86641-2019: United Kingdom-Exeter: Education and training services

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Prior information notice – This notice is a call for competition

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

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


CP1660-18 Bikeability Cycle Training

Reference number: DN393452

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Devon County Council (“the Council”), under the National Standard for Cycle Training and the Bikeability standard, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, registered Bikeability Provider (“the Contractor”) who can offer best and added value and performance to the Council and to the people of Devon.

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: UKK4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Procurement is being run under Part 2, Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) – Social and Other Specific Services (also known as “the light touch regime”) and this procurement does not follow, in particular, any of the defined procedures of the PCR 2015 (even if there are similarities) but does seek to adhere to the best practice procurement principles of openness, transparency, fairness and equity. There will be a formal bidding single stage procedure, under which the opportunity is advertised and all interested organisations/consortium can bid. This ITT provides further details of the proposal and process for submitting bids.

The Contractor shall be required, in the 2019/20 financial year, to deliver training to the new and current National Standard for Cycle Training to 8 839 children and 250 adults who live or study in Devon (excluding those children residing and attending school in the administration boundaries of Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council).

Subject to commitment of the Department for Transport to commit to Bikeability post 31.3.2020 (and further successful funding applications from the Council to the Department for Transport) the Council will have the option to extend the contract for further 12 month periods (up to 2022) providing it is satisfied with the performance of the incumbent contractor’s training in the delivery of this contract to the required targets and standards.

Devon County Council has been in the top 6 of highest recipients of Department for Transport’s Local Authority Cycle Training Grant across England and in the 2019/20 financial year has been allocated 280 000 GBP.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

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)Form of procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 22/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

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: