Develop Training Materials for Department for Education

Develop Training Materials for Department for Education

Provision of services to develop training materials on fostering and adoption for social workers and deliver train the trainer sessions on these materials to training providers.

UK-Sheffield: Social work and related services

2013/S 094-160508

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Education
Fostering Team, 2 St Paul’s Place, 125 Norfolk Street
For the attention of: Vas Patel
S1 2FJ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: swtrainingtender.queries@education.gsi.gov.uk

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision of services to develop training materials on fostering and adoption for social workers and deliver train the trainer sessions on these materials to training providers.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social 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 Department for Education is seeking to procure the development of training materials on fostering and adoption for social workers. The successful bidder will also be expected to deliver a number of ‘train the trainer’ sessions aimed at those who provide training to social workers to promote the implementation of the training materials. The contract is intended to begin week commencing 2 September 2013 and complete by March 2014. The contract is to be delivered in England only with specific locations to be agreed between the Department and the successful bidder.
The successful bidder will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of learning and development, particularly around social worker training as well as knowledge of working with the children’s sector and children/families social workers and evidence of working with strategic partners. More details of the evaluation criteria can be found in Document 4 within the Tender Pack via the website link below.
The successful bidder would be required to:
— produce materials setting out the knowledge and core competences required of social workers working across fostering and adoption,
— design and produce a trainer’s pack for social worker trainer’s including slide presentations, trainer’s notes, scheme of work, lesson plans, reading materials and links to other relevant resources,
— deliver nine regional ‘train the trainer’ seminars from late 2013 to february 2014, and;
— manage and administer a Steering Group which will quality assure the products above.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
IV.3)Administrative information
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

5.7.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation criteria: The procurement is being managed electronically and further information including the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation criteria can be found at https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&lang=en&NoticeId=941748.

Tenders must be submitted via email to SWtrainingtender.BIDS@education.gsi.gov.uk in accordance with ITT instructions.

Bidder’s briefing: The DfE will be holding a briefing session in London on 23 May 2013 for organisations interested in tendering for this contract. If you would like to attend you must register your interest via:
SWtrainingtender.BIDDERSEVENT@education.gsi.gov.uk

Please include the name of your organisation and the words ‘briefing event’ in the title of your email and within the email and provide the name and contact details of the person wishing to attend. One place will be allocated for each prospective organisation on a first come first served basis.
The contract is intended to begin week commencing 2 September 2013 and complete by March 2014.
Contract value is approximately 90 000 GBP.

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:

14.5.2013