Bikeability Cumbria

Bikeability Cumbria

On average we train around 3 500 young people to Bikeability Levels 1 & 2 each year. We supplement these numbers with a parallel volunteer instructor scheme which results in a high level of provision for Year Groups 5, 6 and 7.

UK-Carlisle: safety education services

2012/S 61-099371

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cumbria County Council
Strategic and Commercial Procurement, Barras Lane, Dalston
For the attention of: Mr Leslie Hopcroft
CA5 7NY Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228227757
E-mail: leslie.hopcroft@cumbria.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cumbria.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Bikeability Cumbria.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cumbria.
NUTS code UKD

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cumbria County Council has bid successfully for Bikeability (or National Standards) funding since it first became available 5 years ago.
On average we train around 3 500 young people to Bikeability Levels 1 & 2 each year. We supplement these numbers with a parallel volunteer instructor scheme which results in a high level of provision for Year Groups 5, 6 and 7.
Cumbria has just been given notice that it will receive further funding to train at least 3 500 young people to Levels 1 & 2 in financial year 2012-13, plus another amount of funding to train around 200 young people to Level 3.
DfT have told Cumbria that if the next financial year`s training is successful, Cumbria County Council will progress to the next year`s award of a 3 year funding scheme (similarly, the second and third years).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80330000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Cumbria County Council has bid successfully for Bikeability (or National Standards) funding since it first became available five years ago.
On average we train around 3 500 young people to Bikeability Levels 1 & 2 each year. We supplement these numbers with a parallel volunteer instructor scheme which results in a high level of provision for Year Groups 5, 6 and 7.
Cumbria has just been given notice that it will receive further funding to train at least 3 500 young people to Levels 1 & 2 in financial year 2012-13, plus another amount of funding to train around 200 young people to Level 3.
Cumbria County Council does not supplement the 40 GBP per head for training for Levels 1 & 2 which central government awards; however, County will be supplementing the per head figure for Level 3.
Every school in the county is offered training provision regardless of status. County designates the the Bikeability schools and numbers of trainees expected to the contracted training provider, and the latter are expected to arrange and deliver training within a specified time period.
The contracted training provider must also provide regular reports on training delivery.
DfT have told Cumbria that if the next financial year`s training is successful, Cumbria County Council will progress to the next year`s award of a 3 year funding scheme (similarly, the second and third years).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 and 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract has the option to extend up to a futher 24 months (2×12 months) which is subject to:
“DfT have told Cumbria that if the next financial year`s training is successful, Cumbria County Council will progress to the next year`s award of a 3 year funding scheme (similarly, the second and third years)”.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits,guarantees,bonds or other forms of appropriate security,Further details will be provided in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per details in the Contract Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint or several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the ITT.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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:

NWCE 8RHJWU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.5.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.3.2012
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: The Submission will be submitted through the County Council E-Tendering system “TheChest” and will be opened electronically after the deadline for submission has passesd by: Legal and Democratic Services The Courts Carlisle CA3 8NA.

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

Suppliers wishing to express an interest and obtain access to the tender documents should go to www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk and click on current opportunities from the navigation area on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter the contract Reference (NWCE 8RHJWU) in the box labelled” contains” then click search.

Click on the Blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity.
To express an interest you will need to login. if you are not already registered on the www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on Register “FREE link in the navigation area on the left of the screen. Registration is free of charge and your username and password will be emailed to you.

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector.
Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Cumbria County Council
The Courts Lonsdale Building English Street
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: alan.ratcliffe@cumbria.gov.uk

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:23.3.2012