National Collaborative Outreach Programme West Yorkshire

National Collaborative Outreach Programme West Yorkshire

Learner engagement services Framework.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Education and training services

2017/S 032-058791

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Leeds
1-3 Lifton Place
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Bradford College

University of Bradford

Calderdale College

University of Huddersfield

Kirklees College

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds City College

Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Building

Leeds Trinity University

Wakefield College

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) learner engagement services.

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

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKE4

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: 4 000 000.

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

The Go Higher West Yorkshire (formerly HEART) National Collaborative Outreach Programme supports access to higher education for all those who are capable of and would benefit from the experience.
It comprises 12 Higher Education providers in West Yorkshire: Bradford College, Calderdale College, Kirklees College, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Art, Leeds College of Building, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, University of Leeds and Wakefield College.
The partnership successfully bid for funding under the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) for a major project starting in January 2017.
The Go Higher West Yorkshire NCOP will work in 27 Target Wards where participation in Higher Education is lower than might be expected when achievement at GCSE is considered.
The aim over a period of 4 years is for more pupils to progress to and succeed in Higher Education. The project aims to work with pupils in Years 9 – 13 (up to age 19) from the target ward areas as well as their parents, carers and others who influence student choice. Funding has been confirmed up until December 2018, with the possibility of an extension of funding for a further 2 years.
We are looking for external providers to help us to develop an engaging programme of activities to support and encourage more pupils from the target areas into Higher Education and to help us meet the overall targets for the NCOP project which are:
— 95 % of project participants moving into KS4 make an informed choice for GCSE options.
— 95 % of project participants moving into KS5 make informed post-16 choices.
— 95 % of project participants leaving KS5 make informed post-18 choices.
— Achieve a 2 % uplift across our partner schools/academies/colleges in numbers who progress to an HE destination.
During the lifetime of the project we aim to reach over 10 000 learners.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Joint or group bidders shall be jointly and severably liable.

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

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:


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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 013-020500

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: 14.3.2017 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.3.2017 – 12:00
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


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

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the Head of Procurement of the University at the email address specified in Section I.1) and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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