Psychological Training Tender

Belfast: specialist training services

Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training to the Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Education and Library Board
Grahamsbridge Road Dundonald
Contact point(s): Procurement Officer
For the attention of: David Gilmore
BT16 2HS Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890566200
E-mail: david.gilmore@seelb.org.uk
Fax: +44 2890566505

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.seelb.org.uk

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

Regional or local authority

 

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: yes

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training to the Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards.

 

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards.
NUTS code UKN0

 

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training to the Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards. Further details of requirements are contained in the tender documents (Attachment 3).

 

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000

 

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: 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:

Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training for the period 1.2.2012 to 31.3.2013 with 2 options to extend for further periods of 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 405 000 GBP

 

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

Starting 1.2.2012. Completion 31.12.2013

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

No desposits required. For guarantees see tender documents for further details.

 

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards are responsible for education, youth and school library services in Northern Ireland.

 

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form required. Further details in tender documents.

 

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers must be authorised to provide Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training – see tender documents (Attachment 1).

 

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 detailed in tender documents.

 

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documents.

 

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documents.

 

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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Authorised to provide Provision of British Psychological Society (BPS) test user training – see tender document.

 

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: yes

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

 

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. See tender documents

 

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:

SEELB TENDER 40539

 

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: 13.12.2011 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

 

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

13.12.2011 – 16:00

 

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

English.

 

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

 

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 13.12.2011 – 16:01
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years.

 

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
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://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.ukand 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 e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link (these are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your “My PQQs/ My ITTs” page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

 

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: The SEELB will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing before the contract is entered into.

 

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.11.2011