Tender for Modern Foreign Language Teaching

Tender for Modern Foreign Language Teaching

The University is seeking a Contractor(s) for the provision of Modern Foreign Language Teaching.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Provision of language courses

2020/S 008-013951

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Glasgow Caledonian University
Postal address: 70 Cowcaddens Road
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82
Postal code: G4 0BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@gcu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1413313578

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:

Provision of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Teaching

Reference number: GC-UNI-2019-12

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80580000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University is seeking a Contractor(s) for the provision of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Teaching.

Competence in a foreign language is regarded as valuable in many areas of professional life, and because of this, a wide range of the programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University offer language options.

It is anticipated that students will be interested in a range of levels of language learning including; beginners’, preliminary, intermediate, general, professional and advanced. Potential providers must be able to offer provision at these levels. It is anticipated that there will be student demand for modules in French, Spanish, German and Italian across all levels. Potential providers of Modern Foreign Language services must be able to provide these language options.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

80580000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM82
Main site or place of performance:

Glasgow Caledonian University or in a location in the city of Glasgow accessible to students and/or through an appropriate VLE in conjunction with either or both of these geographical locations.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University is seeking a Contractor(s) for the provision of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Teaching.

Competence in a foreign language is regarded as valuable in many areas of professional life, and because of this, a wide range of the programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University offer language options.

It is anticipated that students will be interested in a range of levels of language learning including; beginners’, preliminary, intermediate, general, professional and advanced. Potential providers must be able to offer provision at these levels. It is anticipated that there will be student demand for modules in French, Spanish, German and Italian across all levels. Potential providers of Modern Foreign Language services must be able to provide these language options.

Students can be taught either a) in a traditional classroom/language Laboratory environment with an element of online learning if appropriate; or b) through blended learning with a predominantly online component using an established Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will include some face-to-face tutorial contact.

The classes will aim to develop the student’s general language skills, which will be of value in both working life and social situations. The classes must also provide students with a sound knowledge of relevant aspects of the contemporary society of the country in question. Each student will have a tutor who will mark and offer feedback on written and spoken tutor-marked assignments, as well as providing advice and guidance both individually and to a tutor group.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery – Methodology / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Service Delivery – Quality Assurance, Security & Confidentiality / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Key Personnel / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainable Procurement – Fair Work Practices / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Business Continuity / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The University reserves the right to extend the Contract for a further 2 x 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and continued University requirements.

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:

Please refer to the “Qualification Envelope” of the ITT within PCS-T to answer the selection criteria.

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance* = 5 Million GBP

Professional Liability Insurance = 2 Million GBP

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD

The successful bidder will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent prior to Contract award, or confirm in their tender submission the publicly accessible, free, online location of accounts if available in such a format.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.6 of the ESPD.

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

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
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: 11/02/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/02/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

The Contract term is 3 years. The University reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 2 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued University requirements.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The successful bidder must confirm that they comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Please refer to Part III Section D Selection Criteria: Questions within 3D.2 of the ESPD

FORM OF TENDER

Please complete “Appendix A – Form of Tender” in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored however failure to submit a signed copy will result in elimination from the procurement exercise.

SUB-CONTRACTORS

Please complete “Appendix C – List of Sub-Contractors” if applicable in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS- Tender.

This information should only be submitted if applicable prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Please complete “Appendix D – Freedom of Information” if applicable in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should only be submitted if applicable prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

SUPPLY CHAIN CODE OF CONDUCT

Please complete “Appendix E – APUC Ltd Supply Chain Code of Conduct” in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

ANTI-BRIBERY POLICY

Please complete “Appendix F – Anti-Bribery Policy” in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored however failure to submit a signed copy will result in elimination from the procurement exercise.

GDPR – CONTRACTOR ASSURANCE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Please confirm that you will be in a position to submit prior to award “Appendix H – Contractor Assurance Assessment Questionnaire” in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 15376. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Glasgow Caledonian University
Postal address: 70 Cowcaddens Road
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G4 0BA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1413313578Internet address: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/procurement
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:

08/01/2020