Department for Communities Young Leaders Training and Ambassadors Programme

Department for Communities Young Leaders Training and Ambassadors Programme

The Department for Communities welcomes tender submissions from a suitably experienced organisation, or consortium to deliver the together building a united community young leaders training and ambassadors programme.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Education and training services

2019/S 248-616184

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Communities
Postal address: Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BT2 7EG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ssdadmin.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DfC — Young Leaders Training and Ambassadors Programme

Reference number: ID 2588922

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Communities welcomes tender submissions from a suitably experienced organisation, or consortium to deliver the together building a united community young leaders training and ambassadors programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80520000
80521000
80522000
80530000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for Communities welcomes tender submissions from a suitably experienced organisation, or consortium to deliver the together building a united community young leaders training and ambassadors programme.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 12

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that the estimated value inserted above is for the full 3-year term if optional extensions are taken up. Year 1 budget is a maximum of 200 000 GBP.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 31/01/2020
Local time: 15:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The successful contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — contract management — procedures and principles). Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. A central register of such Notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a notice of unsatisfactory performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. It may also result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued regarding alleged breaches of the PCR 2015
Town: N/a
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/12/2019