Construction Health and Safety Training Transport for London
Training assessments shall need to meet the requirements of the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). It should be noted that there may be a requirement for the addition of other health and safety courses as the contract progresses.
UK-London: education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Transport for London – Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
SE1 8NJ London
General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement
Electronic access to information: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement
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
Body governed by public law
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI
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)
There is a legal requirement for TfL to provide health and safety training to their employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974). To this effect the Construction and tunnel safety team arrange construction related health and safety training courses for surface transport directorate to ensure staff understand their responsibilities under the construction design and management (CDM) Regulations and other related legislation. This training forms an essential component in ensuring that staff who undertake construction related health and safety duties within their role are competent. TfL requires a service provider to provide five core training requirements, namely; general CDM overview course, courses on specific roles under CDM (client, designer), CDM refresher course, site safety and inspection and asbestos awareness. There is a requirement for a training assessment within the course together with a process for staff to be reassessed if they fail to pass first time around. The service provider is also required to issue certificates to successful delegates. Training assessments shall need to meet the requirements of the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). It should be noted that there may be a requirement for the addition of other health and safety courses as the contract progresses. TfL is seeking to implement a 5 year contract for an initial 3 years and renewable thereafter.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 71317200, 71317210
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to a further two years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (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:
Details will be provided in the invitation to tender documentation. A Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details will be provided in the invitation to tender documentation. Payment will be in pounds sterling and will normally be made by means of an electronic funds transfer.
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 shall require that any contract (s) awarded will be entered into by a single entity on behalf of the successful candidate (s).
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: To express an interest in this tender, the company needs to be registered on the TfL etendering portal. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement.
It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with a registration.
To be considered for this opportunity, the company must first complete the PQQ (eligibility criteria) condition of participation.
A supplier guidance document is attached within the “opportunity documents” section, this will give instructions to facilitate the submission.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, contact the etendering help desk or send a message to the contracting authority via the clarifications area on the etendering portal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties should note that they may be additionally required to supply copies of at least three years of their audited accounts. Services of an independent third party financial assessment agency may also be used.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Interested parties will be required to undergo assessment via a pre-qualification questionnaire and ITT if invited at a later stage.
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
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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
14.9.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
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
The procurement process is being conducted on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). TfL is a complex organisation operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The services supplies or works may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and/or the GLA or any other authority that is subject to the requirements of either EU directive 2004/17/EC or 2004/18/EC. It is anticipated that a contract(s) will be awarded by TfL, but any part of TfL and/or any of its subsidiaries may award Contract(s) as appropriate.
The Awarding Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice and the Awarding Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. TfL and/or any subsidiary of TfL or the GLA may interview any or all companies who express an interest for tendering for this work. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. TfL strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy. Details about the policy can be found on www.london.gov.uk/rp
. Further details as to the application of the Greater London Authority Group.
Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents.
Data transparency: the UK government has announced its commitment to greater data transparency.
Accordingly TfL reserves the right to publishing its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing, TfL may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the time that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section 1.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.7.2012