Disability Access Services Contract

Disability Access Services Contract

This service will include recruitment support, for job applicants (from interview stage), conducting timely and effective Access Assessments.

United Kingdom-London: Disability benefits

2020/S 145-358171

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tee.agbo@bbc.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

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://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Disability Access Services

Reference number: ROC/2020/17/TA

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75313000 Disability benefits

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC is seeking to award a contract from the provision of Disability Access Services (DAS) for colleagues based in the UK, on UK contracts, (including those on short term international assignments). This service will include recruitment support, for job applicants (from interview stage), conducting timely and effective Access Assessments, providing Access Reports, supporting funding applications and implementing reasonable adjustments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement is for a full end-to-end case management service, where the needs of each disabled and neurodivergent individual will be managed seamlessly from assessment through to ensuring the adjustments necessary in their workplace are identified and implemented.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract term is intended to commence in April 2021 and will initially be for three (3) years, following which the BBC may at its sole discretion extend the term on two (2) further occasions for a period of up to twelve (12) months on each occasion — (3 + 1+ 1).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps:

1) Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once):

1.1 Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

1.2 Click the link on the login page to register;

1.3 Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’;

1.4 Enter your correct business and user details;

1.5 Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;

1.6 You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password.

2) Express an interest in the tender:

2.1 Login to the portal with the username/password;

2.2 Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);

2.3 Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;

2.4 Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only;

2.5 You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.

3. Responding to the tender:

3.1 Click ‘My Response’ under PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);

3.2 You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;

3.3 Note the deadline for completion, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available);

3.4 You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 26/08/2020
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 30/10/2020

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Ltd) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders. However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract shall be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Business and Property Courts of England Wales – TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Business and Property Courts of England Wales – TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As stated in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/07/2020