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  • Notice Summary
    UK-Motherwell: Supporting Collaboration & Data Analysis between Comparative Schools
    TED32SSEP366681
    North Lanarkshire Council
    19 September 2019
    04 October 2019
    Contract Notice - Open Procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    North Lanarkshire Council wishes to establish a contract for the provision of Supporting Collaboration and Data Analysis between Comparative Schools throughout the geographical area of North Lanarkshire Council & South Lanarkshire Council (West Partnership).

  • Notice Details

    Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

    Section I: Contracting Change authority

    I.1) Name and addresses

    North Lanarkshire Council

    Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street

    Motherwell

    ML1 1AB

    UK

    Contact person: Lyn Longmuir

    Telephone: +44 1236812209

    E-mail: longmuirl@northlan.gov.uk

    NUTS: UKM84

    Internet address(es)

    Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

    Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00010

    I.3) Communication

    The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

    https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

    https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


    I.4) Type of the contracting authority

    Regional or local authority

    I.5) Main activity

    General public services

    Section II: Object

    II.1) Scope of the procurement

    II.1.1) Title

    Supporting Collaboration & Data Analysis between Comparative Schools

    Reference number: NLC-CPT-19-069

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    80000000

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Services

    II.1.4) Short description

    North Lanarkshire Council wishes to establish a contract for the provision of Supporting Collaboration and Data Analysis between Comparative Schools throughout the geographical area of North Lanarkshire Council & South Lanarkshire Council (West Partnership).

    II.1.5) Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 GBP

    II.1.6) Information about lots

    This contract is divided into lots: No

    II.2) Description

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    80000000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UKM84


    Main site or place of performance:

    North Lanarkshire Authority Area

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    North Lanarkshire Council (the “Council”) wishes to establish a contract for a single supplier to provide research and data analysis; these will be within the Education team project "Supporting Collaboration and Data Analysis between comparative schools".

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    Limited funding (around 45k GBP) has been secured for 2019/20; if the project is successful, there may be option for the Council to secure funding for further years.

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    To demonstrate compliance with the Council's minimum requirements, the Council seeks Service Providers who have extensive expertise in using theory-driven, applied research to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Potential providers will have extensive knowledge of local, national and international research relating to educational equity and systems change in education. Potential providers will have an up-to-date, accurate understanding of the current fast-changing Scottish context, particularly relating to the recently-published Governance Review, and the capacity to draw on learning from a variety of pertinent practice in other local authorities.

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    The nature of this project requires the service provider to have sufficient personnel with expertise in the area of closing the poverty-related attainment gap to provide sustained direct support to schools during the course of the programme. The Service Provider will have clear outcome measures for the work and robust systems for measuring the impact of their input.

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    Key deliverable include to provide a brief monthly update in writing to the local authority Attainment Challenge Lead Officer as to the progress and impact of the work. In addition to this, the outcomes of the project will be summarised in a comprehensive written report once direct input with schools has concluded.

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    Contexts in which the input/support has to be implemented:

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    1. Intensive support in ‘two family groups’ from both North and South Lanarkshire establishments.

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    2. Monthly input, based on the intensive work with two family groups, to 35 ‘focus’ schools. This input will be delivered, along with NLC personnel, via monthly ‘gathering points’ for the 35 schools.

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    The qualified professionals working for the service provider on the proposed contract will need to be registered with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

    II.2.5) Award criteria

    Criteria below:

    Quality criterion: OVERAL QUALITY / Weighting: 80

    Price / Weighting:  20

    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 initial period of the Contract will be 12 months. As this project is subject to funding, the Council seek the option to extend annually for up to a further period of 36 months should funding be provided.

    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

    II.2.14) Additional information

    PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE EXCLUSION GROUNDS:

    Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

    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:

    Bidders must respond to ESPD question 4A.1

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    Minimum level(s) of standards required:

    If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

    III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

    List and brief description of selection criteria:

    Bidders must respond to ESPD questions 4B.5.1b, 4b.5.2


    Minimum level(s) of standards required:

    It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

    4B.5.1b Employers Liability - 10000000 GBP

    4B.5.2 Public Liability - 5000000 GBP

    III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

    List and brief description of selection criteria:

    Bidders must respond to ESPD Questions 4C.1.2 Responses to question 4C.1.2 for Technical and professional ability will be scored by an evaluation panel.Bidders must achieve an average weighted score of 60 to pass Question 4C.1.2; if the average score is below 60 this will be deemed a FAILURE to meet the Authority's minimum standard for Technical and professional Ability.

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    No questions from Section D of the ESPD (Scotland) (Quality assurance schemes and environmental standards) will be used, so no statements for those questions are listed in this Contract Notice.


    Minimum level(s) of standards required:

    4C.1.2 - Bidders will be required to provide ONE example that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

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    For evaluation, EXAMPLE 1 is weighted 100%

    III.2) Conditions related to the contract

    III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

    Covered within the main ITT Document

    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.1.8) 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: 04/10/2019

    Local time: 12:00

    IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

    EN

    IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

    Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

    Date: 04/10/2019

    Local time: 12:00

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1) Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: No

    VI.3) Additional information

    Responses to question 4C.1.2 for Technical and professional ability will be scored by an evaluation panel. Bidders must achieve an average weighted score of 60 to pass Question 4C.1.2; if the average score is below 60 this will be deemed a FAILURE to meet the Authority's minimum standard for Technical and professional Ability.

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    Evaluation on responses to question 4C.1.2 will be conducted using a scoring convention listed in the main itt document:

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    The following Question weightings apply: 4C.1.2 Example 1 - 100%.

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    If a bidder achieves a pass for the minimum standards, the Bidders tender proposal will carry forward to further evaluation will have their technical and commercial responses assessed to determine the most economically advantageous tender. If a Bidders fails to achieve a pass for the minimum standards, the bidder will be discontinued from the tender evaluation process and not scored on technical and commercial response.

    NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=598411.

    The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

    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:598411)

    Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=598411

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    SEE VI.4.3) Review procedure

    SEE VI.4.3) Review procedure

    UK

    Internet address(es)

    URL: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

    VI.4.3) Review procedure

    Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

    Please refer to the procurement reform (Scotland) Act 2014 regulation 37

    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

    19/09/2019