Work Based Learning Tender Chesterfield College

Work Based Learning Tender Chesterfield College

Chesterfield College is actively seeking partners to support the delivery of a major work-based learning contract, which is to be co-financed by the European.

UK-Chesterfield: education and training services

2012/S 214-353968

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Chesterfield College
Infirmary Road
Contact point(s): Chesterfield College
For the attention of: Richard Somerset
S41 7NG Chesterfield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1246500765
E-mail: somersetr@chesterfield.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1246500591

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.chesterfield.ac.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Work Based Learning Tender.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 27
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

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

Chesterfield College is actively seeking partners to support the delivery of a major work-based learning contract, which is to be co-financed by the European.
Social Fund (ESF) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
Tenders are scheduled to be issued in November to provide skills support in the workplace through Apprenticeships and related work place learning from April 2013. This proposed provision will be available to support delivery up until July 2015.
Chesterfield College is a large general further education college based in North Derbyshire supporting learners from across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.
Learning Unlimited, which is part of the Chesterfield College Group, is one of the fastest growing providers of Apprenticeships with contracts totalling over 6 000 000 GBP.
Partners selected from the information they provide at this Pre-Qualification Stage (PQQ) will form part of our provider network for submission in the College’s tender for delivery of individual ESF/SFA contracts. If the College is successful in its submission, a final tender stage and due diligence must be completed and passed for all partners within our proposed delivery network before contracts are awarded.
The duration of the framework agreement shall be for two years and three months approximately.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80530000, 80500000, 80210000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.7.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

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

See conditions of tender.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Health and safety policy.
Equal oportunties policy.
Quality management system.
Environmental policy.
Employers liability insurance cover to 10 000 000 GBP.
Public liability insurance cover to 5 000 000 GBP.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Previous 3 years accounts.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See conditions of contract and/or pre-qualification questionnaire.
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

Accelerated negotiated
Timescales placed upon the College by the Funding Body.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 15
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:

CC/2012/1068
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

21.11.2012
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Social Fund (ESF) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

see V1.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

see V1.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Chesterfield College will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the College before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 5 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 2 working days before the expiry ofthe standstill period. Such additional should be requested from the named contact point at I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

see V1.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.11.2012