Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme Evaluation

Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme Evaluation

Welsh Government wishes to commission an evaluation of the Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme for education practitioners.

United Kingdom-Bedwas: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2018/S 215-492219

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Education and Public Services
Bedwas
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000259770
E-mail: Paula.Evans@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Evaluation of the Sabbatical Scheme

Reference number: C162/2018/2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Welsh Government wishes to commission an evaluation of the Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme for education practitioners (the “Sabbatical Scheme”). The evaluation has 2 aims. The first is to examine how, and to what extent, the Sabbatical Scheme contributes to change in the way that Welsh is taught or used as a medium of teaching in schools. The second aim is to assess the contribution of the Sabbatical Scheme to professional development provision for practitioners to develop their Welsh language skills or to teach through the medium of Welsh. The evaluation findings will provide the basis for the strategic development of the Sabbatical Scheme and practitioner training in future.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 130 000.00 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
73200000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Welsh Government wishes to commission an evaluation of the Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme for education practitioners (the “Sabbatical Scheme”). The evaluation has 2 aims. The first is to examine how, and to what extent, the Sabbatical Scheme contributes to change in the way that Welsh is taught or used as a medium of teaching in schools. The second aim is to assess the contribution of the Sabbatical Scheme to professional development provision for practitioners to develop their Welsh language skills or to teach through the medium of Welsh. The evaluation findings will provide the basis for the strategic development of the Sabbatical Scheme and practitioner training in future.

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

Value excluding VAT: 130 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by 12 months retained by the client.

End date following extension: 5.3.2021.

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:

As detailed within the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 10/12/2018
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

If there is a recurrent procurement a notice will be issued in conjunction with the expiration of this contract.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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,

— on registering on the platform the super user will select a Username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by email to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page,

— in order to login 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 pm. Late bids will not be accepted.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on “ITT’s Open to all Suppliers”,

— the e-tender references for this contract are: project_40277 and itt_71192 / itt_71193

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the “Express an Interest” button. This will move the ITT from the “Open to all Suppliers” area to the “My ITT’s” on the home page,

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the “Attachments” area,

— any questions on the ITT, please use the “Messages” area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Please note that this notice has also been published at National Level in order that it is bilingual. Sell2Wales Document ID: 86859

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=86851

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:

— retention and training for the existing workforce,

— contributions to education: numeracy, literacy and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths subjects).

(WA Ref:86851)

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
Bedwas
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000259770Internet 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:

05/11/2018

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