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Education and training services

  Nottingham United Kingdom — Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Published July 22, 2016 — Deadline September 1, 2016 (2 years ago)
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Notice type
Contract notice
Buyer category
Other
The requirement is for a single national provider (or consortium) to provide national assessment coverage throughout the whole of England. (for avoidance of doubt this excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands). This will entail delivery of the following services:

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United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services

2016/S 140-252874

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Learning and Conference Centre, Triumph Road
Nottingham
NG8 1DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Graham Holley
E-mail: college.licensing@education.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF14

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-college-for-teaching-and-leadership

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login/?cid=DFE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login/?cid=DFE
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
Education

Section II: Object

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

National Professional Qualification final assessment delivery.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), an executive agency of the Department for Education, is undertaking a procurement exercise to deliver final assessments for participants undertaking the National Professional Qualifications.

Each qualification includes a final assessment that participants undertake when completing their period of professional development. The final assessment process acts as a quality indicator and supports progression to further study or more senior roles including Headteacher.

The contract is for 1 year inclusive of set up, mobilisation and exit with an option to extend for 1 further year if required. It is anticipated that a new contract will be awarded in January 2017 and the provider should be able to mobilise themselves quickly to deliver final assessment for a maximum of 15 000 NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH participants.

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)
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement is for a single national provider (or consortium) to provide national assessment coverage throughout the whole of England. (for avoidance of doubt this excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands). This will entail delivery of the following services:

— Recruitment of high quality assessors;

— Delivery of a robust high quality assessment process to all participants;

— Adherence to all NCTL Data handling schedules;

— Moderation of participant assessments;

— Monitoring of participant progress;

— Effective communications with licensees;

— Accurate and timely submission of invoices;

— Management and reporting;

— Governance of processes.

The National Professional Qualifications are a suite of leadership programmes available to school leaders which were designed to promote excellent educational leadership through improving the quality of the education workforce. The programmes National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) are licensed by NCTL to a range of delivery providers i.e. Licensees.

The contract will be for a minimum term of 1 year with an option to extend for a period of 1 year if required. It is anticipated that a new contract will be awarded in January 2017 and the provider should be able to mobilise themselves quickly to deliver final assessment for a maximum of 15 000 NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH participants broken down as follows:

NPQML 6 800;

NPQSL 5 950;

NPQH 2 250.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will be for 1 year with the option to extend for 1 further year.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
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
Open 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 100-178266
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/09/2016
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 02/09/2016
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Nottingham.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officials of the Department.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department for Education
National College for Teaching and Leadership, Triumph Road
Nottingham
NG8 1DH
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:
18/07/2016

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