Tender for FCO Overseas Leadership Programme

Tender for FCO Overseas Leadership Programme

The overseas leadership programme prepares UK Ambassadors, High Commissioners and their deputies for their leadership roles at British Embassies and High Commissions abroad.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 201-488815

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jake Palmer
E-mail: jake.palmer@fco.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI32
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/fco

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Overseas Leadership Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) (UK Government) invites tenders for competition under the open procedure, in accordance with the the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for delivering and facilitating the overseas leadership programme, using blended learning tools and techniques, to embed essential management and leadership knowledge and skills, to be predominantly taught in a classroom environment.

The overseas leadership programme prepares UK Ambassadors, High Commissioners and their deputies for their leadership roles at British Embassies and High Commissions abroad. Indicatively, the FCO runs these courses eight (8) times a year, taking place at King Charles Street, London, UK.

A three (3) year contract will be awarded, with two (2) annual option years subsequently, in a 3 + 1 + 1 arrangement, to the winning tenderer.

Indicatively, the FCO intends to award the contract in January 2020 with the contract commencing in April.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI32

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) (UK Government) invites tenders for competition under the open procedure, in accordance with the the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for delivering and facilitating the overseas leadership programme, using blended learning tools and techniques, to embed essential management and leadership knowledge and skills, to be predominantly taught in a classroom environment.

The overseas leadership programme prepares UK Ambassadors, high commissioners and their deputies for their leadership roles at British Embassies and high commissions abroad. Indicatively, the FCO runs these courses eight (8) times a year, with the Contractor required to support eight (8) working days of the course which lasts for ten (10) working days, and taking place at King Charles Street, London, UK.

A three (3) year contract will be awarded, with two (2) annual option years subsequently, in a 3 + 1 + 1 arrangement, to the winning tenderer.

Indicatively, the FCO intends to award the contract in January 2020 with the contract commencing in April 2020.

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

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

A three (3) year contract will be awarded, with two (2) annual option years subsequently, in a 3 + 1 + 1 arrangement, to the winning tenderer.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

A three (3) year contract will be awarded, with two (2) annual option years subsequently, in a 3 + 1 + 1 arrangement, to the winning tenderer.

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

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)Description

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: 15/11/2019
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: 18/11/2019
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The full invitation to tender is available via the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html).

Project No: 3664

ITT No: 3376

Registration on the portal is required, is free of charge and takes approximately 5 minutes.

All communication about the procurement is strictly to take place through the message service on the portal (website above).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
London
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:

15/10/2019