Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services

The type of support/care required includes – note taker, study skills assistant, care support assistant, sign language interpreters, exam scribes, examination reader/prompter.

UK-Londonderry: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2013/S 100-171610

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North West Regional College
Strand Road
For the attention of: Patrick McKeown
BT47 7AL Londonderry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2871278759
E-mail: patrick.mckeown@nwrc.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nwrc.ac.uk/tenders

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:

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

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN04

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000 and 1 050 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: As required and dependant on the needs of the student population.

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

Provision of support to students who have additional support needs. The type of support/care required includes – note taker, study skills assistant, care support assistant, sign language interpreters, exam scribes, examination reader/prompter.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000, 80340000

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 contract will run from 1.9.2013 to 31.8.2016 with an option to extend the engagement by a further two 12 month periods. The range (GBP) noted II.1.4) above is for the period 1.9.2013 to 31.8.2016.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contracting authority will have the option of extending the engagement for two periods of approximately 12 months each.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
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:

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

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

See contract documents.
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: See contract documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See contract documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See contract documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See contract documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See contract documents.
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

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:

TEND909CB.
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: 19.6.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.6.2013 – 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
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

This is a voluntary notice.
Documents can be downloaded from www.nwrc.ac.uk/tenders

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Consult contract details for standstill period.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.5.2013