23 Dec 2018

United Kingdom-London: Apprenticeship Scheme(s) Phase Three and Associated Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Training

Type of document: Invitation to tender
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2018/S 246-564753/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Restricted procedure
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Global bid

Contract notice
Services

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Town: London
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Email: viorica.swift.ext@bbc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge,at:
Additional information can be obtained from:
the above mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted:
electronically via:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme(s) Phase Three and Associated Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Training

Reference number: PROC/2018/89/AES
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 80000000
II.1.3) Type of contract: Services
II.1.4) Short Description: The BBC has a requirement to appoint a number of providers to a framework agreement for the provision of Apprenticeship Schemes Phase Three and associated Continuous Professional Development Training. These Apprenticeship Scheme(s) require the Providers to teach, support, assess and award to an agreed curriculum. The Providers shall deliver apprenticeship standards in order to grow the talent of the UK media industry and support future skillset needs across the BBC. In addition the BBC will also require successful applicants to offer additional non-apprenticeship Continuous Professional Development Training for BBC staff for all lots apart from Lot 1. CPD Pathways will offer short, structured and accredited courses derived from the certificate, diploma and degree elements of the apprenticeship. User-elected CPD provides individual classes or modules from the curriculum and allows BBC staff and their managers the freedom to complete modules as and when required.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 6937000.00 Currency: GBPII.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: Yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:Lot 1 award to 2 suppliers
Lot 2 award to 1 supplier
Lot 3a award to 1 supplier
Lot 3b award to 1 supplier
Lot 3c award to 1 supplier
Lot 3d award to 1 supplier
Lot 3e award to 1 supplier
Lot 3f award to 1 supplier
Lot 4 award to 2 suppliers
Lot 5 award to 3 suppliers
Lot 6 award to 1 supplier

II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three for Marketing Executive

Lot No:1
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Education sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
For Lot 1: A Marketing Executive will help shape, support and deliver marketing plans, working in conjunction with the Marketing Manager who will define the overall marketing strategy. A highly audience focused role which requires creativity, communication and project management skills – these individuals are responsible for planning and executing tactical and targeted marketing activity.
The estimated minimum value of the Framework is 38 400 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below.
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 57600.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme for Data Scientist and associated CPD Training

Lot No:2
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 2 Data Scientists find information in diverse datasets to address complex problems and improve organisational processes. They are inquisitive, they explore and visualise data of all kinds, find and present ‘stories’ within the data in a meaningful way to a range of technical and non-technical audiences. They make recommendations to inform strategic and operational decision making through sourcing, accessing and manipulating data, and engineering data processes
For Lot 2 the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 395 300 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below.
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 592800.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering Specialist)

Lot No:3a
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3a A software engineering specialist architects, develops and delivers complex software solutions from agreed specifications using contemporary standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result. They lead the design and development of bespoke secure and scalable software solutions and services for distributed web, mobile and fixed PC and mainframe platforms throughout the development lifecycle. They work across different platforms and develop software using programming languages appropriate to the applications being developed.
For Lot 3a the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 874 800 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 144000 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics Specialist)

Lot No:3b
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3b A data analytics specialist investigates business data requirements, and applies data selection, data curation, data quality assurance and data investigation and engineering techniques. This will help the business to most effectively organise their data and they will provide advice and guidance to database designers and others in using the data structures and associated data components efficiently. They will undertake data processing to produce data sets for study and will perform investigations using techniques including machine learning to reveal new business opportunities. They also present data and investigation results along with compelling business opportunities reports to senior stakeholders.
For Lot 3b the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 471 600 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 707400.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (digital business and enterprise systems architecture specialist)

Lot No:3c
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3c A digital business and enterprise systems architecture specialist designs, documents and maintains technical architectures that describes the best approach to provision the business technical infrastructure. This typically involves the interpretation of business goals and drivers into an operating model and the description of inter-relationships between the people, organisation, processes, data, and technology with the external environment. They implement an information technology systems architecture to support or accomplish the strategy of the enterprise.
For Lot 3c the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 471 600 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 707400.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (IT Strategy Specialist)

Lot No:3d
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
An IT strategy specialist drives the development and implementation of IT strategy by providing consultative advice and guidance to IT managers and stakeholders to help transform their operating model through the delivery of technology based change initiatives. They define, deliver, and support strategic plans for implementing information technologies. They build the case for change and drive support from senior management. They identify opportunities for, and manage the delivery of, system rationalisation and system integration programmes.
For Lot 3d the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 337 200 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 505800.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Initial term of the framework agreement is 2 years and there is an option to extend for a further 2 years at 12 monthly intervals.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Cyber Security Technologist Specialist)

Lot No:3e
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3e A cyber security technical specialist provides advice and guidance on the application and operation of elementary physical, procedural and technical security controls. They co-ordinate and perform security vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for networked information systems. They deliver objective insights into the existence of vulnerabilities reporting on the effectiveness of defences, countermeasures and mitigating controls and identifying issues to resolve. They conduct treat intelligence analysis to keep up to date with the changing threat landscape. They identify and correlate actionable security events and perform forensic analysis to identify possible breaches and preserve evidence.
For Lot 3e the estimated minimum value of the Framework is … GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below.
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 1620000 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in days: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (IT/digital futures management specialist)

Lot No:3f
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3f The IT/digital futures management specialist manages the resources required to plan for, develop, deliver and support digital services and products to meet the digital workplace needs of a business. They design the digital workplace architecture, develop business case proposals and perform horizon scanning to apply foresight processes to identify and select new digital technologies that improve digital workplace efficiency and offer new and improved web, cloud or mobile technology enabled digital products and services. They contribute to improved business performance through reducing overall financial costs and increasing sustainability, developing continual service improvement plans to ensure the digital workplace adequately supports business needs
For Lot 3f the estimated minimum value of the Framework is … GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 48000 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Engineering Business Manager

Lot No:4
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 4 An engineering business manager provides both project and technical leadership for engineering and manufacturing operations. The role focuses on achieving project objectives within the cost, schedule and quality targets providing. It covers technical oversight, project execution, production support and customer interfacing throughout the full engineering lifecycle of the project (new product phase through the design, verification, qualification and introduction to manufacturing and/or post design service projects involving customer support and life extension/surveillance programs) ensuring active risk management, real time problem resolution and work package management are undertaken.
For Lot 4 the estimated minimum value of the Framework is … GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 172800 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion numerous times and by any increment. The total duration of the combined extensions shall not exceed 24 months.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Senior Leader

Lot No:5
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
A leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, and this can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.
For Lot 5 the estimated minimum value of the Framework is … GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 864000 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Initial term of the framework agreement is 2 years and there is an option to extend for a further 2 years at 12 monthly intervals.

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.2.1) Title: Apprenticeship Scheme Phase Three and associated CPD Training for Project Managers

Lot No:6
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:Further Educational sites in England
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Project managers are responsible to the project sponsor/owner for the end-to-end delivery of a project or a subset of a project dependent on the complexity and criticality to the business. They have responsibility for delivering the project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements. Using their unique knowledge, skills and leadership behaviours project managers will manage the social, legal and environmental implications of their project.
For Lot 6 the estimated minimum value of the Framework is 414 400 GBP and the estimated maximum value is set out in Section 2.2.6 below
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 621600.00 Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted yes
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: The Initial term of the framework agreement is 2 years and there is an option to extend for a further 2 years at 12 monthly intervals.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:no

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:Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps: 1 – Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once): 1.1 Go to 1.2 – Click the link on the login page to register. 1.3 Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’. 1.4 – Enter your correct business and user details. 1.5 – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete. 1.6 – You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password. 2 – Express an interest in the tender: 2.1 – Login to the portal with the username/password. 2.2 – Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). 2.3 – Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. 2.4 – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). 2.5 – You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender: 3.1 – Click ‘My Response’ under PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). 3.2 – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. 3.3 – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). 3.4 You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure:
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:The BBC may carry out a Reverse Electronic Auction if appropriate.
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.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 2019-01-25 Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 2019-02-15
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:EN
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tender must maintain the tender
Duration in months:4(from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence:
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3) Additional information:
In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (ATOS IT Solutions and Services Limited) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders. However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract will be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Business and Property Courts of England Wales – TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2018-12-19