First Aid Training Tender

First Aid Training Tender

Organisational First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Training.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Health and first-aid training services

2013/S 134-232622

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wirral Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Municipal Building, Cleveland Street
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wirral.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.wirral.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Wirral Borough Council
Further information relating to this contract can be downloaded from “The Chest” www.the-chest.org.uk. To take part in any tender exercise and to express an interest in a contract opportunity, you must register on The Chest. On the Opportunities portal home page there is an option to “Register Free” in the top right hand corner of the screen. If your organisation is already a registered user, you should read the supplier guides available on The Chest. To express your interest in this contract, log on to The Chest and go to “Search Latest Opportunities”. All questions relating to this tender must be raised via the Chest. If you experience any technical problems using The Chest, please email nwsupport@due-north.com or telephone: +44 8452930459. ‘ Tenderers are advised to read the ‘Instructions to Tenderers’ document before completing their submission.

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Wirral Borough Council
Further information relating to this contract can be downloaded from “The Chest” www.the-chest.org.uk. To take part in any tender exercise and to express an interest in a contract opportunity, you must register on The Chest. On the Opportunities portal home page there is an option to “Register Free” in the top right hand corner of the screen. If your organisation is already a registered user, you should read the supplier guides available on The Chest. To express your interest in this contract, log on to The Chest and go to “Search Latest Opportunities”. All questions relating to this tender must be raised via the Chest. If you experience any technical problems using The Chest, please email nwsupport@due-north.com or telephone: +44 8452930459. ‘ Tenderers are advised to read the ‘Instructions to Tenderers’ document before completing their submission.

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Wirral Borough Council
Further information relating to this contract can be downloaded from “The Chest” www.the-chest.org.uk. To take part in any tender exercise and to express an interest in a contract opportunity, you must register on The Chest. On the Opportunities portal home page there is an option to “Register Free” in the top right hand corner of the screen. If your organisation is already a registered user, you should read the supplier guides available on The Chest. To express your interest in this contract, log on to The Chest and go to “Search Latest Opportunities”. All questions relating to this tender must be raised via the Chest. If you experience any technical problems using The Chest, please email nwsupport@due-north.com or telephone: +44 8452930459. ‘ Tenderers are advised to read the ‘Instructions to Tenderers’ document before completing their submission.

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:

Organisational First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Training.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West of England.
NUTS code UKD

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)

Wirral council employs approximately 5 000 employees, and Wirral schools employee approximately 7 000 staff and some of these schools buy services from the Council, which includes some or all of the training within this tender.
Tenders are invited for the provision of:
— Paediatric first aid (in accordance with Annex C in the OFSTED Guide to Registration on the Childcare Register). You must be approved by an external awarding body.
— First aid at work (3 day course).
— First aid at work requalification (2 day course).
— Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course).
— Food Hygiene – Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or Royal Society for Public Health Food Safety course (Level 2).
First Aid Training services must be provided in accordance with current guidelines on adult basic life support published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and for other aspects of first aid, in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies or other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion.
The successful tenderer(s) should be registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) or with an awarding body that is registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) for all of the training within this tender.
This contract will be for corporate staff and is also open for schools, academies and children centres.
Please note that bookings made prior to the start of contract for these courses will not be in the scope of this contract.
The Council reserve the right to run any element of these courses internally.
Please note that any indication of volume in this tender process is estimated and there is no guarantee of the level of business.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80560000, 80562000, 80561000, 80550000, 80500000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract is primarily for delivery of goods or services to council establishments in Wirral. Wirral is a Metropolitan Borough of Merseyside in the North West of England with a population of approx 300,000 over 60 square miles. Further information about Wirral is available on our website (www.wirral.gov.uk).

Wirral council employs approximately 5 000 employees, and Wirral schools employee approximately 7 000 staff and some of these schools buy services from the Council, which includes some or all of the training within this tender.
Tenders are invited for the provision of:
— Paediatric first aid (in accordance with Annex C in the OFSTED Guide to Registration on the Childcare Register). You must be approved by an external awarding body.
— First aid at work (3 day course).
— First aid at work requalification (2 day course).
— Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course).
— Food Hygiene – Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or Royal Society for Public Health Food Safety course (Level 2).
First Aid Training services must be provided in accordance with current guidelines on adult basic life support published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and for other aspects of first aid, in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies or other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion.
The successful tenderer(s) should be registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) or with an awarding body that is registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) for all of the training within this tender.
This contract will be for corporate staff and is also open for schools, academies and children centres.
Please note that bookings made prior to the start of contract for these courses will not be in the scope of this contract.
The Council reserve the right to run any element of these courses internally.
Please note that any indication of volume in this tender process is estimated and there is no guarantee of the level of business.
The contract is initially for 1 year starting on 01/11/2013, with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
The Council runs approximately 50 – 75 courses per year (1, 2, 3 day courses and paediatric first aid courses) and we estimate that we will require 5 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or Royal Society for Public Health Food Safety (level 2) courses per year. It is expected that the training provider will have enough resources to be able to deliver this amount of training.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 70 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract is initially for 1 year starting on 1.11.2013, with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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:

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single service provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed within the tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed within the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed within the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the tender documentation.
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

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

NWCE-98YAM2
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.8.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.8.2013 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.8.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Members and officers of Wirral Borough Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

As detailed within the tender documentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.7.2013