Education Quality Assurance Contract

Education Quality Assurance Contract

The object of this contract is to provide quality assurance services in respect of the GOsC’S education function.

United Kingdom-London: System quality assurance assessment and review services

2014/S 194-343096

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road
For the attention of: Chief Executive
SE1 3LU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073576655
E-mail: tenders@osteopathy.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA31710

Electronic access to information: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about/the-organisation/recruitment/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about/the-organisation/recruitment/

Further information can be obtained from: General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road
SE1 3LU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073576655
E-mail: tenders@osteopathy.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about/the-organisation/recruitment/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road
SE1 3LU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073576655
E-mail: tenders@osteopathy.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about/the-organisation/recruitment/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road
For the attention of: Head of Finance (tenders)
SE1 3LU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073576655
E-mail: tenders@osteopathy.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about/the-organisation/recruitment/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: healthcare regulator

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:

Education Quality Assurance Contract.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.

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 General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom.
As part of this role it is responsible for approving courses of higher education in osteopathy.
The object of this contract is to provide quality assurance services in respect of the GOsC’S education function.
The education function forms part of the GOsC’s wider regulatory role which also includes:
Keeping the Register of all those permitted to practise osteopathy in the UK;
Setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct;
Dealing with concerns or complaints about osteopaths.

Information for tenderers and further information about the GOsC can be found at www.osteopathy.org.uk

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site athttp://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=140613

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72225000, 80300000

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

The value of the contract will vary from year-to-year depending on the volume of activity required but will not usually exceed a maximum of 120 000 GBP in any 1 year. The value of the contract in any 1 year is not a guarantee of a similar amount in any subsequent year.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract will be for a period of three calendar years (subject to performance) with an option to extend for up to 2 years (total maximum contract period of 5 years).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 2

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.6.2015. Completion 1.6.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Not Applicable.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments against correctly submitted and authorised invoices on GOsC standard payment terms.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortiums must form a legal entity prior to entering into a contract. All members must be jointly and severally liable.

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: (1) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(2) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
Further conditions of participation in this process are included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Any contract/s formed as a result of this process shall be on the terms and conditions as outlined in the Invitation to Tender (ITT)document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
The GOsC reserves the right to request a reference from the candidate’s bank. For full conditions of participation refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(4) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(5) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
(6) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(7) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
Other conditions apply and are 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

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: yes

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 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria is specified in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire Document (PQQ).
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:

GOsC001
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: 3.11.2014

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.11.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.12.2014

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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Approximately every 3 to 5 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:140613)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Chair of Council
Osteopathy House 176 Tower Bridge Road
SE1 3LU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: execassist@osteopathy.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2073576655

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:

6.10.2014