Child daycare services

Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Customer: Robert Gordon University
Number: 6010080
Publication date: 06-12-2017
Source: TED
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06/12/2017    S234    - - Services - Services concession - Concession award procedure 

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Child daycare services

2017/S 234-487035

Social and other specific services – concessions

Prior information notice


Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Robert Gordon University
Central Services Building, Garthdee Road
AB10 7FY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224262000
Fax: +44 1224262660
NUTS code: UKM50

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Nursery Services — Robert Gordon University.

Reference number: 001/18/RS
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen is seeking suitably qualified pre-school nursery providers to bid for the lease and operation of the nursery service at its Garthdee campus.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This concession is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Robert Gordon University Garthdee Campus, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lease of nursery building, and provision of pre-school nursery services.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Duration in months: 60
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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Bidders should note that, at this stage, this notice only serves to obtain notes of interest in this opportunity. No evaluation or assessment will be undertaken at this time. An ESPD will be released to all those bidders who have confirmed interest by the closing date, and the statements in section VI.3 of this notice — Additional Information — will apply at that time.

III.1.5)Information about reserved concessions
III.2)Conditions related to the concession
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Service providers will be required to be registered with the care inspectorate and comply with all the relevant guidelines. Tenderers will be responsible for ensuring that they meet the latest requirements of the care inspectorate or as superseded.

All staff should be registered or in the process of registering with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at a level relating to their designated post as should they be qualified or undertaking training for such.

All staff must be members of the protection of vulnerable groups scheme.

Under Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 employers are liable to civil penalty if they employ someone who does not have permission to work in the UK.

Your company must confirm in writing that all workers supplied in the execution of this contract are legally entitled to work or provide services in the UK and that in the event that a person supplied by your agency is found not to be legally entitled that you will indemnify Robert Gordon University in full against an action taken by any authority and for all fines and expenses incurred accordingly.

III.2.2)Concession performance conditions:

The successful provider will be required to enter into a lease agreement with the University, for the nursery buildings used. The initial annual rental valuation will be GBP 95 000 per annum. This will be subject to an uplift by a percentage value based on the retail price Index every 2 years.

There may be a requirement to “Tupe across” existing staff from the current services provider within the Nursery.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the concession
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the concession

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders
Date: 12/01/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Statements for ESPD questions...

4A.1 — 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;

4A.2 — Where it is required, within a bidder’s country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.

Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.

4B.2.1 — Bidders will be required to have a minimum yearly “specific” turnover of GBP 500 000 for the last 2 years in the business area covered by the contract;

4B.3 — Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading;

4B.4 — Bidders will be required to provide adequate assurance of financial strength to successfully complete their contractual obligations.

Bidders must provide their 3 most recent sets of annual audited accounts, including balance sheet and profit and loss information.

Bidders will be required to state the values for the following financial ratios:

Current Ratio, which should be calculated as follows:

Current assets/current liabilities.

Gearing Ratio, which should be calculated as follows:

Long term liabilities/capital employed x 100.

A review of your ratios and audited accounts will be undertaken. In some cases the review may lead to an additional request for further financial information to help clarify any potential issues raised.

This information will be used to assess financial sustainability.

4B.5.1 — 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:

Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = GBP 5 000 000.

Public liability insurance = GBP 5 000 000.

Professional indemnity insurance = GBP 2 000 000.

4C.1.2 – Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU contract notice.

The Bidder response to question 4C.1.2 will be scored by an evaluation panel, the methodology for this will be detailed within the ESPD.

4D.1 — The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent);

4D.2 — The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is project_9673. For more information see:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

As part of this tender, the service provider is requested to consider how they can improve the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the area in which it operates, through the use of community benefits. For this tender requirement the service provider may consider community benefits that lend to improving outcomes for children, young people and families in the community.

Other areas to consider are:

— generating employment and training opportunities for priority groups; i.e. through offering work experience or young apprenticeships,

— up-skilling the existing workforce,

— equality and diversity initiatives,

— to build capacity in community organisations,

— educational support initiatives,

— working with schools, colleges and universities to offer work experience,

— minimising negative environmental impacts.

(SC Ref:515384).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Robert Gordon University
Central Services Building, Garthdee Road
AB10 7FY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224262000
Fax: +44 1224262660

Internet address:

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:

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