Entrance Testing Services Tender

Entrance Testing Services Tender

This procurement is divided into 2 lots; Lot 1 Secondary Selection Test Provision and Lot 2 Test Administration Services.

United Kingdom-Aylesbury: Education and training services

2016/S 232-423076

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS)
08615758
C/O Aylesbury Grammar School, Walton Road
Aylesbury
HP21 7RP
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Hudson, Chairman TBGS
E-mail: chairman.tbgs@gmail.com
NUTS code: UKJ1
Internet address(es):Main address: www.thebucksgrammarschools.org
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.thebucksgrammarschools.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS)
by email only
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Hudson, Chairman TBGS
E-mail: chairman.tbgs@gmail.com
NUTS code: UKJ1
Internet address(es):Main address: www.thebucksgrammarschools.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Entrance Testing Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

TBGS is seeking tenders for entrance testing services, as set out in the procurement documents. This procurement is divided into 2 lots; Lot 1 Secondary Selection Test Provision and Lot 2 Test Administration Services. For admission into Year 7 in 2019, the successful bidder(s) are required for Lot 1 to devise an appropriate Secondary Selection Test and provide related services, and for Lot 2 to provide test registration, test administration services and results and review services.

The TBGS member grammar schools are all academies and use a common secondary selection test and process to select pupils for entry in to Year 7 in Buckinghamshire grammar schools each year. The current test assesses verbal, non-verbal and numerical skills. Tests are normally taken in the second week of the Autumn term and results are published by the end of the first half of the autumn term. Approximately 10 000 children take the entrance test each year at approximately 200 different testing locations.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Bidders may bid either or for both lots. TBGS reserves the right to award one contract combining both lot 1 and lot 2, if the same tenderer is successful for both lots.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Secondary Selection Test Provision

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000
80200000
80410000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 — Secondary Selection Test Provision

TBGS requires the contractor to devise an appropriate secondary selection test or tests that will be administered to pupils at the beginning of Year 6 or at the end of Year 5. The tests must be unique for TBGS, reliable and fair and ensure that consistency in standards from one year to the next is guaranteed.

The contractor will be required to ensure that tests are marked accurately and that the test papers, test results and pupil details are stored securely. Further details are set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 120 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Test Administration Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000
80200000
80410000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

TBGS requires the successful bidder to provide test registration, test administration services and results and reviews services.

The successful bidder will be required to devise a registration system to collect information about pupils intending to take the secondary transfer tests each year, in maintained primary schools and primary academies in Buckinghamshire and in other schools in Buckinghamshire and elsewhere. The successful bidder will be required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 at all times.

The successful bidder will be responsible for producing all direct communications and support for parents and testing centres concerning the timetable of dates for the testing process, including at key points such as test delivery dates, testing days and for results release day. Requirements include allocating pupils to testing centres, ensuring testing centres have capacity for the number of pupils taking the test and, if necessary, arranging for alternative testing venues.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 910 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

TBGS’s requirements are set out in the Suitability Questionnaire, the Invitation to Tender and/or 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:

TBGS’s requirements are set out in the Suitability Questionnaire, the Invitation to Tender and/or the procurement documents.

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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 09/01/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement documents will be sent to bidders on request. Bidders should contact the TBGS Chairman by sending an email tochairman.tbgs@gmail.com to request a copy of the tender pack.

This is a contract for social and other services for the purposes of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and the EU procurement regime does not apply in full to this procurement.

TBGS shall have no liability for any costs, expenses, fees or charges (including third party charges) by those expressing interest in and/or tendering for this opportunity. No contract (whether implied or otherwise) shall exist between any bidder and TBGS until such time as a contract is awarded to a successful bidder. TBGS reserves the right to make any changes to the procurement as it may require at any time with no liability on its part (including to change, suspend, stop or terminate the process and not award a contract and/or to reject any or all bids at any time).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
London
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Once TBGS has reached a decision in respect of contract award, it will notify all bidders who submitted a tender of its decision. Bidders have a right to appeal provided for within the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.

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

High Court of England and Wales
London
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/11/2016

 

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