Nursing and Midwifery Apprenticeships – Framework Agreement

Nursing and Midwifery Apprenticeships – Framework Agreement

Framework for the Provision of Nursing and Midwifery Apprenticeships (all standards) and End Point Assessment, in partnership with Health Education England.

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Education and training services

2020/S 131-322272

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Odstock Road
Town: Salisbury
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SP2 8BJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Salisbury managed procurement services
E-mail: simon.dennis@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1722336262

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://nhs.bravosolution.co.uk/nhs_collaborative/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://nhs.bravosolution.co.uk/nhs_collaborative/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework for the Provision of Nursing and Midwifery Apprenticeships (all standards) and End Point Assessment, in partnership with Health Education England

Reference number: C2443

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000 Education and training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

In partnership with Health Education England, Salisbury NHSFT are opening a new national framework for public and qualifying third sector employers to access high quality Nursing and Midwifery related apprenticeship education provision throughout England. This is not a commitment to spend.

This framework will cover the standards details above, and may be adapted for any successor standards or major changes to existing standards.

Providers will be eligible to apply provided they meet the pass/fail criteria listed on the quality response document, including:

• existing nursing and midwifery Council approval for the course, or evidence that they have started the approvals process with NMC;

• registration on the register of apprenticeship training providers (or register of end point assessment organisations for EPA bidders)

• willingness to work with employers (where the capability exists) to co-deliver programmes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Awards may combine all lots.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Nursing Associate (NMC2018) Apprenticeship

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Nurse Associate Apprenticeship NMC2018 (standard ST0827 or successor standards).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship NMC2018 (ST0781) and Successor Standards

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship NMC2018 (ST0781) and successor standards.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

District Nurse Apprenticeship (ST0709) and Successor Standards

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

District Nurse Apprenticeship (ST0709) and successor standards.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse (ST0697) and Successor Standards

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse (ST0697) and successor standards.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Midwife (Degree) Apprenticeship (ST0794) and Successor Standards

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Midwife (Degree) Apprenticeship (ST0794) and successor standards.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

End Point Assessment for Nursing and Midwifery Standards

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

End point assessment for Nursing and Midwifery standards.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Organisations must be approved, or be seeking approval, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (apprenticeship standards), and must be registered with either the register of approved training providers or the register of end point assessment organisations.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 14/08/2020
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: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP5 4BP
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Salisbury NHSFT
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP2 8BJ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Salisbury NHSFT
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP2 8BJ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/07/2020