Services - 452696-2020

25/09/2020    S187

Norway-Oslo: Education and training services

2020/S 187-452696

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Utenriksdepartementet
National registration number: 972 417 920
Postal address: Boks 8114 Dep.
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
Postal code: 0032
Country: Norway
Contact person: Anette Kraakevik
E-mail: aek@wr.no
Telephone: +47 97109190
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dep/ud/id833/
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/245665
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=279985&B=DFO
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=279985&B=DFO
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:

Framework Agreement for Teaching Language and Cultural Understanding — Arabic

Reference number: 20/7591
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites tenderers to participate in a contest for the procurement of teaching services in Arabic and cultural understanding. The contracting authority will enter into three parallel framework agreements with Arabic language teachers.

The following types of courses have been held so far: language training candidates (over three terms), group teaching at different levels, one-to-one maintenance teaching (B1/B2 and up), coaching (specifically trade related) and intensive courses for 1-2 weeks duration.

All teaching and meetings will take place in the contracting authority's premises in Kronprinsensgt. 9, Oslo, unless special circumstances require something else.

Even if a tenderer offers several persons/language teachers, the resources will be assessed individually. The contracting authority will carry out an individual assessment of each resource and award a framework agreement per resource.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000 Training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
NUTS code: NO NORGE
Main site or place of performance:

Oslo.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Language and cultural understanding are amongst the foreign service's most important work tool and are defined as parts of UD's core competence.

In order to reach their entity targets, the Ministry must have appropriate and sufficient competence within language and cultural understanding. The work put into the appropriation, development and maintenance of this competence must reflect the foreign policy aims, and be anchored in analyses of existing and future needs and competence gap.

The training in language and cultural understanding must be connected to UD's activity and it must give each employee the necessary language skills to carry out their work assignments and be prepared for an upcoming departure.

Existing language competence must be maintained in a long term perspective, so that competence is not lost in periods when the language is not in active use. A lot of emphasis is put on the courses being relevant to the activity and reflecting each employee's language needs.

The following types of courses have been held so far: language training candidates (over three terms), group teaching at different levels, one-to-one maintenance teaching (B1/B2 and up), coaching (specifically trade related) and intensive courses for 1-2 weeks duration.

In addition there are departure preparation courses (particularly in the spring) for those travelling and their accompanying families.

Tenderers must be able to provide teaching in all these types of courses and must have good knowledge of the European framework for language. Tenderers must also be able to provide assistance with language testing.

The tendency over time shows that 1-1 teaching increases in extent compared to other forms of teaching.

Tenderers must reckon on most teaching be carried out within ordinary working hours.

All teaching and meetings will take place in the contracting authority's premises in Kronprinsensgt. 9, Oslo, unless special circumstances require something else. This will be specially agreed. The fixed hourly rates will also apply for this type.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

See the attached contest documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 13/10/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Norwegian

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo Tingrett
Postal address: Postboks 2106 Vika
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0125
Country: Norway
E-mail: oslo.tingrett@domstol.no
Telephone: +47 22035200
Internet address: https://www.domstol.no/Enkelt-domstol/oslo--tingrett/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: klagenemda for Offentlige Anskaffelser
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5850
Country: Norway
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Utenriksdepartementet
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/09/2020