Delivery Partner for the Centres for Excellence Programme

Delivery Partner for the Centres for Excellence Programme

To research, develop, evaluate and disseminate high quality basic maths teaching approaches and resources.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 174-394999

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Post-16 Maths and English | Higher and Further Education Directorate
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, Westminster
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcinghelp@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKZ
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education
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://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Delivery Partner for the Centres for Excellence programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

DfE requires a Delivery Partner to research, develop, evaluate and disseminate high quality basic maths teaching approaches and resources that focus on students aged 16+ with low prior maths attainment to be trialled and developed within the new Centres for Excellence.

Whilst DfE will select and grant fund the Centres, they will be operationally managed by the Delivery Partner, who will be responsible for training, mentoring and supporting the Centres for Excellence to trial the approaches.

The Delivery Partner will monitor and review the Centres for Excellence to establish and maintain exemplary standards of provision to meet both local and national maths priorities.

The Delivery Partner will support the Centres for Excellence to network and disseminate the new or improved ways of teaching maths through post-16 maths networks.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 978 333.33 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKZ

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement will be subject to the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Full procurement documentation is available from the e-tendering portal url in Section 1 para 1.3.

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

Start: 30/11/2018
End: 31/03/2021
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:

The Department reserves the right to extend this contract for 2 further periods of 12 months to 31.3.2023.

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria (mandatory and discretionary) is as stated in the procurement documents available from the address in Section 1 para 1.3)

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 068-150948

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/10/2018
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/10/2018
Local time: 15:00

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:

The Delivery Partner will also commission an Evaluation Partner to conduct an ongoing, independent and objective evaluation to determine whether the teaching approaches being trialled are having an impact on the quality of teaching and improving outcomes for students.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Court of Justices, the Strand
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract is shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside 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:

07/09/2018

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