Tender for Career Transition Services

Tender for Career Transition Services

Outplacement and Partner Support Services – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Human resources management consultancy services

2020/S 173-419268

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Edinburgh
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: antonia.hynd@ed.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.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:

Career Transition Services

 

Reference number: EC0860

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79414000 Human resources management consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The University requires assistance with:

Outplacement services

Support for partners of employees who are relocating to Edinburgh from outside Scotland

Employees returning from a period of parental leave.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Outplacement and Partner Support Services

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79414000 Human resources management consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers outplacement/career transition support for those facing redundancy and partners of new employees to the University, who are looking to relocate their careers to Edinburgh/Central belt Scotland.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 65
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery Team / Weighting: 9
Quality criterion – Name: Value Maximisation / Weighting: 4
Quality criterion – Name: Quality Assurance / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion – Name: Risk / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Innovation and Value Add Services / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Environmental Impact / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Meeting Facilities / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Communication / Weighting: 4
Quality criterion – Name: Market Understanding and Knowledge / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Qualification Translation / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Additional Methodology Information / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Practical Assistance / Weighting: 5
Price – Weighting: 35
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods.

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Return from Parental Leave Support Services

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79414000 Human resources management consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UoE requires support services to assist employees returning to work at the University after a period of parental leave, most typically due to maternity/adoption/shared parental leave. The University wants to support these individuals during their transition so that they are able to focus positively on their future career.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 65
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology / Weighting: 9
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery Team / Weighting: 9
Quality criterion – Name: Value Maximisation / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion – Name: Quality Assurance / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Risk / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Innovation and Value Added Services / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion – Name: Environmental Impact / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Meeting Facilities / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Communication / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Additional Methodology Information / Weighting: 9
Price – Weighting: 35
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is the opportunity to extend this contract for a further 2 x 12 months extension periods.

 

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

 

Bidders must be of sound economic standing to be able to fulfil call off contracts from the framework agreement if appointed. Bidders must submit their 2 most recent sets of audited accounts including:

(i) balance sheets; and

(ii) profit and loss information.

Bidders must also hold (or commit to obtain before commencement of the framework agreement) the following levels of insurance:

Professional Indemnity – GBP 1 million

Employers liability – GBP 5 million or statutory minimum in country of domicile.

 

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

 

Lot 1 Bidders must provide a single case study which demonstrates their technical ability and experience in delivering similar services as described in the Specification of Requirements Lot 1 — which has been successfully undertaken (within the last 2 years) and displays strong similarities to the scope and geographical coverage of service requirements of Lot 1 of this tender including potential volume – specifically supporting those at risk of redundancy and/or facing compulsory redundancy. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

Lot 1 Bidders must also provide a single case study which demonstrates their technical ability and experience in delivering similar services as described in the Specification of Requirements Lot 1 — which has been successfully undertaken (within the last 2 years) and displays strong similarities to the scope and geographical coverage of service requirements of Lot 1 of this tender including potential volume — specifically supporting partner relocation or non UK nationals relocating to the Scotland. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

Lot 2 Bidders must provide a single case study which demonstrates their technical ability and experience in delivering similar services as described in the Specification of Requirements Lot 2 — which has been successfully undertaken (within the last 2 years) and displays strong similarities to the service requirements of Lot 2 of this tender including potential volume. See ESPD for full details of what is required to be demonstrated.

 

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
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: 06/10/2020
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Date: 06/10/2020
Local time: 17:00

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:

 

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 16907. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:628953)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Town: Edinburgh
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:

02/09/2020