United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Education and training services

Agency: TED
State:
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • U - Education and Training Services
Opps ID: NBD00003588718274332
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date: Oct 30, 2017
Solicitation No: 385331-2017
Source: Members Only
30/09/2017 S188 - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure

United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Education and training services

2017/S 188-385331

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial, Nimrod Building, Site 3, RAF High Wycombe
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rachel Dempsey
E-mail: Rachel.Dempsey101@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk

I.2) Joint procurement
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contracts.mod.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
Defence

Section II: Object

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

The Provision Of A Part Time Distance Learning BEng Foundation Degree For Non Commissioned Officer Engineers Within The Royal Air Force.

Reference number: ACT/ 04583
II.1.2) Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3) Type of contract
Services
II.1.4) Short description:

To develop and maintain a Foundation Degree for Non Commissioned Officer Engineers. To deliver a part time online virtual learning environment Level 5 Foundation Degree in various engineering disciplines related to Royal Air Force Engineering trade groups. Each course shall run for 2 years and shall provide online access for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The requirement is to run for over 5 years with 2 Option periods. The anticipated commencement date for the first intake is February 2018 with course completion of the final intake in March 2023. The course shall have 2 cohorts during years 1 to 3 and 1 cohort in year 4. There are 2 option periods (with 2 intakes per year), with the first intake anticipated to commence September 2021 and the final intake completing March 2025.

II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 900 000.00 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
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

To develop and maintain a Foundation Degree for Non Commissioned Officer Engineers. To deliver a part time online virtual learning environment Level 5 Foundation Degree (FD) in various engineering disciplines related to Royal Air Force (RAF) Engineering Trade Groups. The course must have an ultimate aspiration of delivering a BEng/BSc FD recognised on the National Qualification Framework at Level 5 that must also be recognised by a relevant engineering professional, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Each course shall run for 2 years and shall provide online access for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The contractor must be a recognised degree awarding body in the UK and have a proven track record in the fields of mechanical, avionic, electrical and production engineering plus engineering management and computer science. The course shall also be made available to the general public, international military and government attendees, which in turn shall create a wide and diverse student experience for the RAF attendees.

The requirement is to run for 5 years with 2 option periods. The anticipated commencement date for the first intake is February 2018 with course completion of the final intake in March 2023.The course shall have 2 cohorts during years 1 to 3 and 1 cohort in year 4. There are 2 option periods (2 intakes per year) with the first intake anticipated to commence September 2021 and the final intake completing March 2025.

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
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: yes
Description of options:

There are two option periods (2 intakes per year) with the first anticipated intake to commence September 2021 with course completion of the final intake in March 2025.

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Suppliers must provide two years audited accounts or equivalent information with their Pre Qualification Questionnaire Response (PQQ). Please see additional information in VI.3.

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:

Electronic Trading

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP&F. You can find details on CP&F at http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-contracting-purchasing-and-finance-e-procurement-system

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
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: no
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/10/2017
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:
English
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of 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 contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin ( www.contracts.mod.uk ).

The Cyber Essentials DCPP (Defence Cyber Protection Partnership) internet based Cyber Security Model Risk Assessment has been completed by the RAF User (the Customer), thus the Cyber Risk of this requirement is classified as very low risk. If your company is subsequently invited to tender then your tender must include the completion of the Supplier Assurance Questionnaire via the internet based DCPP Cyber Security Model online link: https://suppliercyberprotection.service.gov.uk . This is to demonstrate a supplier's compliance with the required cyber risk level. More information will be published with regards to this process, the evaluation criteria and how to access the information/website within the tender documentation.

The Authority will use a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) response to create a shortlist of Tenders who are eligible to participate; fulfil any minimum economic, financial, professional and technical standards; and best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out in this PQQ. Full details of the method of choosing the Tenders are set out in the PQQ. It is the intention to down select to between approximately 2 and 6 highest scoring suppliers who will be invited to Tender, providing they meet the overall percentage pass mark of 60 %, do not score any lower than 2 points and receive a pass in any pass/fail questions within the PQQ. If the supplier scores below 2 in any of the questions or receives a fail in a pass/fail question then they will automatically fail the evaluation and will not be invited to participate any further.

The estimated annual contract value is 600 000 GBP. If the estimated annual contract value is greater than 40 % of the supplier's turnover, the Authority reserves the right to exclude the supplier from being selected to tender except where the supplier provides, to the satisfaction of the Authority, evidence showing it has sufficient economic and financial capability, e.g. such evidence may include:

(1) Any additional information proving it has sufficient economic and financial resources to deliver the requirement; and

(2) State whether the supplier is willing to provide the Authority with an indemnity, guarantee or bank bond.

A financial assessment will be undertaken on the supplier's financial status. An overall pass / fail judgement will be made after considering areas such as turnover, profit, net assets, liquidity, gearing and capacity. This assessment will include the Parent company where applicable.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: VS8767F29B.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

Go reference: GO-2017928-DCB-11108205.

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Ministry of Defence, Air Commercial
Nimrod Building, Site 3, RAF High Wycombe, Walters Ash, Buckinghamshire
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
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:
28/09/2017
TI Title United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Education and training services
ND Document number 385331-2017
PD Publication date 30/09/2017
OJ OJ S 188
TW Place HIGH WYCOMBE
AU Authority name Ministry of Defence, C&C
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 1 - Ministry or any other national or federal authority
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 28/09/2017
DT Deadline 30/10/2017
NC Contract 4 - Services
PR Procedure 2 - Restricted procedure
TD Document 3 - Contract notice
RP Regulation 4 - European Union
PC CPV code 80000000 - Education and training services
OC Original CPV code 80000000 - Education and training services
RC NUTS code UK
IA Internet address (URL) www.contracts.mod.uk
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU

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