61082-2019: United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

Contract notice – utilities

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Apprentice Training Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northern Gas Networks aim to contract with a supplier or suppliers for apprentice training services.

Training programmes must conform to the current apprentice standards at contract commencement date:

— gas network team leader level 2 — services and/or mains layer,

— gas network craftsperson level 3 — emergency response.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — North

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Coverage over the North of the NGN network.

Northern Gas Networks aim to contract with a training provider/s to deliver apprentice training services for 15 apprentices. At PQQ, suppliers will be asked to express an interest in providing training in the North (Lot 1) or South (Lot 2) of the NGN Network. At RFP, 2 lots will be issued, 1 for the North and 1 for the South of the network. Suppliers who are able to cover the North and the South will be invited to participate in both lots.

Training programmes must conform to the current apprentice standards at contract commencement date:

— gas network team leader level 2 — mains layer (and be able to provide service laying should this be required),

— gas network craftsperson level 3 — emergency response.

All apprentices are qualified at NCO1 level 1 Gas operative and NRSWA Modules 1, 2 and 3 and are currently working towards their Service Laying qualification.

The programme should see current apprentice’s progress from their current service laying apprenticeship, through to qualified Mains Response Engineer (MRE) status. The programme should include the necessary Mains laying training to be aligned to the Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3 Emergency Response Standard.

The programme is to last a maximum of 15 months: July 2019 to September 2020.

The training provider must be registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

The awarded supplier/s will be expected to utilise the Apprentice Levy through the use of the Digital Account System (DAS), allowing for a network of safe and highly competent workforce.

Through a user-friendly ePortfolio software, adequate support and guidance is required in capturing and recording both on and off the job training. The evidence recorded must be in line with current and future business specific policies/procedures, allow the learners to satisfy the necessary criteria to enter the End Point Assessment (EPA) and satisfy the relevant guidelines related to the Apprentice Levy.

In collaboration with the NGN Development Centre training team, the awarded supplier is expected to support our community to build knowledge and experience to enhance both business performance and wellbeing — both intrinsically linked.

The new contract should allow for 1 training programme to be managed start to finish rather than having numerous separately managed projects.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Non commercial / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion – Name: Contractual and pricing / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/07/2019

End: 01/09/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

May be renewed at the company’s discretion.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Coverage over the South of the NGN network.

Northern Gas Networks aim to contract with a training provider/s to deliver apprentice training services for 15 apprentices. At PQQ, suppliers will be asked to express an interest in providing training in the North (Lot 1) or South (Lot 2) of the NGN Network. At RFP, 2 lots will be issued, 1 for the North and 1 for the South of the network. Suppliers who are able to cover the North and the South will be invited to participate in both lots.

Training programmes must conform to the current apprentice standards at contract commencement date:

— gas network team leader level 2 — mains layer (and be able to provide service laying should this be required),

— gas network craftsperson level 3 — emergency response.

All apprentices are qualified at NCO1 level 1 Gas operative and NRSWA Modules 1, 2 and 3 and are currently working towards their Service Laying qualification.

The programme should see current apprentice’s progress from their current service laying apprenticeship, through to qualified Mains Response Engineer (MRE) status. The programme should include the necessary Mains laying training to be aligned to the Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3 Emergency Response Standard.

The programme is to last a maximum of 15 months: July 2019 to September 2020.

The training provider must be registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

The awarded supplier/s will be expected to utilise the Apprentice Levy through the use of the Digital Account System (DAS), allowing for a network of safe and highly competent workforce.

Through a user-friendly ePortfolio software, adequate support and guidance is required in capturing and recording both on and off the job training. The evidence recorded must be in line with current and future business specific policies/procedures, allow the learners to satisfy the necessary criteria to enter the End Point Assessment (EPA) and satisfy the relevant guidelines related to the Apprentice Levy.

In collaboration with the NGN Development Centre training team, the awarded supplier is expected to support our community to build knowledge and experience to enhance both business performance and wellbeing — both intrinsically linked.

The new contract should allow for 1 training programme to be managed start to finish rather than having numerous separately managed projects.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Non commerical / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion – Name: Contractual and commercial / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/07/2019

End: 01/09/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

May be renewed at the company’s discretion.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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: no

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: 19/02/2019

Local time: 17:00

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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Network Operations Ltd
Leeds
LS15 8TU
United Kingdom

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:

04/02/2019