Research and Development Framework 2014

Research and Development Framework 2014

The Foundation now wishes to establish a multi-supplier framework for the provision of a range of research and development projects in areas related to the four thematic blocks of work listed above (the “Framework”).

United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2013/S 229-397966

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Education and Training Foundation
Fourth Floor, 157 – 197 Buckingham Palace Road
Contact point(s): Head of Business Development
SW1W 9SP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2037408280

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA28768

Electronic access to information: www.mytenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.mytenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: Education and Training Foundation
Fourth Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2037408280
Internet address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Education and Training Foundation
Fourth Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2037408280
Internet address: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Education and Training Foundation
Fourth Floor, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2037408280
Internet address: http://www.et-foundation.co.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:

Research and Development Framework 2014.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 96
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

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

The Foundation’s research strategy and plan of work will focus on supporting, promoting and building capacity for evidence based education and innovation in the sector; reinforcing the need for evidence based approaches to practice to be recognised as fundamental to being a sector professional. The Foundation will champion the role of research in supporting self-improvement, professional identity, and improving learner outcomes. It will also establish and implement a robust evaluation framework which enables it to measure, and evidence, the impact of its own work on the quality of teaching, learning and leadership.
The Foundation now wishes to establish a multi-supplier framework for the provision of a range of research and development projects in areas related to the four thematic blocks of work listed above (the “Framework”).
Further details are contained in the ITT.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=110408

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

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

This range is an estimate relating to the framework in terms of its potential value during the life of the framework.
This is an estimate only and the actual contract value over the life of the framework may be more or less than this estimate.
Call off contracts from this framework are unlikely to exceed GBP 500,000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period of three years with an option to be exercisable under the contract to extend the contract for a period of up to a further 12 months depending upon the Foundations needs
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: 3 Lot title: Market research and analysis

1)Short description

Market Research and analysis, new product development (for Foundation products and services) and customer/stakeholder feedback
Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80210000, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Identifying and documenting effective practices

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Support for practitioner led research

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80210000, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Knowledge reviews

1)Short description

Conducting knowledge reviews, policy updating and analysis services and editorial support
Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Equality and Diversity

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80210000, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Modelling and forecasting

1)Short description

Modelling, forecasting and scenario building; data / statistical analysis; workforce data and support for the sector workforce.
Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Programme evaluation and strategic evaluation

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80210000, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Programme design and development

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Professional standards and qualifications

1)Short description

Research and development concerning professional standards, qualifications and CPD for the education and training sector workforce
Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80210000, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Lot No: 10 Lot title: Research procurement support

1)Short description

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 80210000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

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

Further details can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents held within www.mytenders.org

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

The Foundation reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.
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: In accordance with Articles 45 & 46 of Directive 2004/48/EC and regulation 23 of the public contracts regulations 2006, as set out in the invitation to tender, available from www.mytenders.org

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 47 of Directive 2004/48/EC and regulation 24 of the public contracts regulations 2006, as set out in the invitation to tender, available from www.mytenders.org

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 of Directive 2004/48/EC and regulation 25 of the public contracts regulations 2006, as set out in the invitation to tender, available from www.mytenders.org

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

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 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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 205-355275 of 22.10.2013

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

10.1.2014 – 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

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

Date: 10.1.2014 – 13:00
Place:

157-197 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SP.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:110408)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Education and Training Foundation
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenderqueries@etfoundation.co.uk
Telephone: +44 2037408280

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Foundation will allow a standstill period at the point of notification of the decision regarding the award of the contract. The standstill period shall be in accordance with regulation 32A of the public contracts regulation 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2013