Technical Advisor for 21st Century Schools Programme

Technical Advisor for 21st Century Schools Programme

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Technical Advisor for the Mutual Investment Model element of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Band B.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Construction consultancy services

2017/S 193-396229

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803
NUTS code: UKL
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


21st Century Schools Technical Advisor MIM.

Reference number: C188/2017/2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Technical Advisor for the Mutual Investment Model element of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Band B. The Mutual Investment Model is a Public Private Partnership. The Welsh Government recognises that the selection of the right adviser teams is critical to the success of Band B of its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme. The role of the Technical Adviser is a key one for the Welsh Government in its delivery of Mutual Investment Model (MIM) projects in Band B.

The theoretical technical knowledge required from the successful candidate needs to be complemented with practical deal-making experience of recent public sector education infrastructure programmes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the MIM Projects in Band B, the Technical Adviser, as our infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (PPP) consultants, will join a team of other specialist advisers including financial and legal. We do not require the Technical Adviser to act as lead adviser, nor do we require the Technical Adviser to act as project manager for Band B. However, the Technical Adviser will be required to manage the specialist advisers in its supply chain as Welsh Government is expecting a single point of contact from its Technical Advisory team.

Packages of Work: Welsh Government — Mutual Investment Model:

~ Production of Standard Documents for the construction of Schools and Colleges;

~ Production of Standard specifications;

~ Production of facilities specifications;

~ Development of the Tranches;

~ Development of Authority documents for Bidding;

~ Providing advise on BREEAM, Building regulations, planning;

~ Drafting survey specifications;

~ Development of life cycle and maintenance services;

~ Evaluation Criteria for technical elements;

~ Support during technical elements of Competitive Dialogue;

~ Support in Producing Business Case for Tranches.

The Technical Adviser will be required to provide the Services from Wales. Frequent and regular face to face meetings will be required

both in Cardiff and at the MIM authorities. Travel will be required to these locations.

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: 5 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

The initial term of the contract is for 3 years with an option to extend for a 1 + 1 years. Contract values are provided for the full potential 5 year period.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)Type of procedure

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 177-362386

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

Date: 10/11/2017
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/11/2017
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

E-Tender Information:

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’

— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm

How to find the ITT:

— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’

— The etender references for this contract are: Project_37137 and ITT_64265

— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.

— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at:

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

See Tender documents

(WA Ref:71454)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803Internet address:
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:



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