Kent County Council Training Framework Invitation to Tender

Kent County Council Training Framework Invitation to Tender

Kent County Council is tendering for a multi-supplier framework that HR training and development team can use to access training providers to deliver training services to KCC when required on a ‘call off’ basis, by undertaking mini-competitions once the framework has been let.


United Kingdom-Maidstone: Other community, social and personal services

2014/S 086-150685

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
Kent County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Louise Merchant
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

SS13 19 KCC Training Framework Invitation to Tender

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 GBP

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

Kent County Council is tendering for a multi-supplier framework that HR training and development team can use to access training providers to deliver training services to KCC when required on a ‘call off’ basis, by undertaking mini-competitions once the framework has been let.
Part of the role of the training and development team at KCC is to commission training and development for the whole of KCC, this role has led to the creation of this Training Framework so that HR Training and Development are able to meet the training needs of all staff at KCC.
Within the last year, training and development teams within KCC were restructured bringing together both corporate and social care development. Added to this there are a number of contracts currently in place which we used to commission training across KCC. However these are now coming to end and as part of the new ways of doing things within KCC, we are now joining together to tender for one framework. This coincides with a time when KCC are undergoing its biggest change ever, and one of the key changes is the way we do things.
We now have a Workforce Development Strategy across the whole of KCC , it’s key objective to develop a workforce that is flexible and adaptable to change, and has the skills and capabilities to deliver effective services for the public and service users through increased service integration and delivery of transformation programmes.
In order that we achieve this, we need to ensure that we commission quality, value for money that supports business need. The training framework will deliver a platform for KCC to provide the relevant training and development for all staff. The framework will cover all areas across KCC including but not limited to IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, and Social Care.

The framework will be for a period of four years. The framework will be split into 154 Lots and suppliers will have the opportunity to tender for one or more of these Lots. Further information can be found in the Invitation to Tender documentation, which is available via the Kent Business Portalwww.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

If you are a supplier who is interested in joining the framework, please submit an expression of interest, download the Invitation to Tender documentation and submit your completed tender response via the Kent Business Portal no later than noon on Monday 9th June 2014.

Should you have any questions, please use the discussion facility within Kent Business Portal www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

9800000080000000720000007900000085000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
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

9.6.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.4.2014

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
COUNTY HALL
ME141XQ MAIDSTONE
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

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:

30.4.2014

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