Provide 11 Plus Tests for Schools in Kent

Provide 11 Plus Tests for Schools in Kent

KCC is looking for a supplier to provide tests to support the admission process.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Primary education services

2015/S 110-200094

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Georgina Atkins
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Georgina Atkins
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Georgina Atkins
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Georgina Atkins
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@kent.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Education

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:

SS14 130 – Eleven Plus for Schools in Kent.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKJ42

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

KCC currently runs a process which aims principally through testing to identify pupils in the top 25 % of the ability range as eligible for admission to year 7 of any of the county’s grammar schools at age 11.
Entry to the process is voluntary, with approximately 55 % of the local cohort opting to take part, plus a significant number of external candidates. Tests are taken in early September of the year prior to the year of admission to grammar school. There is a second stage — Head Teacher Referral — where additional evidence can be considered alongside scores before assessments are confirmed. Results are made available to parents in the third week of October following the tests. In order to meet this commitment, the LA requires standardised test scores to be available within 8 working days of the last test date. The current requirement is approximately 14 500 sets of tests per annum, though this could rise or fall in the course of the contract.
KCC is looking for a supplier to provide tests to support the admission process. The contractor will be required to: compile, trial, produce or print as appropriate and deliver to the Council a set of tests to support the admission process.
This contract is anticipated to commence as soon as the tender is awarded for the delivery of the testing process in September 2016. Extensions are available for the 2017 and 2018 test.

To register, express an interest and to respond to this tender please go to www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80100000, 80200000, 80410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See ITT.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See ITT.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See ITT.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See ITT.
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: See ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: The Council reserves the right to carry out an electronic auction.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SS14 130
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

6.7.2015 – 12:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 6.7.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Kent County Council
Sessions House, County Road
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@kent.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.6.2015

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