Tender for Health and Social Care Training Services
Please note this tender is being conducted under the new light touch regime, regulation 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2016, for social and other specific services.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Specialist training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Midland Heart Limited
20 Bath Row
For the attention of: James Rachael
B15 1LZ Birmingham
Telephone: +44 3456020540
General address of the contracting authority: www.midlandheart.org.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.midlandheart.org.uk/about-us/supply-to-us/our-tenders/
Electronic access to information: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Midlands.
NUTS code UKG
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Please note this tender is being conducted under the new light touch regime, regulation 74-77 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2016, for social and other specific services. The normal OJEU rules do not apply.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The agreed supplier will be required to design, deliver and evaluate compliance and mandatory training, primarily to meet Care Certificate requirements and in line with Midland Hearts C&S mandatory calendar of events, as determined by HR and Learning. The calendar of events is focused on the needs of C&S colleagues, the delivery of the content being for a period of 12 months.
The supplier will be required to ensure all learning events delivered meet the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and the Care Certificate which came into effect in April 2015.
The supplier is required to have previous experience in delivering training which meets the requirements mentioned above.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 050 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: 3 year contract with an option to extend for 2 further years to a maximum of 5 years total length. The above estimated value is for the full 5 year period.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 40 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: Suppliers who satisfy any of the criteria for rejection set out in Regulation 57 Public Contract Regulations 2015 shall be treated as ineligible. Suppliers may be requested to provide such evidence as it is reasonably necessary to allow the Group to establish that the aforementioned criteria does not apply to them. Clear Contractual KPIS will be specified in the tender documents and subsequent contract documents which suppliers must adhere to.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Invitations to Tenders open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Turnover must be at least 2 times the annual contract value.
Required insurance levels are as follows:
Professional Indemnity — 2 000 000 GBP (Two Million Pounds);
Employers Liability — 5 000 000 GBP (Five Million Pounds);
Public Liability — 2 000 000 GBP (Two Million Pounds);
A risk assessment will be carried out against these accounts and a score applied based on 5 being low risk and 0 being incomplete and high risk using the following assessment criteria — Net current liabilities, Falls in turnover, Gross profit margin, Liquidated assets, Overdraft, Loan, Tax/VAT liability, CCJs, Interest Cover, Operating profit margin.
Trainers will be required to be qualified at Award in Education and Training Level 3 or an up-to-date equivalent.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
To be opened using Bravosolutions.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: