Supply School Resource Management Advisers – Department for Education

Supply School Resource Management Advisers – Department for Education

The Secretary of State for education acting through the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency is inviting applications from potential suppliers to provide school resource management advisers  to schools, trusts and local authorities. 

United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services

2018/S 156-358462

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcing.HELP@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education

I.2)Information about 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

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Suppliers of School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs)

Reference number: ITT-30398

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Secretary of State for education (Contracting Authority) acting through the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency is inviting applications from potential suppliers to provide school resource management advisers (SRMAs) to schools, trusts and local authorities. This procurement is being:

(a) conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, which applies to contracts with a social benefit such as those for education and training services. This is known as the “Light Touch Regime”; and

(b) carried out using a procedure that corresponds to the open procedure as set out in Regulation 27 of the 2015 Regulations as modified by the procurement documents.

The Initial Contract Period will be on or around 1.10.2018 until 31.8.2020. There is an optional 12 month extension exercisable by the Contracting Authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 621 900.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contracting Authority is seeking to procure school resource management advisers (SRMAs) to support the Department for Education’s excellent school resource management programme. The objective is to provide direct support to academy trusts, schools and local authorities with a view to improving resource management. This is part of the Department’s overarching objective to help schools improve outcomes for pupils and promote social mobility, by getting the best value from all of their resources. In the highest risk cases, this will mean providing advice and support to address current or future forecast deficits and in all cases to help schools and trusts identify opportunities to make better use of their resources, enabling them to target resources where they have the most impact on outcomes for children.

This procurement is to set up a Framework Agreement and call-off contract for the provision of SRMAs to schools, trusts and local authorities. The successful providers will be required to provide these services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement and call-off contract and to source, supply and manage accredited persons from organisations working within the school or finance sector. It is anticipated that the Framework Agreement will last for 24 months with the ability to extend its duration for a further 12 months. The length of each call-off contract will be determined between the Department and each successful provider.

The Contracting Authority’s initial requirement is for 160 accredited persons. The Contracting Authority shall therefore appoint to the Framework Agreement those providers that between them can supply a total of 160 accredited persons starting with the provider that submits the most economically advantageous tender and working down the list. Further details on this are set out in the procurement documents accompanying this OJEU contract notice. The evaluation methodology and criteria are set out in the procurement documents accompanying this OJEU contract notice. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to increase the number of accredited persons to 250 during the lifetime of the Framework Agreement. Further details are set out in the procurement documents accompanying this OJEU contract notice.

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: 4 621 900.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/10/2018
End: 31/08/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an optional 12 month extension by the Contracting Authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
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

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 240
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

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

Date: 17/09/2018
Local time: 23:59
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

Tender must be valid until: 17/03/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/09/2018
Local time: 23:59

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:

13/08/2018

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