Tender for Veterinary and Paraprofessional Training

Tender for Veterinary and Paraprofessional Training

The authority is looking for a supplier for veterinary and paraprofessional training, authorisation and assurance services.

United Kingdom-London: Training services

2020/S 039-093717

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Defra Network eTendering Portal
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: louise.moizer@defra.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://defra.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: http://defra.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

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Veterinary and Paraprofessional Training, Authorisation and Assurance Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80500000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority is looking for a supplier for veterinary and paraprofessional training, authorisation and assurance services. A single supplier is required to supply a complete system of training, re-validation and centralised records for veterinarians, technicians and paraprofessionals delivering Government-related veterinary, veterinary-related or other public health functions.

The contract will be awarded as a services concession contract, in accordance with the definition provided in the Concession Contract Regulations 2016, sections 3-5.

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This invitation to tender (ITT) seeks to appoint a single supplierr to deliver a services concession contract to:

— provide a secure, online, distance learning system of training and assessment through a compendium of Official Control Qualifications (OCQs),

— provide a fully managed service including:

—— administration of a central database(s) of candidates and their qualifications that can be interrogated by the supplier and the authority;

—— design and delivery of training;

—— registration of candidates;

—— course enrolment;

—— online assessment;

—— certificate of competence;

—— authorisation;

—— conditional authorisation and practical assessment.

— provide a secure, online, distance learning system of re-validation and assessment,

— respond to requests from the authority to update existing courses and develop new courses,

— provide quality assurance in the form of on farm audits of certain authorised Official Veterinarians (OVs).

The services are principally to be provided for qualified veterinarians and final year veterinary students in Great Britain (GB), as well as appropriate paraprofessionals who meet the qualifying eligibility criteria for the relevant qualifications. The services may also be required by the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, with any such provision being facilitating through the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

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

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

Start: 17/06/2020
End: 16/06/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to a maximum of 3 years.

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

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 109-265520

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

Date: 03/04/2020
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: 03/04/2020
Local time: 12:01

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

Official name: Defra Group Commercial
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Official name: Defra Group Commercial
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/02/2020