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Title: Provision of Distance Learning Materials and Services
Published by: North East Scotland College
Publication Date: 07/03/2014
Application Deadline: 14/04/2014
Deadline Date: 14/04/2014
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Provision of Distance Learning Materials and Services.
North East Scotland College is seeking a partner to develop and market a range of high quality work-based learning opportunities to employers and individuals. The successful tenderer would work with the college to identify training needs across agreed industry sectors, develop flexible learning materials to meet that need, and market and administer resulting learning opportunities.
The College currently offers a range of blended learning courses delivered to businesses and organisations in the North East of Scotland and Central Scotland areas. We offer courses in subject areas such as Customer Care, Health & Social Care, Health & Safety, Management and Professional Development with enrolments totalling approximately 4,000 in an academic year.
The courses on offer are short 12-14 week programmes which involve learners undertaking distance learning but with tutor support. The tutor support takes the form of induction with a learner and then progress meetings with the learner, within the workplace, on two or three occasions during the 12-14 weeks. The tutors are contracted to the College.
CPV: 80000000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


North East Scotland College

Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate

Aberdeen

AB25 1BN

UK

Depute Principal

Paul Sherrington

+44 03003305550

PSherrington@nescol.ac.uk

+44 1224612001

http://www.nescol.ac.uk

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00438

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Provision of Distance Learning Materials and Services

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

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II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

UK



UKM5

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Provision of Distance Learning Materials and Services.

North East Scotland College is seeking a partner to develop and market a range of high quality work-based learning opportunities to employers and individuals. The successful tenderer would work with the college to identify training needs across agreed industry sectors, develop flexible learning materials to meet that need, and market and administer resulting learning opportunities.

The College currently offers a range of blended learning courses delivered to businesses and organisations in the North East of Scotland and Central Scotland areas. We offer courses in subject areas such as Customer Care, Health & Social Care, Health & Safety, Management and Professional Development with enrolments totalling approximately 4,000 in an academic year.

The courses on offer are short 12-14 week programmes which involve learners undertaking distance learning but with tutor support. The tutor support takes the form of induction with a learner and then progress meetings with the learner, within the workplace, on two or three occasions during the 12-14 weeks. The tutors are contracted to the College.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=297811.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

It is anticipated that the total spend with the contactor over the three year contact period will be UKP 800,000, that said, this figure is indicative and should not be relied upon.

800000
GBP

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

II.3)

Duration of the contract or limit for completion

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Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.

(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


(1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.




III.2.3)

Technical capacity


(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;

(2) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.

(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.

(4) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided

(5) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;

(6) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.

(7) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.

(8) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.

(9) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.




III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

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Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

As set out and assessed via the attached PQQ documentation

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

No

IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

NESCOL/2014/DISTANCE

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

 14-04-2014

 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 14-04-2014  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

 17-04-2014

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders





Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


Every 36 months

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

(SC Ref:297811)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures










Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 07-03-2014

ANNEX A

Additional Addresses and Contact Points

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Address and contact points to which Tenders/Requests to Participate must be sent



North East Scotland College

Gallowgate

Aberdeen

AB25 1BN

UK

Procurement

Colin Brodie

+44 03003305550

c.brodie@nescol.ac.uk

+44 1224612001
http://www.nescol.ac.uk

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Main Contact: PSherrington@nescol.ac.uk
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Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: c.brodie@nescol.ac.uk

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
171010Services - Adult and Further EducationEducation
171000Services - EducationEducation

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
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130Aberdeen & North-East

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