Training Suppliers Framework

Training Suppliers Framework

Personnel-training services. Education and training services. Training services. Specialist training services. Training programme services. Vocational training services. Management training services.

UK-Bedford: personnel-training services

2012/S 153-256034

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: commercial.hub@bedford.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bedford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.bedford.gov.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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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:
Training Suppliers Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKH22
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 several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Personnel-training services. Education and training services. Training services. Specialist training services. Training programme services. Vocational training services. Management training services. Establishment of a group of suitably experienced and qualified training providers to work in partnership with, to design, develop and deliver innovative, creative, cost effective training activities and programmes (as necessary) for all employees within Bedford Borough Council.
Successful applicants will be placed on an open framework contract, which will be used to identify potential providers to deliver specific training activities in the future.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000, 80000000, 80500000, 80510000, 80521000, 80530000, 80532000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The number of training providers selected for inclusion in the framework contract agreement will be representative of the scope of training provision required to cover all business needs. The original advert and PQQ specification outlines the range of subject areas to be covered as listed below:
— general soft skills (e.g. assertiveness, time management, minute taking),
— personal development (e.g. communication skills, effective meetings, performance reviews),
— customer service (e.g. listening skills, phone techniques. handling techniques),
— team building,
— mediation & conflict resolution,
— finance (e.g. budget control, finance for non financial managers),
— qualification programmes (e.g. ILM, QCF’s),
— management development (e.g. delegation and empowerment, problem solving),
— project management & systems development,
— ICT (incl. Agresso, Microsoft suite),
— health and safety (e.g. introduction to health and safety, risk assessment, moving and handling),
— equality and diversity (impact assessment, basic awareness, disability awareness),
— legislation updates (e.g. data protection, FOI, employment law),
— HR training (e.g. recruitment & selection),
— community services (arts, leisure, libraries),
— apprenticeship framework,
— social care – children’s, adult’s & mental health.
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 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:
BBC078
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 10.9.2012 – 13:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.9.2012 – 13:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months
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 considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: VJ6RY4E5Y4.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 12.9.2012 by 13:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. GO Reference: GO-201288-PRO-4141553.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: operational.procurement@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: operational’procurement@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: operational.procurement@bedford.gov.uk
Internet address: www.bedford.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.8.2012

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