Advanced Manufacturing Training Services Framework

Advanced Manufacturing Training Services Framework

Advanced Manufacturing Training Services Framework Agreement for the Sharing in Growth Programme.

United Kingdom-Derby: Industrial training services

2013/S 165-287388

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Sharing in Growth UK Limited
c/o Roll-Royce plc, Moor Lane
For the attention of: Michelle Van Toop
DE24 8BJ Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7977494474
E-mail: michelle@mvtprocurement.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: a company that is supported by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund
I.3)Main activity

Other: Sharing in Growth UK Limited is a company that is financed mainly by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Advanced Manufacturing Training Services Framework Agreement for the Sharing in Growth Programme
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 51
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: For justification please see section VI.3 of the notice 🙂
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

A single-supplier framework agreement for the specialist advanced manufacturing training services required to help beneficiary companies improve their manufacturing processes (method of manufacture), the aim being to improve their cost competitiveness. The scope of this service is to include:
The provision of training and support services covering a range of manufacturing processes (primarily machining but including and not limited to welding/ joining, forging, casting, coating, heat treatment, non-destructive testing (NDE), fabrication, rolling, tube/ pipe manufacture, special processes) that will support transformational supplier development activities within the aerospace sharing in growth programmes. The scope of this service is to include:
– The development and application of a diagnostic tool to identify improvement opportunities in manufacturing processes, with the key deliverables being capability and cost reduction.
– With the supplier development team, development of an action plan with the supplier to close any gaps identified by the diagnostic activity
– Provision of all training material for on-site coaching and support
– Provision of any formal training courses identified through the diagnostic process
– Coaching and informal training of approximately 2 days per month in year 1 and 1 day per month in year 2
– Provision of all labour to carry out the diagnostic, formal training and coaching over a period of up to 2 years
– The provider will be expected to work with the Sharing in Growth supplier development teams who will also be working with the supplier
– Planning assumptions are to be based on an average supplier, but there must be flexibility to be able to adapt to specific local conditions.
– They will be an expectation for the provision of up to 5 free of charge days to be used to work with Sharing in Growth teams to agree and refine the material provided.
– There will be a need to consider a wide range of manufacturing processes depending on the specialism of the beneficiary supplier. The provider will act as the “Integrator” and will be responsible for sub-contracting any provision that they cannot supply directly and for managing those sub-contractors.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80531100, 80530000, 80531000, 80531200, 80532000, 71323000, 71300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Up to £3.2m . The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 13.10.2013. Completion 31.12.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Financial capacity: The tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover of £8m per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service. If tendering as a Prime Contractor where third parties will be used to provide some services then the turnover of these third parties will be taken into account where relevant.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The tenderer will need to provide evidence that they have sufficient direct employees or associates who have the required level of experience required and three similar contracts have been delivered by the tenderer in the last 2 years that are comparable to the scope of this contract. The tenderer will need to provide evidence that they have an appropriate quality management system e.g. ISO9001 or equivalent, or evidence of another appropriate and well-managed system.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

210/MVT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.9.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.9.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

This is a Voluntary advertisement as the services to which the procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services. Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.
Our intention is to create a single-supplier framework agreement for the specialist supplier support and training services required to support the Sharing In Growth programmes which are supported by the Regional Growth Fund . The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by SiG, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF). Bidders are referred to schedule 1 of the framework agreement which sets out particular conditions on ordering, invoicing and payment
This is a Part B Service and the service required is Education. CPV codes used in this notice relation to Engineering Services are only being used to ensure that all possible suppliers are notified.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.8.2013