UKTI Educational and Training Services
LOT 1: UKTI Central Learning Programmes. LOT 2: FDI Consultative Selling.
United Kingdom-Swindon: Education and training services
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
General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.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
NUTS code UK
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)
The above Public Sector Body has a need for a supplier to provide Education and Vocational Education (Category 24 – Part B) services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80500000, 80510000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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 505 000 GBP 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
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
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
Lot No: 1Lot title: LOT 1: UKTI Central Learning Programmes
UKTI International Trade Advisors Induction Programme.
UKTI Defence Sector Confidence with Clients.
UKTI Delivering Excellence in for Customers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80510000, 80500000
Lot No: 2Lot title: LOT 2: FDI Consultative Selling
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80500000, 80510000
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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 https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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 http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Your e-mail 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 e-mail.
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
Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx
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: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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 & 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.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
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
Additional 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.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
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
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: