Services - 499519-2018

13/11/2018    S218

United Kingdom-Cardiff: E-learning services

2018/S 218-499519

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Provision of Digital Inclusion and Health Programme

Reference number: C110/2018/2019
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80420000 E-learning services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Contract for provision of a digital inclusion and health programme to provide a strategic approach to addressing digital exclusion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 999 999.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80420000 E-learning services
85100000 Health services
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
85300000 Social work and related services
85323000 Community health services
85322000 Community action programme
80510000 Specialist training services
80511000 Staff training services
80570000 Personal development training services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72611000 Technical computer support services
72222300 Information technology services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
85112000 Hospital support services
75200000 Provision of services to the community
80400000 Adult and other education services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The focus of the contract will be on supporting the digital inclusion of individuals by working through partner organisations and coordinating activities with a particular focus on working with the health and social care sector to improve the well-being of individuals through encouraging them to engage with digital technology.

Using a community development approach involving outreach work and partnership working, it is possible to effectively engage people with technologies as a route into wider use of ICT. An agile body of expertise which can establish and develop strong partnerships across sectors and co-ordinate activities is envisaged. It is expected that this will be supplemented with a team of experts demonstrating best practice in engaging the digitally excluded population. It will help to plug gaps in existing provision, avoid duplication and complement any activity which may already exist. It will take into account what has worked, and not worked, in Wales and elsewhere.

The programme will recognise that becoming digitally included is a continuous process requiring ongoing support, which can take a long time to go from a first time user to a position where one is able to demonstrate all five basic digital skills.

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: 9 999 999.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract by an additional 3 years is available to the Client.

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

The contract cost figure of 9 999 999 GBP includes the cost for the optional contract extension period of 3 years.

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
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the tender documents.

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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 15/01/2019
Local time: 14:00
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/01/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

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

E-Tender Information:

— the first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation,

— registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration,

— the user who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation,

— on registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page,

— in order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password,

— note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

— registration should only be performed once for each Organisation,

— if you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform,

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation),

— note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform,

— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2:00 pm.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s open to all suppliers’

— the e-tender references for this contract are: project_40313, itt_71277,

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the “Express an Interest button”. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the “My ITT’s” on the home page,

— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area,

— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

A non core approach to Community Benefits will be used for this tender

(WA Ref:86843)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: