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The Scottish Government requires a Service Provider to provide a national system of online standardised assessments of children's progress in literacy and numeracy in Scotland for Gaelic Medium Education (GME).

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Liam Middleton
Telephone: +44 1312447556
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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:

Gaelic Medium Education National Standardised Assessments.

Reference number: CASE/337859
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48190000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government requires a Service Provider to provide a national system of online standardised assessments of children's progress in literacy and numeracy in Scotland for Gaelic Medium Education (GME).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 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)
72212190
72212100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Government requires a Service Provider to provide a national system of online standardised assessments of children's progress in literacy and numeracy in Scotland for Gaelic Medium Education (GME). The Assessments will comprise part of a wider programme which is implementing a ‘National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education’.

The Service Provider's role within the project will be to design and deliver a set of Gaelic Medium Assessments which will: report progress in skills for reading, writing and numeracy; assess pupils in primaries 1, 4, 7 and secondary 3; provide individual, diagnostic reports on each pupil's progress which will supply information to identify strengths and individual learning needs; be online (but with provision for alternative formats if necessary); be adaptive (become easier or more difficult dependent of the answer of the pupil); be suitable for the Scottish school education system and aligned with Curriculum for Excellence and be inclusive (will be equitable and allow all pupils to be fairly assessed, no matter their background, experience, additional support needs or level of ability).

The Service Provider will be required to work closely with the Scottish Government and Education Scotland throughout the development of the assessments, in particular to ensure their alignment with Curriculum for Excellence and the approach to immersion learning through the Gaelic medium.

The contract is for a period of 3 years with an optional extension period of 2 years (1 year plus 1 year) at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers.

Lotting: It is not suitable to lot this contract opportunity on a geographical nor commodity-specific basis due to the nature of the requirement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical Criteria / Weighting: 75 %
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 25 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Optional extension period of up to 24 Months exercisable at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers.

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

Not used.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Financial, Current Ratio.

Insurance.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Financial Ratio:

Bidders will be required to state the value for the following financial ratio: Current Ratio.

The acceptable range for the current ratio is: Not less than 0.8.

The ratio will be calculated as follows: Total Current Assets / Total Current Liabilities.

Insurance:

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

Public Liability Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Employer's (Compulsory)Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidder's economic and financial standing.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Not Used.

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:

Not Used.

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.1.3)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: 13/09/2017
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/09/2017
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:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_8028. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings.

Award scoring methodology will be the following:

0 - Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 - Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2- Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 - Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 - Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8028. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:491010).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412784405

Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk

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:
31/07/2017