Staff Training Tender Bath

Staff Training Tender Bath

Provision of learning and development services.

UK-Bath: staff training services

2012/S 79-130034

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43
Contact point(s): See Section VI.3 additional information
For the attention of: Mrs Helen Passmore
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225386939
E-mail: h.passmore@bath.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1225386166

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of learning and development services.
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 UKK12

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
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 350 000 GBP

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

Staff training services. The University of Bath invites expressions of interest to supply learning and development services to staff and postgraduate research students of the University, in one or more of the following general areas;
— Leadership and management,
— Effective working skills, including communications, in general, academic or research contexts,
— Effective interpersonal working relationships,
— Skills for research management,
— Skills for research practice,
— Skills for University teaching,
— IT skills for software used in research data management and analysis,
— IT technical skills training,
— Career development for researchers,
— Enterprise/business skills.
Successful tenderers will have proven capability in one or more of the following;
— Presentation and facilitation of off-the-shelf generic training courses,
— Tailored and bespoke learning and development interventions,
— Individual coaching in support of development and change.
They will have demonstrable ability to work effectively in the UK Higher Education environment, across the very broad range of people who may be participants. They will be able to work in English as a main language and to travel cost-effectively to Bath and neighbouring institutions for meetings and day events.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lots as per description above

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80511000

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:

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

All payments will be made in GBP via electronic bank transfer UK-BACS.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and 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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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

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
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:

PST/HP/LDS/090212 This number must be quoted on all correspondence
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

21.5.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
This tender is being conducted as part of the University of Bath’s eTendering programme run in conjunction with BIPS DELTA.
Expressions of interest in this opportunity, further information and/or documents are available at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com.

To express an interest in this opportunity you must register on this site to obtain a login and password. (If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password). Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. You must then log in and go to Your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: B753GT94MY.
Please ensure you follow all instructions provided to you there. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 12:00 hours on 21.5.2012. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time when responding especially if you are required to upload response documents.
Please note late responses cannot be accepted.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on:
+44 8452707050 or e-mail helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. GO Reference: GO-2012419-PRO-3867633.

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225386939

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Bath
Purchasing Services
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225386939

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

University of Bath
Purchasing Services
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225386939

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.4.2012