T Levels Professional Development Tender
This procurement will be conducted under the light touch regime in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and will use a 2-stage approach.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
St Paul’s Place
Telephone: +44 8450194170
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
T Levels Professional Development
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Department for Education (also known as ‘the Department’) is seeking to appoint a national delivery partner to design and deliver T Level Professional Development (TLPD). TLPD is a continuous professional development (CPD) offer to staff in post-16 education providers who deliver T Levels. TLPD is currently managed by one national supplier who sub-contracts certain specialist elements.
The Department are seeking to procure one organisation to deliver and manage this contract. the Department would encourage the forming of consortia and/or the use of sub-contracting, including to SMEs, in order to ensure all of the relevant expertise is available to meet the requirements.
This Contract Notice does not constitute a commitment by the Department to award a contract, and bidders will need to bear their own costs to participate in the procurement process.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This procurement will be conducted under the light touch regime in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and will use a 2-stage approach. At the first stage (Selection Stage), the Authority will invite the submission of initial, high-level applications via the selection questionnaire (see Attachment 1). Based on the crown commercial services standard selection questionnaire, the selection questionnaire is adapted to reflect the particulars of this procurement. Through evaluation of the selection questionnaires received, the authority will shortlist potential suppliers to ensure only those evidencing the necessary levels of technical capability and capacity and possessing appropriate financial standing and resources are progressed to the second stage (Award Stage). Those potential suppliers who progress to the award stage will be issued with an Invitation to Tender (ITT) inviting them to submit a full, detailed bid.
Any contract would run from April 2020 for 4 years and 3 months (ending in July 2024), with potential breaks after years 1, 2 and 3. the option to break will be exercisable by the Department. It is possible that the Department will seek to commence the contract 3 months earlier, in January 2020, to ensure a smooth transition from the initial TLPD offer that ends in March 2020. It is also possible that the Department may extend the contract for up to another 2 years, i.e. up to July 2026.
Estimated value: (40 000 000 GBP to 82 000 000 GBP).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
It is possible that the Department may extend the contract for up to another 2 years, i.e. up to July 2026.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: