Provide International Foundation Year to University of Bath

Provide International Foundation Year to University of Bath

The University is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced provider to deliver the International Foundation Year programme commencing in the academic year 2016-17.

United Kingdom-Bath: Education and training services

2015/S 143-264344

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43, Claverton Down
For the attention of: Emma Chamberlain
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225385470
E-mail: e.chamberlain@bath.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bath.ac.uk

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

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:

The Provision of an International Foundation Year.

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 UKK12

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)

Education and training services. Higher education services. Recruitment services. The University is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced provider to deliver the International Foundation Year programme commencing in the academic year 2016-17. The provider will be required to deliver the foundation programmes for international students intending to progress onto a University degree programme. The provider should focus on recruiting across the University of Bath subject portfolio and provide access to markets that are more difficult to reach in terms of both disciplines and nationalities.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000, 79600000

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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
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

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

Joint and several liability.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Invitation to Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see Invitation to Tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see Invitation to Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see Invitation to Tender document.
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

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:

UoBath/Proc/348
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.8.2015 – 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

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

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. This tender is being conducted as part of the University of Bath’s e-Tendering programme run in conjunction with BIPS DELTA. Expressions of interest in this opportunity, further information and/or documents are available at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com To express an interest in this opportunity you must register on this site to obtain a login and password. (If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing user-name and password). Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.You must then log in and go to Your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: E7N39PV8X8

Please ensure you follow all instructions provided to you there. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 24th August at 14:00 hrs. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time when responding especially if you are required to upload response documents. Please note late responses cannot be accepted. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta e-Sourcing Help-desk on: +44 8452707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta e-Sourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/E7N39PV8X8

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/E7N39PV8X8

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=151348357

GO Reference: GO-2015723-PRO-6832785.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43, Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: e.chamberlain@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1225385470
Internet address: www.bath.ac.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43, Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: e.chamberlain@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1225385470
Internet address: www.bath.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43, Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: e.chamberlain@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1225385470

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.7.2015

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