High Needs Study Programme – Approved Provider List

High Needs Study Programme – Approved Provider List

North Yorkshire County Council wishes to procure an approved provider list for a High Needs Study Programme and also Supported Internships.

United Kingdom-Northallerton: Adult and other education services

2019/S 073-172952

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Tim Wood
Telephone: +44 1609798407
E-mail: tim.wood@northyorks.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE22
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northyorks.gov.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: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=79bdb8ae-85ff-e811-80f0-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=79bdb8ae-85ff-e811-80f0-005056b64545

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:

Approved Provider List for the Provision of a High Needs Study Programme (HNSP) for Young People with Complex Needs (High Needs Learners) and Supported Internships

Reference number: DN383213

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority wishes to procure an approved provider list for a High Needs Study Programme and also Supported Internships.

A High Needs Study Programme is a person-centred programme which supports the young person to develop and progress, based on a clear understanding of how each person learns best, strategies that will help them achieve their goals, and the support they require within the learning environment. To access the HNSP, a young person must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

The contract is for an initial period of 36 months, commencing 1.8.2019 — 31.7.2022. The Authority reserve the right to extend the APL for a further term of 12 months, commencing 1.8.2022 — 31.7.2023.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

High Needs Study Programme

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80300000
80400000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE22

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is committed to developing a consistent fully integrated approach to local High Needs Study Programmes across the County to ensure the needs of those learners requiring such provision are met.

A High Needs Study Programme is a person-centred programme which supports the young person to develop and progress, based on a clear understanding of how each person learns best, strategies that will help them achieve their goals, and the support they require within the learning environment. To access the HNSP, a young person must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The Authority will support a young person to access a High Needs Study Programme when there is no local provision that is adequate and sufficient in quantity that can meet the learner’s educational or training needs and that the assessment of the learner’s education or training needs, identified within an EHCP demonstrates that an essential element can only be provided by specialist provision. At this stage, the adult learning and skills service will source a suitable provider to deliver this element of the EHCP.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The duration of the approved provider list is for an initial term of 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months subject to satisfactory contract performance.

The contract is for an initial period of 36 months, commencing 1.8.2019 — 31.7.2022. The Authority reserve the right to extend the APL for a further term of 12 months, commencing 1.8.2022 — 31.7.2023.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80300000
80400000
80500000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE22

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority also wishes to procure a service which will ensure North Yorkshire has an increased and appropriate offer of supported internship for young people aged 16-25 with SEND.

A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

They are intended to enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable,paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace. Internships normally last for a year and include unpaid work placements of at least 6 months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Students complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if suitable, and English and maths to an appropriate level.

Our requirements mirror the Department for Education’s national Supported Internship Guidance.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The duration of the approved provider list is for an initial term of 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months subject to satisfactory contract performance.

The contract is for an initial period of 36 months, commencing 1.8.2019 — 31.7.2022. The Authority reserve the right to extend the APL for a further term of 12 months, commencing 1.8.2022 — 31.7.2023.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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

Date: 31/07/2023
Local time: 23:55
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/07/2023
Local time: 23:55
Place:

Procurement and Contract Management, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

An independent member of the procurement and contract management section will verify the tenders throughour e-tendering system (YORtender).

This procurement is under the light touch regime. The services which the Authority is procuring fall under the social and other specific services, Section 7, of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Legal Services North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

North Yorkshire County Council shall in accordance with the Public Contracts (amendment) Regulations 2015, incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period commencing at the point that information on the intention to award the contract is sent to tenderers. The council shall, as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform the tenderers and candidates of its decision, and shall do so by notice in writing by the most rapid means of communication practicable. The information will include:

(a) the criteria for the award of the contract;

(b) the reasons for the decision;

(c) the name of the economic operator to be awarded;

(d) a precise statement when the standstill is expected to end. Should additional information be required, please contact the person cited in Paragraph l.1 of this form. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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 must be started within 30 working days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. 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. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Legal Services North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/04/2019

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