Welsh Examinations Database Tender
The contract is for the collection and matching of pupil level data on public examination entries and achievements in Wales in all approved qualifications (e,g, GCSE, A level, vocational equivalents).
UK-Cardiff: Data capture services
Section I: Contracting authority
Education and Lifelong Learning Statistics Unit
Welsh Government, Education and Lifelong Learning Statistics Unit, Cathays Park 2
For the attention of: Sophie Larcombe, Stephen Hughes, Abigail Woodham
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
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)
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Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UKL
a) Collect data from a number of awarding bodies e.g. WJEC, EDEXCEL, AQA, OCR, in a pre-defined format;
b) Collect information from each school on the awarding bodies used and types of examination taken and data on pupils taking examinations at other centres;
(c) Match data at pupil level across different awarding organisations, and different establishments and across time;
(d) Provide a bilingual help desk function for two separate data checking periods to field enquiries from schools and local authorities when the Welsh Government sends data out to be checked;
(e) Provide a secure on line data transfer system so that during the checking or data collection periods, schools can upload documents or evidence where they do not agree with the official figures;
(f) Supply data files to the Welsh Government in a pre-determined format and according to an agreed timetable.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 8003684850/ Fax: +44 2070600480.
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
Companies expressing an interest must complete the online questionnaire by 11.2.2013.
Details to be provided will be listed in the prequalification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Other: English and Welsh
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
If you require documentation in an alternative format, please contact the named contact point in this document who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, large print, Word document or audio format.
You may find it helpful to contact your regional business advisory network to seek general advice and guidance if you are considering tendering for this and future public sector contracts. Potential bidders in Wales can access services at http://www.fs4b.wales.gov.uk/supplierdevelopmentservice
— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00.
How to find the PQQ:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_24239 and PQQ_30605
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 32446.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.1.2013