Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service
Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service are currently out to procurement for the provision of Adult and Community Learning.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Adult and other education services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Pegs Lane
Contact point(s): Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service — UKH23
For the attention of: Philippa Morton
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1992588109
General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.gov
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKH23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 17.4.2015
To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on 17.4.2015.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 and is for educational services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The format, number and award of the Lots shall be based on the most economically advantageous offers and the spread of provision that meets the aims and objectives set out within the Adult Learning Strategy and Service Needs Analysis.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
Lot title: See II.2.1
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the tender documentation.
Please refer to the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.
The Tender Process.
This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender Bid by the Closing date and time. Tender Bids cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.
If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Councils obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Councils requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
Electronic Payment will be used.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: