Functional Skills Support for the FE Workforce

Functional Skills Support for the FE Workforce

The Foundation aims to develop a Framework, resources and a CPD programme to support the FE workforce with the introduction of the new qualifications. 

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 092-209029

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Coordinator
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:

Functional Skills support for the FE workforce, including the teaching of phonics to adult learners

Reference number: PD 18/19.2

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Foundation aims to develop a framework, resources and a CPD programme to support the FE workforce with the introduction of the new qualifications. The workforce support programme will support all aspects of the introduction of newly reformed Functional Skills with particular focus on the introduction of phonics teaching to adults, now part of the Entry Level English Functional Skills qualifications.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000.00 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
80400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Foundation aims to develop a framework, resources and a CPD programme to support the FE workforce with the introduction of the new qualifications. The workforce support programme will support all aspects of the introduction of newly reformed Functional Skills with particular focus on the introduction of phonics teaching to adults, now part of the Entry Level English Functional Skills qualifications.

This tender has 4 strands:

Strand 1: Resources for the teaching of phonics to adults;

Strand 2: Produce and pilot training on phonics for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and existing teachers of Functional Skills;

Strand 3: Roll out of training on phonics for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and existing teachers of Functional Skills;

Strand 4: Collaborative projects.

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: 10/07/2018
End: 30/06/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Subject to the availability of funding and sufficiently high quality performance of the successful tenderer(s) during the initial phase of the contract, we would like to include a right to extend any contract for up to a maximum of 2 further years.

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

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: 15/06/2018
Local time: 09:00
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: 15/06/2018
Local time: 09:00

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=211994

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:211994).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Education and Training Foundation
First Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2037408280
E-mail: tenderqueries@etfoundation.co.ukInternet 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:

15/05/2018

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