International Recruitment Services Framework

International Recruitment Services Framework

The University is seeking to appoint an organisation to provide student recruitment services to deliver enrolments of international students.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Higher education services

2016/S 094-169597

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
For the attention of: Susanna Ting
B15 2TT Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214145389
E-mail: procurement@bham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214143459

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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:

Framework for the Provision of International Recruitment Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services

NUTS code UKG31

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)

The University is seeking to appoint an organisation to provide student recruitment services to deliver enrolments of international students in support of the University’s strategic aim to grow its international student body. Initially, the focus of the student recruitment services will be at the Undergraduate level of study.
The organisation will manage the student recruitment process which will involve: soliciting applications from prospective international students (overseas fee payers) on behalf of the University; ensuring applications meet the University’s academic and English language requirements; submitting suitable applications via the University’s existing admissions systems (i.e. UCAS).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 6 (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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Appropriate statement from bankers. Presentation of the undertaking’s balance sheet or extracts from balance sheets. Statements of the provider’s overall turnover and the turnover in respect of the services to which the contract relates for the 3 previous financial years. List principal services provided in the past 3 years, with sums, dates and recipients, public or private, involved.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Ability to deliver the services. Weighting 30

2. Quality assurance and monitoring measures. Weighting 14

3. Overall prices and costs. Weighting 40

4. Supplier appraisal questionnaire and university links. Weighting 16

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:

FRAM354/16

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: 14.6.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.6.2016 – 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: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Internal Audi acting as adjudicator.

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1214145389

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:

14.5.2016

 

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