Managed Training Services Framework East Midlands

Managed Training Services Framework East Midlands

ESPO is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of managed training services.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Specialist training services

2017/S 118-237308

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Kate Richardson
Telephone: +44 1162944075
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
NUTS code: UKF21Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.espo.org/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=6123302e-80ad-e611-8118-000c29c9ba21
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=6123302e-80ad-e611-8118-000c29c9ba21

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: local authority services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

383_17 Managed Training Services.

Reference number: 383_17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80510000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

ESPO is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of managed training services. The successful managed training provider/s will be responsible for the sourcing, administration and management of a variety of customer training requirements. The key aim of the framework will be to promote efficiencies and cost savings, as well as providing the customer with greater visibility of their training spend profile. ESPO will impose on economic operators requirements aimed at protecting the confidential nature of information made available throughout the procurement procedure (as permitted by Regulation 21(3)) and, before receiving that information, economic operators will be required to complete and return a Confidentiality Agreement, which will be available once economic operators have expressed an interest in the tender opportunity.

To express an interest: (a) Go to: www.eastmidstenders.org (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘383_17’, (d) Express an interest.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79420000
80000000
80400000
80420000
80500000
80520000
80521000
80530000
80531000
80532000
80570000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ESPO is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of managed training services. The successful managed training provider/s will be responsible for the sourcing, administration and management of a variety of customer training requirements. The key aim of the framework will be to promote efficiencies and cost savings, as well as providing the customer with greater visibility of their training spend profile. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/09/2017
End: 31/08/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The framework agreement will be suitable for SMEs.

Contract monitoring clause allowing ESPO to terminate the framework in the event of a material detrimental change in the financial standing and/or rating of a Service Provider. In particular, service providers will need to ensure that their organisation operates with a rating of 30 or more as shall be determined by use of the credit rating agency, CreditSafe Business Solutions Limited.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 223-406367

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/07/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined: https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United KingdomInternet address:www.espo.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ESPO 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 ESPO 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 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/06/2017

 

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