Contract for Blended Counselling Services – Powys
Online counselling, available to young people predominantly in the 11-19 age group.
United Kingdom-Llandrindod Wells: Counselling services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Telephone: +44 1597826000
NUTS code: UKL24
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0354
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Contract for Blended Counselling Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Service relates to the delivery of a county wide Blended Counselling Service for young people in Powys, incorporating online counselling and independent (formerly school-based) counselling.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Blended Counselling Service will include the following service offers:
— Online counselling,
— available to young people predominantly in the 11-19 age group, although the service will be available, where applicable, to young people up to the age of 25,
— one to one chat sessions,
— private messaging services, moderated message boards,
— online magazine, news and blogs,
— offer clear referral pathways into local services when required,
— complement the independent counselling service,
— Independent counselling,
— link to the internet based counselling service to provide a seamless service for clients,
— Provide one to one specialised counselling service to serve an age range of 11-19 year olds (years 7-13) across all secondary school sites and a range of community based settings,
— One to one specialised counselling service to be provided to a small number of referred/identified 10 year olds (year 6).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Initial period of 3 years with an option to extend plus 1 year and plus 1 year. Subject to funding.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The Council may wish to purchase additional sessions.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
See tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
As per the Council’s constitution.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
3 years, plus a further year, plus a further year. Subject to funding.
Instructions for Suppliers – Registration on etenderwales.
Powys County Council will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal. This can be found at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk, all information may be downloaded and returned through this channel.
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The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
The date specified did not allow a minimum time limit for receipt of tenders, changed tender Closing date toallow a minimum time limit of 30 days.
Telephone: +44 1597826000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: