Future Support for T Levels Providers  – Department for Education

Future Support for T Levels Providers  – Department for Education

The Department for Education is exploring commercial options to appoint a national delivery partner(s) to design and deliver a package of support for T Level providers.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2020/S 131-322284

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jack.millward@education.gov.uk
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://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Future Support for T Levels Providers — Provider Readiness and Industry Placements

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education (DfE) is exploring commercial options to appoint a national delivery partner(s) to design and deliver a package of support for T Level providers to enable them to deliver high quality T Levels and industry placements. The two areas of support will help providers to:

• be ready to deliver high quality T Levels;

• ensure industry placements delivered are high quality and consistent; and

Start and end dates of the contract:

This will initially be a 2-year contract beginning in 30 November 2020 and ending in 31 October 2022. There will be a contract review point after the first 2 years and the potential for an extension of a further 2 years on a 1 + 1 basis.

Please note the Prior Information Notice (PIN) published on 11 June referenced a third lot: Support for the T Level Transition Programme. This lot will not be included in this procurement exercise. A separate procurement will be launched for this lot in due course.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 675 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

T-Level Provider Readiness

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

T-Level Provider Readiness:

2 years of support for 2022, 2023 and 2024 T Level providers to help them prepare to deliver high quality T Levels (support starts 2 years prior to T Level delivery) including:

• development of a self-assessment tool to enable providers to track their progress;

• conducting termly face to face conversations over the 2-year development period with providers to discuss and feedback on the self-assessment;

• development of guidance materials;

• targeted and more intensive support for some T Level providers who need additional support.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Can be extended for 2 years on a 1 + 1 basis at DfE discretion- please note budget given is for the full 4 years.

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

Budget for the initial contract period: GBP 733 000

Budget inclusive of any options at DfE discretion: GBP 1 673 000

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Industry Placements

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Industry placements – support to 2020, 2021 and 2022 providers to deliver high-quality industry placements (support is in-year throughout first 2 years of T Level delivery) including:

• providing a tiered- level of support according to need at different stages of the placement, with a particular emphasis on good preparation;

• a proactive rather than reactive offer as our expectation is that all eligible providers will engage;

• working with the provider to help secure employer and student feedback to help tailor the support;

• structured engagement including visits to industry placements where appropriate to ensure the right processes and systems are in place;

• targeted advice to providers on key issues, including advice on developing objectives and structuring placements and identifying and addressing gaps in existing guidance;

• gathering good practice and lessons learned documents from providers;

• design of a self-referral model of support for 2022 providers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Can be extended for 2 years on a 1+1 basis at DfE discretion- please note budget given is for the full 4 years.

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

Budget for the initial contract period: GBP 529 000

Budget inclusive of any options at DfE discretion: GBP 1 002 000.

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

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

Open procedure
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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 114-277971

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/08/2020
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/08/2020
Local time: 00:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Official name: Department for Education
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/07/2020