Services - 477484-2018

30/10/2018    S209    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Adult and other education services

2018/S 209-477484

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
West Midlands Combined Authority
16 Summer Lane
Birmingham
B19 3SD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3453036760
E-mail: procurement.team@wmca.org.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.wmca.org.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: https://wmca.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://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Adult Education Budget (AEB) Procurement

Reference number: 01453-2017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this PIN is to conduct initial pre-procurement market testing in relation to the procurement of provisions funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget in the 2019/2020 Academic Year. WMCA would like to explore current and emerging good practice in their AEB services to facilitate continuous improvement. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.

If you are interested in taking part in this market testing exercise, please follow the instructions set out in VI.3) Additional information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 75 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: TBC
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80400000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As this is a PIN then we have not yet established the lot structure and titles. These will be confirmed and set out within the Contract Notice.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 year contract with the opportunity to extend on an annual basis (for a maximum of 3 years). Overall value is estimated to be circa 25 000 000 GBP per annum. At this stage this is just an estimate of annual spend.

II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
14/01/2019

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
15/04/2019

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) are seeking to engage with suppliers to conduct a pre-procurement market testing exercise in relation to the procurement of provision funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) in the 2019/2020 academic year. The purpose of the market testing exercise will be to research the market in order to assist WMCA in drafting the specification and approach of the wider procurement process. A decision not to participate in the market testing exercise will not preclude you from taking part in the wider tender process.

For more information, please register your company on our e-tendering portal (Bravo Solution). Instructions on how to register are located at: https://www.wmca.org.uk/media/1692/wmca_etendering_supplier_registration_guide_2016.pdf

Further key detail around expressing an interest in this Market Warming Exercise are listed below:

Portal Website: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk

PIN Title: Adult Education Budget PIN.

Bravo solution project reference: project_219 — Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Bravo solution response reference: pqq_96 — AEB — Market Testing Response Only — Not evaluated.

Once registered on the portal, please access Project_219 on our e-tendering portal and respond to PQQ_96 to submit company details and information. This is not a formal PQQ or expression of interest in a tender, it is to be used purely for suppliers to submit general information to WMCA and to express interest in taking part in a market sounding exercise. Please read the instructions as attached to the pqq_96 within the Bravo Solution Portal before responding to this opportunity.

A meet the buyer event will be taking place on the 30.11.2018 at The Studio, Birmingham. To register for this free event please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-combined-authority-adult-education-meet-the-buyer-tickets-51761004558?utm_term=eventname_text

Following the market sounding exercise, feedback from the event will be considered and built into the wider tender exercise, which is expected to be published later this year.

Please fill in the Qualification Envelope (Bravo Reference: pqq_96 — AEB — Market testing response only — Not evaluated) by the closing date of 12:00 noon on 7.12.2018.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
West Midlands Combined Authority
Birmingham
United Kingdom
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:
26/10/2018