Early Years and Childcare Training Tender

UK-Norwich: training services

A multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of training for the early years and childcare workforce in Norfolk.

2012/S 29-046953

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Mrs Julie Ward
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1603223342
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.norfolk.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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

A multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of training for the early years and childcare workforce in Norfolk.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.
NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 72
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 7 500 000,00 GBP

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

Norfolk County Council wishes to let a multi provider framework for the provision of training for the early years and childcare workforce in Norfolk.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

No guarantee of business is given.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 7 500 000,00 GBP
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

Starting 16.6.2012. Completion 31.8.2016

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Early years training (0-5 years)

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

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: Playwork training

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

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: Early years foundation stage statutory requirements

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Inclusion training

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Special educational needs training

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Early years and childcare qualification training

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Training for childminders

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Training for committees

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Training for children centres

1)Short description

Further details as per the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

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:
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As detailed in the invitation to tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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: no

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 minimum number 50: and maximum number 100
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See the pre-qualification questionnaire. Subject to detail therein, 5 candidates per lot 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 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:

NCCT40039
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

9.3.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

26.3.2012
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 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

1) The duration of the framework will be 4 years,
2) The framework will be divided into 9 lots with up to 8 providers per lot. See further details in the PQQ,
3) Users will be able to run competitions under the framework,
4) A bidders day will be held in Norwich on the 2:30 pm on 22.2.2012.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Norfolk County Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No. 5) (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.2.2012