Special Education Services Tender London

Special Education Services Tender London

An integrated solution to the need for: (i) trading training; (ii) econometric software training.

United Kingdom-London: Special education services

2019/S 040-091459

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses

King’s College London
RC297
Strand
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gerry Burns
Telephone: +44 2078484431
E-mail: gerry.burns@kcl.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKI3
Internet address(es):Main address: www.kcl.ac.uk

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:

Special Education Services

Reference number: KCL-00001174

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80340000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

An integrated solution to the need for:

(i) trading training;

(ii) econometric software training;

(iii) dissertation-related teaching and training;

(iv) dissertation supervision;

(v) trading lab management;

(vi) research student support.

All these are linked and ideally need to be jointly provided.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

An integrated solution to the need for:

(i) trading training;

(ii) econometric software training;

(iii) dissertation-related teaching and training;

(iv) dissertation supervision;

(v) trading lab management;

(vi) research student support.

All these are linked and ideally need to be jointly provided.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

King’s Business School wishes to contract Trading Training Company (TTC) on a pilot basis aiming at an integrated solution to the need for:

(i) trading training;

(ii) econometric software training;

(iii) dissertation-related teaching and training;

(iv) dissertation supervision;

(v) trading lab management;

(vi) research student support.

All these are linked and ideally need to be jointly provided. TTC does exactly that. I am not aware of any other provider who could do such a complex set of tasks in an integrated way let alone have the unique understanding of the needs of our cohorts and the expertise and background of the group teaching staff.

Student support services and dissertation support (MSc and PhD).

— expertise and knowledge in all 10 core dissertation topics including statistics, advanced regression models and technical programming support (Eviews/Excel/Matlab/Python/R). Provide weekly summer MSc dissertation in person student support. Additional service provided outside compulsory supervisory dissertation meetings,

— in person trading lab data/platform student questions for full academic year,

— MSc/PhD research student support with office hours for Python,

— provide expert assistance on financial data extraction and all platform functionality including Bloomberg/Eikon/DataStream/WIND/Macrobond,

— provide expert student support for DCF valuations, portfolio construction/optimisation/financial spreadsheet modelling, asset valuation, research, data analysis in excel.

King’s Business School has tested the marked through recruitment in both February 2017 and May 2017, on a secondment basis from June 2017 to May 2018 and then the market was re-tested by going via a temporary staff agency in June 2018 and have been unsuccessful in making a permanent appointment on any occasion. Managing a trading room is a specialist resource which is hard to recruit to as staff often do not have the correct combination of required skills in both trading knowledge and computer software knowledge. The company we have approached has proven experience in the sector and within King’s College. This is an interim pilot solution to provide dissertation support and preparations for the start of term; this pilot has been successful and we wish to extend this to an ongoing arrangement until 30.9.2020.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: KCL-00001174
Title:

Special Education Services

V.2)Award of contract/concession

V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:

01/02/2019

V.2.2)Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

The Trader Training Company
New Bridge Street House, 30–34 New Bridge Street
London
EC4V 6BJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2039501459
NUTS code: UKInternet address: www.ttcinstitute.com
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 300 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 300 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476112
E-mail: comct.registry@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/02/2019