Tender for Education and Vocational Training Provider

Tender for Education and Vocational Training Provider

The emerging requirement is an urgent need to strategically engage and create a long term sustainable relationship with an external education and vocational training provider.

United Kingdom-Seascale: Education and training services

2015/S 235-426549

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sellafield Ltd
01002607
Calder Bridge
For the attention of: Alison Coid
CA20 1PG Seascale
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1946781963
E-mail: alison.coid@sellafieldsites.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/3510

Electronic access to information: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=8464&B=SELLAFIELD

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=8464&B=SELLAFIELD

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: nuclear decommissioning

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Project Academy Tender.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Seascale.

NUTS code UKD1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 8
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The emerging requirement is an urgent need to strategically engage and create a long term sustainable relationship with an external education and vocational training provider, who can deliver the broad range of needs to support the development of an integrated project management professional framework at Sellafield Limited. The proposal of a 4 year framework agreement with 2 optional extensions, each of 2 years (4 +2 +2) is therefore in line with this long term strategy for sustainability, and is intended to provide a degree of stability for both Sellafield Limited and the supplying organisation.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 13 000 000 and 13 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Sellafield Ltd has the requirement for the provision of Further and Higher Education Programmes to support its Integrated Project Team community, to support its business needs and develop its employees to better serve the skills requirements of the business. This is off the shelf training and education and not bespoke to Sellafield Ltd.
Interested suppliers should note that it is a requirement that the service provider delivers some specified classroom based education and training in a location which is within 50 driven miles from the Sellafield Site. Further information is set out in the tender documents.

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

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Project Academy for Sellafield Limited 4 years + 2 + 2 = 8 year Framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 13 000 000 and 13 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 096 (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:

Parent company guarantees may be required at Sellafield Limited;s discretion.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be stated in Sellafield Limited’s tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No legal form required, but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested, via Sellafield Limited’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Limited’s representative, details of which are set out in section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in this tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested, via Sellafield Limited’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Limited’s representative, details of which are set out in section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in this tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested, via Sellafield Limited’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Limited’s representative, details of which are set out in section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in this tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see documents in CTM.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested, via Sellafield Limited‘s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Limited’s representative, details of which are set out in section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in this tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see documents in CTM.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Interested suppliers should note that it is a requirement that an economic operator which is a Recognised Body (that has ‘Taught degree awarding powers’ granted under The Education (Recognised Bodies) (England) Order 2013 be a party to the Framework Agreement, whether as a single prime contractor or as a member of an incorporated/unincorporated joint venture or consortia. In the event that economic operators wish to tender as an incorporated joint venture then it is a requirement that such a Registered Body be a shareholder in that joint venture.

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
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical. Weighting 40

2. Socio Economic. Weighting 8

3. Resources. Weighting 24

4. Quality. Weighting 8

5. Finance. Weighting 20

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:

ac91_30.07.15

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 206-374004 of 23.10.2015

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.1.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

11.1.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 006 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.1.2016 – 12:00
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

Interested suppliers should note that it is a requirement that the service provider delivers some specified classroom based education and training in a location which is within 50 driven miles from the Sellafield Site. Further information is set out in the tender documents
The tender will stipulate that in accordance with Regulation 19(6) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as provided in the draft Framework Agreement included with the ITT, Tenderers should note that it is a requirement that an economic operator which is a Recognised Body (as defined and set out in the Scope document) be a party to the Framework Agreement, whether as a single prime contractor or as a member of an incorporated/unincorporated joint venture or consortia. In the event that economic operators wish to tender as an incorporated joint venture then it is a requirement that such a Registered Body be a shareholder in that joint venture.
Tenderers should note further that (as provided in the draft Framework Agreement included with the ITT):
1. It is a requirement that economic operators bidding as a consortia or joint venture nominate a lead body that will have responsibilities including day to day contract management of any resultant Framework Agreement. Notwithstanding the requirement stated above, such a lead body need not be the Recognised Body. So, in the case of an unincorporated joint venture it is sufficient for the Recognised Body to be a member of the joint venture, and a party to the Framework Agreement, but not the lead party; and
2. In the case of an unincorporated joint venture, each member will be a party to any resultant Framework Agreement on a joint and several liability basis.
This Tender will be conducted using the Light Touch Regime.
Tenderers must register their interest, obtain further information for these framewor and submit their tender response via Sellafield Limited‘s CTM system which can be found at the following address: http//sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/login.asp?
B=SELLAFIELD&target=timeout=
Initial registration of your company is achieved by using the above site and then clicking on Company Registration.

For guidance on using/registering on CTM please access the training pages from Sellafield Limited website which can be found at the following address@ http://www.sellafieldsites.com/

Use of CTM is not a qualification criteria but is Sellafield Limited‘s preferred method for submission. Further details can be obtained regarding these frameworks and/or CTM through the nominated Sellafield Limited‘s respresentative detailed in this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Sellafield Limited
01002607
Banna Court, Ingwell Drive, Westlakes Science Park
CA24 3HW Moor Row
Internet address: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC4 1EU London
Telephone: +44 20799367007
Internet address: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The deadline for lodging an appeal shall be in accordance with the provision of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.12.2015

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