Learning and Development Managed Services Contract

Learning and Development Managed Services Contract

NEST Corporation is seeking to procure a Learning and Development Managed Service. Provider to provide credible and cost-effective learning and development solutions.

United Kingdom-London: Personal development training services

2015/S 150-277335

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road
Contact point(s): Procurement and Contracts Team
SE1 9AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2030563724
E-mail: procurement@nestcorporation.org.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.nesttenders.bravosolution.co.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Economic and financial affairs
Other: Pensions Administration
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Learning and Development Managed Services (Contract TEN-1516-001).

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.

NUTS code UK

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)

NEST Corporation requirement is for Learning and Development Managed Service.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80570000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

NEST is a low cost, occupational pension scheme. It’s run as a trust based scheme, on a not-for-profit basis in the interests of its members. NEST Corporation was established by statute and is a non departmental public body (NDPB).
NEST Corporation is seeking to procure a Learning and Development Managed Service.
Provider to provide credible and cost-effective learning and development solutions.
The scope of the Learning and Development services includes (however, is not limited to) training in the following areas:
— Sales and marketing,
— Project management including accreditations,
— Investment and economics,
— Compliance, legal and risk management,
— Finance and procurement,
— Strategy and public policy,
— Personal effectiveness and behaviours,
— Communication skills including writing,
— Administrative and secretarial skills.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 100 000 and 1 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

See PQQ/ITT Documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See PQQ/ITT Documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See PQQ/ITT Documents.
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: To access the information please:
1. Register your company on the e-Sourcing portal (this is only required once):
— Click to the portal NEST e-Tendering Portal and click the link to register,
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments ‘in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with NEST and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available),
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help or contact the e-Tendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ criteria.
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. Quality. Weighting 65

2. Price. Weighting 35

3. Delivery performance

4. Risk

5. Overall cost-effectiveness

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

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

TEN-1516-001
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 1.9.2015 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

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

2.9.2015 – 12:00

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

5.10.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See Section I

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
NEST will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers via the e-Tendering platform referred to in Section III.2.1) and Section VI.3) Economic operators wishing to lodge an appeal must do so pursuant to Part 3, Chapter 5 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Appeals should be made to the NEST contact detailed in Section I).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.7.2015

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