Regional Schools Buying Hubs Pilots – Invitation to Tender

Regional Schools Buying Hubs Pilots – Invitation to Tender

This Invitation to Tender is for the procurement of the North West and South West Schools Buying Hubs.

United Kingdom-London: Services furnished by business, professional and specialist organisations

2017/S 124-252311

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Schools Commercial Team, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcinghelp@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Regional Schools Buying Hubs Pilots.

Reference number: Pqq 28935

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98110000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This Invitation to Tender is for the procurement of the North West and South West Schools Buying Hubs (Hubs). The purpose of the Schools Buying Hubs is to release savings that will contribute in association with the other initiatives of the Schools Buying Strategy to achieve a 1 000 000 000 GBP saving by the end of the financial period 2019-20, through offering advice and guidance, support with complex contracts and help with aggregation of deals. The Department is Piloting the Schools Buying Hub concept in 2 regions (South West and North West of England) with the potential to roll out more hubs nationality if it proves successful. It is intended that both pilot Hubs will be commencing Pilot Phase delivery in January 2018 with mobilisation beginning after contract award in October 2017. Further information is available for via https://education.bravosolution.co.uk (reference Pqq_28935).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

NW Schools Buying Hub

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

North West of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Invitation to Tender is for the procurement of the North West and Schools Buying Hub (Hubs). The purpose of the Schools Buying Hubs is to release savings that will contribute in association with the other initiatives of the Schools Buying Strategy to achieve a 1 000 000 000 GBP saving by the end of the financial period 2019-20, through offering advice and guidance, support with complex contracts and help with aggregation of deals.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 51
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract has a duration of 51 months with discretionary break clauses. Please note that the value of the pilot phase is capped at 1 300 000 GBP for the first 15 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SW Schools Buying Hub

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Invitation to Tender is for the procurement of the South West Schools Buying Hub (Hubs). The purpose of the Schools Buying Hubs is to release savings that will contribute in association with the other initiatives of the Schools Buying Strategy to achieve a 1 000 000 000 GBP saving by the end of the financial period 2019-20, through offering advice and guidance, support with complex contracts and help with aggregation of deals.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 51
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract has a duration of 51 months with discretionary break clauses. Please note that the value of the pilot phase is capped at 1 300 000 GBP for the first 15 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

N/A.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

As per procurement documentation.

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

Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 028-049728

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/07/2017
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

A Webex event will be held at 11:30 hours on 12.7.2017 — to register please go to https://nationalcollege.webex.com/nationalcollege/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec60b69d970a33819df68a5c86c106015

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As per contract terms and conditions.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/06/2017

 

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