Alternative Education Provision

Alternative Education Provision

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 100. Range: between 100 000,00 and 2 000 000,00 GBP.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: secondary education services

2012/S 100-166585

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle City Council
Room 205, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Team
For the attention of: John Collins
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912116924
E-mail: Corporate.Procurement.Team@newcastle.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1912114832

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.newcastle.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepoportal.org

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: yes

Maintained secondary schools and academies within Newcastle upon Tyne
Civic Centre
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Alternative education provision. This is a voluntary notice for part B services and as such the full ambit of the public contract regulations shall not apply.
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: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22
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: 100
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 2 000 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The provision of an alternative education provision for young people aged between fourteen and sixteen years. The framework is expected to be used by staff from academies, maintained schools, the Council’s pupil referral unit and the Council’s own specialist teams. The young people to be referred to the alternative provision will include those who are permanently excluded from school, excluded from school on a fixed term basis, and those at risk of disengaging from mainstream education and/or being excluded from school.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80200000, 80210000, 80211000, 80212000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
The provision of an alternative education provision, commencing 1.9.2012 until 31.8.2014, with an option to extend a further 12 months. The Contract is a framework contract and the Council will make orders under it as and when needed. The Council make no guarantee that any orders will be placed under the Contract.
The Council is carrying out the procurement of this framework contract as an open tender. This contract involves the service category of “Education and vocational health services” under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and is therefore classified as a Part B Contract. This contract is not subject to the full application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
The nature of the client group dictates the need for the alternative provision to be delivered at localities which are near to their residency and/or home school or pupil referral unit. As a consequence only those providers that are able to deliver within a four mile radius of the City boundary will be considered suitable to provide learning under the contract framework.
Further information and associated documents are available on our e-tendering web portal at www.nepoportal.org.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 2 000 000,00 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a further 12 months, commencing 1.9.2014 until 31.8.2015.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.9.2012. Completion 31.8.2014

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 deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or any other form of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
“Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with NCC on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium or grouping members will however be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities relating to the agreement”.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the contract documents.
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: All applicants are required to complete and return a detailed contractor evaluation questionnaire prepared by the Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the contractor evaluation questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the contractor evaluation questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the contractor evaluation questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the contractor evaluation questionnaire.
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
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:
QTLE-8R5N6V – 002657
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: 28.6.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
29.6.2012 – 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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period (in the case of notices sent by electronic or facsimile means) and a minimum 15 day standstill period after the date of sending or minimum 10 days after the date of the last unsuccessful tenderers receipt (where notices are not sent electronically) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to query the information provided and/or decide whether or not they wish to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Queries should be directed to the address in part I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009No. 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action which does not seek a declaration of ineffectiveness must be brought within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.
An application for ineffectiveness must be made within 30 days of publication of a contract award notice or notification of the conclusion of the contract with a summary of relevant reasons, or in any other case within 6 months of the date the contract was entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness and order payment of a civil financial penalty. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. The commencement of proceedings before the contract has been entered into requires the authority to refrain from entering into the contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24.5.2012

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