Learning Difficulty Assessments

Learning Difficulty Assessments

Specific Learning Difficulty Diagnostic Assessments.

UK-Sheffield: Higher education services

2013/S 086-146332

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/
For the attention of: Jessica Osowski
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142224206
E-mail: j.osowski@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sheffield.ac.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

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:

61/DM- Specific Learning Difficulty Diagnostic Assessments.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKE32

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 University of Sheffield is out to tender on behalf of the Department of Student Services for the provision of Specific Learning Difficulty Diagnostic Assessments.
The closing date for return of tenders is Monday 10.6.2013 at 12:00 noon (UK time).
This is a one stage procurement under EU”s open procedure. The technical specification can be found in the tender documentation which will be sent to you once you have expressed your interest through In-Tend. Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.
There is no administration charge applicable to this tender.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80300000, 85140000, 80340000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Department of Student Services requires diagnostic assessments of specific learning difficulties, with the majority of these being for dyslexia. The majority of these assessments will be for students who have not previously been diagnosed. Reports are used both internally for support purposes and externally to obtain funding through the Disabled Students Allowances.
The contract will be for an initial period of 2 years. It may be extended for a further 2 years (1 plus 1) thereafter subject to performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 70 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract may be extended for a further 2 years (1 plus 1), subject to performance.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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: see ITT documents that can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT documents that can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT documents that can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT documents that can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT documents that can be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield/

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

Open
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

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:

61/DM.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 9.6.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.6.2013 – 12:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.6.2013 – 14:00
Place:

The University of Sheffield, Procurement Office.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised representative from the Procurement Office.

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

Tender reference is 61/DM.
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:29.4.2013