North East Scotland College Associate Trainer Framework

North East Scotland College Associate Trainer Framework

14 Lots. Digital Skills – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Education and training services

2020/S 237-586947

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: North East Scotland College
Postal address: Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate
Town: Aberdeen
NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Postal code: AB25 1BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Duncan Abernethy
E-mail: dabernethy@nescol.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 3003305550
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.nescol.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00442

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Associate Trainer Framework

 

Reference number: NESC/AT2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The College currently provides a wide range of training, across Scotland, but predominantly in the North East of Scotland.

We are seeking to develop an associate trainer service provision to meet increased demand with expertise across a range of specialist subject areas.

The target audiences will usually be made up of external company employees or representatives of other external organisations. The exact make-up of each course to be provided will be notified to successful contractors.

We are therefore seeking tenders from those able to provide the specified associate trainer services on a call-off basis subject to demand by the client. Individual call-offs will be agreed with individual associate trainers and confirmed in writing and by the issue of a purchase order. Tenderers are required to provide details of their skills, capabilities and proposals for meeting the Statement of requirements (Section 2) as well as details of their experience and qualifications.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 14
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Digital Skills

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeeshire.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited training on commonly used and industry standard software packages as set out in the accompanying tender documentation.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation and management of the contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12-month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Cyber Security

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited training in Information technology security as set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Microsoft Dynamics

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited training at various levels in the knowledge and capability in using MS Dynamics as set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Introduction to Project Management

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited course providing essential tools and techniques for scoping, planning and successfully delivering projects as set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Microsoft Project

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited training at various levels for users of MS Project as set out in the attached tender documentation.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mental Health

 

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Accredited and non-accredited training in;

— Introduction to Mental Health

— Mental Health Tools for Managers

— Mental Health First Aid

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Wellbeing

 

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non-accredited training in;

— Mindfulness for Wellbeing

— Stress Management

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Coaching & Mentoring Skills

 

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non-accredited training in:

— Coaching

— Mentoring Skills

— Train the Trainer

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation and Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Management Skills

 

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non-accredited training in;

— Supervisory management

— Managing meetings

— Presentation skills

— Change management

— Leading & Motivating teams

— Difficult Conversations

— Appraisal handling

— Leadership development for non-managers

Accredited training in;

— ILM or CMI qualifications

— Lean Six Sigma

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health & Safety and The Environment

 

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

IOSH qualifications

NEBOSH qualifications

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Data Protection

 

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Non-accredited training for managers on Data Protection as set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Communication Skills

 

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non accredited training on;

— Public Speaking

— Media Handling

— Conflict Management

— Negotiation Skills

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employee Skills

 

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non accredited training in;

— Note taking during meetings

— Time Management

— Skills for the interviewee/r

— Report Writing

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance

 

Lot No: 14

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Non-accredited training in:

— Finance for non-finance managers

— Budget management

As set out in the attached tender documentation

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Operation & Management of the Contract / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three further 12 month periods, subject to satisfactory performance and continued College requirements.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The relevant section will be included in the ESPD within the tender documentation.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The relevant section will be included in the ESPD within the tender documentation.

 

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The relevant section will be included in the ESPD within the tender documentation.

 

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The relevant section will be included in the ESPD within the tender documentation.

 

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The relevant section will be included in the ESPD within the tender documentation.

 

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The relevant section will be included in the tender documentation.

 

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 30

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Aberdeen.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=637393

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:637393)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts
Postal address: Castle Street
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB10 1WP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: aberdeen@scotcourts.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1224657200

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/11/2020