Enabling Contract for English Language Training for International Students

Enabling Contract for English Language Training for International Students

The Ministry of Defence has a requirement for up to 4 x 4 year enabling contracts for the provision of English Language Training for International Students.

UK-High Wycombe: vocational training services

2012/S 190-312500

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Commands and Centre, DE&S
RAF High Wycombe, 3 Site, Nimrod Building, Walters Ash
Contact point(s): Vanessa Sephton
HP14 4UE High Wycombe
Telephone: +44 1949494387
E-mail: vanessa.sephton192@mod.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

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

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:

Enabling Contract for English Language Training for International Students.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Personnel placement and supply services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

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

Framework agreement with several operators
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 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

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

Vocational training services. The Ministry of Defence has a requirement for up to 4 x 4 year enabling contracts for the provision of English Language Training for International Students. The Educational Institution(s) chosen will be expected to improve the general English Language skills of international military students with an emphasis on language employed in a basic military aviation technical context. Training is mainly to be conducted on the premises of the Educational Institution but may on occasion be delivered within UK military bases. All delivery whether on-site or at an Educational establishment must be within a 90 mile radius of RAF College Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The core task is the delivery of English Language Training to students who will normally be students from the Ministries of Defence of non UK Governments but this does not preclude the UK Ministry of Defence using this training for other students who are sponsored by them. The specific training is required to prepare students for further military study with the UK Ministry of Defence in Aviation and Technical English in preparation for further training courses. The Educational Institution delivering the training must have the ability to teach from a general input standard of International English Language Training Standard 3.5 to 6.5 or equivalent or at lower standards agreed. The purpose is to improve English Language performance to the standard set by the Ministry of Defence and will be in accordance with the IELT standards previously referenced. This will involve testing students on arrival and on completion and to conduct review boards of progress throughout the courses. English Language Training is to focus around speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary development, English grammar in use and aspects of British culture. Further aspects of training required are maths, science, UK military aviation, mechanical and medical language terminologies. The chosen Institution is to accommodate students on a Homestay basis either within the local community or on their premises. All placements will include agreed timescales for the programme and levels of English Language to be achieved. Placements will range from a minimum of one week to a maximum of 92 weeks, though this can be extended by mutual agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from the economic operator’s bankers or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) where appropriate, a statement, covering the three previous financial years of the economic operator, of:(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and (ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.
Documents mentioned in section III.2.2 will be requested at the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) Stage.

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) in the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator’s technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator’s skills, efficiency, experience and reliability
(b) a list of works carried out over the past five years together with (unless the contracting authority specifies that the following certificate should be submitted direct to the contracting authority by the person certifying) certificates of satisfactory completion for the most important of those works indicating in each case: (i)the value of the consideration received; (ii)when and where the work or works were carried out; and (iii)specifying whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed
(c) a statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past five years, or during a shorter period if necessary, and: (i) the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; (ii) the consideration received; (iii) the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the service were provided; (iv) any certificate issued or countersigned by that person confirming the details of the contract for those goods sold or services provided; and (v) where – (a)that person was not a contracting authority, and (b)the certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (c)(iv) is not available, any declaration by the economic operator attesting the details of the goods sold or services provided
(d) a statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to: (i) carry out the work under the contract, or (ii) 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 economic operator
(f) a check carried out by the contracting authority or on its behalf by a competent official body of the member State in which the economic operator is established: (i) on the technical capacity of the economic operator; and (ii) if relevant, on the economic operator’s study and research facilities and quality control measures
(h) the environmental management measures, that the economic operator is able to apply when performing the contract, but only where it is necessary for the performance of that contract
(i) a statement of the services provider’s or contractor’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous three years
(j) a description of the tools, material, technical equipment, staff numbers, know-how and sources of supply (with an indication of their geographical location when it is outside the territory of the EU) available to the economic operator to perform the contract, cope with any additional needs required by the contracting authority as a result of a crisis or carry out the maintenance, modernisation or adaptation of the goods covered by the contract
Documents mentioned in section III.2.2 will be requested at the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) Stage.

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

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

Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been 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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.11.2012 – 10:00
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


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:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk.

A Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be used in order to select the Tender panel. GO Reference: GO-2012928-DCB-4280373.

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: