Value for Money Review of Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland

Value for Money Review of Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy wishes to appoint a contractor to carry out a value for money review of Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland. 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Market research services

2018/S 006-009380

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

DFE
Adelaide Street
Belfast
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DfE — Value for Money Review of Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79310000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for the Economy (DfE) wishes to appoint a contractor to carry out a value for money (VfM) review of Further Education (FE) Colleges in Northern Ireland (NI). The main purpose of this review will be to benchmark the performance of the services and functions provided in all 6 NI FE Colleges in comparison to FE Colleges in other UK regions and the Republic of Ireland (ROI).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 78 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000
73110000
73200000
73210000
73400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for the Economy (DfE) wishes to appoint a contractor to carry out a value for money (VfM) review of Further Education (FE) Colleges in Northern Ireland (NI). The main purpose of this review will be to benchmark the performance of the services and functions provided in all 6 NI FE Colleges in comparison to FE Colleges in other UK regions and the Republic of Ireland (ROI).

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

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

Duration in months: 4
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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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)Description

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

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

Date: 26/01/2018
Local time: 15:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 26/04/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/01/2018
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

UK
UK
United Kingdom
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:

08/01/2018

 

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