Supply of Learning and Talent Development Services

Supply of Learning and Talent Development Services

5 Lots. Lot 1 – Leadership and Executive Development. Lot 2 – Human Resources.United Kingdom-Birmingham: Training services

2014/S 050-083691

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW)
1 Hagley Road, Edgbaston
Contact point(s): https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Rebecca Phillips
B16 8TG Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7827309479
E-mail: rebecca.phillips@healthtrusteurope.com
Fax: +44 1216871345

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: Please refer to Section II.1.5.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Please refer to Section II.1.5.

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework Agreement for the Supply of Learning and Talent 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Please refer to Section II.1.5.
NUTS code UK

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
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 100 000 000 GBP

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

This Tender is to establish a framework agreement for the supply of Learning and Talent Development and the scope of this framework agreement has been divided into five lots. Learning and Talent Development can be defined as the field that is concerned with organisational activity; aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organisational settings. It articulates the workforce capabilities, skills or competencies required to ensure a sustainable and successful organisation. Full specification details will be available to view at ‘Invitation to Tender’ Stage.
Lot 1 – Leadership and Executive Development
These programmes will be suitable for managers with some experience who are looking to enhance their understanding of a range of leadership and management styles and techniques. There are four sub-lots:
1a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
1b) Open (Short) Courses
1c) Customised Learning Packages
1d) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Lot 2 – Human Resources
These programmes will be suitable for HR Directors, General Directors, HR Managers, HR Policy Advisors, Employee Relations Managers, Communications Managers, Organisational Development Specialists and any other associated delegates. There are three sub-lots:
2a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
2b) Open (Short) Courses
2c) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 3 – Mandatory Training
This lot will cover all training programmes that are required by legislation. It will be suitable for all delegates regardless of grade or seniority. This lot will be divided into three sub-lots:
3a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
3b) Open (Short) Courses
3c) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 4 – Personal Development
These programmes will be suitable for those who wish to improve their personal impact in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority. It has been split into two sub-lots:
4a) Open (Short) Courses
4b) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 5 – Information Technology
These programmes will be suitable for those who wish to improve their Information Technology skills in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority. It has been split into four sub-lots:
5a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
5b) Open (Short) Courses
5c) Customised Learning Packages
5d) Project Management
This tender exercise is for the benefit of all the public and voluntary bodies listed further below in this Section II.1.5.
+++ For the avoidance of doubt, UHCW is NOT carrying out this tender – your contact point is HTE using the details given in Section I.1 +++
The public and voluntary sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the United Kingdom as defined in Regulation 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as well as all contracting authorities and entities in the European Union as defined in the Annexes to Commission Decision 2008/963/EC as may be updated from time to time. In particular, it is envisaged that this framework agreement will be used by the following entities in the United Kingdom as described below (particularly where such entities are of a health and/or social care nature):
(1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to
(i) acute trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx);

(ii) health and care trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(iii) mental health trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx);

(iv) clinical commissioning groups (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx);

(v) ambulance trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx);

(vi) area teams (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx);

(vii) special health authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx);

(viii) NHS England (formerly the NHS Commissioning Board); and (ix) clinical senates and strategic clinical networks.
(2) All NHS bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all
(i) health boards;
(ii) NHS trusts;
(iii) the national delivery group;
(iv) community health councils; and
(v) NHS Wales shared services partnership (a list of which can be found at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure).

(3) All NHS bodies in Scotland, including but not limited to
(i) NHS trusts;
(ii) Special NHS Boards; and
(iii) national and support organisations (a list of which can be found at http://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/nat_orgs.aspx).

(4) All NHS bodies in Northern Ireland (known as Health and Social Care), including but not limited to
(i) health and social care trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=trusts);

(ii) health agencies (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies);

(iii) hospitals (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals) and

(iv) the Health and Social Care Board.
(5) All social enterprises undertaking some or all of what were previously the service provider functions of contracting authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations, cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies as listed on the Companies House WebCheck service).
(6) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies, and public corporations (a list of which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations).

(7) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the United Kingdom, including but not limited the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public bodies (a list of which can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (a list of which can be found at http://wales.gov.uk/topics/localgovernment/localauthorities/?lang=en).

(8) All local authorities (a list of which can be found at http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1).

(9) All emergency services including police (http://www.police.uk/forces.htm), fire and rescue services (a list of which can be found at http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs), the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities.

(10) All educational establishments (a list of which can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase).

(11) Registered providers of social housing on a not for profit basis (a list of which can be found at http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registered-provider-information).

(12) Registered charities (a list of which can be found at http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities).

(13) Her Majesty’s Prison Service (as detailed at www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps)

(14) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

The above list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and any associated organisations created as a result of any organisational changes. In addition, the use of this framework agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the United Kingdom and/or any country in the European Union which are of a health and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need in respect of any services to any of the above listed organisations. In purchasing services or awarding contracts under the framework agreement, HTE is:
(a) acting in its capacity as agent for UHCW in relation to the public and voluntary sector bodies listed above only; and
(b) acting in its capacity as principal in relation to the private sector bodies (and not as agent of UHCW).
+++ Please note additional information is given about this tender exercise at Section VI.3) +++
Furthermore, HTE is undertaking a parallel procurement for the private sector with respect to each of the Lots set out in this contract notice. Separate evaluation and terms and conditions will apply to this exercise and further details will be provided in the contract documents regarding the same.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

Lot 1 – Executive and Leadership programmes
These programmes will be suitable for managers with some experience who are looking to enhance their understanding of a range of leadership and management styles and techniques. There are four sub-lots:
1a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
1b) Open (Short) Courses
1c) Customised Learning Packages
1d) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Lot 2 – Human Resources
These programmes will be suitable for HR Directors, General Directors, HR Managers, HR Policy Advisors, Employee Relations Managers, Communications Managers, Organisational Development Specialists and any other associated delegates. There are three sub-lots:
2a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
2b) Open (Short) Courses
2c) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 3 – Mandatory Training
This lot will cover all training programmes that are required by legislation. It will be suitable for all delegates regardless of grade or seniority. This lot will be divided into three sub-lots:
3a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
3b) Open (Short) Courses
3c) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 4 – Personal Development
These programmes will be suitable for those who wish to improve their personal impact in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority. It has been split into two sub-lots:
4a) Open (Short) Courses
4b) Customised Learning Packages
Lot 5 – Information Technology
These programmes will be suitable for those who wish to improve their Information Technology skills in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority. It has been split into four sub-lots:
5a) Accredited Professional Qualifications
5b) Open (Short) Courses
5c) Customised Learning Packages
5d) Project Management
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement shall be for a 2 (two) year duration with the option to extend by 2 (two) periods of up to 1 (one) year thereafter.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2014.

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – Leadership and Executive Development

1)Short description

This lot consists of programmes that are suitable for managers with some experience who are looking to enhance their understanding of a range of leadership and management styles and techniques. There are five categories within this lot:
1a) Accredited Professional Qualifications,
1b) Open (Short) Courses,
1c) Customised Learning Packages,
1d) Neuro – Linguistic Programming (NLP).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to the Short Description for this Lot and Section II.1.5 for details of the quantity and scope.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 000 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – Human Resources

1)Short description

This lot relates to courses suitable for Directors, HR Managers, HR Policy Advisors, Employee Relations Managers, Communications Managers, Organisational Development Specialists and any other associated delegates.
Sub-Lots:
2a) Accredited Professional Qualifications,
2b) Open (Short) Courses,
2c) Customised Learning Packages.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to the Short Description for this Lot and Section II.1.5 for details of the quantity and scope.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 000 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 1 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 – Mandatory Training

1)Short description

This lot will cover all training programmes that are required by legislation. It will be suitable for all delegates regardless of grade or seniority.
Sub-Lots
3a) Accredited Professional Qualifications,
3b) Open (Short) Courses,
3c) Customised Learning Packages.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to the Short Description for this Lot and Section II.1.5 for details of the quantity and scope.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 000 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 1 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 – Personal Development

1)Short description

This lot consists of courses that are suitable for all those who wish to improve their personal impact in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority.
Sub-Lots:
4a) Open (Short) Courses,
4b) Customised Learning Packages.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to the Short Description for this Lot and Section II.1.5 for details of the quantity and scope.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 000 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 1 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 – Information Technology

1)Short description

This lot will consist of programmes that are suitable for those who wish to improve their IT skills in the workplace. This lot will cover a range of topics and will be aimed at all employees, regardless of grade or seniority. It has been split into five category areas:
5a) Accredited Professional Qualifications,
5b) Open (Short) Courses,
5c) Customised Learning Packages,
5d) Project Management.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to the Short Description for this Lot and Section II.1.5 for details of the quantity and scope.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 100 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 1 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee may be required in certain circumstances. See the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender for further information.
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:

Any legal form which results in joint and several liability amongst its constituent economic operators.
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: A supplier may be disqualified in accordance with Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
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

7.4.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.5.2014
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

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

Terms And Conditions / Activity Based Income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.3.2014