Services - 61049-2018

09/02/2018    S28

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 028-061049

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Secretary of State for Justice acting through the Ministry for Justice (MOJ)
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: FAO Education Reform, Commercial and Contracts Department (to the address above)
Telephone: +44 2033343637
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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:
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

Prison Education Framework

Reference number: CCMD/MOJ/2018/19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Bidders must note that this is a light touch procurement process (S. 74-76 OF PCR 2015) and not an open procurement procedure.

The Authority has been unable to access the appropriate OJEU form, and accordingly, we have been required to complete a standard contract notice and tick the open procedure box. This is a light touch procurement process.

The Ministry of Justice (the “Authority”) is seeking to establish a multi-lot framework for the provision of education services to those in custody in England — the Prison Education Framework (PEF). The PEF will comprise of 17 Lots. Up to 5 suppliers will be appointed per Lot. Broadly, one call off competition will be conducted in respect of each Lot and one call off contract will be awarded per Lot to a single supplier. Suppliers appointed to a Lot will be mandated to participate in the call-off competition process for that Lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 900 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 17
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The successful supplier appointed under a call off contract will provide customised prison education services to the HMPPS establishments that form the relevant Lot. The PEF will be for an initial Period of 4 years, with the option to extend for up to 2 years. Broadly, each call off contract will be awarded under the PEF will be for an initial period of 4 years with the option to.


This procurement is being conducted under the Light Tough Regime (‘LTR’) in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 PCR 2015. Please see Part A to the ITT (which can be accessed via the bravo portal)

Lot No: 17
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75231200 Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals
80000000 Education and training services
80200000 Secondary education services
80210000 Technical and vocational secondary education services
80211000 Technical secondary education services
80212000 Vocational secondary education services
80300000 Higher education services
80310000 Youth education services
80400000 Adult and other education services
80420000 E-learning services
80490000 Operation of an educational centre
80500000 Training services
80530000 Vocational training services
80531000 Industrial and technical training services
80531100 Industrial training services
80531200 Technical training services
80532000 Management training services
80533000 Computer-user familiarisation and training services
80533100 Computer training services
80533200 Computer courses
80540000 Environmental training services
80550000 Safety training services
80560000 Health and first-aid training services
80561000 Health training services
80562000 First-aid training services
80570000 Personal development training services
80580000 Provision of language courses
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Please see Part A to the ITT (which can be accessed via the bravo portal) for further information.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II 1.4 above.

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: 900 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The PEF will be for an intial period of 4 years with an option to extend for up to 2 years.

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Please see Part A and B to the ITT (which can be accessed via the bravo portal) for further information.

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:

The Conditions of the Framework Contract are set out in the Part c to the ITT, Draft Framework Terms and conditions which can be accessed via the portal.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 90
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: N/A
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: 2017/S 056-103679
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 05/04/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: