Step up to Social Work Programme Somerset

Step up to Social Work Programme Somerset

inviting tenders from suitable, qualified Higher Education Institutions for the design and delivery of a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, for up to 50 trainees in the South West.

United Kingdom-Taunton: Education and training services

2015/S 046-079161

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Paul Skuse
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7990084090
E-mail: pskuse@somerset.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Paul Skuse
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7990084090
E-mail: pskuse@somerset.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Paul Skuse
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7990084090
E-mail: pskuse@somerset.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Somerset County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Paul Skuse
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7990084090
E-mail: pskuse@somerset.gov.uk

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

Dorset County Council
County Hall, Colliton Park
DT1 1XJ Dorchester
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 Programme.

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 UKK

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)

Somerset and Dorset County Councils, in their capacity as the lead for the South West Consortia Regional Partnership for the Step up to Social Work programme, are inviting tenders from suitable, qualified Higher Education Institutions for the design and delivery of a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, for up to 50 trainees in the South West.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 14 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 20 (from the award of the contract)

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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

Envisaged number of operators: 0

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9TSC-3EI61L
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.3.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.2.2015

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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.3.2015

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