Warwick International Foundation Programme

Warwick International Foundation Programme

This is an open tender procurement exercise on behalf of the University of Warwick for the Warwick Internal Foundation Programme provision for the period of 5 years (commencing September 2016).

United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services

2015/S 149-275616

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Warwick
Procurement and Insurance Services
For the attention of: Chris Robinson
CV4 7AL Coventry
Telephone: +44 2476574962
E-mail: christopher.robinson@warwick.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/finance/procurement_and_insurance

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofwarwick

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

Other: Higher Education — University

I.3)Main activity


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

Warwick International Foundation Programme.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKG33

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)

This is an open tender procurement exercise on behalf of the University of Warwick for the Warwick Internal Foundation Programme provision for the period of 5 years (commencing September 2016).
Students will follow a curriculum designed to prepare them for their future undergraduate studies. With an academic programme approved and owned by the University of Warwick, they will have full confidence in the rigor and applicability of their course. Our partner(s) will play a key role in curriculum development and review — by working directly with link academics to keep the course(s) fresh and relevant.
Successful partners will be expected to provide:
1. A minimum of 27 hours per week of face-to-face teaching over a 25 week teaching programme (in addition to 5 weeks dedicated to final summative examinations and revision)
2. A broad range of approved modules from the fields of natural and social science and the humanities
3. A range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars (in groups no larger than 15), tutorials (in groups 2-5) and one-to-one sessions
4. Laboratory based study where appropriate
5. Innovative teaching employing a range of pedagogical styles and modern ICT resources
6. A virtual learning environment
7. Utilisation of University of Warwick facilities, with at least 15 % of all teaching time spent at the University of Warwick with partner-provided tutors teaching on-site.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 550 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.11.2015. Completion 31.10.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The University’s particular requirements will be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation and may include, inter alia, performance bond(s) and/or parent company guarantee(s) and/or other forms of security.

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

To be determined. Please refer to tendering documents.
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
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: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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

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

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:


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


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: 31.8.2015
Payable documents: no

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

31.8.2015 – 23:59
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 of tenders

Date: 1.9.2015 – 12:01


University of Warwick

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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