Scottish Water L&D Contracts

Scottish Water L&D Contracts

Typically the learning team schedule around 14,000 learning events annually at locations all across Scotland.

United Kingdom-Cumbernauld Road: Education and training services

2019/S 163-401499

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Stepps, Glasgow
Cumbernauld Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Mulvay
Telephone: +44 7768545959
E-mail: andrew.mulvay@scottishwater.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.scottishwater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Training Courses

Reference number: SW19/POD/1215

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Waters Learning and Development (L&D) team will be responsible for the delivery and quality of any learning interventions delivered through our L&D contracts. Typically the learning team schedule around 14000 learning events annually at locations all across Scotland using Scottish Water’s learning management and booking system (cornerstone on demand). Scottish Water service requirements in relation to the provision of health and safety, technical, core IT and project management training.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80500000
80550000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Water is a publicly owned organisation, answerable to the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland. Our job is to bring clear, fresh drinking water to the people of Scotland’s taps and to remove and dispose of waste. We supply 1 300 000 000 litres of drinking water per day and remove around 842 000 000 litres of waste water daily, treating it carefully before returning it to the environment. We were formed in 2002 and currently employ around 4 000 people, with offices across the length and breadth of Scotland. Our Vision is that ‘we are trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends’.

Scottish Waters Learning and Development (L&D) team will be responsible for the delivery and quality of any learning interventions delivered through our L&D contracts. Typically the learning team schedule around 14 000 learning events annually at locations all across Scotland using Scottish Water’s learning management and booking system (cornerstone on demand). Scottish Water service requirements in relation to the provision of health and safety, technical, core IT and project management training.

We are seeking learning solutions partners who can operate self-sufficiently, using contemporary learning techniques to actively engage learners and who are innovative and forward thinking in their approach to delivering training and learning events. Our providers need to be able to deliver learning solutions across all of Scottish Waters geographical locations which include the islands of Scotland.

Scottish Water requires suitable provider(s) to provide a cost effective solution that meets all Scottish Water service requirements in relation to the provision of health and safety, technical, core IT and project management training. Key to the success of Scottish Water is the effective training of staff to achieve maximum performance.

Each contract requires the training provider/s to be self – sufficient in the provision of all training delivery equipment, stationery, training aids and be able to support themselves at Scottish Waters main and remote locations.

Events that require specialised equipment i.e. breathing apparatus, harnesses, winches, tripods, small tools, plant, lifting equipment, street works equipment, training rigs and mobile trailers will be the responsibility of the training provider, Scottish Water will assist as required.

A cluster of generic event titles is attached which show the main areas of the contract/s some of which are Scottish Water developed events, this material will be available to successful training provider/s, they are marked with a comments tab.

The successful training providers will require to demonstrate an innovative approach to the delivery of the events, excessive use of power point is unacceptable and the use of new technology where appropriate will be expected.

Training providers will require to provide SW Learning and Development team with monthly, quarterly, and annual management information and ad-hoc reports as required in SW format and integrate with SW systems where appropriate.

Scottish Water learning and development process is ISO9001 accredited and will require successful providers to comply with this processes to maintain the quality and accuracy of the events.

Scottish Water expects training providers when sourcing travel and accommodation to use the most economical and efficient means available and to work with the learning development team to schedule events so as to minimise travel costs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

5 x 1 years extension options.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 20
Maximum number: 50

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Bidders must comply with modern slavery act and operate an ethical supply chain.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 08/10/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not registered, you must register via https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Scottish Water will not accept the ESPD. We will only accept a completed Scottish Water PQQ document.

This Notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other notices for specific requirements. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be evaluated and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 14345. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:595349).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Stepps, Glasgow
Cumbernauld Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7768545959Internet address: www.scottishwater.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/08/2019