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Title: Associate Trainers (Health and Wellbeing) - ITT
Published by: Edinburgh College
Publication Date: 05/04/2018
Deadline Date: 07/05/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Authority is seeking tenders from those able to provide Associate Trainer services to the Authority on a call-off basis subject to demand by the client.
CPV: 80560000, 80510000, 80000000, 80500000, 80530000, 80561000, 80560000, 80550000.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Edinburgh College

Bankhead Drive, Sighthill


EH11 4DE


Telephone: +44 1315354764



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

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 sent electronically to:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Associate Trainers (Health and Wellbeing) - ITT

Reference number: EC-1718-0005-01

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The Authority is seeking tenders from those able to provide Associate Trainer services to the Authority on a call-off basis subject to demand by the client.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)








II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh and Scotland wide

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Authority is seeking a Contractor(s) for the supply of Associate Training services

Associate trainers will deliver training programmes on behalf of the Authority, which are designed to meet specific requirements, based upon a range of expertise held across its Faculties. Bidders must evidence that they have proven capability to provide this service.

The Authority conducting a procurement process to select and appoint a number of associates trainers to capacity build and develop its capability in specialist areas where there is anticipated demand by delivering a range of bespoke training provision to businesses chiefly in the Edinburgh & Lothians regions, but also anticipating demand UK wide and internationally.

Although the Authority only requires a single tender submission for each role it will be subject to a two-stage evaluation. The first stage will be a qualification and selection evaluation questionnaire that will be used to select bids which will be considered at stage two. Those bids which do not meet the minimum qualification and selection criteria will not be considered at stage two. Stage two will mark the technical and commercial tender submission that have passed stage one.

The information contained in the ITT is designed to ensure that completed Tender Responses are given equal and fair consideration. It is important that Tenderers provide all the information asked for in the format and order specified.

Tenderers must read the ITT carefully before submitting a Tender Response. Failure to comply with the instructions for completion and submission of a Tender Response will result in elimination from the procurement exercise.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Understanding The Authority / Weighting: 4

Quality criterion: Delivery of CPD workshops / Weighting: 11

Quality criterion: Service delivery / Weighting: 20

Quality criterion: Reporting, relationships and delivering outcomes / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Service Delivery resources / Weighting: 11

Quality criterion: Sustainability, social inclusion and improvement / Weighting: 4

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

24 month initial contract with two optional 12 month contracts

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: 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

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.2.1) Information about a particular profession

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) 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 with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 36

IV.1.8) Information about 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: 07/05/2018

Local time: 12:00

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/05/2018

Local time: 13:00


Edinburgh College Sighthill Campus

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Ron Beckett and Chris Naismith (Edinburgh College Procurement) to open and ensure compliance, check Qualification then Selection to be scored by Technical Officers. Once Qualification and Selection is completed, selected tenders will be opened for technical and commercial evaluation.

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

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:538396)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Edinburgh College

Bankhead Drive, Sighthill


EH11 4DE


Telephone: +44 1315354764

Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact:
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
179999other EducationEducation
229999other Health and SafetyHealth and Safety
171000Services - EducationEducation
221100Services - Health and SafetyHealth and Safety

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

Further Instructions

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The awarding buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility.

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For more information on the Postbox Facility please refer to the user guide:

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please click the Record your interest now button at the top of the page.

Current Documents

05/04/2018EC-1718-0005-01 - Associates Framework (Health and Wellbeing)EC-1718-0005-01 - Associate Trainers (Health and Wellbeing) ITT603.63 KB32
05/04/2018Appendix A - Form of TenderAppendix A - Form of Tender19.36 KB9
05/04/2018Appendix B - Freedom of InformationAppendix B - Freedom of Information15.37 KB5
05/04/2018Appendix C - Pricing ScheduleAppendix C - Pricing Schedule13.73 KB12
05/04/2018Appendix D -Terms & ConditionsAppendix D - Terms and Conditions455.52 KB6

Replaced Documents

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