Department for Education Tender for National Mathematics Centre

Department for Education Tender for National Mathematics Centre

The Department for Education is seeking to procure a provider of a National Mathematics Centre to coordinate the Maths Hub Network and deliver the Teaching for Mastery programme.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 240-548368

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcinghelp@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKI
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:

National Mathematics Centre

Reference number: 30444

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking to procure a provider of a National Mathematics Centre (NMC) to coordinate the Maths Hub Network and deliver the Teaching for Mastery programme.

The role of the National Mathematics Centre will include:

i) managing a network of Maths Hubs (schools) to deliver on their strategic priorities;

ii) delivering the Teaching for Mastery programme;

iii) the China–England Teacher Exchange;

iv) providing expert advice to DfE on mathematics and

v) acting as a lynchpin for DfE’s other programmes on mathematics.

The contract will deliver the aims of the National Mathematics Centre. This includes the Government’s ambitions for mastery and the Maths Hub network. The contract is expected to begin on 1.7.2019 and to run for 3 years and 2 months until 31.8.2022. This includes a 1-month transition period at the end of the incumbent supplier’s contract, which runs until 31.7.2019, in order to allow the smooth transfer of functions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 040 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKZ
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking to procure a provider of a National Mathematics Centre (NMC) to coordinate the Maths Hub Network and deliver the Teaching for Mastery programme.

The role of the National Mathematics Centre will include:

i) managing a network of Maths Hubs (schools) to deliver on their strategic priorities;

ii) delivering the Teaching for Mastery programme;

iii) the China–England Teacher Exchange;

iv) providing expert advice to DfE on mathematics and

v) acting as a lynchpin for DfE’s other programmes on mathematics.

The contract will deliver the aims of the National Mathematics Centre. This includes the Government’s ambitions for mastery and the Maths Hub network. The contract is expected to begin on 1.7.2019 and to run for 3 years and 2 months until 31.8.2022. This includes a 1-month transition period at the end of the incumbent supplier’s contract, which runs until 31.7.2019, in order to allow the smooth transfer of functions.

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: 38
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 Contract has the option to extend by a further 12 months in any multiples at the departments sole discretion.

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 as stated in the procurement documentation attached to the online Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ), https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documentation attached to the online Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ).

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:

Performance will be measured against a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The supplier will be required to propose a set of relevant KPIs and associated performance measures and a suite of management information as part of their bid. These will be subject to finalisation at Bid Clarification stage and will feed into Schedule 4 of the contract (see Document 6 – Terms and Conditions).

Where the supplier fails to meet the specified level of performance, as set out in the Terms and Conditions, the DfE may apply a financial consequence or terminate this contract. Further details can be found in the Terms and Conditions and in Document 2b – Service Requirements.

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: 23/01/2019
Local time: 11:59
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: 24/01/2019
Local time: 13:00

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:
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:

10/12/2018

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