Management Consultancy Services – Newton STEM Education Programme

Management Consultancy Services – Newton STEM Education Programme

We are seeking expertise from suppliers delivering capacity building services within the STEM education sector.

United Kingdom-London: General management consultancy services

2015/S 099-180462

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
For the attention of: Janice Lim
SW1A 2BN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

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

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

Other: registered charity

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:

Newton STEM Education Programme.

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 plus China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt, Kazakhstan. Please note that this list of country might change within the duration of the contract. It is also important to note that not all of the above countries will take part in all of the British Council Newton Programme activity strands. The offer will vary depending on the identified needs and requirements in each of the partner countries.
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

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

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

The British Council are issuing an Invitation to Tender for Consultancy and Professional Services under a framework agreement for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Education strand under the Newton Fund.
We are seeking expertise from suppliers delivering capacity building services within the STEM education sector. This Invitation to Tender aims at building a bank of expertise to supply consultancy and professional services when demands arise from partner countries. This pool of experts will form the basis of successful delivery of the STEM Education Programme and assist in achieving the broader benefits of the Newton Fund.
In this Invitation to Tender, the British Council are seeking expertise in the following 3 areas of work:
Lot 1 — STEM Curriculum Development and Consultancy,
Lot 2 — Innovation in STEM Education,
Lot 3 — Resource Development.
Deadline for responses: 29.6.2015, 14:00 UK time.

All tender documents are accessible online at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

You will need to register on this website in order to view the tender and download the relevant documentation. You will be able to send and receive correspondence through this site, and submit your response to the tender online.

For more information on the STEM Education strand please visit the website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/newton/stem-education-programme

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 80000000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: STEM Curriculum Development and Consultancy

1)Short description

The scope of the work under this lot is likely to focus on changes in STEM education at policy level and must be supported by evidence of work completed and of improvement within the sector. The proposed activity may also include development of curriculum content or developing a greater focus on practical and investigative science. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate evidence of curriculum development in an international context and an understanding of STEM education at a policy level.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Innovation in STEM Education

1)Short description

Successful suppliers will be required to develop innovative approaches with partner countries to strengthen the STEM pipeline in schools. The focus will be to assist and advise on the development of pilot initiatives aimed at either formal or informal STEM learning. The British Council want to ensure that the most innovative and impactful initiatives in the UK are shared with partner countries, and hope to attract UK suppliers with a proven record of innovation. Considering the nature of this lot, the suppliers are requested to be proactive within the market, continuously looking for innovative solutions and products; and subcontracting may be required.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Resource development

1)Short description

Successful suppliers will be required to work with and train teachers and STEM education professionals in-country to develop context-specific STEM resources. This will require individuals with a strong background in education in the STEM subjects and a demonstrable understanding of how to promote excellence in teaching and in generating stronger interest in the STEM subjects.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severably responsible for the contract before acceptance.
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: Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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

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:

BC/00164

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

29.6.2015 – 14:00
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 framework agreement will be for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 12-month periods.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into 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:

21.5.2015

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