Essential Digital Skills Workforce Development Programme

Essential Digital Skills Workforce Development Programme

The ETF is seeking to appoint a tenderer/consortium to produce the following elements to enable the upskilling of practitioners in the Further Education sector to deliver the Essential Digital Skills entitlement from September 2020.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 100-242207

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
E-mail: tenderqueries@etfoundation.co.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA28768

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Charity

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Essential Digital Skills Workforce Development Programme

Reference number: LT 19/20.1

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The ETF is seeking to appoint a tenderer/consortium to produce the following elements to enable the upskilling of practitioners in the Further Education (FE) sector to deliver the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) entitlement from September 2020:

— programme design and structure,

— content, including an interactive self-assessment tool and a Teacher CPD Toolkit,

— build a series of learning modules,

— blended learning delivery and Community of practice,

— stakeholders engagement.

This programme will support work by the Department for Education (DfE) to introduce an entitlement to Essential Digital Skills training from 2020, similar to those already in place for maths and English. The entitlement will be funded through the Adult Education Budget (AEB). Adults will have the opportunity to undertake digital courses based on the new national standards.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 160 000.00 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)

80000000
72212190
80340000
80400000
72212931
80510000
80500000
80533100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this programme is to support teachers and trainers in developing their skills, understanding and confidence to deliver the new essential digital skills national standards to adult learners. The longer-term impact of the project will be learners developing stronger and safer essential digital skills in all 5 skills areas set out in the national standards (using devices and handling information, creating and editing, communicating, transactions and being safe and responsible online).

This invitation to tender has been split in to 4 strands:

Strand A: Programme Design, Badge Structure and Stakeholder Consultation Group;

Strand B: Community of Practice Fostering and Delivery of Blended CPD Training;

Strand C: Production of Learning Modules and EDS Teacher Self-Assessment Tool;

Strand D: Toolkit Production and Sector Engagement.

Tenderers are expected to submit a response for all four strands due to an overlap in the deliverables and inputs between strands.

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: 22/07/2019
End: 23/03/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

We would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 3 further years with the potential development of additional modules and functionalities as well as communication.

Payments after 31.3.2020, and if applicable any new financial year, are dependent on receipt of the grant letter from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2020-21 by the ETF.

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:

Subject to satisfactory performance, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 3 further years with the potential development of additional modules and functionalities as well as communication.

Payments after 31.3.2020, and if applicable any new financial year, are dependent on receipt of the grant letter from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2020-21 by the ETF.

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: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
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: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=215991

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:215991)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280Internet address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/05/2019

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