Services - 157231-2019

04/04/2019    S67    - - Services - Dynamic purchasing system - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Education and training services

2019/S 067-157231

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
The Capital, 9th Floor, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 345010503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Apprenticeships Training Marketplace

Reference number: RM6102
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

CCS is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a period of 48 months with the extension option of 24 months. Bidders can request to participate for this DPS for its 48 month duration including any extension periods. This DPS is being procured under the Light Touch Regime (LTR), and is subject to limited regulations, in accordance with Regulations 74-76 PCR2015. This DPS provides central government and wider public sector with the opportunity to procure services within the scope of the existing and new Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) live Frameworks, Apprenticeships Standards, End Point Assessments (EPAs); and related services via a number of Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) registered suppliers on the Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) Register and or the Register of EPA Organisations (RoEPAO). CCS reserve the right to reduce, extend or terminate the DPS period at any time during its life time; as set out in the terms of the DMP Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP
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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supplier shall have the ability to provide apprenticeship training and related services to all UK central government departments, wider public sector organisations and charities.

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
Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Customers may enter into a contract with a supplier for a period of their determining which may exceed the RM6102 Apprenticeships Training Marketplace DPS Agreement, should this Agreement be terminated at any time the flexibility of the Contracting period allows Customers (Buyers) to determine appropriate contracting timelines required to enable the Supplier to meet Customer needs.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
List and brief description of conditions:

Suppliers will be assessed on their response to the selection criteria in their request to participate for a place on RM6102 Apprenticeships Training Dynamic Marketplace. The procurement bid pack and registration details can be accessed via the following URL address https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps and selecting the “Technology” link. Please read the Dynamic Marketplace Needs document FIRST for a full overview of the procurement process and read the instructions carefully.

To register for the RM6102 DPS Agreement please select the “Access as a Supplier” link which can be located at the URL address above.

Please note that to register you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The procurement will be managed electronically via CCS. The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement.

This procurement offering does not guarantee any minimum spend and there will be no form of exclusivity or volume guarantee under this DPS. As part of this Contract Notice the Bid Pack and the following documents can be accessed at the link provided below:

1) Contract Notice authorised customer list;

2) Rights reserved for CCS DPS Agreement https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/df0de428-382b-4abb-8085-d2ee7bc95320

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
Restricted 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
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 093-211084
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/04/2023
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any DPS Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers. The Authority may extend the duration of this Dynamic Marketplace Agreement for any period or periods up to a maximum of 2 years (24 months) in total from the expiry of the Initial Dynamic Marketplace Period by giving the supplier no less than three (3) months written notice. We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) may apply at the call for competition. It is the suppliers responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/03/2019