Nuclear Specific Training Framework Agreement

Nuclear Specific Training Framework Agreement

To develop and deliver nuclear specific training programmes, targeted at the nuclear manufacturing supply chain as part of the CNSiG programme.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Floor 5, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Ericka Lyne
S10 2TN Sheffield
Telephone: +44 1142229570
Fax: +44 1142229570

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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


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:

214/MVT Nuclear Specific Training Framework Agreement for the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth Programme.

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

NUTS code UK

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 months: 12

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 627 000 GBP

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

To develop and deliver nuclear specific training programmes, targeted at the nuclear manufacturing supply chain as part of the CNSiG programme.
The tender is split into 2 parts. Part 1 contains 3 work packages:
Work Package 1: Nuclear culture, industrial awareness and safe working practices (all levels).
Work Package 2: Commercial Readiness, meeting customer requirements and delivering against contractual obligations.
Work Package 3: Manufacturing Systems and Processes
Within each work package we anticipate that a range of courses may be required to meet the requirement of the package.
Part 2 is for continuous professional development opportunities. You must tender for all parts.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80531100, 80530000, 80531000, 80531200, 80532000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:

It is anticipated that the contract will commence in June 2014 and that courses will be delivered over a 12 to 18 month period depending on the readiness of the beneficiaries.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 627 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The tenderer will need to have a turnover of 350 000 GBP per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service. If tendering as a Prime Contractor where third parties will be used to provide some services then the turnover of these third parties will be taken into account where relevant.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The tenderer will need to demonstrate they have the following experience:
— Ability to demonstrate experience, success and business impact in developing and delivering employer led training for the nuclear industry;
— Ability to demonstrate credibility and respect within the nuclear industry;

— Ability to demonstrate their experience in developing and delivering training in line with the good practice approach to training, accreditation and nuclear professionalism outlined in the Capability Model for the UK Nuclear Industry;

— ability to respond to the continuous professional development needs of employers within the nuclear industry.

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
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 below

1. Quality of technical proposal. Weighting 50

2. Price. Weighting 30

3. Presentation quality and style. Weighting 20

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:


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


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: 30.5.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.5.2014 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 single-supplier framework agreement for the training services required to support the Civil Nuclear Sharing In Growth programme which is 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. 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.
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:28.4.2014