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Procurement Notice Details

Education and training services [oas phase 2 apprentice training provision at ukaea culham science centre]
UK

Purchaser: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

22/02/2018 S37 - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation
I.II.III.IV.VI.
United Kingdom-Abingdon: Education and training services

2018/S 037-080827

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU
Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)
Name and addresses
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Abingdon
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paula Barham
Telephone: +44 1235466933
E-mail: paula.barham@ukaea.uk
Fax: +44 1235466859
NUTS code: UKJ14
Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

I.2)
Joint procurement
I.3)
Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/TenderDocs.aspx?DocName=PQQOASP2.zip
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)
Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)
Main activity
Other activity: Fusion Research
Section II: Object

II.1)
Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)
Title:
OAS Phase 2 Apprentice Training Provision at UKAEA Culham Science Centre

Reference number: T/PB007/18
II.1.2)
Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)
Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)
Short description:
UKAEA are looking to collaborate with a partner organisation to establish a centre of excellence for training engineering apprentices at intermediate advanced and higher levels. The collaborative approach will be achieved by a governance structure, including a steering group comprising of a Training Provider employees, UKAEA and STFC employees. The training centre, OAS, will build upon the success of award-winning, established training schemes at UKAEA and the Science and Technology Facilitites Councils (STFC), who rely on a supply of highly qualified engineers to meet their business needs within the high-growth engineering sector.

OAS aim is to deliver hgih quality apprenticeships to produce highly qualified, work ready and relevantly skilled technicians at a scale that will address the skills gap in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area.

II.1.5)
Estimated total value
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)
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon Oxfordshire.

II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
OAS is a brand of UKAEA and is a joint venture between the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). OAS will be a centre of excellence for training engineering apprentices at intermediate, advanced and higher levels, including degree. OAS aims to raise the standard of apprenticeships and produce high-end technicians. OAS will enable businesses to offer young people apprenticeships of the highest quality and provide training in a work place environment.

OAS Phase 1 was operational in 9.2016 to deliver apprentice training, based at Culham Science Centre in an existing building. The forecast number of starts for 9.2018 intake are in excess of 45.

The next stage is OAS Phase 2 in a new build facility based at Culham Science Centre. This will deliver quality apprenticeships to produce highly qualified, work ready and relevantly skilled technicians at a scale that will address the advanced technology and engineering skills gap in Oxfordshire and ultimately nationwide.

OAS need to engage a Training Provider to deliver the second phase of its apprentice training at intermediate, advanced and higher levels OAS Phase 2 is a new bespoke training facility designed to train up to160 young people in any one year, the new building will be ready for the start of phase 2 training in 2019. UKAEA aim is to have 75 % of the Apprentices enrolled in engineering oriented apprenticeship schemes, as engineering is the main focus of the organisation and in keeping with the OAS brand and ethos. The remaining 25 % of Apprentices being in STEM related subjects.

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
Start: 31/08/2018
End: 31/08/2028
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:
Option to extend for an additional 5 years.

II.2.9)
Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
As detailed within the prequalification documents.

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 detailed within the pre-qualification documents.

III.1.2)
Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
As detailed within the pre-qualification documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the pre-qualification documents.

III.1.3)
Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
As detailed within the pre-qualification documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the pre-qualification 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:
As detailed within the pre-qualification documents.

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
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)
Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: no
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: 20/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)
Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 05/04/2018
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
Tender must be valid until: 31/10/2018
IV.2.7)
Conditions for opening of tenders
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:
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserves the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.

VI.4)
Procedures for review
VI.4.1)
Review body
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Abingdon
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)
Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Authority before a contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided within a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be sought from the contact named in this notice.

If an appeal regarding the award of a 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 a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)
Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/02/2018



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