Open Framework Agreement for Learning and Development

Open Framework Agreement for Learning and Development

To run mini-competitions and award contracts for externally-provided training services for learning and development.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Education and training services

2017/S 113-228228

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Robert Hogg
Telephone: +44 1314693875
E-mail: robert.hogg@edinburgh.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM25

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313486620
E-mail: procurement@parliament.scot
NUTS code: UKM25Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.parliament.scot

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10284

I.1)Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693875
E-mail: procurement@edinburgh.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM25Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

I.1)Name and addresses

West Lothian Council
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Livingston
EH54 6FF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1506281814
E-mail: cpu@westlothian.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1506281325
NUTS code: UKM28Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140

I.1)Name and addresses

East Lothian Council
John Muir House, East Lothian
Haddington
EH41 3HA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1620827827
E-mail: procurement@eastlothian.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM23Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00181

I.1)Name and addresses

Midlothian Council
Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312707500
E-mail: procurement@midlothian.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1316542797
NUTS code: UKM23Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00336

I.1)Name and addresses

Fife Council
Fife House, North Street
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3451550000
E-mail: enquiry.procurement@fife.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM22Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00187

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
TD6 0SA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1835824000
E-mail: procurement@scotborders.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1835825150
NUTS code: UKM24Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00394

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Open Framework Agreement for Learning and Development.

Reference number: CT0171

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The partner authorities wish to establish an open framework agreement that will enable them to run mini-competitions and award contracts for externally-provided training services for learning and development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Driving

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Driving, including but not limited to: Young Drivers; Advanced Driving; Large goods vehicles; Minibuses; Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Community Learning and Development (CLD)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Community Learning and Development (CLD).

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Community Safety and Public Protection

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Community Safety and Public Protection.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Disabilities

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Disabilities, including but not limited to: Quality Impact Assessment; See Hear Training.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Finance.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health and Safety

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Health and Safety.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Housing.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including but not limited to: IT literacy; basic IT skills; applications training.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Libraries

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Libraries.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Programme and Change Management

Lot No: 14

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Programme and Change Management, including but not limited to: Project Management; PRINCE2.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health and Social Care

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Health and Social Care, including but not limited to: Early Years and Childcare; Essential Learning for Care (skills, knowledge, codes of practice); Health and Wellbeing (mindfulness, personal resilience, mental health awareness); Looked After Children (LAC); Social Care (moving & handling, personal safety, first aid, dementia, food hygiene, infection control, prevention & management of aggression & violence, medication, stroke awareness, falls prevention, end of life care); Social Work.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Leadership and Management

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Leadership and Management, including but not limited to: Coaching and Mentoring; Facilitation; Simulation (role plays, practice sessions); Mediation Skills; Business Continuity (including planning and exercises).

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Learning and Teaching

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Learning and Teaching, including but not limited to: Additional Support for Learning (ASL); Learning and Teaching in Schools; Teacher CPD.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Parks & Greenspace, Roads and Transport

Lot No: 15

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Parks and Greenspace and Roads and Transport, including but not limited to: Plant and Machinery (abrasive wheels, excavators, grass cutting tools), Gardening.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Administration and Business Support

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Administration and Business Support, including but not limited to: Customer Service; Induction; Personal Effectiveness; Policies and Procedures.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

ELearning

Lot No: 16

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to eLearning, including but not limited to: Content Management Provision; Design of Bespoke eLearning Modules.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Further and Higher Education Qualifications

Lot No: 17

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM22
NUTS code: UKM23
NUTS code: UKM24
NUTS code: UKM25
NUTS code: UKM28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements related to Further and Higher Education Qualifications, including but not limited to: Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs); Higher National Certificates (HNCs); Degrees; Post Graduate Awards.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

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.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

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

Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Bidders are required to provide two examples in respect of each Lot for which they wish to be accepted to deliver services as described in this Contract Notice, that demonstrate they have the relevant experience to deliver the services.

Further information regarding objective rules and criteria for participation is provided in the tender 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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Tender submissions for award of Providers onto the Framework Agreement will be evaluated on the basis of selection criteria, minimum standards and any other requirements set out in the Tender documents and Contract Notice. The aim of the evaluation is to allow the Authorities to identify suitable Tenderers in terms of compliance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and/or the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016/PR(S)A14.

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 077-148864

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

Date: 17/07/2017
Local time: 14:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Operation of the Framework Agreement

The framework agreement is an open framework agreement. Additional providers can apply to be accepted onto the framework agreement after it has been established. For that purpose, the authorities intend to publish repeat Contract Notices during the lifetime of the framework agreement. Any resulting applications or bids will be required to meet the same qualification criteria as for the initial Invitation to Tender (ITT) and will normally be evaluated by the authorities within three months of receipt.

Additional Qualification Criteria for Mini-Competitions

Authorities may require providers to supply information for the purposes of financial probity assessment as part of mini-competitions for individual contracts.

Authorities may require providers to supply information about their health and safety policy and related procedures for assessment as part of mini-competitions for individual contracts.

Authorities may require providers to supply evidence of levels of insurance cover stipulated in the original tender documents for the framework agreement.

A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=497156.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

This is a procurement of a multiple supplier framework agreement and individual contract values will not exceed GBP 4 million.

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:

Community benefits may be required for mini-competitions undertaken by the Authorities. The Authorities will specify requirements in respect of any community benefits in Invitations to Tender for mini-competitions.

(SC Ref:497156)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=497156

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314693543Internet address:http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/06/2017

 

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