Manufacturing Engineering Training Service

Manufacturing Engineering Training Service

Manufacturing Engineering Training Services Framework Agreement for Sharing in Growth Programmes. (2 Lots).

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Industrial training services

2013/S 173-299372

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
For the attention of: Michelle van Toop
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: e.m.lyne@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

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

Other: University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd
I.3)Main activity

Education
Other: University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd; a company that is supported by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and its sole purpose is to support the development of gas turbine supply chain manufacturers
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Limited

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

209/MVT Manufacturing Engineering Training Service.
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
NUTS code UKE32

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 50
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: See section 6.3 of the notice.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 600 000 GBP

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

209/MVT
Manufacturing Engineering Training Services Framework Agreement for Sharing in Growth Programmes. (2 Lots)
The University of Sheffield and Sharing in Growth UK Ltd are conducting a joint procurement and wish to invite tenders for the following:
The provision of a framework agreement of suitably experienced expert providers (1 per lot) to provide specialist manufacturing engineering training services for the Sharing In Growth programmes in accordance with the specification in the invitation to tender document.
The period of the framework will be from NOVEMBER 2013 TO 31 DECEMBER 2017 with the option to extend by one further year.
The objective of the framework is to utilise a structured process to help beneficiary suppliers in both the aerospace and civil nuclear industries to become more cost competitiveness through New Product Introduction (Lot 1) and Product Verification (Lot 2). This will include the provision (for Lot 2 only) and use of relevant diagnostic tools to identify improvement opportunities and working with the beneficiary suppliers to train their staff to make the improvements. These opportunities are to improve both capability and cost competitiveness. For each Lot, the supplier is to provide all labour, training material and diagnostic tools over an extended period of up to 2 years to support the beneficiary suppliers in both the aerospace and civil nuclear industries in making these improvements.
The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organization (Sharing and Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call-off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organization. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by UoS, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80531100, 80532000, 71323000, 80531000, 71300000, 80531200, 80530000

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:

See tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Renewal.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 3.11.2013. Completion 31.12.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: New Product Introduction

1)Short description

The process by which new products are in-loaded into an organization to ensure a reliable product launch and reliable and consistent method of manufacture.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80531100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value up to GBP 2.2 million.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Product Verification

1)Short description

The process for ensuring that an organization utilizes appropriate and reliable methods of demonstrating that products are meeting agreed customer requirements.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80531100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value up to GBP 4.4 m.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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: As per tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Financial capacity: The tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover per annum as listed below for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service. If tendering for more than one lot they will need to have a turnover exceeding the combined amounts.
Lot 1 GBP 5.5 million per annum
Lot 2 GBP 11 million per annum
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tenderer will need to provide evidence that they have sufficient direct employees or associates who have the required level of experience required and three similar contracts have been delivered by the tenderer in the last 3 years to aerospace and civil nuclear organizations that are comparable to the scope of this contract. In particular the provider must demonstrate experience in the civil nuclear sector or have demonstrated sufficient understanding of the sector that their experience is directly transferable.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
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:

209/MVT
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: 1.10.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.10.2013 – 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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.10.2013 – 13:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the University.

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 advertisement as the services to which the procurement relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the Regulations) and Annex IIB to Council Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, all stages of the tender process will not be subject to the requirements of the Regulations except those applicable to Part B services. Although the Authority intends that the tender process will follow a procedure similar to the open procedure in certain respects, for the avoidance of doubt the Authority is not running the process as though the open procedure applies, and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.
Our intention is to create a framework agreement for the specialist manufacturing engineering training services required to support two Sharing In Growth programmes which are supported by the Regional Growth Fund . The framework agreement will not guarantee the supplier any subsequent orders, but will enable the Authority to use the approved supplier without the need for further competition. Each organization (Sharing and Growth UK Ltd and The University of Sheffield) will place separate call-off orders for their own requirements. They will each have their own ordering and invoicing systems and their own contract managers which will act as a single point of contact for each organization. In addition, where Beneficiaries have been approved by UoS, they will be able to place call-off orders directly (funded by the RGF). Bidders are referred to schedule 1 which sets out particular conditions on ordering, invoicing and payment for each organization.
This is a Part B Service and the service required is Education. CPV codes used in this notice relation to Engineering Services are only being used to ensure that all possible suppliers are notified.
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: The contracting authority will incorporate a Voluntary standstill period of ten days at the point that information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek a further debriefing before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provides for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland ). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.9.2013