Childcare Contract Ebbw Vale North

Childcare Contract Ebbw Vale North

Title: Flying Start Childcare Provision – (Hilltop).

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Anvil Court,

Abertillery

UK

Paul Jones

+44 1495356090
http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/
www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Anvil court , Civic Centre,

Abertillery

NP13 1DB

UK

+44 1495311556
www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Anvil Court , Church Street ,

Abertillery

NP13 1DB

UK

+44 1495311556
www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Flying Start Childcare Provision – (Hilltop)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Blaenau Gwent Council are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced company to provide a Flying Start service at a new Educational establishment at Ebbw Vale North (Hilltop).

‘Flying Start’ is a programme for families with children aged up to four years old, which is targeted at Wales’ most deprived communities. The programme is one of the Welsh Government’s top priorities and encompasses free childcare, parenting support, intensive health visitor support and support for early language development.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

80000000 Education and training services
80110000 Pre-school education services
85312110 Child daycare services

1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Blaenau Gwent Council are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced company to provide a Flying Start service at a new Educational establishment at Ebbw Vale North (Hilltop)as specified within the tender documentation.

The duration of the contract is for a period of three years (reviewed annually) with the option to extend for a further period of two years at 12 month intervals – the duration is dependant on Welsh Government funding.

The anticipated start date of this project is the 1st of April 2016 this is subject to completion of renovations and CSSIW registration approval. If the start date is delayed due to CSSIW registration we will confirm with the appointed supplier that the term of the contract will be from the first day of the provision.

Below is the historical uptake of childcare in the Ebbw Vale north area –

Term 3 January – March 2014/15; Eligible children 4 – Take up 4

Term 1 April – August 2015/16; Eligible children 12 – Take up 11

The anticipated uptake for the first year of this service is as below:-

7 – Children born between September 1st 2012-December 31st 2012 (these children will be eligible for 1 term in childcare)

5 – Children born between January 1st 2013-April 12th 2013 (these children will be eligible for 2 terms in childcare)

10 – Children born between April 13th 2013-August 31st 2013 (these children will be eligible for 3 terms in childcare)

So 22 in total.

These figures may change on an annual basis due to birth rate etc.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

This Procurement exercise is being run by the Authority’s e-tendering portal Bravo Solutions https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk. Tender documents are only available via the Bravo Solutions portal and by no other means. Companies must be registered on the Bravo Solutions portal to gain access to documents. Registration to this site is free of charge.

Tender documents are accessible up until the 4th of April 2016 with clarifications allowed until 17:00 on the 7th April 2016. Deadlines for submissions being 12 noon on the 11th April with the anticipated award of this project being 15th April 2016

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

BG/SS/FS/53469/PJ-SAJ/2016

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 04-04-2016

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
11-04-2016  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 15-04-2016

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

This Procurement exercise is being run by the Authority’s e-tendering portal Bravo Solutions https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk. Tender documents are only available via the Bravo Solutions portal. Companies must be registered on the Bravo Solutions portal to gain access to documents. Registration to this site is free of charge.

Tender documents are accessible up until the 4th of April 2016 with clarifications allowed until 17:00 on the 7th April 2016. Deadlines for submissions being 12 noon on the 11th April 2016 with the anticipated award of this project being 15th April 2016

(WA Ref:31591)

Procurement within the Council is viewed as a key driver for delivering the organisations sustainable development commitments. The Council is striving to develop a vibrant Welsh economy capable of delivering strong and sustainable economic growth by providing opportunities for everyone within Wales. Sustainable development means ensuring that our actions contribute on the round of social, economic and environmental well-being now and in the future; improving the environment, building stronger communities, reducing social exclusion, poverty and encouraging the development of the economy.

The Council’s commitment to deliver “Community Benefit” outcomes from our procurement activity is designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when spending public money. The intention is to achieve the very best value for money in the widest sense.

Consequently, as part of their response, tenderers are asked to demonstrate their previous approach/experience in delivering Community Benefits and are required to submit a Method Statement in the form of a “Community Benefits Plan” setting out how they will incorporate and deliver “Community Benefits” through this appointment.

This is a non core requirement and therefore will not be included within the evaluation of your proposal. However if Community Benefits are identified then these may be included as part of the overall contract.

(WA Ref:41595)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

08-03-2016

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