Learner Destination Survey Services

Learner Destination Survey Services

NCG requires an external supplier to provide a service that captures the actual learner destination after they have left the college or training provider.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Survey services

2015/S 137-253026

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NCG Corporation
Rye Hill House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Team — UKC22
For the attention of: Sean Malia
NE4 7SA Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912004869
E-mail: procurement@ncgrp.co.uk
Fax: +44 1912724317

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ncgrp.co.uk

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

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:

NCG Learner Destination Survey Services.

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 UKC22

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)

NCG requires an external supplier to provide a service that captures the actual learner destination after they have left the college or training provider. This is an Ofsted requirement and is essential information that NCG must capture and analyse to improve future performance across the six divisions of NCG — Newcastle College, West Lancashire College, Newcastle Sixth Form College, Kidderminster College, The Intraining Group and Rathbone Training and adhere to the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework (CIF).
The initial appointment will be for 24 months with two further 12 month optional extensions (making a total possible contract length of 48 months). The contract will only be for purchases by NCG and any of its subsidiaries.

Procurement documentation can be accessed from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ncg/

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311000, 79311300, 79311200, 79311210, 79311100

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:

NCG requires an external agency to provide a service that captures the actual learner destination after they have left the college or training provider.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial appointment will be for 24 months with two further 12 month optional extensions (making a total possible contract length of 48 months). The values are the estimated value range excluding VAT for the total available contract period of 48 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Duration in months: 24 (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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Essential:
— Experience of producing complex data collection for the Education Sector,
— Experience of carrying out large scale surveys for large General Further Education Colleges, Private/Public Sector Training Providers and Sixth Form Colleges,
— A trained field-force of telephone interviewers able to conduct telephone based surveys across the whole of the GB and capable of carrying out the volume of work required for this project in the timescale indicated,
— Evidence of quality assurance systems,
— Evidence of data security systems.
Desirable:
— Experience of carrying out large-scale Further Education Colleges surveys,
— Experience of carrying out large-scale mixed mode surveys involving telephone interviewing.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT (invitation to tender).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT (invitation to tender).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT (invitation to tender).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT (invitation to tender).
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
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NCG150602T

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

17.8.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

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Electronic ordering will be used, electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NCG Corporation
Rye Hill House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road
NE4 7SA Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@ncgrp.co.uk
Internet address: www.ncgrp.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NCG Corporation will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by NCG as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.7.2015

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