Provide Step up to Social Work Post Graduate Diploma

Provide Step up to Social Work Post Graduate Diploma

The emphasis of the programme is the need for a shared ownership of social work education between employers and education providers.

United Kingdom-Bromley: Education and training services

2015/S 086-155908

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Bromley
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close
BR1 3UH Bromley
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: echs.contractsteam@bromley.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bromley.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.londontenders.org

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

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

London Borough of Bexley
Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath
DA6 7AT London
UNITED KINGDOM

London Borough of Lewisham
Laurence House, 1 Catford Road
SE6 4RU London
UNITED KINGDOM

London Borough of Lambeth
Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill
SW2 1RD London
UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Borough of Greewich
The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, Woolwich
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM

Surrey County Council
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
KT1 2DN Kingston upon Thames
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Step up to Social Work Post Graduate Diploma.

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 UKI22

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. Adult and other education services. Social work and related services. Step Up To Social Work is a Department for Education funded initiative developed in response to recognised recruitment issues, plus concerns that qualifying programmes were not consistently preparing graduates for the realities of practice upon qualification, particularly in front line child care services. The model has at its foundation the notion of Regional Partnerships whereby local authorities work with an academic institution to deliver a course that produces skilled, confident and capable social workers for front line child care teams. The emphasis of the programme is the need for a shared ownership of social work education between employers and education providers. The Council and the academic institute will collaborate at the second stage of recruitment and selection of trainees, curriculum design, assessment plus contribution to teaching, both via placements and within the academic offer.

The tender opportunity will be run through the London Tenders Procurement Portal and you will need to register your company with the portal as soon as possible (if you have not already done so) at www.londontenders.org to ensure that you are able to express your interest in this tender and receive the relevant documents once they are available online.

There tender is being run on behalf of the South East London Partnership which consists of the London Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham and Lambeth, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Surrey County Council.
It is anticipated that the contract will commence 29.6.2015 (or at any such date as directed by the Council) for at for a period of 22 months followed by the option to extend for a further period of 22 months.
Estimated contract value is 338 000 GBP (676 000 GBP if extension option used) Please refer to Tender Documentation fro clarification.
Please Note: at the time of advertising this Tender, the Council is awaiting confirmation of the draw down of funding for the Programme. The Council reserves the right to withdraw the tender should the funding not be available.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80400000, 85300000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
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
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:

Deposit or Parent Company Guarantee may be 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: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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:
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

1.6.2015 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

Evaluation of the tender will be based on the CIPFA standing guide to the commissioning of local authority work and services tender evaluation model and in full compliance with EU Directives, the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules and in accordance with the stated criteria. Tenderers should note that the evaluation of the above criteria for Quality issues etc. will also include the operation of minimum score thresholds. If the Tenderer’s proposal receives a score below the required threshold then the bid may not be considered further. (The minimum acceptable score is a requirement to obtain at least half of the available points in any particular area).The Council may make use of the contract for further negotiated arrangements to the extent permissible and in compliance with the relevant Procurement Regulations.
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https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=142097270

GO Reference: GO-2015430-PRO-6563738.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

London Borough of Bromley
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close
BR1 3UH Bromley
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: mark.bowen@bromley.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

DRS-CIArb on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: padre@bipsolutions.com
Telephone: +44 8452707055
Internet address: http://www.bipsolutions.com/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Remedies Directive and ‘Alcatel’ mandatory standstill period provide clear and effective procedures for seeking redress in cases where bidders consider contracts have been unfairly awarded. Appeals against the award must be made within a period of 10 days (if contractors have been notified electronically) of the award of contract to the address shown in VI.4.1. Requests for additional de-briefing within the standstill period must be made in writing (which includes fax and email) to the same address. Any such request must be received by the contracting authority no later than midnight of the second day of the standstill period.

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

London Borough of Bromley
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close
BR1 3UH Bromley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083134639

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.4.2015

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