Scottish Government IT Training Services Framework

Scottish Government IT Training Services Framework

Lot 1 Electronic Record Document Management (ERDM) Training; Lot 2 End User Training; Lot 3 IT Specialist Training.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: E-learning services

2015/S 175-318395

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Contact point(s): Scottish Government Procurement Team
For the attention of: Paul Packett
G2 8LU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412425678
E-mail: paul.packett@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay
Contact point(s): SGPT
For the attention of: Paul Packett
G2 8LU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412425678
E-mail: paul.packett@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay
Contact point(s): SGPT
For the attention of: Paul Packett
G2 8LU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412425678
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: farming advice/services

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

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

Disclosure Scotland

Historic Scotland

Scottish Housing Regulator

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Public Pension Agency

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Transport Scotland

Registers of Scotland

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Parole Board

Scottish Courts Tribunal Service

Education Scotland

Risk Management Authority

Food Standards Scotland

National Records of Scotland

Revenue Scotland

The Scottish Government Core Directorates

Accountant in Bankruptcy (AIB)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

IT Training Services Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 7

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 35 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP

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

The Scottish Government invites tenders for the establishment of a Framework Agreement for the provision of IT Training Services.
The Framework Agreement will primarily be available for use by the Scottish Government Information Services and Information Systems (ISIS), Information Management Unit and ICT Capability and Professional Development Team. The Agencies and Associated Departments and Scottish Non Departmental Public Bodies served by Scottish Ministers listed will also have access to, and call off from, the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement will be tendered in 3 separate Lots:
— Lot 1 Electronic Record Document Management (ERDM) Training;
— Lot 2 End User Training;
— Lot 3 IT Specialist Training.
Lot 1 will be awarded to a single supplier only. Lot 2 will be awarded to a single supplier only. Lot 3 will be a ranked multi-supplier arrangement (Up to a maximum of 4 suppliers). Suppliers can tender for 1, 2 or 3 Lots.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 4758 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80420000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: ERDM Training

1)Short description

The electronic document and records management system currently used across SG is an application called Objective which is produced by Objective Corporation http://www.objective.com/ This application is known internally as eRDM.

The SG desktop, server and software platform is collectively known as SCOTS and is principally, but not exclusively Microsoft based. The current desktop is Microsoft Windows 7 Pro with Microsoft Office 2010, (Word, Excel and PowerPoint with Access used for ‘desktop’ databases), Outlook as the mail client and Internet Explorer as the web browser.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 72222300

3)Quantity or scope

A group of trainers able to assimilate and deliver eRDM training content covering both technical skills and business context. Courses will generally be delivered in a classroom seating to up to 10 delegates, but may also be delivered as short presentation-guided seminars, as 1 to 1 or floor-walking sessions, or in other formats (including e-learning) as appropriate.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Full Lot details within PCS-T documentation.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: End User Application Training

1)Short description

SG IT Teams have developed a range of business tools used by staff, most of which have web front ends connecting to a range of back end databases.
SG are implementing a project called Transforming Our Workplace. The early stages of this project are implementing improve the ways we communicate with colleagues by using technology. This technology includes things like Cisco WebEx and the use of Audio and Video Conferencing. Currently there is no training being undertaken in these areas so it is not possible to give any indication of the number or duration of training interventions required.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 72222300

3)Quantity or scope

Scope includes but not limited to the following: A group of trainers able to assimilate and deliver training content covering both technical skills and business context. Courses will generally be delivered in a classroom seating to up to 10 delegates, but may also be delivered as short presentation-guided seminars, as one-to-one or floor-walking sessions, or in other formats (including e-learning and video/audio conferencing) as appropriate.
Trainer assistance, working with SG staff, in developing and refreshing training content, designing training campaigns or sessions, undertaking training needs analysis with SG business units or individuals and adapting training material appropriately to meet those needs.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: IT Specialist Training

1)Short description

Courses covering the latest supported version of the Corporate desktop and server platform, including, but not limited to those listed below.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 72222300

3)Quantity or scope

Training scope includes the following:
— Oracle Platform (including Solaris) both server and software;
— Microsoft Platform — including but not limited to
— Windows Desktop and Server OS;
— SQL Server;
— SharePoint;
— Office;
— Windows Powershell;
— SCOM;
— Hyper V;
— Skype For Business;
— Vmware Platform;
— Linux and Red Hat Platform;
— Firewall technology;
— Network design and configuration;
— WAN acceleration technology;
— Blackberry Enterprise;
— Crystal Reports.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
All conditions will be included within the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All conditions will be included within the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
All conditions will be included within the Tender Documentation.
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:

4758
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

19.10.2015 – 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

Date: 19.10.2015 – 12:00

Place:

PCS-Tender

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:412097).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Scottish Ministers will incorporate a minimum of a 10-calendar-day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be required from the address in point I.1) of the Contract Notice. If an appeal regarding the award of the Contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the court may only award damages (the purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside an award decision before the Contract is entered into).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.9.2015

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