T Levels Professional Development Tender

T Levels Professional Development Tender

This procurement will be conducted under the light touch regime in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and will use a 2-stage approach.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services

2019/S 112-275093

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
St Paul’s Place
S1 2FJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: FE.profession@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


T Levels Professional Development

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education (also known as ‘the Department’) is seeking to appoint a national delivery partner to design and deliver T Level Professional Development (TLPD). TLPD is a continuous professional development (CPD) offer to staff in post-16 education providers who deliver T Levels. TLPD is currently managed by one national supplier who sub-contracts certain specialist elements.

The Department are seeking to procure one organisation to deliver and manage this contract. the Department would encourage the forming of consortia and/or the use of sub-contracting, including to SMEs, in order to ensure all of the relevant expertise is available to meet the requirements.

This Contract Notice does not constitute a commitment by the Department to award a contract, and bidders will need to bear their own costs to participate in the procurement process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement will be conducted under the light touch regime in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and will use a 2-stage approach. At the first stage (Selection Stage), the Authority will invite the submission of initial, high-level applications via the selection questionnaire (see Attachment 1). Based on the crown commercial services standard selection questionnaire, the selection questionnaire is adapted to reflect the particulars of this procurement. Through evaluation of the selection questionnaires received, the authority will shortlist potential suppliers to ensure only those evidencing the necessary levels of technical capability and capacity and possessing appropriate financial standing and resources are progressed to the second stage (Award Stage). Those potential suppliers who progress to the award stage will be issued with an Invitation to Tender (ITT) inviting them to submit a full, detailed bid.

Any contract would run from April 2020 for 4 years and 3 months (ending in July 2024), with potential breaks after years 1, 2 and 3. the option to break will be exercisable by the Department. It is possible that the Department will seek to commence the contract 3 months earlier, in January 2020, to ensure a smooth transition from the initial TLPD offer that ends in March 2020. It is also possible that the Department may extend the contract for up to another 2 years, i.e. up to July 2026.

Estimated value: (40 000 000 GBP to 82 000 000 GBP).

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/07/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

It is possible that the Department may extend the contract for up to another 2 years, i.e. up to July 2026.

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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 026-057851

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

Date: 12/07/2019
Local time: 14:00

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

Date: 19/08/2019

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


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

Duration in months: 9 (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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
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: