Delivering the Leadership Academy Programme

Delivering the Leadership Academy Programme

An integrated programme provided by one or more suppliers which will meet the leadership development needs of senior councillors enabling them to address their changing leadership role within the community and the challenges of the wider local government agenda.

UK-London: education and training services

2012/S 211-347722

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Eddie Torto
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 70727428
E-mail: tenders@local.gov.uk
Fax: +44 71873402

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.local.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.local.gov.uk/contracts-and-tenders

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
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:

Delivering the Leadership Academy 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 a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Improvement and Development Agency has completed a review of the Leadership Academy programme and wishes to commission an integrated programme provided by one or more suppliers which will meet the leadership development needs of senior councillors enabling them to address their changing leadership role within the community and the challenges of the wider local government agenda.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80520000, 80532000, 79600000, 75100000, 79340000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

The Provider(s) will be engaged for two years initially. This may be extended for a further year at the discretion of the IDeA.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Delivering the Leadership Academy Programme

1)Short description

Delivery of Module 1 to each of the cohorts for the period 1.4.2013 to 31.3.2015.
Module 1: Leading through Relationships: To give participants an understanding of leadership models; the importance of developing, maintaining and using relationships (both internal and external) to provide effective leadership at the political, organisational and wider community levels; factors that affect decision-making.
Participants will:
— understand their MBTI type and what it says about their own leadership style, how they prefer to relate to others and how they approach decision-making,
— appreciate their own approach to leadership, their sources of power and how they can influence others,
— have an understanding of models of decision-making including Game Theory and how it relates to working with others,
— appreciate the issues of: leading in a political environment; leadership within their political groups and the importance of the councillor/officer relationship,
— have had an opportunity to share experiences and to have discussed how to apply this learning to their leadership challenges.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80520000, 80532000, 79600000, 75100000, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Delivering the Leadership Academy Programme

1)Short description

Delivery of Module 2 to each of the cohorts for the period 1.4.2013 to 31.3.2015.
Module 2: Leading Innovation and Change: To give participants greater ability to shape powerful and persuasive political visions of the future and how to lead and manage complex change to improve effectiveness and efficiency and to achieve better outcomes for the community.
Participants will:
— understand the importance of and how to create and share a vision for the future,
— have a better understanding of their own response to change (based on their MBTI type) and of how to improve their personal resilience,
— understand the public sector reform agenda and have explored a range of innovative practices as a response to the challenges facing local government,
— understand the change process and how decision-making processes can impact on its success or failure,
— have a better understanding of how to manage and allocate their resources, particularly financial management and budget control,
— have had an opportunity to share experiences and to have discussed how to apply this learning to their leadership challenges.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80520000, 80532000, 79600000, 75100000, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Delivering the Leadership Academy Programme

1)Short description

Delivery of Module 3 to each of the cohorts for the period 1.4.2013 to 31.3.2015.
Module 3: Leading Communities and Places: To give participants a greater ability to communicate with, and provide leadership to their communities and within partnerships to achieve growth and prosperity.
Participants will:
— understand their personal communication preferences (based on their MBTI Type) and how this can impact on their wider communities,
— have a better understanding of different approaches to community involvement and how to involve their communities in decision-making,
— have a better appreciation of how to use social media to communicate with their communities,
— understand the current community engagement / involvement agenda and how to use their networks and create partnerships to address community concerns,
— understand their role in “Leadership of Place” and appreciate the role of planning in achieving their community vision,
— have had an opportunity to share experiences and to have discussed how to apply this learning to their leadership challenges.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80520000, 80532000, 79600000, 75100000, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

As per the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and/or contract documents. We reserve the right to stipulate the provision of Performance Bonds or Parent Company Guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and/or Contract documents. The contract will be governed by English Law.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: There will be ongoing monitoring of performance with review points, within the broader quality management, assurance and governance arrangements of the programme.
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: Pre-Qualification will require submission of:
1. Evidence of enrolment on Register of Companies in the UK and Ireland;
2. Evidence of the appropriate and required level of insurance cover;
3. Evidence of suitable resources for a contract of this size and nature;
4. Health and Safety policy and information on compliance with employment legislation;
5. Significant prior experience of running leadership and development programmes for senior personnel and od working within a political context.
Applicants will be required to complete and return the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire no later than the deadline.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be selected on the grounds of economic and financial capacity as established by a proven record of financial stability underpinned by appropriate references from the tenderers bankers.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have the technical capacity to provide the services required at PQQ stage and in greater detail at the subsequent Invitation to Tender 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: yes

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: 15
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Potential providers who pre-qualify, by meeting or exceeding the minimum standards and threshold set out in the PQQ, will be invited to tender.
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 below

1. Experience of working collaboratively with other providers and the client. Weighting 10

2. Use of relevant models and concepts. Weighting 20

3. Learning and teaching methods to be used. Weighting 20

4. Involvement of experienced practitioners. Weighting 10

5. Quality of staff to deliver the assignment. Weighting 10

6. Clarity of team roles. Weighting 5

7. Price: proposed fees and expenses. Weighting 25

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:

IDeA/Leadership Academy/2012-13
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

23.11.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.12.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Any EU official language
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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:29.10.2012