Rolling Select list for Education Professionals Norfolk County Council

Rolling Select list for Education Professionals Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council wishes to establish a Rolling Select List for a period of up to four years. The purpose is to have access to Education Professionals whose qualifications, experience and expertise are pre-approved, and with agreed remuneration rates.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Education and training services

2014/S 021-033044

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
Room 117, County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Annie Southgate
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.norfolk.gov.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

General public services
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:

Rolling Select list for Education Professionals.
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: Norfolk.
NUTS code UKH13

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)

Norfolk County Council wishes to establish a Rolling Select List for a period of up to four years. The purpose is to have access to Education Professionals whose qualifications, experience and expertise are pre-approved, and with agreed remuneration rates, so that at short notice a team of specialists can be brought together to fulfil LA requirements and statutory responsibilities.
Organisations are invited to complete the Application document, so that we may select appropriate providers to include on the rolling select list.
Spending in future years is currently forecast to exceed current levels of approximately GBP 600,000. This is partly due to an additional funding of GBP 2.5m by elected members to support improvements in education in Norfolk.
Applications will be welcomed from Organisations who are able to provide a minimum of 3 Education Professionals. If you are an individual or an organisation with less than 3 Education Professionals, this opportunity is not suitable for you. However, you may wish to consider applying to become an Associate Adviser with our Norfolk Integrated Education Advisory Services (NIEAS). NIEAS regularly engage Education Professionals to support school improvement focusing on, but not exclusively, on curriculum, management and leadership development. Further information is available from Joanne Zipfel, Business Manager via nieasassociate@norfolk.gov.uk or +44 1603307783.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000

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:

The term of the select list is likely to be for up to 4 years.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2018

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

NCCT40491
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

7.3.2014 – 14:00
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

Duration in months: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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

The proposed procurement exercise is for services specified in Part B of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (‘Part B services’). Accordingly, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) only apply in part. Any procurement exercise will be conducted in accordance with the information carried out in the procurement documents. We believe that the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 does apply to this
procurement exercise and following consultation have taken account for the Act in the tender documentation.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council”s procurement system.
To participate in this procurement, Applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/ BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest.

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +448442728810 or emailing support@in-tend.co.uk

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 Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenders to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Council’s obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.1.2014