Delivery of Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work – Buckinghamshire

Delivery of Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work – Buckinghamshire

The ‘Step Up to Social Work’ programme is a 14 month Post Graduate Diploma and must be Health Care Professionals Council validated.

United Kingdom-Aylesbury: Higher education services

2018/S 156-359062

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall, Walton Street
Aylesbury
HP20 1UA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Ann Spence
Telephone: +44 1296382934
E-mail: aspence@buckscc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ13
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Step Up to Social Work Programme

Reference number: DN356431

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Step Up to Social Work Programme – Delivery of Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ13

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The South East Regional Partnership comprising Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes and Central Bedfordshire Councils, wishes to let a contract to an appropriate education provider to deliver a professional social work qualifying course. The ‘Step Up to Social Work’ programme is a 14 month Post Graduate Diploma and must be Health Care Professionals Council (‘HCPC’) validated, offering places for approximately 20 — 25 students starting in January 2020. The provider will be required to deliver these services to further cohorts during the Contract Period, subject to funding. The provider shall award the PGDip in Social Work to successful students. The programme will be demanding for students, but rewarding. Students will be high calibre graduates with an existing 2:1 degree classification in any academic discipline or 2:2 with additional qualifications at Masters level and with experience of working with children and families, seeking to re-train as social workers. The programme will enable students to build upon their existing knowledge and skills and develop the expertise required for entry to the social work profession.

The contract start date is 1.11.2018. The contract period is six (6) years with the option for two (2) further extensions of 12 months each.

If your organisation wishes to participate in this process, please register on Buckinghamshire Business Portal and express and interest in this opportunity. You will be unable to take part of you do not register on the Portal and express an interest in the opportunity. Link to the Portal http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

Tenders must be returned via Buckinghamshire Business Portal. The tender return date is noon (12:00) 5.9.2018.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 72
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

II.2.14)Additional information

Option for 2 further extensions of 12 months each after the initial 6 year contract term.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Rules and criteria are stated in the procurement documents accessed via http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents accessed via http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

As stated in the procurement documents accessed via http://www.supplybucksbusiness.org.uk

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 05/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Buckinghamshire County Council
Walton Street
Aylesbury
HP20 1UA
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@buckscc.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/08/2018

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