Educational Improvement Services Bolton

Educational Improvement Services Bolton

This procurement exercise is being run as an Open Invitation to Tender under the light touch regime rules and the authority will appoint up to three contractors on the Framework Agreement.

United Kingdom-Bolton: Primary education services

2019/S 075-178254

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Borough Council of Bolton
3rd Floor Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Irfan Oomer
E-mail: irfan.oomer@bolton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD3

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bolton.gov.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: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

TC030 — Educational Improvement Services Primary Education Setting

Reference number: DN404010

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Borough Council of Bolton (“the Authority”) is prepared to receive tenders for educational improvement services primary education setting which will be subject to the information, specification and tender package enclosed. This procurement exercise is being run as an Open Invitation to Tender (ITT) under the light touch regime rules and the authority will appoint up to three (3) contractors on the Framework Agreement. The term of the Framework Agreement will be for 2 years with the option to extend for a further two (2) twelve month extensions. It is intended for the Framework Agreement to commence on 1.7.2019. The Authority is seeking to commission through this framework a number of Educational Improvement Strategic Partners (EISP who is the “Provider”) who will appoint and manage Associate School Improvement Professional (ASIPs) to provide challenge and support as appropriate, directed by the Authority’s Education and Learning Division (ELD).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 432 000.00 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)

80100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3
Main site or place of performance:

Metropolitan Borough of Bolton however the Framework Agreement is also available for other AGMA Authorities as stated in the invitation to tender.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Borough Council of Bolton (“the Authority”) is prepared to receive tenders for educational improvement services primary education setting which will be subject to the information, specification and tender package enclosed. This procurement exercise is being run as an Open Invitation to Tender (ITT) under the light touch regime rules and the Authority will appoint up to three (3) contractors on the Framework Agreement. The term of the Framework Agreement will be for 2 years with the option to extend for a further two (2) twelve month extensions. It is intended for the Framework Agreement to commence on 1.7.2019. The Authority is seeking to commission through this framework a number of Educational Improvement Strategic Partners (EISP who is the “Provider”) who will appoint and manage Associate School Improvement Professional (ASIPs) to provide challenge and support as appropriate, directed by the Authority’s Education and Learning Division (ELD).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion – Name: Social value / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 45

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 432 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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

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:

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
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: 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: 13/05/2019
Local time: 16:00
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: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/05/2019
Local time: 16:00

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

The Borough Council of Bolton
Town Hall, Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Borough Council of Bolton
Town Hall, Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority reserves the right not to award any Framework Agreement as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Interested parties must log on The Chest by way of expression of interest. The Authority is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link: https://www.the-chest.org.uk. Once registered, Applicants will be emailed a username and password which will allow applicants to gain access to the ITT. Applicants will need to electronically submit the completed questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the on-line portal by 16:00 hrs on Monday 13 May 2019. The framework agreement period will be for 2 years with the option to extend for a further two (2) twelve month extensions.

This is a contract advert notice. The standstill period of ten calendar days will be observed by the Authority and provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

The Borough Council of Bolton
Town Hall, Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/04/2019

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