Services - 385335-2019

14/08/2019    S156

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2019/S 156-385335

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: nadeem.ilyas@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2070081467
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gov.uk/fco
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Advanced Trade Policy Training Course

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government.

Further information can be found via the FCO e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html) and via the additional information section of this notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

London, UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/10/2019
End: 14/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 further optional 1 year extensions will be available.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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
An electronic auction will be used
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 17:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Purpose:

Design and deliver a bespoke, class-room based, Advanced Trade Policy (ATP) training programme.

The ATP supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty (the ‘Faculty’) programme to ensure civil servants improve their trade policy expertise.

ATP is aimed above the practitioner level to complement the Faculty’s Expert Deep Dive and international negotiation programmes.

ATP learners will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver trade and investment policy effectively. The course will cover a range of trade policy issues relevant to the UK government. These include:

— the role and impact of a trade regime in supporting UK priorities abroad,

— the impact of a trade regime on key national policy areas,

— improving UK access to overseas markets,

— how trade objectives can be achieved through different vehicles.

This course is aimed at civil servants who are generalists.

They work on cross-cutting trade policy, across a wide range of government departments. They need a more thorough knowledge in all facets of trade than is provided for at practitioner level.

Candidates for the ATP have completed the practitioner level or already have the equivalent knowledge.

Candidates are responsible for implementing trade policy at a senior level. They may contribute to the development of trade strategy.

ATP should focus on developing a breadth of knowledge across a range of trade policy portfolios. The goal is to give officers the skills to assess the impact of international trade regimes on trade strategy and policy across government.

ATP is not aimed at specialist chapter leads or chief negotiators. These officers will use the deep dive programme that specialises in providing in-depth knowledge of specific trade topics. ATP candidates may progress to the deep dive programme if they need a profound knowledge of specialist areas of trade regimes.

ATP should not cover negotiations strategy or skills. The faculty already offers this training.

For access to the full ITT pack, please go to the FCO's e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html), register (if not already registered, which is free of charge and takes approx 5 minutes) and search for project 3087/ITT 3212

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/08/2019