Exam Training Tender

Exam Training Tender

Provide CFAI professional exam training services – University of Aberdeen.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Education and training services

2017/S 164-338218

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Aberdeen
University Office, King’s College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224274467
E-mail: e-sourcing@abdn.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1224273875
NUTS code: UKM50
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Provision of CFAI professional exam training services – University of Aberdeen.

Reference number: AU17/38

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

For the provision of training and support for CFA exams (levels 1 to 3). The University has successfully delivered an MSc programme on-campus in Finance that embeds the opportunity for students to take CFA level 1 (other levels by exception) during their 12-month study programme. It now seeks to extend this arrangement to include a new online Finance programme and provide training and support for CFA exams (levels 1 to 2) as required. The online programme may require level 3 support by exception.

The contract shall be for 5 (five) years with option to extend for 5 (five) individual 1 (one) year periods.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the provision of training and support for CFA exams (levels 1 to 3). The University has successfully delivered an MSc programme on-campus in Finance that embeds the opportunity for students to take CFA level 1 (other levels by exception) during their 12-month study programme. It now seeks to extend this arrangement to include a new online Finance programme and provide training and support for CFA exams (levels 1 to 2) as required. The online programme may require level 3 support by exception.

The contract shall be for 5 (five) years with option to extend for 5 (five) individual 1 (one) year periods.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Courses, Content and Quality / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and Innovation / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Contingency planning / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 25
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract shall be for 5 (five) years with option to extend for 5 (five) individual 1 (one) year periods.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

ESPD 4A — Must be a recognised CFA accredited training organisation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Section 4B — Financial Years — Minimum levels of standards possibly required: All financial information must be provided for the most current previous two reported financial years.

ESPD Question 4B1.1 (Minimum standards) Turnover should be up to twice your estimated contract value over the past two financial years. However, the client reserves the right to review and consider all supporting financial information in this regards.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD 4C.1.2 — Please provide relevant examples of similar services of a similar size and complexity during the last three years in submission.

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
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: 29/09/2017
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: 29/09/2017
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:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 9009. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:509427).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Aberdeen
University Office, King’s College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224274467
Fax: +44 1224273875Internet address:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/procurement
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:

25/08/2017

 

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