Early Learning and Childcare Tender

Early Learning and Childcare Tender

The purpose of this procurement process is to ensure the Council Secures Early Learning and Childcare places in nurseries from providers in the voluntary and private sectors.

United Kingdom-Kirkintilloch: Pre-school education services

2016/S 006-006776

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Dunbartonshire Council
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina, 12 Strathkelvin Place
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Fred Dapaah
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415745750
E-mail: fred.dapaah@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1415745529

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00225

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: East Dunbartonshire Council
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina,12 Strathkelvin Place
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415745750
Fax: +44 1415745529
Internet address: http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: East Dunbartonshire Council
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina,12 Strathkelvin Place
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415745750
Fax: +44 1415745529
Internet address: http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: East Dunbartonshire Council
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina,12 Strathkelvin Place
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415745750
Fax: +44 1415745529
Internet address: http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

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:

EDC20151833 Early Learning and Childcare.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Dunbartonshire.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The East Dunbartonshire Council has a duty, under Section 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, to provide appropriate Early Learning and Childcare for children in the East Dunbartonshire area who are aged 5 and under, and who have not yet commenced attendance at school.
The Council has a requirement to provide an Early Learning and Childcare service in nurseries that is in-line with the Scottish Government and the Council’s guidelines and policies.
The purpose of this procurement process is to ensure the Council Secures Early Learning and Childcare places in nurseries from providers in the voluntary and private sectors and that procedures for purchasing those places are clear, consistent, transparent and legislatively compliant.
The Council wishes to ensure that the Services it purchases:
— Meets the assessed needs of individuals and families in East Dunbartonshire in-line with relevant legislation and guidance;
— Provides a high-quality service that promotes positive outcomes for children and their families;
— Develops strong and effective partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sectors;
— Takes account of the need to ensure sustainability and build capacity where appropriate are developed on the basis of robust information about quality and cost-effectiveness of services.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation, please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 5358 under ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT, it will move to your ‘My ITTs’ area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80110000

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: no

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:

1.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Service providers already in partnership with EDC are automatically invited to participate in this tender process.
As part of the process East Dunbartonshire Council issued out Profile of Education Provision documents to service providers not already in partnership with the council but showed interest in the Prior Information Notice published on 9.9.2015. Feedback and inspections conducted will form part of the selection process.
Note: Service providers who did not participate in the above process shall not be considered as part of this tender process due to time scale constraints.
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price

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:

EDC 20151833

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 177-321379 of 12.9.2015

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

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

19.2.2016 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:426380).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

East Dunbartonshire Council
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina,12 Strathkelvin Place
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Corporate Procurement
Civic and Corporate Headquarters, Southbank Marina,12 Strathkelvin Place
G66 1TJ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.1.2016

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