Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Training Tender

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Training Tender

Appointment of a training provider and business support organisation to undertake low carbon and renewable energy training, and business support to Small and Medium in Sunderland.


United Kingdom-Sunderland: Training services

2014/S 136-244495

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sunderland City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Burdon Road
For the attention of: Julie Rogerson
SR2 7DN Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915611772
E-mail: julie.rogerson@sunderland.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1915531090

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sunderland.gov.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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Appointment of a training provider and business support organisation to undertake low carbon and renewable energy training, and business support to Small and Medium (SMEs) in Sunderland.

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: Sunderland.

NUTS code UKC23

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)

Sunderland City Council is seeking a training organisation and / or business support organisation, or a consortium of partners, to deliver low carbon and renewable energy training to Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Sunderland. The contract will be part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

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: 11 (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:

If required this information will be included in the Invitation to Tender.

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

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

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

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

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: This information will be included in the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This information will be included in the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This information will be included in the 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:

9K4B-GSZ8BA

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: 27.8.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

27.8.2014 – 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
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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): North East of England European Regional Development Fund Competitiveness Programme 2007-13.

VI.3)Additional information

This is an electronic tender via the Council’s ProContract eTender system. All organisations interested in this tender should register an expression of interest agains this contract online at ‘www.neporportal.org‘, Tender Reference 9K4B-GSZ8BA. All tender documents are available via this portal. The Council will be using the Open Procurement Procedure and completed Tenders must be returned before 12:00 Noon Wednesday 27.8.2014 in accordance with the instructions and details of contract. As part of the tender process Sunderland City Council intend to hold a supplier briefing on 11.8.2014 at 14:00 at Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, SR1 1PB, please arrive by 14:00.

The aim of the briefing is to provide advice on submitting a compliant bid, there will also be opportunity to ask some questions. You should confirm your intention to attend direct to Julie.rogerson@sunderland.gov.uk or by no later than Friday 8.8.2014.

The period of this contract will be 11 months.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Council of the City of Sunderland
Civic Centre, Burdon Road
SR2 7DN Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Council of City of Sunderland
FAO: Glenda Herron Civic Centre Burdon Road
SR3 2DA Sunderland

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.7.2014

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