Workforce Training and Development Tender Northumbria

Workforce Training and Development Tender Northumbria

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Trust’) would like to undertake a market consultation, to consider the options available, from which a procurement strategy can be developed in relation to the provision of workforce training and development.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: educational software package

2012/S 118-195005

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park
For the attention of: Claire Povey
NE27 0QJ Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912031533
E-mail: claire.povey@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

The Provision of Workforce Training & Development – Technology Solutions.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
NUTS code UKC2

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Trust’) would like to undertake a market consultation, to consider the options available, from which a procurement strategy can be developed in relation to the provision of workforce training and development.
The Trust is looking for innovative solutions to facilitate the delivery of training and development linked to either mandatory training requirements and/or organisational programme requirements. Initial indications are that this will encompass a range of e-learning and mobile learning applications. However, the Trust is open to suggestions for other types of solutions that may be available. Consideration is being given as to whether the requirements will be best serviced by:
— A framework with one contractor per lot,
— A framework with three or more contractors per lot,
— A combination of the above.
Any organisations (tenderers) wishing to provide details of the types of solutions that they may be able to provide in respect of the outline requirement referred to above, and thereby assist in the development of the Trusts market place knowledge and/or attend a workshop on 13.7.2012 (at Hexham General Hospital, Northumberland) can do so by completing a market consultation questionnaire which can be downloaded from https://nep.eu-supply.com. The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is 12 noon on 28.6.2012.
Please note that:
— Non-completion of the questionnaire will not disqualify organisations from participating in any future related tendering exercise and,
— The completion of the questionnaire will not remove the need to respond to and fully comply with any future related competitive Contract Notice.
Subject to finalising the scope of the requirement and obtaining approval to proceed, it is intended that the tendering exercise will be conducted under a Part A ‘Restricted’ award procedure, with the relevant Contract Notice expected to be published in OJEU in September 2012. Tenderers will be required to provide their Tender response electronically using the Trusts e-tendering system. Further details can be found at www.northumbria.nhs.uk/corporate/become-a-supplier.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48190000, 48931000, 80420000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

To receive more information about this opportunity, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to the market consultation questionnaire, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://nep.eu-supply.com.

Following an expression of interest on nep.eusupply.com, the market consultation questionnaire will be available to access on https://nep.eu-supply.com. The questionnaire must be returned in accordance with the instructions set out in the questionnaire by the time and date indicated. The contracting authority is not responsible for any costs incurred by bidders in relation to the participation in this process.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

To receive more information about this opportunity, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to the market consultation questionnaire, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://nep.eu-supply.com.

Following an expression of interest on nep.eusupply.com, the market consultation questionnaire will be available to access on https://nep.eu-supply.com. The questionnaire must be returned in accordance with the instructions set out in the questionnaire by the time and date indicated. The contracting authority is not responsible for any costs incurred by bidders in relation to the participation in this process.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.6.2012