UKTI Educational and Training Services

UKTI Educational and Training Services

The lots will be: LOT 1: UKTI Central Learning Programmes. LOT 2: FDI Consultative Selling.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Education and training services

2014/S 232-409342

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Joshua Papp
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 7824373370

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

UK Trade and Investment

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

UK SBS PS140281 – UKTI Educational and Training Services.

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

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a contract for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80510000, 80500000, 80511000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This request for Proposal has been issued by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Government department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
UKTI require a supplier to provide Education and Vocational Education (Category 24 – Part B) services. The contract available upon the successful award of this procurement is for a potential value of up to GBP 505 000 over a period of 3 years with the possible extension of a further 2 years.
This contract will be awarded to the supplier who submits the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT). This will be determined by an evaluation panel who will consider the response of the bidders and, if deemed necessary by the evaluation panel, after further face to face clarification sessions with selected potential suppliers (no more than 5 suppliers) has been completed. The decision will be made in accordance with the criteria stated in the ‘Evaluation’ section of this RFP document.
The contract will follow an approach, where a supplier can bid for the whole package or constituent parts. The supplier must demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for the respective LOT. Both LOTS will be managed by the UKTI Learning and Development Team as an overall Central learning offer, with 1 or more suppliers.
The lots will be:
LOT 1: UKTI Central Learning Programmes.
LOT 2: FDI Consultative Selling.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a further 24 months after initial contract term of 36 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: UKTI Central Learning Programmes

1)Short description

UKTI Corporate Induction Programme.
UKTI International Trade Advisors Induction Programme.
UKTI Defence Sector Confidence with Clients.
UKTI Delivering Excellence in for Customers.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80510000, 80511000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: FDI Consultative Selling

1)Short description

FDI Consultative Selling Investment Group.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80511000, 80510000, 80500000, 72221000, 79411100, 73220000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Bids to be priced in £ GBP.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Any consortium to have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to the framework agreement and any subsequent contracts.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

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: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a Request for Proposal.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done on-line at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by

Your email must clearly state:
the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
the name of the registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement on-line via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Help-desk: Free-phone: +44 3450103503, email:

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to Request for Proposal.

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

We will also require to see at least one of the following documents
Note — if you have been trading for more than 3 years we will require you to produce Document 1
Document 1 — A copy of your audited accounts for the most recent 2 years,
Document 2 – A statement of your turnover, profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading,
Document 3 — A statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position,
Document 4 — Alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year,
Document 5 — Parent Company accounts (if applicable),
Document 6 — Deeds or guarantee,
Document 7 — Accountants references,
Document 8 — Management accounts,
Document 9 — Financial projections including cash flow forecasts,
Document 10 — Details and evidence of previous contracts.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

UK SBS PS140281

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 16.1.2015 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.1.2015 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders


Electronically, via web-based portal.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Way
SN2 1FF Swindon
Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: