Invitation to Tender for Alternative Provision

Invitation to Tender for Alternative Provision

Providers of educational tutoring and alternative provision are invited to apply to be on a framework of providers to deliver one, or both of the above types of service.

United Kingdom-Stretford: Education and training services

2015/S 219-399684

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
STaR Shared Procurement Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619122572
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272

Internet address(es):

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

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
STaR Shared Procurement Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619122572
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
STaR Shared Procurement Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619122572
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
STaR Shared Procurement Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr James Hunter
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619122572
E-mail: james.hunter@star-procurement.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1619124272

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education

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:

Invitation to Tender — Alternative Provision and One to One Tutoring Service.

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

This service specification covers independent provision of:
— Lot 1: One to one tutoring, and
— Lot 2: Group-based alternative provision.
Providers of educational tutoring and alternative provision are invited to apply to be on a framework of providers to deliver one, or both of the above types of service.
The framework will run initially from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2018 with an option to extend for a further 1 full year to March 2019. Contracts may be ‘called off’ the framework as required up to the end date of the framework.
Providers will deliver the service in accordance with the agreed framework price for the duration of the contract.
It is anticipated that the majority of pupils referred for tutoring or alternative provision will have a Statement of SEN / Education, Health and Care Plan, and will have Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs, some of which may be complex.
Lot 1: One to One tutoring.
A One-to-one tutoring service is required to provide high quality teaching for individuals who are currently out of school and cannot engage with group-based provision or it is felt that a one-to-one service is preferable.
The majority of referrals will be short-term — for example between a week and a school term. However, some may occasionally be for longer periods.
In all cases where the tutor is required to teach National Curriculum subjects, providers must ensure that tutors are qualified teachers and are able to teach up to GCSE standard in Mathematics and English as a minimum.
Tutoring should take place in Stockport, either at the official venue of the tutoring provider, or a suitable alternative venue to be agreed in advance with the referring team.
Lot 2: Group-based Alternative Provision.
A group-based alternative provision service is required to provide alternative and innovative approaches to engaging young people in education where other approaches have failed to meet their needs.
Examples of the kinds of alternative provision previously used are practical courses — such as motor mechanics, bricklaying and plumbing, or hairdressing; work placements, and experiences caring for animals. This list is not exhaustive and innovative ideas are welcomed, providing that they can deliver outcomes for children and young people.
Providers need not be based in Stockport, but alternative provision activities should be based in Stockport, or within a reasonable travelling distance of Stockport.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 98000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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:

Stockport Council wishes to establish a framework agreement in order to provide a broad range of high-quality one-to-one tuition and group-based alternative curriculum options for children and young people who are currently out of school because of permanent exclusion, school refusal, or because the local authority is in the process of finding a suitable school placement to meet identified needs. Stockport’s schools (especially secondary schools) may also use the framework from time to time in order to source alternative provision for children and young people for whom it is felt that a mixture of school-based and out-of-school education would be preferable. The objective of these services is to ensure that:
· Children and young people can access full-time education appropriate to their level of needs.
· Children and young people engage with education and achieve awards / qualifications in accordance with their ability.
· Wherever possible, children and young people will ultimately return to school full time.
The framework is intended primarily for use by Stockport Council’s Special Educational Needs service and the Virtual School Team and the bulk of referrals will come from these teams. However, maintained schools in Stockport will also be given the opportunity to make referrals from this framework. This service specification covers independent provision of:
· Lot 1: One to one tutoring, and
· Lot 2: Group-based alternative provision Providers of educational tutoring and alternative provision are invited to apply to be on a framework of providers to deliver one, or both of the above types of service.
The framework will run initially from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2018 with an option to extend for a further one full year to March 2019. Contracts may be ‘called off’ the framework as required up to the end date of the framework. Providers will deliver the service in accordance with the agreed framework price for the duration of the contract. It is anticipated that the majority of pupils referred for tutoring or alternative provision will have a Statement of SEN / Education, Health and Care Plan, and will have Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs, some of which may be complex.
Lot 1: One to One tutoring A One-to-one tutoring service is required to provide high quality teaching for individuals who are currently out of school and cannot engage with group-based provision or it is felt that a one-to-one service is preferable. The majority of referrals will be short-term — for example between a week and a school term. However, some may occasionally be for longer periods. In all cases where the tutor is required to teach National Curriculum subjects, providers must ensure that tutors are qualified teachers and are able to teach up to GCSE standard in Mathematics and English as a minimum. Tutoring should take place in Stockport, either at the official venue of the tutoring provider, or a suitable alternative venue to be agreed in advance with the referring team.
Lot 2: Group-based Alternative Provision A group-based alternative provision service is required to provide alternative and innovative approaches to engaging young people in education where other approaches have failed to meet their needs. Examples of the kinds of alternative provision previously used are practical courses — such as motor mechanics, bricklaying and plumbing, or hairdressing; work placements, and experiences caring for animals. This list is not exhaustive and innovative ideas are welcomed, providing that they can deliver outcomes for children and young people. Providers need not be based in Stockport, but alternative provision activities should be based in Stockport, or within a reasonable travelling distance of Stockport.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: One to One Tutoring Provision

1)Short description

A Detailed in Tender Documentation.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope

As detailed in Tender Documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Alternative Provision

1)Short description

As detailed in Tender Documentation.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

As detailed in Tender Documentation.
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

0295
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.12.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

7.12.2015 – 16:00
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

in days: 90 (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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.11.2015

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