Student Counselling Service Tender – Edinburgh

Student Counselling Service Tender – Edinburgh

The bidder must offer the counselling service over four college campuses and offer virtual access if appropriate.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Counselling services

2020/S 076-181061

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Edinburgh College
Postal address: Bankhead Drive, Sighthill
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75
Postal code: EH11 4DE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1315354764
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Student Counselling Service

Reference number: EC-1920-0018-00

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85312320

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority is therefore seeking bids from those able to provide the specified student counselling services to the authority. The bidder must be capable of meeting the demands of a large College, with an extensive student population. The bidder must offer the counselling service over four College Campuses and offer virtual access if appropriate.

Counsellors must be on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). The registered counsellors must have met the accredited register’s professional standards to practise.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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)

85140000
85100000
85312320
85312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75
NUTS code: UKM73
Main site or place of performance:

Four Campuses in Edinburgh and Midlothian as detailed in tender document.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority is therefore seeking bids from those able to provide the specified student counselling services to the authority. The bidder must be capable of meeting the demands of a large College, with an extensive student population. The bidder must offer the counselling service over four College Campuses and offer virtual access if appropriate.

Counsellors must be on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). The registered counsellors must have met the accredited register’s professional standards to practise.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two 12 month extensions available.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed in the documents, all tenderers who meet the minimum selection criteria of three marks out of the available four for each selection question will be taken forward.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

See qualification and selection document.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
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: 18/05/2020
Local time: 11:00

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

Date: 25/05/2020

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: 3 (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 ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=619990

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/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.

(SC Ref:619990)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=619990

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Postal address: Sheriff Court House, 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
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:

16/04/2020