Neuro-Linguistic Programming Courses
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC) is seeking provision of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) courses. The successful provider will deliver a range of NLP courses to employees of BCHC across a wide range of professions in the Birmingham city area at venues to be arranged by the Trust.
UK-Birmingham: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
3 Priestley Wharf, Holt Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Team
For the attention of: Debi Tingle
B7 4BN Birmingham
Telephone: +44 7940055088
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bhamcommunity.nhs.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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the provision of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Courses.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham – UKG31 (various sites across the Birmingham area).
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)
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC) is seeking provision of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) courses. The successful provider will deliver a range of NLP courses to employees of BCHC across a wide range of professions in the Birmingham city area at venues to be arranged by the Trust. The prime focus is to use NLP in managing staff, organisational change and difficult situations and in coaching. BCHC is not currently endorsing its use clinically.
The successful contractor will be required to provide:
1. Certified Practitioner training programmes for delegates who already hold a NLP Diploma;
2. NLP Diploma training programmes; and
3. Bespoke group NLP interventions to improve team working and taking responsibility for actions.
It is essential that the successful contractor for BCHC meets the following minimum requirements:
— Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP) recognised Master Trainer;
— At least 5 years regular NLP trainer experience;
— Experience of delivering at Master Practitioner level;
— Can provide evidence of a clear contribution to development of the NLP field;
— Is fluent in the English language.
The contract will be for an initial period of two (2) years with the option to extend for two (2) periods of up to 12 months for each period (subject to satisfactory performance).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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 successful contractor will provide:
1. Two (2) NLP certified Practitioner six (6) day training programmes for up to 15 people per session per annum. These delegates will already hold an NLP Diploma.
2. Two (2) NLP Diploma four (4) day training programmes for up to 20 people per session per annum.
3. Bespoke group NLP interventions to improve team working and taking responsibility for actions for groups of 20 staff. We envisage that this will probably be 10 days per year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (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:
Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond maybe required depending on the financial status of the company.
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:
If a consortium, one member will be required to accept prime contractor responsibility for the other member(s). A consortium maybe required to form a legal entity with the appropaite parent company guarantees as a condition of the contract.
All sub-contractors will be the responsibility of the legal entity awarded the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The number of serious upheld complaints from Trust staff will be monitored. These and other various performance areas will be monitored, with appropiate liquidated damages forming part of the contract.
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: Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required. Suppliers should register their interest by emailing: email@example.com. Following receipt, Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) will be sent to all organisations that have expressed an interest by the prescribed deadline. The information required in order to pre-qualify applicants is set out in the pre-qualification documentation. In view of the nature of the performance obligations that are likely to be required from suppliers, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are of requisite ability and technical capacity in order to pre-qualify. Bidders shall demonstrate that the supplier, its directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control is not guilty of an offence listed in Regulations 23 (1) of the Public Contracts Regulations.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers must be in a sound financial position to participate in a procurement activity of this size as set out in Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006.No.5).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers will need to be able to demonstrate technical and professional ability and must possess a successful track record of providing similar services to those listed above as set out in Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006.No.5).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to the Pre-Qualificaiton Questionnaire (PQQ).
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
7.5.2013 – 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
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
The contract will be for an initial period of two (2) years (dependent upon performance and delivering continued value for money) with an option to extend for two (2) periods of up to 12 months for each period. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust reserves the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to reimburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or related to the preparation of the tender. Compliant bids must be submitted with any variants.
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust has applied to the Department of Health for Foundation Trust status. The outcome of this application may be confirmed during the life of the procurement exercise or during the contract. If the application is successful the legal entity will change to reflect the legal constitution change to a Foundation Trust.
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: BCHC will incorporate a minimum ten (10) calender day standstill period at the point when the contract award is communicated to the tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from BCHC before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section VI.4.1 of this notice. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2206 (SI 2206 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 (Engalnd, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). If successful the court may order the contract ineffective / set aside the contract / 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:27.3.2013