National Job Evaluation for the College Sector in Scotland

National Job Evaluation for the College Sector in Scotland

The Authority is seeking to appoint a single Contractor for the supply of a National Job Evaluation Scheme and System for the Further Education Sector in Scotland and associated services.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Human resources management consultancy services

2017/S 192-393733

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930
E-mail: mmclaughlin@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM77

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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html?
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Job Evaluation for the College Sector in Scotland.

Reference number: ITS 1032AP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79414000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking to appoint a single Contractor for the supply of a National Job Evaluation Scheme and System for the Further Education Sector in Scotland and associated services.

The National Job Evaluation scheme for Further Education in Scotland is to be introduced for employees covered by the National Recognition and Procedure Agreement (NRPA) of the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC).

Colleges Scotland intends to Call-Off directly from the Framework Agreement on behalf of all participating institutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 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)

48000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is seeking to appoint a single Contractor for the supply of a National Job Evaluation Scheme and System for the Further Education Sector in Scotland and associated services.

The National Job Evaluation scheme for Further Education in Scotland is to be introduced for employees covered by the National Recognition and Procedure Agreement (NRPA) of the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC).

Colleges Scotland intends to Call-Off directly from the Framework Agreement on behalf of all participating institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority has the option to extend for an additional 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the ‘Qualification Envelope’ of the ITT within PCS-T to answer the selection criteria.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD.

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance* = 5 000 000 GBP;

Product Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP;

Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

Professional Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.6 of the ESPD

The successful bidder will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent prior to awarded to the Framework Agreement.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Section 4C.1.2 of the ESPD requests relevant examples of previous experience of supplier and/or services carried out within the last three years.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

For a Pass, Tenderers must be an existing provider of a Job Evaluation Scheme within one Public Contracting Authority and must be able to evidence where this System is in operation through a short case study. If the Tenderer has not provided evidence of having supplied a job evaluation scheme to a Public Contracting Authority in the previous three years, the Tenderer will be disqualified from the competition.

Methodology used to undertake the process

Key project stages

Within the case study, Tenderers should also include a statement and evidence on how their Job Evaluation Scheme is compliant with the Equality Act 2010 in relation to the protected characteristics under the Act. If a statement and evidence is not provided, Tenderers will be disqualified from the competition. Suitable evidence may include the following:

Positive outcome of independent equality impact assessment;

Independent equality audit/review or similar under which the scheme has been assessed;

Descriptive self-declaration indicating how the scheme is compliant under the Act.

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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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 a single operator
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 06/11/2017
Local time: 16:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 30/04/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/11/2017
Local time: 17:00

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:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Form of Tender

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) ‘Appendix A — Form of Tender’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

Freedom of Information

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) ‘Appendix B — Freedom of Information’ (if applicable) in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should only be submitted if applicable at point of award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Supply Chain Code of Conduct

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (at point of award) ‘Appendix D — Supply Chain Code of Conduct’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

List of Institutions

Complete list of eligible institutions please refer to Appendix E-List of Institutions.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project 9035. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Tenderers may offer community benefits, such as student placements, as part of their response to the question on ‘Added value’, which is contained within the ITT.

(SC Ref:513600).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930Internet address:http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/10/2017

 

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