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This framework covers the provision of learning and development activities in the areas of: I) Foundation Level Management Development and Personal Effectiveness; II) Advanced Level Leadership and Management Development ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Environment Agency
Horizon House, Deanery Road
Bristol
BS1 5AH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Brentley
Telephone: +44 7775406326
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Environment

Section II: Object

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

Leadership & Management, Personal Effectiveness and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80570000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This framework covers the provision of learning and development activities in the areas of:

I) Foundation Level Management Development and Personal Effectiveness;

II) Advanced Level Leadership and Management Development and Personal Effectiveness;

II) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

The specification that follows provides the details of our requirements in these areas. Some of our requirements are for individual learning interventions that we will tailor with the selected provider to meet business needs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Foundation Level: Management and Personal Effectiveness

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The value of this lot is approximately 1 480 000 GBP. In 2016-17 we ran approximately 100 courses compromising of one day and multiple day courses and programmes. Course prime locations include Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London.

We will appoint three providers for this lot.

This lot covers the foundation level management development for both aspiring and newly promoted team leaders. This lot also covers personal effectiveness skills development at an introductory level that can be accessed by all staff.

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: 1 478 000.00 GBP
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:

Retendered as business requirements in approximately 36 months time.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the Supplier Selection Criteria document which can be found https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advanced Level: Leadership, Management and Personal Effectiveness.

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The value of this lot is approximately 1 200 000 GBP. In 2016-17 we ran approximately 40 courses comprising of one day and multiple day courses and programmes. Course prime locations would include Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London.

We will appoint three providers to this lot.

The provision this lot covers is for more experienced and competent team leaders, managers and executive managers. This includes team leaders who are still developing in their role but who may have completed all or parts of the foundation level development described in Lot 1. These interventions are therefore designed to broaden and deepen leadership and management competence.

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: 1 200 000.00 GBP
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:

As required by the organisation. Retendering would commence in approximately 36 months time.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80570000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The value of this lot is approximately 400 000 GBP. We ran approximately 20 (3) day courses in 2016-17. Course prime location include Bristol, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading and Peterborough.

We will appoint one provider to this lot.

This lot covers the provision of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training and interventions across all levels of competency within the Environment Agency.

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: 400 000.00 GBP
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:

Retendered in line with organisational requirements.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Specified in the Supplier Selection Criteria document https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

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Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.

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You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

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Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).

Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.

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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.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
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
Restricted 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: 7
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 27/10/2017
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: 9 (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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

In 36 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Potential user of the contract:

Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Novel House.

17 Smith Square.

London.

SW1P 3JR.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Environment-agency
Horizon Houe, Deanery Road
Bristol
BS1 5AH
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:
17/08/2017