Organisational First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Training - Wirral Council

Published date: 11 Jul 2013
Expression of interest closing date: 27 Aug 2013
Chamber contact: N/A You must register with the CHEST to express your interest via www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk
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Organisational First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Training - Wirral Council

Buyer: Wirral Borough Council
Title: Organisational First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Training

Summary:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tender documents are only available through The Chest portal - they will not be sent by any other method - email requests for tender documents will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE ALL COMMUNICATION MUST BE VIA THE CHEST. 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OFFICERS VIA ANY OTHER METHOD AS A RESPONSE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

Contract Description:

Tenders are invited for the provision of: 

- Paediatric first aid (in accordance with Annex C in the OFSTED Guide to Registration on the Childcare Register). You must be approved by an external awarding body.

- First aid at work (3 day course)

- First aid at work requalification (2 day course)

- Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course)

- Food Hygiene - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or Royal Society for Public Health Food Safety course (Level 2)

First Aid Training services must be provided in accordance with current guidelines on adult basic life support published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and for other aspects of first aid, in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies or other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion.

The successful tenderer(s) should be registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) or with an awarding body that is registered with OFQUAL or equivalent (SQA or the Welsh Government) for all of the training within this tender.

This contract will be for corporate staff and is also open for schools, academies and children centres.

Please note that bookings made prior to the start of contract for these courses will not be in the scope of this contract.

The Council reserve the right to run any element of these courses internally.

Please note that any indication of volume in this tender process is estimated and there is no guarantee of the level of business.

Your company will need to register on The Chest to be able to express an interest and receive the documents for this opportunity. The documents will only be available on The Chest. You will need to go to the “my opportunities section” on the home page of the CHEST and follow the instructions as a supplier to enable you to download the documents and return your submission.  User Guides are also available via the “Help” section on The Chest.

Please Note: DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ATTACHED WITH ANY EMAILS. You will need to log onto The Chest to access documents and to check for new questions and answers, additional information, notifications and updates. Please refer to previously asked questions before asking a question as duplicate questions will not be answered. IT IS THE TENDERERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY VIEW THESE SECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

Tenderers must ensure that their response is submitted prior to the deadline specified.  Tenderers responses must be fully submitted via The Chest no later than the deadline specified. Submissions may be disqualified if they are received after the specified closing date and time.

For the avoidance of doubt, the time registered is when a tenderer presses the final “Submit” button and will be based on the Due North Server time.

IT IS THE TENDERERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO SUBMIT THEIR RESPONSE.  THE AUTHORITY WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR SUBMISSION IS RECEIVED LATE.

If you require Technical Assistance with The Chest please email. 

Please note the contact details for TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ONLY are:

Email: nwsupport@due-north.com

Tel:  0845-2930453

Contact: M Corporate Procurement Email Address: tenders@wirral.gov.uk Telephone: 00 - Questions via portal please Address: Municipal Building, Cleveland Street, Birkenhead
Merseyside  CH41 6BU

Key Dates

Estimated contract start date: 01/11/2013
Estimated contract end date: 31/10/2014
Expression of interest start date: 10/07/2013 12:00
Expression of interest end date: 27/08/2013 12:00

Other Information

Contract Period: 12 (months)
Anticipated Extension Period: 24 (months)
Number of Anticipated Extensions: 2 

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