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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 224-466447

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
9805633H
43-49 Mespil Road
Dublin 4
D04 YP52
Ireland
Contact person: Adam Gunning
Telephone: +353 871806725
E-mail: Adam_Gunning@dcya.gov.ie
NUTS code: IE

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.dcya.gov.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/324

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)

Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Request for Tenders for the provision of Services to Measure and Assess the Quality of Early Years Provision in Ireland.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
73300000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is seeking proposals from Tenderers to:

1.) Develop and pilot a measurement instrument(s) and supporting documentation to assess the quality of early years provision in the Irish context;

2.) Undertake a baseline assessment of quality in a representative sample of registered early years settings in Ireland; and

3.) Provide the outputs as specified in the RFT.

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
73000000
73100000
73110000
73120000
73200000
80110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: IE

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is seeking proposals from Tenderers to:

1) Develop and pilot a measurement instrument(s) and supporting documentation to assess the quality of early years provision in the Irish context;

2) Undertake a baseline assessment of quality in a representative sample of registered early years settings in Ireland; and

3) Provide the outputs as specified in the RFT.

Context

An assessment of the quality of early years provision in the Irish context was first recommended in ‘Right from the Start: The Report of the Expert Advisory Group on the Early Years Strategy’ (Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2013) and subsequently in the Report of the Inter-Departmental Group on Future Investment (Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2015)

In Budget 2016, the DCYA secured funding to conduct this assessment of quality and is now requesting proposals from Tenderers to undertake this work. Tenderers are required to submit complete proposals to address all of the requirements of the Study.

The Study

The successful Tenderer shall also undertake data analysis and finalise a prescribed set of outputs. It shall also manage a range of issues arising throughout the Study.

As it is intended to undertake follow-up assessments of quality at regular intervals to assess quality trends over time, the successful Tenderer shall be responsible for ensuring that the measurement instrument(s) is developed and the baseline assessment is carried out in a way that will allow follow-up assessments to be commissioned if such a decision is taken by the DCYA.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of services offered / Weighting: 75
Price - Weighting: 25

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

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 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

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 071-134990

IV.2.8)

Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)

Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Title:

Request for Tenders for the provision of Services to Measure and Assess the Quality of Early Years Provision in Ireland

A contract/lot is awarded: no

V.1)

Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)

Additional information:

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs intend to rerun the competition as an Open Tender with preliminary market consultations.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Adam Gunning
Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 43-49 Mespil Road, Ballsbridge
Dublin
4
Ireland
E-mail: adam_gunning@dcya.gov.ie

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Review body is the High Court, Dublin.

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/11/2017