Alternative Education Provision in Croydon

Alternative Education Provision in Croydon

The London Borough of Croydon invites suitable expressions of interest and tenders from suppliers for Alternative Education Provision.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Education and training services

2016/S 033-053696

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Croydon Council
12A Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement, Procurement@croydon.gov.uk
CR1 0EA Croydon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.londontenders.org

Electronic access to information: http://www.londontenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.londontenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: Croydon Council
12A Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Procurement@croydon.gov.uk
CR1 0EA Croydon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Croydon Council
12A Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Procurement@croydon.gov.uk
CR1 0EA Croydon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Croydon Council
12A Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Procurement@croydon.gov.uk
CR1 0EA Croydon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087266000
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk

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:

544/2016CFL — Alternative Education Provision.

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
NUTS code UKJ,UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 0

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This is a framework agreement contract for a full term of 3 years with the option to extend for 1 year. This framework will support the offer from our PRUs and seeks providers who can offer high quality full time (25 hours) or part time alternative education provision that enables students to achieve academically and progress onto appropriate post-16 pathways.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The London Borough of Croydon invites suitable expressions of interest and tenders from suppliers for Alternative Education Provision.
The requirement:
London Borough of Croydon invites suitable expression of interest from suppliers for Alternative Education Provision which will provide
A framework is for learners in Key Stages 3 (Years 7-9) and 4 (Years 10 and 11) who have either been excluded from school or are at risk of exclusion from school. This framework will support the offer from our PRUs and seeks providers who can offer high quality full time (25 hours) or part time alternative education provision that enables students to achieve academically and progress onto appropriate post-16 pathways.
At Key Stage 3 we are looking for providers who can offer a broad and balanced academic curriculum that enables students to make progress on a range of measures and be successfully reintegrated back to mainstream schools. Providers at Key Stage 4 can offer academic and/or vocational pathways for learners. All providers offering full time education must offer appropriate qualifications in English and mathematics up to Level 2 and be appropriately registered with Ofsted.
It is anticipated that the framework will contribute towards the following outcomes:
— Improving educational attainment at secondary level;
— Improving the opportunities for vulnerable children by narrowing the gap in attainment; and
— Increasing the proportion of 16-18 year-olds in education, employment and training.
The framework is to be commissioned for 3 years, with a possible 1-year extension at the discretion of the London Borough of Croydon. The framework will commence September 2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

This tender opportunity is for a framework for learners in Key Stages 3 (Years 7-9) and 4 (Years 10 and 11) who have either been excluded from school or are at risk of exclusion from school. This framework will support the offer from our PRUs and seeks providers who can offer high quality full time (25 hours) or part time alternative education provision that enables students to achieve academically and progress onto appropriate post-16 pathways.
At Key Stage 3 we are looking for providers who can offer a broad and balanced academic curriculum that enables students to make progress on a range of measures and be successfully reintegrated back to mainstream schools. Providers at Key Stage 4 can offer academic and/or vocational pathways for learners. All providers offering full time education must offer appropriate qualifications in English and mathematics up to Level 2 and be appropriately registered with Ofsted.
It is anticipated that the framework will contribute towards the following outcomes:
Improving educational attainment at secondary level;
Improving the opportunities for vulnerable children by narrowing the gap in attainment; and
Increasing the proportion of 16-18 year-olds in education, employment and training.
The framework is to be commissioned for 3 years, with a possible 1-year extension at the discretion of the London Borough of Croydon. The framework will commence September 2016.

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: 48 (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:

Please refer to tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met. Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met. Please refer to tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met. Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to tender documentation.
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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

544/2016CFL
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.3.2016 – 00:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.2.2016

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.3.2016 – 12:00
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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Council believes that the requirements of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)Regulations 2006 may apply. The Council reserves the right, subject to the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and other appropriate rules governing public procurement, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive tendering process or to terminate the process at any time prior to award of contract. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the contract in part, or to call for new tenders should they consider this necessary. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2 A2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 the Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the framework agreement award decision is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for economic operators who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the Regulations to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the framework agreement is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.2.2016

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