United Kingdom - Chelmsford: Training services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 096-189080

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Essex County Council
PO Box 4
Chelmsford
CM1 1LX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Cara Gale
Telephone: +44 03330136277
E-mail: cara.gale@essex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH3

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.essex.gov.uk

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/Supplier-portal.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/Supplier-portal.aspx

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority

I.5)

Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Digital Skills, Development, Education and Training Framework.

Reference number: 0318

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
80500000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Essex County Council (ECC) in conjunction with the full members of the Essex Online Partnership (EOLP) and other public bodies are looking to establish a Framework Agreement to provide access to a diverse range of providers with a variety of training, development and delivery approaches. The Framework will be for a period of 4 years.

The Framework Agreement has been split into four (4) Lots:

Lot 1 — Developing IT Capability;

Lot 2 — Provision of e-learning;

Lot 3 — Project Support;

Lot 4 — Developing IT professionals.

Suppliers have the opportunity to tender for one or more of the above Lots.

The estimated value of this Framework indicated at II.1.5 and II.2.6 are indicative only. No level of expenditure is guaranteed under this Framework. The values stated are an estimate of the potential value of all contracts that may be entered into by ECC and other Public Sector partners named above throughout the duration of the Framework.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Devloping IT Capability

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80510000
80511000
80521000
80532000
80531200
80533100
80570000
80000000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

ECC are looking to appoint a single provider to Lot 1. This Lot will cover the development of an organisations IT Capability including the design, development and delivery of education and training interventions that build user capability, confidence and positive engagement with new technologies.

Typical activities required under this Lot include, but are not restricted to:

— Scoping training requirements;

— Developing training programs;

— Delivery of training;

— Hosting surgeries and webinars for applications;

— Creation of supporting materials for users; and

— Appropriate account management, administration and reporting to each organisation.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30 %
Price - Weighting: 70 %

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Provision of e-Learning

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80510000
80511000
80521000
80532000
80531200
80533100
80570000
80000000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

ECC are looking to appoint up to a maximum of ten (10) providers to Lot 2. This Lot will cover the development, creation, maintenance and reporting of e-learning materials.

Typical activities required under this Lot include, but are not restricted to:

— Scoping of requirements;

— Focus Groups/ Market research where required;

— Creation of materials;

— Provision of technical support;

— Events (including virtual/online activities);

— Training on the product to relevant users; and

— Stakeholder engagement.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30 %
Price - Weighting: 70 %

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Project Support

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80510000
80511000
80521000
80532000
80531200
80533100
80570000
80000000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

ECC are looking to appoint up to a maximum of five (5) providers to Lot 3. This Lot will cover the provision of experienced IT trainer resources to support IT education and training work programmes as and when required on an ad-hoc basis at relatively short notice via experienced IT trainer resources. These materials and interventions will become part of the BAU portfolio as outlined in Lot 1.

Typical activities required under this Lot include, but are not restricted to;

— Project support for Project managers;

— Delivery of training interventions;

— Creation of training materials; and

— Organising course schedules and bookings.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30 %
Price - Weighting: 70 %

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Developing IT Professionals

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80510000
80511000
80521000
80532000
80531200
80533100
80570000
80000000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

ECC are looking to appoint up to a maximum of twenty (20) suppliers to Lot 4. This Lot will cover the development of IT professionals through the provision of off-the-shelf and bespoke solutions and specialist education and training for IT professionals including technical, business and soft skills.

Typical activities required under this Lot include, but are not restricted to;

— Diverse, industry leading training for all partner organisations requirements;

— On site delivery at your own high quality venues;

— Blended learning offerings e.g. e-learning, remote access, classroom;

— Ability to work with stakeholders to scope and produce bespoke training activities to meet technical or business need;

— Procurement of any training requirements that you cannot meet on any organisations behalf from reputable quality suppliers; and

— Strong account management with regular reporting on uptake and budget spend.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30 %
Price - Weighting: 70 %

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions for participation

III.1.1)

Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)

Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.5)

Information about reserved contracts

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)

Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)

Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)

Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Open procedure

IV.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 36

IV.1.4)

Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)

Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

IV.2)

Administrative information

IV.2.1)

Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)

Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

IV.2.6)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)

Additional information:

An indicative timetable is set out in the SSQ. ECC reserves the right to amend timescales and change the evaluation criteria if there are genuine omissions or mistakes. ECC also reserve the right to reduce the number of bidders awarded a place on the Framework in the event that minimum standards and/or thresholds set out in the SSQ or Evaluation Methodology document are not met.

ECC is seeking to obtain flexibility with regards to its ability to allow Public Sector partner organisations (including any future successor organisation(s) to the functions exercised by any such organisations) to utilise the benefits of the Framework to act jointly and independently in undertaking IT training and development. In addition to ECC, these other public sector bodies include:

Basildon Borough Council, Braintree District Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Castle Point Borough Council, Chelmsford City Council, Colchester Borough Council, Epping Forest District Council, Essex Fire & Rescue, Essex Police, Harlow District Council, Maldon District Council, Rochford District Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Tendring District Council, Thurrock Borough Council, Uttlesford District Council, South Essex Partnership Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.

ECC reserves the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of the Framework. ECC will not be held responsible for any costs incurred by potential suppliers (or any other person participating in the process) in relation to this procurement exercise including if the procurement exercise is cancelled. Each supplier shall be responsible for its own costs and expenses incurred in participating in this process.

Suppliers are advised that ECC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). If a supplier considers that any of the information supplies as part of this procurement exercise should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, it must when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information it does not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. ECC shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to FOIA or EIR which relates to information provided by a supplier. However, if the information is requested, ECC may be obliged under FOIA and/or EIR to disclose such information, irrespective of the supplier's wishes. Please note that it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided by the supplier in its response.

Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the Tender pack by the time and date specified in IV.2.2. The tender documents will be available via the Supplier Portal from the 11.5.2017. The Portal will be used throughout the procurement process and all communications with ECC relating to this procurement exercise must be via the Negotiation Messaging Facility.

Please use the following link to gain access to the Supplier Portal: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/Supplier-portal.aspx

The link will take you to the ECC webpage where there are 2 links: (1) to register for the iSupplier portal for the first time and (2) login link if you have already registered. This page also contains various guidance documents on use of the system.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/05/2017