Careers Information Advice London

Careers Information Advice London

Delivery of a careers information, advice, guidance and tracking service for young people in a number of secondary schools.

United Kingdom-London: Social services

2015/S 115-208732

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Royal Borough of Greenwich
35 Wellington Street, Woolwich
For the attention of: William Jabang
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089212134
E-mail: procurement@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: Royal Borough of Greenwich Joint Commissioning Team (Children Services)
1st Floor, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington St., Woolwich
For the attention of: Deborah Augustin
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089215655
E-mail: childrens-services-procurement@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Royal Borough of Greenwich Joint Commissioning Team (Children Services)
1st Floor, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington St., Woolwich
For the attention of: Deborah Augustin
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089215655
E-mail: childrens-services-procurement@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Royal Borough of Greenwich Joint Commissioning Team (Children Services)
1st Floor, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington St., Woolwich
For the attention of: Deborah Augustin
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089215655
E-mail: childrens-services-procurement@royalgreenwich.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:

Careers Information Advice, Guidance and Tracking Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKI21.

NUTS code UKI21

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Delivery of a careers information, advice, guidance and tracking service for young people in a number of secondary schools. 1 element of the service is to deliver statutory duties in relation to the participation of young people in education, employment or training. The contract is being offered in 3 lots with an overall contract value of 3 000 GBP per annum. The length of contract is for 2 years with option to extend for up to 1 year.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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 Contract will provide support in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to years 8 (12-13 year Olds) to year 13 (17-18 year Olds) and up to age 25 where statutory duty applies. The contract is divided into 3 Lots; Lot 1: Tracking Service, Lot 2: Targeted Information Advice and Guidance Service and Lot 3: Universal Information, Advice and Guidance Service. Length of contract is for 2 years with option to extend for up to 1 year.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the initial contract period by up to 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Tracking Service

1)Short description

The service will be provided on behalf of Royal Borough of Greenwich tracking young people’s participation in education and training. This will include the effective identification of young people who are not participating, who are NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000

3)Quantity or scope

Working with the age 16-19 population which stood at 8 400 (10 000 including young people with SEND) in January 2015.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Targeted Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Service

1)Short description

The service will deliver an enhanced level of IAG to young people who have been identified by the borough as the most vulnerable and will include young people who are education in alternative settings.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000

3)Quantity or scope

Working with up to 600 young people.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Universal Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

1)Short description

The service will provide independent careers guidance from Year 8 (12-13 year old) to Year 13(17-18 year olds) and up to age 25 where relevant.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85320000

3)Quantity or scope

Working with up to 8 800 young people.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of any deposits and guarantees required will be set out in the contract documents.

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

Details of any deposits and guarantees required will 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:

Expressions of interest may be submitted by a single candidate or a consortium. In the event of a successful consortium bid, the Council reserves the right to require the consortium to establish a separate legal entity to enter into the contract or for all consortia members of the consortium to accept joint and several liability under the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further information can be found in the tender information.
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: Further information can be found in the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information can be found in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further information can be found in the 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: yes

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:

SPS 1033
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

3.7.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Duly authorised Council Officers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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 reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time and/or award a contract for a part of the services at its sole discretion. The council shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or tenderer as a result of it’s exercise of that discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all costs incurred by any applicant and/or tenderer before signature of any contract with the Council shall be incurred entirely at the applicant’s/tenderer’s risk.
Tenderers are to note the closing date to request tender documents or express interest is Wednesday 1.7.2015 and the closing date for tender submission closing date is 12:00 on Friday 3.7.2015.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales,
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
WC1A 2LL London

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales,
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
WC1A 2LL London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will observe a standstill period following the award of the contract and conduct itself in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.6.2015

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