Learning and Development Framework for NHS Blood and Transplant

Learning and Development Framework for NHS Blood and Transplant

NHSBT is looking to establish a framework of contractors for the Learning and Development function specified by individual ‘lots’ which will service and fulfil the training needs of NHSBT and organisations within the Arms Length Body family.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Education and training services

2014/S 045-075653

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park, Filton
For the attention of: Margaret Kent
BS34 7QH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: margaret.kent@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk\

Address of the buyer profile: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.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

Health
Other: Special Health Authority
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:

NHSBT0633/S/SP Learning and Development Framework.
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: NHSBT locations throughout England and North Wales. The contract may also be used by other Blood Services including Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, NHS and ALBs – as per link following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies

NUTS code UK

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

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

NHSBT is looking to establish a framework of contractors for the Learning and Development function specified by individual ‘lots’ which will service and fulfil the training needs of NHSBT and organisations within the Arms Length Body family.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80560000, 80511000, 80532000, 80522000, 80530000, 80533000, 80521000, 80550000, 80531000, 80570000

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:

Lot 1 – Personal Skills Training.
Lot 2 – ICT Training.
Lot 3 – Associates to support Organisational Development.
Lot 4 – Leadership and Management Training Programmes (non accredited pathway).
Lot 5 – Diversity and Staff Engagement Development and Training.
Lot 6 – Developing In-house Programmes through to Accreditation with External Bodies.
Lot 7 – First Aid Training.
Lot 8 – Vaccination Training.
Lot 9 – Basic Life Support and Automatic External De-fibrillation Training.
Lot 10 – Media Training.
Lot 11 – Driver Training and Driver CPC Training.
Lot 12 – Manual Handling Training.
Lot 13 – Conflict Resolution Training.
Lot 14 – High Fidelity Mannequin Based Simulation Environment Training specific to Organ Donation transplantation (ODT) – clinicians and nurses.
Lot 15 – Liquid Nitrogen Awareness Training.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2014. Completion 31.10.2016

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Personal Skills Training

1)Short description

Assist NHSBT with providing both the core courses and personal skills programmes to meet the training needs of its staff according to corporate need.
Develop, design, deliver and evaluate bespoke courses and programmes which may be directorate or corporate led and other ad hoc requirements/training initiatives.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80511000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: ICT Training

1)Short description

NHSBT delivers a range of ICT courses to meet the training needs of its staff when using ICT hardware and/or software, in accordance with corporate requirements.
Tenderers will be required to support internal trainers through the delivery of necessary programmes and support with development of new courses and internal support structures, Face to Face delivery and or providing resources to enable self direct learning through an external website within the IT parameters of NHSBT or via electronic workbooks.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80533200, 80533100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Associates to support Organisational Development

1)Short description

NHSBT require a small team of Associate Contractors to provide additional support on an ad-hoc or discrete project basis in Executive Development to be delivered in partnership, to include but not exclusively:
Senior Manager, Executive and Board Team Development;
Executive and Senior Leadership Development.
The Associates will assist and support the Associate Director of HR OWD in OD activities to include:
Executive Coaching;
Leadership Development;
Action Learning Set Facilitation;
360 degree feedback;
Assessment and Development Centre design support including simulations, assessment processes and feedback for high potential, targeted development programmes;
Talent management schemes;
Change management;
OD consultation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80511000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Leadership and Management Training Programmes (Non accredited pathway)

1)Short description

Assist NHSBT with the task of providing a range of leadership and management programmes (in part or in full) to meet the skills needs of its workforce from first line managers, middle and senior managers e.g. AIM, Hubbub and SLDP.
To develop, design, deliver and evaluate bespoke course/programmes which may be directorate or corporate led and other ad hoc requirements/training initiatives.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80511000, 80532000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Diversity and Staff Engagement Development and Training

1)Short description

NHSBT wishes to appoint a framework of suitably qualified and experienced Suppliers skilled in the design, delivery/facilitation and evaluation of diversity and engagement initiatives. Suppliers will support NHSBT on a variety of organisation development activities within this specialist subject area using a variety of models, such as Mentoring, Executive Coaching, Action Learning Set facilitation, supporting the development of staff networks and the development of culturally competent specific interventions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Developing In – House Programmes through to accreditation with External Bodies

1)Short description

NHSBT delivers a range of in-house programmes and externally accredited programmes, and would like the ability to accredit internally developed / delivered programmes with awarding organisations, professional bodies, Further Education colleges, Business Schools and /or Higher Education Institutions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80510000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: First Aid Training

1)Short description

NHSBT need to ensure that a proportion of staff are trained in either Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work and in addition provide regular update/refresher courses. Suppliers will be required to provide a full course administration service and delivery of the programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80560000, 80562000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Vaccination Training

1)Short description

NHSBT wishes to appoint a framework of suitably qualified and experienced Suppliers to provide annual update training in Seasonal flu and Hepatitis B vaccination delivery as required by the organisation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80560000, 80561000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Basic Life Support and Automatic External De – fibrillation Training

1)Short description

NHSBT in – house trainers, comprising nurses and non clinical training facilitators provide update training for Basic Life Support and Automatic External Defibrillation to and for NHSBT nurses as required by the organisation. NHSBT require the delivery of update training courses for trainers which are to be provided on an annual basis.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80560000, 80561000, 80511000, 80510000, 80531200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Media Training

1)Short description

NHSBT wish to establish a framework of Suppliers who will provide a range of media training courses to train designated NHSBT staff, in the delivery of media interviews on television, radio and with print/internet journalists and in addition deliver effective and concise written communication.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80510000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Driver Training and Driver CPC Training

1)Short description

To provide occupational and vocational driver training courses for NHSBT staff – Emergency Response Driver Training – Initial Training,Occupational (Defensive) Driver Training – Intial Training, Emergency Response or Occupational Driver Training – Refresher Courses, Post Road Traffic Accident Training, Vocational Driver Training – Licence Acquisition, New Vehicle Familiarisation / Induction Training and Driver Assessor Training.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80531100, 80511000, 80510000, 80530000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Manual Handling Training

1)Short description

To support and deliver Manual Handling Training using NHSBT training packages. The training courses will include:
Manual Handling Risk Assessor and Refresher Training.
Manual Handling Risk Assessor Train the Trainer.
Safer People Handling for Blood Supply – Train the Trainer.
Train the Trainer in Moving and Handling for Organ Donation and Transplantation.
In addition develop, design, deliver and evaluate bespoke manual handling – health and safety programmes as required by NHSBT.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.2.2015. Completion 31.10.2014
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Conflict Resolution Training

1)Short description

To support and deliver a range of effective conflict resolution training programmes, to the NHS Protect Syllabus which meets the standards set in the UK Core Skills Training Framework Section 4. The programmes to include:
Conflict Resolution Training / Refresher.
Conflict Resolution Train the Trainer.
To develop, design, deliver and evaluate bespoke programmes relating to conflict resolution as requirede by NHSBT.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80510000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 14 Lot title: High Fidelity Mannequin Based Simulation Environment Training specific to Organ Donation transplantation (ODT) – Clinicians and Nurses

1)Short description

To provide high fidelity mannequin based simulation courses, which should also include refresher and train the trainer elements, which will be developed specifically to NHSBT programme specification, covering the pathway from donor identification and approach to family consent through to organ retrieval and subsequent transplantation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80560000, 80561000, 80511000, 80510000, 80530000, 80570000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Liquid Nitrogen Awareness Training

1)Short description

NHSBT requires all persons who handle liquid nitrogen to attend a cryogenic gas safety awareness course as a mandatory training requirement.
Suppliers will be expected to develop relevant courses including refresher courses and to liaise with NHSBT Health and Safety advisors in the development and delivery of these training packages.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80560000, 80511000, 80510000, 80550000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

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://nhsbt.bravosolution.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 and 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers should endeavour to submit in as complete a form as possible as will be used as part of the evaluation process. Items (i) and (ii) are regarded as very important:
i) appropriate statements from bankers (if annual reports are not required to be submitted – this is applicable to companies which are not registered),
ii) submission of last 3 years annual reports and balance sheet,
iii) statement of overall turnover in respect of the goods/ services to be covered by the contract for the 3 previous financial years,
iv) the company registration number and registered office address (if applicable),
v) details of your organisation’s insurance protection in respect of employers, public/product and professional indemnity and provide a copy of any certificates.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Completion of a Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be required.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 20: and maximum number 50
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire.
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 below

1. Technical. Weighting 150

2. Quality. Weighting 260

3. Delivery Performance. Weighting 100

4. General. Weighting 90

5. Cost. Weighting 400

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:

NHSBT0633/S/SP
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

1.4.2014
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.4.2014
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: 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 will not shortlist any supplier to be invited to tender where any of the reasons detailed in Section 23 of UK Statutory Instrument 2006 No 5, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, are deemed to apply.
Where an economic operator is unable for a valid reason to provide the financial information which the Contracting Authority has requested in III, III.2.2, and III.2.3 above, the Contracting Authority shall accept such other information provided by the economic operator as the Contracting Authority considers appropriate.
The Contracting Authority will shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender based upon an assessment of the information provided in response to III, III.2.2 and III.2.3 above.
The Contracting Authority may require potential suppliers to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and in such event the potential suppliers must complete the PQQ using the NHSBT e-Sourcing portal. This process and information provided will be used to enable the Contracting Authority to shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender in addition to that information already referred to above.
The Selection Criteria for shortlisting suppliers to be invited to tender will be economic and financial standing and technical and professional ability.
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to attend a pre-tender meeting.
The Authority reserves the right to award all, part or none of the business.
The Authority may extend this contract by a further two, one-year periods.
Award criteria:
The detailed award criteria and weightings will be stated in the invitation to tender, together with any sub-criteria if appropriate.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As the UK does not have any such body with responsibility for appeals procedures please refer to section VI.4.2 below.

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority (NHSBT – NHS Blood and Transplant) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from Mrs Shirley Phillips, National Purchasing Manager Estates and Services, NHS Blood and Transplant, North Bristol Park, Park Way, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QH.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.2.2014