90658-2019: 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

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) Courses

Reference number: COPFS-2017-0083

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes (NDORS) Courses.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 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)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are seeking to appoint a single service provider or lead provider of a consortium to deliver a fully managed service (including venues) of selected courses from the National Driver Offenders Retraining Scheme (NDORS). The successful service provider will receive details of individuals identified as suitable for attending the courses from COPFS and the successful service provider will be responsible for contacting the referred individual with an offer to attend a training course within the timescales set by COPFS. The successful service provider shall manage all aspects of the service including but not limited to course bookings, course delivery, administration, collection of relevant fees and provision of any relevant management information.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40

Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

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:

The contract will include the option to extend by a further 2 x 12 month periods at the sole discretion of COPFS.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes

Description of options:

The option to add additional NDORS courses, if required, by COPFS.

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

This contract is to be fully self funding from the fees charged to referred individuals. This requirement does not meet the criteria to be advertised under The Concessions Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and is being advertised as a public contract under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

For ESPD Q4A21 — the successful service provider must hold, at the time of contract award, a provisional or full license as required by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) who are the regulatory body for NDORS approved training courses. If, at the time of contract award, the service provider is unable to evidence that they hold a provisional or full license as required then their tender submission will be eliminated from the procurement exercise.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Financial criteria.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Tenderers must submit with their bid copies of their last two years annual accounts or equivalent. Tenderers must be able to demonstrate a Current Ratio of no less than 1. The ratio is calculated as follows: Assets/Equity (Total Balance Sheet/Total Equity). If bidders cannot demonstrate this ratio, to achieve a pass, they must confirm if they are willing to provide a parent company guarantee, or if not applicable, a performance bond. There must be no contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Insurance criteria.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Q4B5.1.a/b/c — It is requirement of this contract that tenderers hold, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract the types and levels of insurance detailed below:

— professional indemnity insurance — minimum amount: 1 000 000 GBP,

— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance — minimum amount: 5 000 000 GBP,

— public liability insurance — minimum amount: 1 000 000 GBP.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The successful service provider must hold, at the time of award of contract, a full or provisional license as required by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) who are the regulatory body for the provision of NDORS approved courses.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per the key performance indicators detailed in the specification.

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

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: 27/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Potentially in 2021 unless the option to extend by 2 x 12 month periods are used.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition of they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=560255

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(SC Ref:560255)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Crown Office, 25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000203000
Fax: +44 8445614069

Internet address: http://www.copfs.gov.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:

21/02/2019