Online Platform for Recruitment and Retention of Education Professionals

Online Platform for Recruitment and Retention of Education Professionals

To develop a service driven website that provides an online platform for the recruitment and retention of Education professionals in Wales.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2019/S 143-352260

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Education Workforce Council
Eastgate House, Newport Road
CF24 0AB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920686000
NUTS code: UKL
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
c/o Blake Morgan LLP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Professional Regulatory Body

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Regulator — Education in Wales

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Procurement of an Online Platform for Recruitment/Retention of Education Professionals

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

A service driven website that provides an online platform for the recruitment and retention of Education professionals in Wales.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Cardiff, Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Education Workforce Council (EWC) wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to develop a new website that is a service driven platform which promotes careers within the education workforce, promotes job vacancies and facilitates initial applications to improve its visibility and search rankings. The website should aim to be the initial helpdesk and ‘shop window’ for the sector’s workforce from applying for initial entry training to continued professional learning and career progression enquires.

The contract duration is 5 years with an option to extend (at the discretion of the EWC) for up to 2 additional periods of 12 months.

Notwithstanding that ‘Section II.2.6 — Estimated Value’ states that the estimated value of the contract is 400 000 GBP, the estimated value of the contract is between 300 000 GBP to 400 000 GBP, exclusive of VAT.

Further information is set out in the tender documents.

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: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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:

As set out in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: yes
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: 27/08/2019
Local time: 17:00
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/08/2019
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of bidders.

The EWC reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part.

The EWC reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award any contract.

Bidders will be required to enter into the terms and conditions of contract (contract) as set out in the procurement documents; save for matters of clarification or consistency, the contract is non-negotiable.

No contractual rights expressed or implied arise out of this notice or the procedure envisaged by this notice.

EWC reserves the right to disqualify any bidder who provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; does not supply the information required by this tender or as otherwise directed during the procurement process; or does not meet the selection criteria stated in the invitation to tender document.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

(WA Ref:93817)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Education Workforce Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: