Online Training – Widening Digital Participation Programme
The management services will include: Co-ordination of a network of online training centres; Management of the delivery of online training; Promotion and marketing; Funding management.
United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Commissioning Board
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
General address of the contracting authority: www.england.nhs.uk
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
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:
NHS England – Widening Digital Participation Programme
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK
NUTS code UK
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
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
NHS England Busines Plan 2013/2014 – 2015/2016 includes a commitment to reduce inequalities: 100 000 citizens to be trained in basic online skills to boost health literacy.
In order to drive and support the delivery of this commitment, NHS England require a new arrangement for the provision of management agent services, to include management, promotion and development services, to pilot a range of initiatives to support getting people online, so they can benefit from the opportunities of the digital revolution in health.
The management services will include:
Co-ordination of a network of online training centres;
Management of the delivery of online training;
Promotion and marketing;
User engagement and programme evaluation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80400000, 80500000, 73000000, 80533200, 73200000, 80490000, 80533000, 80533100, 73220000, 80420000, 80520000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period to 31.3.2014. and contains the option to extend for a further period of two years, on an annual basis.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/ or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if NHS CB consider this appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The NHS CB reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contrator to take primary liability or to require that each undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk
and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the ITT into your My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers must meet the requirements set out in Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as further described in the ITT.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations and as set out in the ITT which is available from the address stated at III.2.1.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.8.2013 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedure and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.7.2013