Welsh and Bilingual Education Resources – Approved Suppliers Framework 

Welsh and Bilingual Education Resources – Approved Suppliers Framework

Framework for Welsh and bilingual resources, curriculum expertise and writers.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Printed matter and related products

2018/S 099-226415

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864
E-mail: alun.richards@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about 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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework for Welsh and bilingual resources, curriculum expertise and writers

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of this tender document is to establish a Framework of approved suppliers to support the Welsh Government in the development and production of Welsh and bilingual education resources. The Framework will be an umbrella agreement setting out the terms and conditions for subsequent call-off contracts, but which places no obligations, in itself, on the Client to purchase any services. The Framework is therefore not a contract; contracts are only formed when services are called off under the Framework. Future requirements will be subject to individual mini-competitions under the Framework. Schedules of project delivery requirements, payment terms, etc. will be agreed at the call-off stage and will form a legally binding contract with the Client.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 4
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Curriculum expertise

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services of curriculum experts to oversee the development of resources and to provide professional advice. The services required will include (but not limited to) the following:

— support in identifying and commissioning teaching and learning resources,

— monitoring the development of commissioned resources,

— provide professional advice in relation to the curriculum, qualifications and assessment,

— support with assessing projects to ensure compliance with requirements.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An additional 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adaptations

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Adaptations and translation of resources into Welsh.

The work will require the adaptation of existing print, digital and/or multimedia resources from other languages into Welsh for use within the curriculum in Wales.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An additional 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Welsh-medium or bilingual resources (Print and/or e-books)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The development and publication of original Welsh-medium or bilingual resources in print and/or e-book format. The resources will cover prose, poetry and drama as well as qualifications textbooks and teacher support resources.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An additional 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Welsh-medium and bilingual multimedia resources (Digital and Print)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The development and publication of original Welsh-medium or bilingual multimedia resources. The work will be published in the following formats audio, digital, film, print and/or interactive resources such as websites and apps that respond to input from learners / practitioners or a combination of these formats.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An additional 24 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Educational writers / authors

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The creation of original Welsh-medium or bilingual fiction, factual and technical texts for learners and/or practitioners. This will also include re-purposing existing texts. The texts will include resources:

— to be used within the classroom to support the delivery of the curriculum and qualifications,

— for independent study,

— for teaching and training purposes.

Subjects will cover all proposed new Areas of Learning and Experience 3-14, 14-19 qualifications as well as pedagogy. Work will also involve adapting existing texts to support the revised curriculum and qualifications.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An additional 24 months.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: 06/07/2018
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Approximately 4 years from award date.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

In order to avoid conflicts of interest, bidders wishing to submit bods for Lot 4 may not submit bids for any other Lot on this Framework.

Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=82189

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the Authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Bidders should consider opportunities for recruiting and training the above groups as part of the workforce delivering this contract / agreement:

— retention and training for the existing workforce,

— promotion of Environmental Benefits,

— promotion of Social Businesses,

— contributions to Education, Numeracy, Literacy and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects).

(WA Ref:82189).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

25/05/2018

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