Drama Based Learning and Development Programme Framework

Drama Based Learning and Development Programme Framework

The aim of this framework is to provide access to high quality* providers to work with senior Academy staff on the design and delivery of creative, effective and engaging drama-based learning and development interventions on specific leadership programmes that inspire people to behave differently.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Education and training services

2014/S 073-126324

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
International House, Ledson Road
For the attention of: Simon Mahomed
M23 9GP Manchester
Telephone: +44 7827986185
E-mail: simon.mahomed@leadershipacademy.nhs.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

Drama Based Learning and Development Programme Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK – Leeds / London.
NUTS code UK,UKD31

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 250 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Leadership Academy commissions and delivers a broad range of leadership development programmes. Working with a range of providers the programmes are innovative and address the challenges and opportunities faced by the NHS and its leaders.
The aim of this framework is to provide access to high quality* providers to work with senior Academy staff on the design and delivery of creative, effective and engaging drama-based learning and development interventions on specific leadership programmes that inspire people to behave differently.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000 – LA16, 80570000 – FA04

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Provision of drama-based learning and development services to include one or more of the following:
— Individual and group-based development to improve participants’ impact, presentation, influence or personal confidence;
— Enhanced observation skills;
— Advanced awareness of interpersonal capabilities;
— Greater understanding of conflict handling and resolution;
— Better insight into situational group dynamics;
— Expanded perspective;
— More open approach to problem solving;
— Higher degree of creative input;
— Focus on individual and team development through a range of exercises, activities, improvisation.
Evidence of working in leadership development and/or relevant topic knowledge e.g. leadership development, talent management, national learning programmes (re: quality, impact and value for money /return on investment) as well as the listed acting/drama-based skills is advantageous.
The NHS Leadership Academy anticipates requiring work of varying duration from short term pieces to longer term longitudinal work so should be able manage capacity and any intervention supported by actors/facilitators/trainers would be an integration with the bigger leadership programme delivery.
Providers will need to be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the NHS Leadership Academy both during delivery of a piece of work and throughout the duration of the framework.
Providers must be able to respond to the timescales of the NHS Leadership Academy, including in bidding for new pieces and in completing work on time and in budget. Providers need to be organised to ensure this occurs and to build in contingencies for unforeseen occurrences. Providers must not under any circumstances sub-contract to another Provider for work commissioned to them.
A willingness to and experience of collaboration with other acting/drama-based organisations is important so experience of successful collaborative working is valuable.
Knowledge and implementation of the Data Protection Act 1998 is essential and providers will need to demonstrate what actions they take to comply.
Providers must demonstrate awareness of potential or actual ethical issues related to the topics/work that the NHS Leadership Academy might commission and take appropriate action including where applicable advising on options.
A Nominated Lead for all NHS Leadership Academy work, who will be contactable and available, is required.
A team of available and suitably experienced and skilled staff who can meet the requirements of the NHS Leadership Academy is essential.
A named account manager and single point of contact for all NHS Leadership Academy work is required.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 12 and 24
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2014. Completion 31.8.2016

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – 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) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) 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 eTendering help desk.

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

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.4.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2014 – 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

Duration in months: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 5.5.2014 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:8.4.2014