Career Transition Tender

Career Transition Tender

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Career Transition and Financial Planning Related Services. The Contracting Authority is seeking a Supplier to provide a career transition and financial planning service to Police officers and staff who are nearing the age at which they can draw upon their occupational pension.UK-Portishead: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2012/S 184-302745

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Strategic Procurement Services, PO Box 37, Valley Road
For the attention of: Miss Tanya Evans
BS20 8QJ Portishead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1275816778
E-mail: tanya.evans@avonandsomerset.police.uk
Fax: +44 1275816063

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

Further information can be obtained from: For further information regarding this tender please access www.bluelight.gov.uk Contract Ref: CONTRACT-QTLE-8YBB4T

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: For further information regarding this tender please access www.bluelight.gov.uk Contract Ref: CONTRACT-QTLE-8YBB4T

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: For further information regarding this tender please access www.bluelight.gov.uk Contract Ref: CONTRACT-QTLE-8YBB4T

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Career Transition and Financial Planning Related Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the Avon and Somerset force area and potentially throughout the following Police Force areas: South Wales, Devon and Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset and Dyfed Powys.
NUTS code UKK

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 years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 180 000 and 1 080 000 GBP

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

The Contracting Authority is seeking a Supplier to provide a career transition and financial planning service to Police officers and staff who are nearing the age at which they can draw upon their occupational pension. The Service will typically be provided to officers and staff one to three years prior to drawing their occupational pension. Police officers usually retire between the ages of 49 to 55 with a number going on to further employment. The intention of the programme is to provide officers and staff with information and assistance to prepare them for retirement or an alternative career outside the police force.
It is anticipated that the Service will consist of workshops, one to one career planning sessions, assistance with finding alternative employment, assistance with making personal life choices such as becoming self employed, assistance with transition into retirement and financial planning guidance. One to one support and coaching may continue for a number of months after officers and staff have left the constabulary.
The Framework will be for a period of 3 years with an option for an additional 12 months extension at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 66000000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Whilst the Contracting Authority can not guarantee volumes for the Framework Agreement or subsequent call-off contract values, based on historical spend the estimated Framework Agreement value range is stated below. The lower range is based on a 4 year Framework Agreement with a call-off contract with Avon and Somerset Police Authority. The higher range is based on potential additional call-off contracts, of the same value, from the following Police Forces: South Wales, Devon and Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset and Dyfed Powys.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 180 000 and 1 080 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

N/A.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/A.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

N/A.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the PQQ.
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to PQQ.
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:

SPS0224
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.10.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.11.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 21.12.2012 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Avon and Somerset Police Authority authorised representatives.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
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:20.9.2012