NPQH) programme for aspiring headteachers in Wales. Providers will need to be equipped and able to start delivering the qualification from July 2018. We welcome applications from individual providers or those working in partnership to deliver and support the continual development of the qualification across Wales.

The National professional qualification for headship (NPQH) remains a statutory requirement in Wales therefore anyone seeking to become a headteacher in Wales must have achieved the NPQH as evidence that they have met the required standard.

A revised NPQH is needed to support the new Professional standards for teaching and leadership for all teachers and leaders from September 2018. These standards are a key aspect of the action plan to transform the curriculum in Wales and equip Wales with inspirational leaders who can work collaboratively, are committed to raising standards and reducing the attainment gap.

This tender specification is initially for a 2 year delivery agreement with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years subject to annual review.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend on an annual basis for up to a further 2 years.

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

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:

As stated in ITT.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 23/04/2018
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/04/2018
Local time: 09:30

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:

E-Tender information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,

— Registration involves accepting a user agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user performing the Registration,

— The user who performs the Registration becomes the super user for the organisation,

— On registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,

— The password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the Registration page,

— In order to log-in to the platform please enter your username and password,

— Note: If you forget your password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”,

— Registration should only be performed once for each organisation,

— If you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again,

— Please contact the person who registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the platform,

— Contact the helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),

— Note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the helpdesk to gain access to the platform,

— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm.

How to find the ITT:

— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’,

— The etender references for this contract are: Project_38483 and ITT_66891,

— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,

— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area,

— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=77896

(WA Ref:77896).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=77896

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community benefits included in this contract are:

Requested in tender documents.

(WA Ref:77896).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000603300Internet address:http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/03/2018

 

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