Tender for Tax Academy End Point Assessor

Tender for Tax Academy End Point Assessor

The authority is acting on behalf of HMRC’s Tax Academy, who as training provider has identified a requirement for the services of an end point assessment organisation.

United Kingdom-Salford: Assessment centre services for recruitment

2019/S 222-544836

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: HM Revenue and Customs
Postal address: Commercial Directorate, 5th Floor West, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lee Corrigan
E-mail: e.procurement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000587871

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/procurement
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

Other activity: Direct and Indirect Taxes

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Tax Academy End Point Assessor

Reference number: SR227843976

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79635000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority is acting on behalf of HMRC’s Tax Academy, who as training provider has identified a requirement for the services of an end point assessment organisation (EPAO) who will support them in the assessment of:

— the Level 3 public sector compliance investigator/officer apprenticeship standard; and/or

— the Level 4 professional accounting/taxation technician apprenticeship.

These 2 requirements are divided into 2 separate lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1: Level 3 Public Sector Compliance/Investigator Apprenticeship; and

Lot 2: Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Tax Academy End Point Assessor — Level 3 Public Sector Compliance/Investigator Apprenticeship

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79635000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Level 3 public sector compliance/investigator apprenticeship.

The end point assessor will assess tax professional apprentices on the Level 3 Public sector compliance/investigator apprenticeship standard.

The EPAO will be responsible for arranging an appropriate venue to carry out the end point assessment, which will need to include at least one location in the North of England and one in the South of England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 45
Quality criterion – Name: Security / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion – Name: Total cost / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 543 600.00 GBP

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:

Potential for 12 months extension.

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:

Tax Academy End Point Assessor — Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79635000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Level 4 professional accounting/taxation technician apprenticeship

The end point assessor will assess tax professional apprentices on the Level 4 professional accounting/taxation technician apprenticeship standard.

The EPAO will be responsible for arranging an appropriate venue to carry out the end point assessment, which will need to include at least one location in the North of England and one in the South of England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 45
Quality criterion – Name: Security / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion – Name: Total cost / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP

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:

Potential for 12 months extension.

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:

It is mandatory that the end point assessor is registered on the ESFA ‘Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations.’

Link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations

The End Point Assessor must comply with, and consent in writing to audits in respect of, all current and future applicable aspects of relevant legislation, including but not limited to:

(a) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR);

(b) Human Rights Act 1998;

(c) Freedom of Information Act 2000;

(d) The Welsh Language Act 1993 and Measures 2011;

(e) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006;

(f) Employment Rights Act 2002;

(g) Equality Act 2010;

(h) Public Sector Equality Duty (2011) compliance.

The end point assessor must:

— meet the criteria mentioned in the Education Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) ‘Conditions for organisations on the register of end-point assessment organisations’ guidance. This document can be found at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697214/EPAO_Conditions_of_Acceptance_Version_2.2.pdf

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HMRC operates an Enterprise Resource Planning (electronic trading/ordering) system and has a purchase order mandatory policy. successful tenderers will be required to provide information so that they can be adopted onto the system. Payment will be made by BACS within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

It is mandatory that the end point assessor is registered on the ESFA ‘Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations.’

Link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

It is mandatory that the End Point Assessor is registered on the ESFA ‘Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations.’

Link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 086-206402

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

Date: 21/12/2019
Local time: 16:00
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/12/2019
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=443983097

Go reference: GO-20191114-PRO-15572607

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: HMRC
Postal address: 5W Ralli Quays
Town: Salford
Postal code: M60 9LA
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:

14/11/2019