NEET Education and Training Contract for Newcastle City Council

NEET Education and Training Contract for Newcastle City Council

Mentoring and support of 16 and 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This is a voluntary notice for part B services and as such the full ambit of the public contract regulations shall not apply.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: education and training services

2012/S 131-217873

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle City Council
Room 205, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Team
For the attention of: John Collins
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912116924
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +44 1912114832

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.newcastle.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepoportal.org

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Mentoring and support of 16 and 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This is a voluntary notice for part B services and as such the full ambit of the public contract regulations shall not apply.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The provision of mentoring and support of 16 and 17 year olds who are NEET, to achieve participation in employment education or training. The contract is for 36 months commencing 1.9.2012 until 31.8.2015. Funding is guaranteed up to 31.3.2013, subsequent funding for years 2 and 3 of the contract is subject to outcomes related performance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80300000, 80500000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Mentoring and support of 16/17 year olds currently NEET. The contract is for 36 months commencing 1st September 2012 until 31st August 2015. Funding is guaranteed up to 31st March 2013, subsequent funding for years 2 and 3 of the contract is subject to outcomes related performance.
The Council is carrying out the procurement of this contract as an open tender. This contract involves the service category of “Education and vocational health services” under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and is therefore classified as a Part B Contract. This contract is not subject to the full application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
Further information and associated documents are available on our e-tendering web portal at www.nepoportal.org.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 500 000,00 GBP

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

Starting 1.9.2012. Completion 31.8.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – West Newcastle

1)Short description

Service delivery in west Newcastle covering the Benwell & Scotswood, Elswick, Fenham, Westgate and Wingrove neighbourhoods.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80300000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – East Newcastle

1)Short description

Service delivery in east Newcastle covering the Byker, Dene, North Heaton, North Jesmond, Ouseburn, South Heaton, South Jesmond, Walker and Walkergate neighbourhoods.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80300000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 – North and Outer West Newcastle

1)Short description

Service delivery in north and outer west Newcastle covering Blakelaw, Castle, Denton, East Gosforth, Fawdon, Kenton, Lemington, Newburn, Parklands, West Gosforth, Westerhope and Woolsington neighbourhoods.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80200000, 80300000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or any other form of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

“Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with NCC on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium or grouping members will however be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities relating to the Agreement”.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the contract documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All applicants are required to complete and return a detailed Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire prepared by the Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
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
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:

002780
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 13.8.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.8.2012 – 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

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 tenders

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period (in the case of notices sent by electronic or facsimile means) and a minimum 15 day standstill period after the date of sending or minimum 10 days after the date of the last unsuccessful tenderers receipt (where notices are not sent electronically) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to query the information provided and/or decide whether or not they wish to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Queries should be directed to the address in part I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009No. 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are 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 which does not seek a declaration of ineffectiveness must be brought within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.
An application for ineffectiveness must be made within 30 days of publication of a contract award notice or notification of the conclusion of the contract with a summary of relevant reasons, or in any other case within 6 months of the date the contract was entered into. 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. If the contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness and order payment of a civil financial penalty. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. The commencement of proceedings before the contract has been entered into requires the authority to refrain from entering into the contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.7.2012