Tender for East Sussex Music Service

Tender for East Sussex Music Service

East Sussex Music is the county music service and lead organisation of the East Sussex Music Education Hub.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Tutorial services

2018/S 246-564524

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273481518
E-mail: james.white@eastsussex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ22
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


East Sussex Music Service

Reference number: ESCC – 022496

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

East Sussex Music (“ESM”) is the county music service and lead organisation of the East Sussex Music Education Hub. It provides a range of musical opportunities for children and young people including whole class, small group and individual instrumental tuition, bands, ensembles, orchestras and choirs from beginner to advanced level and post-16 A level and BTEC music courses. The service is funded through income from fees from parents and schools and through grant funding. The Council is seeking a concessionaire to take over the operation and management of ESM and provide long-term financial sustainability for the Services. This procurement process seeks to identify suitably qualified and interested organisations from the private, public and third (voluntary, community and charitable) sector for the provision of the Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 58 000 000.00 GBP

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: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is for a Concession Contract following the open procedure.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality Questionnaire / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: n/a / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 300
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: 18/02/2019
Local time: 15:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/02/2019
Local time: 15:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

East Sussex County Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority or the lodging of an appeal before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the contact point referenced in part 1.1) of the Contract Notice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: