National Centre Of Computing Education And Associated Programmes

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Education
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Sourcing.HELP@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKD

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
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 Centre of Computing Education and Associated Programmes

Reference number: itt_30328
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of The national centre of computing education and associated programmes is to support and improve the provision of computing education in England’s state-funded schools and colleges, improve teachers’ confidence in teaching the computing curriculum, and drive up participation and attainment in computer science at GCSE, AS and A level.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Service will be delivered in coordination with the other lots to achieve the overall purpose of the programme. This will include requirements to share management data and information with the Lot 1 supplier as operator of the national centre and the suppliers for other lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

The National Centre of Computing Education

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

4.39 The Lot 1 Supplier will establish a National Centre of Computing Education (“NCCE” or “National Centre”), to promote evidence and knowledge-based teaching practice and act as a central point of contact for computing education support for teaching staff from all state funded schools and colleges in England, and actively promote the opportunities offered by all 3 lots.

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
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract for each lot shall expire on 31.7.2022. The contract may be extended by the authority by up to 24 months on service of written notice. The authority expects that any service of notice to extend will be subject to need and ministerial approval, and the availability of funding but the decision to extend will be at the authority’s absolute discretion.

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:

The teacher training programme

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Lot 2 Supplier will deliver a training programme to eligible teachers, which shall comprise at least 40 hours’ teaching or study time per eligible teacher.

The focus of this programme will be to upskill participating eligible teachers to teach the new knowledge-rich GCSE computer science more effectively. The Lot 2 Supplier will be required to train at least 7 200 and up to 8 000 eligible teachers by July 2022.

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
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract for each lot shall expire on 31.7.2022. The contract may be extended by the authority by up to 24 months on service of written notice. The authority expects that any service of notice to extend will be subject to need and ministerial approval, and the availability of funding but the decision to extend will be at the authority’s absolute discretion.

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:

The A level support programme

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Lot 3 Supplier will deliver a specialised programme of no cost support to students and teachers of AS and A level computer science in England. The objective of this support programme will be to improve the quality of teaching, and increase students’ knowledge, skills and understanding, to better prepare students for further study and employment in digital and technology roles.

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
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract for each Lot shall expire on 31.7.2022. The contract may be extended by the authority by up to 24 months on service of written notice. The authority expects that any service of notice to extend will be subject to need and ministerial approval, and the availability of funding but the decision to extend will be at the authority’s absolute discretion.

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:

As part of the tender requirements, bidders will be required to describe how their processes meet the requirements under the data protection legislation, including the general data protection regulation (EU2016/679), and that they will be required to comply with the GDPR under the proposed contract.

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
Execution of the service is reserved to 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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/06/2018
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/06/2018
Local time: 12:00

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
High Court
Royal Court of Justices, the Strand
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the contracting authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the public contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 nº 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the contracting authority to pay a fine, and /or order that the duration of the contract is shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/05/2018