BEST Training: Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry

BEST Training: Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry

Delivery Partners will: – design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)

Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Huw Price

+44 2920879648

www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0258

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

BEST Training: Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

24

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Wales

UK

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

 

The Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme (the BEST Programme) is a collaborative programme led by the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University (CU-WSA) in partnership with Asset Skills, CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.

Delivery Partners are required to develop and deliver new training programmes to meet an identified need. In summary, Delivery Partners will:

– design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme

– develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required

– produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

– deliver the course to a specified number of eligible built environment professionals across Wales.

The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. As with all ESF-funded programmes, the BEST programme cannot be totally funded with ESF money. The BEST Programme attracts 50% of its funding from the European money and the additional 50% is contributed by Programme partners. This is known as match funding. Match funding refers to the amount of non-European funding required to make up the full cost of the programme.

Delivery Partners will need to evidence a contribution of 50% match funding towards the costs of developing and delivering the training course.

For further details please see the specification. Documents can be obtained from the following location

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Registration is free.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

Yes

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II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

This tender is split into four Lots. Potential suppliers are able to bid for any one or combination of the Lots:

Lot 1 – Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design

Lot 2 – Integrated Catchment Management

Lot 3 – Green Roofs Concept and Design

Lot 4 – Designing Rainwater Harvesting systems

Delivery Partners will be required to develop and deliver new training programmes to meet an identified need. In summary, Delivery Partners will:

– design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme

– develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required

– produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

– deliver the course to a specified number of eligible 6built environment professionals across Wales.

For further details please see the specification. Documents can be obtained from the following location

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Registration is free.

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

II.3)

Duration of the contract or limit for completion

 01-06-2014 18-09-2015

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

 

Please see specification.

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

 

Please see specification.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

 

Joint and Several Liability.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

 

Match Funding

The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. As with all ESF-funded programmes, the BEST programme cannot be totally funded with ESF money. The BEST Programme attracts 50% of its funding from the European money and the additional 50% is contributed by Programme partners. This is known as match funding. Match funding refers to the amount of non-European funding required to make up the full cost of the programme.

Delivery Partners will need to evidence a contribution of 50% match funding towards the costs of developing and delivering the training course. (Please see the specification for further details).

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


 

(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.

(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

Please see the specification.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


Please see the specification.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity


Please see the specification.

III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure

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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No
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IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SPEC393/GHP

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

 15-04-2014

 

IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22-04-2014  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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IV.3.7)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders

Cardiff University Assistant Directors of Finance

 22-04-2014  14:00
Cardiff University

Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

Yes

 

The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government.

VI.3)

Additional Information

 

(WA Ref:7266)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

Cardiff University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to clarify or query the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

07-03-2014

ANNEX A

Additional Addresses and Contact Points

I)

Address and contact points from which further information can be obtained


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Huw Price

+44 2920879648
www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

II)

Address and contact points from which specifications and additional documentation may be obtained


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Huw Price

+44 2920879648
www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

III)

Address and contact points to which Tenders/Requests to Participate must be sent


Cardiff University

Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UK

Huw Price

+44 2920879648
www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

1     Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design

1)

Short Description

 

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4 accredited training programme in Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)

Quantity or scope

 

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:

-design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme

-develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units

-produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

-deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

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Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

2     Integrated Catchment Management

1)

Short Description

 

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 3/4 training programme in Integrated Catchment Management, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.

The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)

Quantity or scope

 

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:

-design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme

-develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units

-produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

-deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

3     Green Roofs Concept and Design

1)

Short Description

 

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4/5 training programme in Green Roofs: Concepts and Design, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.

The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)

Quantity or scope

 

The successful Delivery Partner (s) will:

-design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme

-develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units

-produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

-deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

4     Designing Rainwater Harvesting systems

1)

Short Description

 

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4/5 training programme in Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.

The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)

Quantity or scope

 

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:

-design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme

-develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units

-produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes

-deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots