IT Training Services for Department of Business Innovation and Skills

IT Training Services for Department of Business Innovation and Skills

a. To help a minimum of 1 million people gain basic digital skills and to get online by 31 March 2018, on budget and with the impact required. b. To help people acquire relevant digital skills to become skilled and confident citizens who are at ease with technology and are provided with the confidence and desire to learn more.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Training services

2014/S 123-219306

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Helen Bohane
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1793867031
E-mail: helen.bohane@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.co.uk

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: Public Procurement

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

See ITT

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

UK SBS PS140084 Future Digital Inclusion.

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 UK

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)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a contract for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
The above Public Sector Body have a need for appointing an organisation or consortia (under a lead organisation) that shall have the expertise, experience, staffing and resources to deliver the following outcomes required by Government in this important area:
a.
To help a minimum of 1 million people gain basic digital skills and to get online by 31 March 2018, on budget and with the impact required¬
b.
To help people acquire relevant digital skills to become skilled and confident citizens who are at ease with technology and are provided with the confidence and desire to learn more.
c.
To attract and engage more socially and digitally excluded people and enable them to access government services effectively.
d.Build, support and develop a cohort of volunteers and local digital champions that will play an active role in supporting delivery and disseminating opportunities to play a more active role in the community.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8050000080510000805300008057000080521000805200008053310080533000

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:

Public Sector Body ( BIS) have a need for appointing an organisation or consortia (under a lead organisation) that shall have the expertise, experience, staffing and resources to deliver the following outcomes required by Government in this important area:
a.
To help a minimum of 1 million people gain basic digital skills and to get online by 31.3.2018, on budget and with the impact required¬
b.
To help people acquire relevant digital skills to become skilled and confident citizens who are at ease with technology and are provided with the confidence and desire to learn more.
c.
To attract and engage more socially and digitally excluded people and enable them to access government services effectively.
d.
Build, support and develop a cohort of volunteers and local digital champions that will play an active role in supporting delivery and disseminating opportunities to play a more active role in the community.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 15 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period of 3 years ( subject to available funding) with a review to extend for a further period of 1+1 years ( subject to available funding).

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: 60 (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:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate.

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

Bids to be priced in £ GBP

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

Any consortium to have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to the framework agreement and any subsequent contracts.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions:
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: As detailed in the ITT
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state:
the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
the name of the registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk : Freephone: +44 3450103503

email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at

http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

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

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:

UK SBS PS140084 Future Digital Inclusion.

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

no

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

15.8.2014 – 11:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.8.2014 – 11:00

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

 

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

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to Bidders any business through this framework agreement.
UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish a Contract Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
DWP
DH
DfE
DCMS
DCLG
GDS
Cabinet Office
Scottish Government
Welsh Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Home Office
MoJ
MoD
DfT
DEFRA
DECC
DID
HMT
HMRC
FCO
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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd.
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.6.2014

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