Provision of training services for nursing and midwifery students

UK-London: health training services

Provision of training services for nursing and midwifery students 2012/S 11-017483

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

King’s College London
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kcl.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/purchasing/suppliers/etender.aspx

Further information can be obtained from: King’s College London
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57, Waterloo Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kcl/
SE1 8WA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.kcl.ac.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: King’s College London
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57, Waterloo Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kcl/
SE1 8WA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.kcl.ac.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: King’s College London
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57, Waterloo Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kcl/
SE1 8WA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.kcl.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

KCL12-0363 provision of training services for nursing and midwifery students.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKI1

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

Overview.
King’s College London is looking to appoint a supplier of Basic Life Support (Adult), Basic Life Support (Child) and Neonatal Life Support training for its Nursing and Midwifery students. The procurement of these services will be split into 3 lots, i.e.
Lot 1 – Basic Life Support (Adult) training,
Lot 2 – Basic Life Support (Child) training, and.
Lot 3 – Neonatal Life Support. Prospective suppliers will be able to express interest in one, 2 or all lots.
The agreement will be, in the first instance, to provide training to only Nursing and Midwifery students but King’s College London reserves the right to extend the agreement to other staff and students within the college.
Scope of project.
All nursing and midwifery students require annual basic life support training. This includes both theoretical and practical training to enable attendees to provide basic life support in clinical settings. The current configuration of training is set out below and bidders must be able to provide training that includes the elements detailed below:
Lot 1 – basic life support (adult).
— Training provided for all student nurses on adult and mental health preregistration programmes and for all preregistration student midwives,
— The courses run for midwives are adapted to ensure students know how to deal with pregnant women,
— Midwifery sessions include theory and underlying physiology and rationale as part of the training,
— Theory for student nurses is provided as online training (King’s have the platform for this, the bidder should provide the content),
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the three years,
— PGDip programmes run for 2 years for nurses and 18 months for midwives, training is provided twice for both programmes,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are advanced life support or immediate life support providers and at least one on the team is an instructor,
— Training is provided to all first year students (who start in September) by the beginning of November. Second years are.
Usually trained in January and third years in November.
Lot 2 – Basic life support (child).
— Training provided for all student nurses on the child preregistration programmes,
— Theory for student nurses is provided as online training (King’s have the platform for this, the bidder should provide the content),
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the three years,
— PGDip programmes run for 2 years and training is provided in both years,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are Paediatric Life Support or Immediate Life Support providers and at least one on the team is an Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor,
— Training is provided to all first year students (who start in September) by the beginning of November. Second years are usually trained in January and third years in November.
Lot 3 – Neonatal Life Support.
— Training provided for all preregistration student midwives,
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the three years,
— PGDip courses run for 18 months and training is provided twice during the programme,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are Neonatal Life Support providers and at least one on the team is an instructor,
— Sessions include theory and underlying physiology and rationale as part of the training,
— Training is usually provided in term 1 (between September and December).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80561000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Basic Life Support (Adult)

1)Short description

— Training provided for all student nurses on adult and mental health preregistration programmes and for all preregistration student midwives,
— The courses run for midwives are adapted to ensure students know how to deal with pregnant women,
— Midwifery sessions include theory and underlying physiology and rationale as part of the training,
— Theory for student nurses is provided as online training (King’s have the platform for this, the bidder should provide the content),
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the three years,
— PGDip programmes run for 2 years for nurses and 18 months for midwives, training is provided twice for both programmes,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are Advanced Life Support or Immediate Life Support providers and at least one on the team is an instructor,
— Training is provided to all first year students (who start in September) by the beginning of November. Second years are usually trained in January and third years in November.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80561000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – Basic Life Support (Child)

1)Short description

— Training provided for all student nurses on the child preregistration programmes,
— Theory for student nurses is provided as online training (King’s have the platform for this, the bidder should provide the content),
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the three years,
— PGDip programmes run for 2 years and training is provided in both years,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are paediatric life support or immediate life support providers and at least one on the team is an Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor,
— Training is provided to all first year students (who start in september) by the beginning of november. Second years are usually trained in january and third years in november.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80561000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 – neonatal life support

1)Short description

— Training provided for all preregistration student midwives,
— BSc programmes run for 3 years and training is provided in each of the 3 years,
— PGDip courses run for 18 months and training is provided twice during the programme,
— It is compulsory for each student to attend every year. Some catch up sessions are held in the case of sickness and other absence,
— There is one trainer per 6 students and teaching groups are normally made up of approx 20 students,
— All sessions last 2 hours,
— All trainers are neonatal life support providers and at least one on the team is an instructor,
— Sessions include theory and underlying physiology and rationale as part of the training,
— Training is usually provided in term 1 (between september and december).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80561000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Deposits and guarantees may be required and if applicable a Parent Company Guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments will be made in accordance with the form of contract incorporating any amendments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint & several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As stated in pre-qualification questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in pre-qualification questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in pre-qualification questionnaire and supporting documentation.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As described in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

KCL12-0363
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 15.2.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.2.2012
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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 notice is for information only. Potential suppliers should not submit correspondence or send e-mails request information.
The College will be tendering this project via it`s e-tendering solution at the following url:
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kcl/

To express an interst in this opportunity, click on “Current Tenders”, view the relevant tender details and express interest. Please note new users will be required to register if you express interest in this opportunity.
King`s College London reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage. The College does not accept any liability for any cost incurred in tendering. Please note all submissions will be required to be made electronically unless otherwise expressed in the tender documents. All submissions will be subject to the College`s conditions of electronic submission.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: comct.registry@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2079476112
Fax: +44 2079476245

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:16.1.2012