Alternative Provision Framework For Children And Young People

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Dorset County Council
Dorset County Council, County Hall
Dorchester
DT1 1XJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Greg Jackson
Telephone: +44 1305221657
E-mail: g.a.jackson@dorsetcc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK21

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/

I.1)Name and addresses
Educational Establishments (including Academies) within the County of Dorset
Various — see additional information
Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset
Various
United Kingdom
Contact person: Various
E-mail: g.a.jackson@dorsetcc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK22

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/

I.1)Name and addresses
Borough of Poole
Borough of Poole Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kim Ward
Telephone: +44 1202633633
E-mail: kimward@poole.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK21

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.poole.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses
Bournemouth Borough Council
Town Hall. St Stephen's Road.
Bournemouth
BH2 6LL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Emily Brett
Telephone: +44 1202451451
E-mail: emily.brett@bournemouth.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK21

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Home.aspx

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Alternative Provision Framework for Children and Young People

Reference number: DN341953
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole are expanding the information provided on alternative provision by establishing an Alternative Provision Framework. This is a competitive process in order to establish a Framework of value for money, quality assured Providers.

The aim is that there will be a variety of Alternative Provision programmes / activities / services supporting children and young people which can be accessed by Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, the Borough of Poole and Schools including specialist schools and academies.

Tenders will be invited for services within the main service categories, which are:

1) engagement and re-engagement;

2) therapeutic;

3) counselling;

4) vocational provision and employability;

5) teaching.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 5
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots:

1) engagement and re-engagement;

2) therapeutic;

3) counselling;

4) vocational and employability;

5) teaching.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Engagement and re-engagement

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80100000
80200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK21
NUTS code: UKK22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Engagement and re-engagement:

The purpose of engagement is to establish a connection / rapport which can be built on to move towards re-engagement.

Engagement services could include Mentoring and Befriending activities which enables children and young people the opportunity to engage regularly with a positive adult mentor. The mentor offers a range of support and positive challenge to improve self-confidence, behaviour and develop positive relationships with others. The mentoring process enables children and young people to widen their experiences through a programme of individual and group positive activities.

The purpose of re-engagement is to encourage the child or young person to reengage in education. Re-engagement activities need to be interesting, inspiring, interactive and safe.

Many activities can be badged as engagement and re-engagement activities including community based activities such as volunteering through to recreational music / drama lessons or sporting activities / courses, cultural or life enriching experiences. Individuals can develop self-esteem and enjoy better mental health and well-being from participating in positive activities. Family based activities can help build and strengthen family relationships and improve family functioning.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Therapeutic

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80100000
80200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK21
NUTS code: UKK22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Therapeutic:

Therapeutic services, in this context, are activities that have a therapeutic effect on the child or young person. Therapeutic services may not be registered to an accredited body, however there is the expectation that staff will be qualified, trained, experienced and that there will be Continuous Professional Development and regular supervision. Therapeutic services help people to “tell” their story, solve problems and build resilience in a safe and supported environment. Therapeutic services need to be safe, non-judgemental, accessible, culturally aware and confidential and the skills and characteristics of the therapist are very important to successful outcomes.

A broad range of activities can be classed as therapeutic ranging from activity based to animal based activities.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Counselling

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80100000
80200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK21
NUTS code: UKK22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Counselling, in this context, are required to be registered with an accredited body and that staff will be qualified, trained, experienced and that there will be Continuous Professional Development and regular clinical supervision.

Counselling is about focusing on what matters to find a way through difficulties. Services are aimed at helping children and young people overcome difficult and challenging situations and life events, improve relations and provide support for people to manage more effectively changes in their inter-personal and family life.

A broad range of activities can be classed as counselling including services ranging from drama therapy to play or art therapy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: Vocational and employability

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80100000
80200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK21
NUTS code: UKK22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4: Vocational and employability:

Effective vocational training programmes and learning opportunities can help children or/and young people to reach their full potential, enabling them to develop or update existing skills to get back into the workplace.

Sometimes a short-course to give an accreditation in a specific work area can overcome barriers to employment and enhance an individual’s employability as well as boost self-esteem and self-confidence.

Employability related opportunities can support young people looking for, securing and then staying in employment. Opportunities need to be tailored to the needs of the individual to overcome specific and often complex barriers to employment such as enhancing basic skills or simply giving people confidence and motivation to get them back into the employment process. For example, employability mentoring, CV guidance, advice on interview techniques, coaching sessions, skills analysis, or self-employment advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Teaching

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5: Teaching:

There may be specific learning needs that require personalised / group teaching that meets the needs of the child(ren) / young person(people). These specific learning needs may be identified by a specialist assessor or from a professional, and may be part of a plan. Examples of this may include basic literacy and numeracy, social skills, language difficulties and other barriers to learning.

Teaching could include provision within the home or at an alternative venue. Providers should provide a range of services which may include: tutors, teaching assistants, qualified and unqualified teachers where possible.

It is anticipated that virtual learning (online / electronic) could be part of the package for a child / young person.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

In the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

In the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Re-opening of the Framework:

The Framework is designated as a “Rolling Flexible Framework Agreement” which has been adapted under the Light Touch Regime. This will allow new offers to be made at any time during the operation of the Framework, which will be evaluated on a 4-monthly basis. Further information including specific dates of the 4 month evaluation are detailed within the procurement documents.

This will allow new providers to join the Framework and allow existing providers to change the services and their offer throughout the Framework period. This ensures that children and young people continue to benefit from new opportunities, and have an evolving and wide range of choices / support to meet their needs.

Framework Agreement Users:

Dorset County Council, as the “Contracting authority”, is seeking to establish this Framework Agreement in collaboration with the following local authorities and education establishments which will be “participating authorities”:

— Bournemouth Borough Council,

— Borough of Poole,

— Educational Establishments (including Academies and Colleges) within the County of Dorset.

The estimated volumes and values of the requirement detailed in this invitation to tender are based on the historical and estimated requirements of all these authorities.

The services are required to be available to all the directorates, establishments, and departments of the participating authorities.

Schools within the County of Dorset will also be eligible to use this Framework Agreement, This includes all schools maintained by Local Education Authorities (LEA), Academies (whenever they convert), Secondary, (including Middle deemed Secondary), Primary, Special and Pupil Referral Units and Colleges.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Dorset County Council Legal and Democratic Services
County Hall
Dorchester
DT1 1XJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305221000

Internet address: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/

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:
04/06/2018