Provide National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme Courses
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are seeking to appoint a single service provider or lead provider of a consortium to deliver a fully managed service.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Crown Office, 25 Chambers Street
Telephone: +44 3000202333
NUTS code: UKM
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00292
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) Courses
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Provision of National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes (NDORS) Courses.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are seeking to appoint a single service provider or lead provider of a consortium to deliver a fully managed service (including venues) of selected courses from the National Driver Offenders Retraining Scheme (NDORS). The successful service provider will receive details of individuals identified as suitable for attending the courses from COPFS and the successful service provider will be responsible for contacting the referred individual with an offer to attend a training course within the timescales set by COPFS. The successful service provider shall manage all aspects of the service including but not limited to course bookings, course delivery, administration, collection of relevant fees and provision of any relevant management information.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract will include the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 month periods at the sole discretion of COPFS.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The option to add additional NDORS courses, if required, by COPFS.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
This contract is to be fully self funding from the fees charged to referred individuals. This requirement does not meet the criteria to be advertised under The Concessions Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and is being advertised as a public contract under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
For ESPD Q4A21 — the successful service provider must hold, at the time of contract award, a provisional or full license as required by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) who are the regulatory body for NDORS approved training courses. If, at the time of contract award, the service provider is unable to evidence that they hold a provisional or full license as required then their tender submission will be eliminated from the procurement exercise.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Tenderers must submit with their bid copies of their last two years annual accounts or equivalent. Tenderers must be able to demonstrate a Current Ratio of no less than 1. The ratio is calculated as follows: Assets/Equity (Total Balance Sheet/Total Equity). If bidders cannot demonstrate this ratio, to achieve a pass, they must confirm if they are willing to provide a parent company guarantee, or if not applicable, a performance bond. There must be no contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
ESPD Q4B5.1.a/b/c — It is requirement of this contract that tenderers hold, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract the types and levels of insurance detailed below:
— professional indemnity insurance — minimum amount: 1 000 000 GBP,
— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance — minimum amount: 5 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance — minimum amount: 1 000 000 GBP.
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
The successful service provider must hold, at the time of award of contract, a full or provisional license as required by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) who are the regulatory body for the provision of NDORS approved courses.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As per the key performance indicators detailed in the specification.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Potentially in 2021 unless the option to extend by 2 x 12 month periods are used.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition of they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
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Crown Office, 25 Chambers Street
Telephone: +44 3000203000
Fax: +44 8445614069Internet address: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: