55859-2019: United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Education and training services

Contract notice

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Pre-Hospital Care Training and Education for Remote and Rural Practitioners using Simulation

Reference number: C001717

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The provider will:

1) Deliver education and training on the NES Mobile Skills Units (for 2019/20 as per calendar schedule — Appendix 1) and ensure education meets the requirements of the CSMEN Quality Assurance frameworks (Appendix 2) with appropriate evaluation of courses;

2) Deliver accredited emergency care courses primarily but not exclusively for doctors, nurses and paramedics delivered as close to rural populations as possible using local facilities;

3) Collaborate in CS MEN prioritized relevant research activities for example into skills decay;

4) Participate as the voice of CS MEN with relevant pre-hospital care education and training organisations e.g. Scottish Trauma Network;

5) Actively participate in the CS MEN group meetings to promote a national approach to simulation based education;

6) Ensure all facilitators delivering education meet national outcomes framework for simulation based education.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no



II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The educational services provided must be:

— evidence based,

— linked to standard operating procedures (for remote and rural locations) and meet the CS MEN’s quality assurance system,

— linked to nationally agreed guidelines used by all clinical organisations involved in the delivery of pre-hospital care in Scotland,

— provide opportunities for integrated training between organisations whenever possible,

— regularly evaluated.

The successful provider will:

— be an effective member and active contributor to the NES Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network Group and attend 4-6 meetings per year in Dundee.

— demonstrate effective partnership working and collaboration with the other members of the NES Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network Group.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

NHS Education for Scotland reserve the right to extend this contract by a total of 24 months (12+12).

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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Question 4B.5 Insurance

The bidder must have or will commit to obtain prior to the commencement of the contract, the following levels of Insurance cover:

Employer’s Liability Insurance covering the death of or bodily injuries to employees of the bidder arising out of and in the course of their employment in connection with this contract to the level of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims.

Public liability insurance covering the death of or bodily injury to a person (not an employee of the bidder) or loss of or damage to property resulting from an action or failure to take action by the Bidder to the level of 10 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims.

Professional indemnity insurance covering the failure of the Bidder to use the skill and care normally used by professionals providing the services described in this tender to the level of 10 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims.

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.1.1)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: 04/03/2019

Local time: 13:00

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:


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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/03/2019

Local time: 13:30

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

NHS Education for Scotland
2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316563200
Fax: +44 1316563201

Internet address: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk

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: