Supply of English Teachers for British Council

Supply of English Teachers for British Council

The Provision of a Framework Agreement for the supply of English Teachers and Associated Positions.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Placement services of personnel

2014/S 047-078789

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

British Council
58 Whitworth Street
For the attention of: Trevor Yate
M1 2BB Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: trevor.yate@britishcouncil.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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

Other: Registered Charity
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:

The Provision of a Framework Agreement for the supply of English Teachers and Associated Positions.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
NUTS code UKI11

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)

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

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: 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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 900 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: EU Europe

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 and 30 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Wider Europe

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 and 60 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: South Asia

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 and 120 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: East Asia

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 and 120 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 and 60 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Americas

1)Short description

The supply of English Teachers and associated positions (senior teachers, teacher trainers, virtual teachers plus associated positions) on a global basis across our global business. The tender is to include coverage for Projects and Programme delivery, Business as Usual, Niche Skills and Technology Based Solutions. The tender will include Regional Lots. The outcome will be a managed service for each region, possibly with suppliers managing more than one region. Supply should be delivered using best possible technology, and safeguarding and vetting checks where appropriate.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 and 90 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Range Value on this Lot is a qualified estimate due to the volatile nature of recruitment demand worldwide.

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:

No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severably responsible for the contract before acceptance.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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:

TY2
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

31.3.2014 – 10:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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 duration of each Lot will be 24 months with the option to extend in 12 month increments to a maximum of 24 months.
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 British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) (delete as appropriate) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.3.2014