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The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Client’) wishes to invite interested organisations to submit proposals to support the delivery of the testing agenda by providing a supported marking service ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Marking Service for Numerical Reasoning.

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

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Client’) wishes to invite interested organisations to submit proposals to support the delivery of the testing agenda by providing a supported marking service for key stage 3 in secondary schools, i.e. Years 7, 8 and 9 for the 2018 and 2019 testing rounds. This will support approximately 210 schools marking papers for 95,000 pupils.

The service will support schools to apply the appropriate methods for marking Numerical Reasoning test papers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 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)
80100000
80200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Reading and Numeracy Tests are currently paper-based tests for all learners in years 2-9 in maintained schools in Wales. The tests are delivered and administered in schools annually (at the end of April/beginning of May).

From the 2018-19 academic year, there will be a phased introduction of online adaptive tests, beginning with the Numeracy (Procedural) tests.

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Client’) wishes to invite interested organisations to submit proposals to support the delivery of the testing agenda by providing a supported marking service for key stage 3 in secondary schools, i.e. Years 7, 8 and 9 for the 2018 and 2019 testing rounds. This will support approximately 210 schools marking papers for 95,000 pupils.

The service will support schools to apply the appropriate methods for marking Numerical Reasoning test papers.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 months.

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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/09/2017
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, Welsh
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: 19/09/2017
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
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that if the extension period is invoked, the contract value for the additional 12 months will be the same as that of the two individual preceding years.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=70149

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority's economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

The Community Benefits Policy has key strategic priority areas that align with the Welsh Government Programme for Government commitments. The policy priority areas that the client want you to focus on in your Community Benefits proposal are:

- Training and recruitment opportunities for the economically inactive/ disadvantaged groups, including Worklessness (Welsh Government Lift Programme), and/or graduates, under graduates placements and/or trainees, and/or apprenticeships etc.

Bidders should consider opportunities for recruiting and training the above groups as part of the workforce delivering this contract / agreement.

- Retention and training for the existing workforce

- Promotion of Environmental Benefits

- Promotion of Social Businesses

- Contributions to Education, Numeracy, Literacy and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects)

Innovation is encouraged and this list is not exhaustive.

(WA Ref:70149)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803

Internet address:http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

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:
11/08/2017