Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System – Ministry of Justice

Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System – Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is seeking to establish the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Education Services, Information and Guidance.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 180-408094

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033343555
E-mail: commercial.prisoneducation@justice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Bidders must note that this is a light touch procurement undertaken in accordance with regulations 74 – 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and not a regulation 34 procurement for a dynamic purchasing system or a regulation 28 restricted procurement. The Ministry of Justice (the “Authority”) is seeking to establish the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System (PEDPS) for the provision of Education Services, Information and Guidance, and Resettlement Services to those in custody in England. The PEDPS will operate with 17 Service Categories and 5 Geographical Locations. The number of suppliers appointed to the PEDPS is unlimited. The PEDPS will have an open end-date with no set duration and will run until the Authority decides to close it. The estimated spend for the first 6 years of the PEDPS is 210 000 000 GBP (35 million GBP per year). Call off contracts let under the PEDPS will have a maximum contract duration of 1 year.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

75231200
79634000
80000000
80200000
80210000
80211000
80212000
80300000
80310000
80400000
80420000
80490000
80500000
80530000
80531000
80531100
80531200
80532000
80533000
80533100
80540000
80550000
80560000
80561000
80562000
80570000
80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Prisons establishments in England, Youth Offenders Institute (YOIs), Secure Children’s Home (SCHs) and Secure Training Centres (STCs)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Justice is seeking to establish the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System (PEDPS) to provide a broad range of prison education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Services and resettlement services. The PEDPS seeks to provide Governors with a flexible commissioning route for short to medium term needs up to one year, one-off requirements and

Services that support and complement the core educational offer in prisons. In particular, the Authority wants to access innovative approaches to custody education that deliver against the

Needs of specific cohorts of offenders and education and training that contributes to employment and/or wider rehabilitative outcomes.

Connected to this is a desire to attract a broad range of suppliers to be part of the PEDPS, including, but not limited to, SMEs, further education colleges and higher education institutions,

Specialist training providers and third sector organisations. It is this breadth of suppliers and expertise that will enable Governors to commission the right services for their establishment

And prisoners — reacting to changing needs in local labour markets and the prison population.

Bar a small number of restrictions it will be up to Governors to decide what education services they commission from the PEDPS. It is expected that PEDPS will be used most commonly for

The commissioning of services where a specialist provider is best placed to achieve the outcomes desired (whether they be vocational or rehabilitative) and where the prison needs to react

To short term or changing needs (such as the changing vocational needs for an open prison supporting prisoners to work on ‘temporary license’ or release). The core common curriculum

of English, maths, ICT and ESoL will not be available through the PEDPS.

The scope of the PEDPS includes information, advice and guidance (IAG) services. IAG services are those delivered to support individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life

Goals. Prison library services are not within the scope of the PEDPS.

The PEDPS has 5 Geographical Areas and 17 Service Categories. The estimated spend for the first 6 years of the PEDPS is 210 000 000 GBP (35 million GBP per year).

To provide transparency for the market, the Authority is going to allow private providers operating prisons to access the PEDPS. Additionally, the youth custodial estate, which includes

Youth Offenders Institute (YOIs), Secure Children’s Home (SCHs) and Secure Training Centres (STCs), may also at a later date act as authorised buyers under the PEDPS, enabling them to purchase services from PEDPS suppliers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Describe how you intend to meet the Buyer’s requirement / Weighting: 30 %-45 %
Quality criterion – Name: Staff qualifications, experience/specific skillsets they have which would ensure effective delivery in a prison environment, if not describe staff recruitment and quality assurance / Weighting: 30 %-45 %
Quality criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 10 %-40 %
Price – Weighting: 10 % to 40 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Please see the Invitation to Participate documents available on the MOJ sourcing portal

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please see the Invitation to Participate documents available on the MOJ sourcing portal

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please see the Invitation to Participate documents available on the MOJ sourcing portal

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)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 01/09/2028

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

English
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement exercise will be run via the MoJ sourcing portal https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk If your organisation is not already registered then we advise you

To register using the above link. Getting help to access the Ministry of Justice Bravo system is available via email at: esourcing@justice.gsi.gov.uk and by telephone: 0845 0100 132

Once suppliers can access MoJ Sourcing Portal they will have the option to view “PQQ’s open to all suppliers”. From this list suppliers can express interest by opening and clicking “Express interest”. Once you have expressed an interest, you can open the PQQ to view the structure of the PEDPS procurement, deadlines, messages and download any attachments.

NB Suppliers should submit any queries in relation to PEDPS via the MoJ sourcing portal.

Please refer to the ITP procurement documents for full details of how to join the PEDPS, the call off contract award process and the anticipated procurement timetable.

There will be 2 PQQ’s for applying to join the PEDPS

The first PQQ is called PQQ_130 Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System. This PQQ must be completed by suppliers that wish to join the PEDPS whilst it is in the process of being established. The PQQ will be available for the first thirty (30) days from the date of this call to competition, and will be open until Wednesday 17.10.2018 at 3pm at which point the Initial Selection Stage will close and the Bravo system will not allow any more responses to be submitted to this PQQ.

The current intention is that all applications to join the PEDPS received in the Initial Selection Stage are to be evaluated before or by the Thursday 1.11.2018.

Once the Initial Selection Stage has closed and the PEDPS has been established, the Ongoing Selection Stage will commence on Friday 9.11.2018. Applications to join the PEDPS for the

Ongoing Selection Stage will proceed under a different PQQ. The PQQ on the MoJ sourcing portal which applicants will need to complete for the Ongoing Selection Stage is the PQQ_134 Prison

Education Dynamic Purchasing System.

The Ongoing Selection Stage will be open for ongoing applications from suppliers who wish to join the PEDPS from Friday 9.11.2018 until the Authority decides to close the PEDPS.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) requires tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts exceeding 10 000 GBP over the life of contract are published online

At https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for the general public. Call Off Contracts awarded as a result of this procurement will be published on this website on a quarterly basis, subject to the statutory grounds for redaction as set out in the FOI Act 2000.The MoJ reserves the right at any time not to establish the PEDPS, without any liability on its part.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Justice
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:

17/09/2018

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