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Title: Commissioning of the Development & Award of the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales Level 3 Qualification
Published by: Qualifications Wales
Publication Date: 13/04/2021
Deadline Date: 30/04/2021
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 23 Social and other Specific Services (Concessions) - PIN
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The purpose of this PIN is to initiate engagement with the market for the potential commissioning of a concession contract for the development and award of an Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales Level 3 qualification available in Welsh and English.This qualification would be primarily designed for learners aged 16 to 19 in Wales.This PIN is not being used as a call for competition.
CPV: 80000000, 80200000.

Social and other specific services – concessions

Prior information notice

Directive 2014/23/EU - Concession Directive

Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Qualifications Wales

Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park

Newport

NP10 8AR

UK

Telephone: +44 1633373205

E-mail: procurement@qualificationswales.org

NUTS: UKL2

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.qualificationswales.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA41978

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

Commissioning of the Development & Award of the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales Level 3 Qualification

Reference number: QW212201

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The purpose of this PIN is to initiate engagement with the market for the potential commissioning of a concession contract for the development and award of an Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales Level 3 qualification available in Welsh and English.This qualification would be primarily designed for learners aged 16 to 19 in Wales.This PIN is not being used as a call for competition.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 949 474.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

Schools and colleges across Wales.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

On 23 February 2021 we published a notice of our Intention to Restrict the qualification we wish to develop to one form and to secure its development and delivery via a commissioning route (https://www.qualificationswales.org/media/7136/intention-to-restrict-notice.pdf). The deadline for representations has now passed. We would like to speak to awarding bodies that may be interested in developing a qualification in this area.

The information that we gather will be used to inform the development of the contract specification which would be used if we decide to proceed with the procurement process.

We will be arranging Teams meetings with potential bidders to take place between 28 April and 14 May. The meetings will take the form of a structured discussion with us. This will involve us asking participants a series of questions which we will provide in advance. Responses will be informal and not be considered in or form part of any subsequent procurement process.

Questions that participants put to us during the dialogue will be collated so that when we are in a position to respond, we will issue one set of information to all interested parties at the same time.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 5 949 474.00 GBP

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

Parties interested in participating in pre-tender engagement with us should email procurement@qualificationswales.org to book a Teams meeting, Please insert ‘Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales pre-tender engagement’ in the subject area of the email, state your interest and the names, job titles and email addresses of those who will take part from your organisation.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Interested parties should email procurement@qualificationswales.org to request participation in the pre-tender engagement.Please contact us at your earliest convenience to secure your slot.

When you contact us to arrange a meeting, we will send you the questions, a briefing note, the draft contract specification, the draft qualification approval criteria and the terms and conditions that will apply to the concession contract, for you to review and prepare your responses prior to your meeting with us.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Only awarding bodies recognised by Qualifications Wales will be able to deliver this contract therefore interested parties must either already be recognised awarding bodies or achieve

recognition by Qualifications Wales within a period starting from the notification of intention to award a contract. The period for achieving recognition will be confirmed in the contract notice should we proceed to tender

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/04/2021

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Participants in the pre-tender engagement will not be committed to taking part in any subsequent tender exercise.

Should we proceed to the formal procurement process, we will publish another notice (anticipated to be June 2021) and we will run the process using the electronic tender system etenderwales (https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk).

Eligible organisations that do not participate in the pre-tender engagement will still be able to participate in any subsequent tender exercise

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=109410.

(WA Ref:109410)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13/04/2021


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
80200000Secondary education servicesEducation and training services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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