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NW Community Gardens and Allotment Programme - Educational Training Courses.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
For the attention of: Daniel McSorley
BT828DY Strabane
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2871382204

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.strabanedc.com

Further information can be obtained from: Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
For the attention of: Susan Doherty
BT828DY Strabane
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Internet address: www.strabanedc.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
For the attention of: Susan Doherty
BT828DY Strabane
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Internet address: www.strabanedc.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
For the attention of: Susan Doherty
BT828DY Strabane
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Internet address: www.strabanedc.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NW Community Gardens and Allotment Programme - Educational Training Courses.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Strabane District Council.

NUTS code UKN05

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Strabane District Council as Lead Implementing Council on the NW Healthy Living, Community Gardens and Allotments Project is seeking tenders from suitably qualified organisations for the Design and Delivery of a number of Educational Training Programmes for the 4 Council Partners operating as part of the NW Healthy Living and Community Gardens and Allotments Project, namely Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council, Limavady Borough Council and Magherafelt District Council.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Provision of tenders for the following list of Healthy Living/Gardening programmes at sites across the 4 Council areas of Strabane, Limavady, Donegal and Magherafelt.
Healthy Gardening Training for Trainers - (50 participants in total)
2 x courses - Each course to be delivered over a 2 day period (25 participants per course)
This course will be targeted at the gardeners employed through the programme at each of the 5 sites and also people providing training in related areas such as biodiversity, re-cycling, cooking, green health, beekeeping, sustainability etc. This course would need to be tailored to the specific needs of the participants to include areas such as health and safety, risk assessment, nutrition, green exercise, healthy eating, beekeeping etc. Upon completion of this training participants will be going back into their respective communities and delivering this training themselves.
The budget available for this training will not exceed GBP 10 000
Healthy Gardening/ Green Exercise Accredited Programme - Level 1 - 100 participants x 5 areas = 500 participants and Level 2 - 75 participants x 5 areas = 375 participants - ( 875 participants in total)
This course should cover various topics including the following but not exclusively: the type of foods available and their growing season, food and its nutritional value, eat healthy on a limited budget, practical demonstrations, sustainability and recycling/waste management, physical activity including making best use of outdoor gym equipment. Developing skills in soil preparation, planting, harvesting
The budget available for this training will not exceed GBP 122 500
Healthy Gardening Schools Education Programme - 200 participants x 5 areas (1 000 participants in total)
This course will be targeted at both primary and secondary schools and youth groups and should cover areas such as creating an awareness of what a community garden/allotment is for. Developing skills in food identification, food preparation, process of planting seeds right through to harvesting, getting involved in the outdoors.
The budget available for this training will not exceed GBP 35 000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 175 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees or other appropriate forms of undertaking or security to secure proper performance of the contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details in relation to the payment mechanism will be set out in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form upon contract award.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Applicant must comply with all applicable fair employment, equality of treatment and anti-discrimination legislation as a condition to the performance of the contract. The contract will be subject to conditions so that the Contracting Authority and the Constituent Councils can comply with their statutory duty to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity as set out in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Schedule 9 of the Act and with their statutory duty to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development as set out in
Section 25 of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Invitation to Tender available from the address specified in Annex A, part 1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Invitation to Tender available from the address specified in Annex A, part 1.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
: Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required(if applicable): In accordance with Articles 48 and 50 of Directive
2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Invitation to Tender available from the address specified in Annex A, part 1.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
NW Community Gardens and Allotment Programme - Educational Training Courses
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 2.12.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.12.2013 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 2.12.2013

Place:

Strabane District Council, Derry Road

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Courts of Justice of Northern Ireland
The Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
BT1 3JF Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.10.2013