International Business Training Services Framework

International Business Training Services Framework

The programme is to be delivered to a maximum of 50 beneficiaries over a 12 – 18 month period, dependent on the maturity of the beneficiary. Part 1. Course Development. Part 2. Diagnostic of Current situation. Part 3. Route to Market.
Part 4. Export Controls. Part 5. Practical Application. Your tender must be for all 5 parts.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Industrial training services

2014/S 159-286308

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Floor 5, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Ericka Lyne
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142229570
E-mail: e.m.lyne@sheffield.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1142229570

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sheffield.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

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

Other: University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd; a company that is supported by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund

I.3)Main activity

Education
Other: Sharing in Growth UK Limited is a company that is financed mainly by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers.

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Sharing in Growth UK Ltd
C/O Rolls-Royce Plc, Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
UNITED KINGDOM

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

218/MVT International Business Training Services Framework Agreement for the Sharing in Growth Programmes.

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

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 19

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 260 000 and 455 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The framework is for the provision of International Business Training Services that will support transformational supplier development activities within the Sharing Growth Programmes (Aerospace and Nuclear) in accordance with the specification in this invitation to tender document (the Invitation to Tender). The tender is for a Course development phase and 1 course per beneficiary with a diagnostic and 3 specific training modules. The programme is to be delivered to a maximum of 50 beneficiaries over a 12 – 18 month period, dependent on the maturity of the beneficiary.
Part 1. Course Development.
Part 2. Diagnostic of Current situation.
Part 3. Route to Market.
Part 4. Export Controls.
Part 5. Practical Application.
Your tender must be for all 5 parts.
Our intention is to create a single supplier framework agreement for the specialist International Business training services required to support the Sharing in Growth programmes. The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organization (Sharing and Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call-off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organization. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by UoS, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8053110080530000805310008053120080532000

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The programme is to be delivered to a maximum of 50 beneficiaries over a 12 – 18 month period, dependent on the maturity of the beneficiary, with the option to extend the period of delivery over a further 12 months if required by the Authority:
Part 1. Course Development;
Part 2. Diagnostic of Current situation;
Part 3. Route to Market;
Part 4. Export Controls;
Part 5. Practical Application.
Part 1 would be in the region of a one off 15 day piece of work. Part 2 would be in the region of 1 day. Parts 3, 4 & 5 would be in the region of 2 days each, We envisage a gap of between 6 to 8 weeks between each part from part 2 through to Part 5. Your tender must be for all 5 parts.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 260 000 and 455 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 19 (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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover of GBP 600 000 per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service. If tendering as a Prime Contractor where third parties will be used to provide some services then the turnover of these third parties will be taken into account where relevant.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tenderer will need to provide evidence that they have sufficient direct employees or associates who have the required level of experience required and three similar contracts have been delivered by the tenderer in the last 3 years that are comparable to the scope of this contract.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 below

1. Technical Proposal. Weighting 50

2. Price. Weighting 30

3. Presentation. Weighting 20

 

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:

218/MVT

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: 23.10.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.10.2014 – 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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

This is a Voluntary advertisement as the services to which the procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services. Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.
Our intention is to create a single-supplier framework agreement for the International Business training services required to support two Sharing In Growth programmes which are supported by the Regional Growth Fund . The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organization (Sharing and Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call-off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organization. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by UoS, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF). Bidders are referred to schedule 1 which sets out particular conditions on ordering, invoicing and payment for each organisation.
This is a Part B Service and the service required is Education.
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:

18.8.2014

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