Norfolk County Council Personal Tuition Framework

Norfolk County Council Personal Tuition Framework

2 Lots. Face to Face Tutition – Lot No: 1. Online Tutoring – Lot No: 2.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Education and training services

2019/S 049-112648

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Norfolk County Council
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Dawson
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH15
Internet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Framework Agreement for Tutors to Children and Young People

Reference number: NCCT41609

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council wishes to procure an open Framework Agreement with a range of providers to deliver 1:1 personal tuition and on-line tutorial services to children and young people aged 5-18 (up to 25 for pupils with EHC plans).

This is a Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended), under which the Council has flexibility regarding the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services, which includes these services. In this instance, the Council is establishing a Framework Agreement with multiple suppliers that will set out the terms and conditions for buying specific services. The Framework Agreement differs from those let under the non-light touch regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, will keep the Framework open for new applicants. It is the Council’s intention that new providers will be able to apply to join the framework on an open basis.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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:

Face to Face Tutition

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80100000
80200000
80300000
80210000
80212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH16
NUTS code: UKH17
NUTS code: UKH15
NUTS code: UKH1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the framework and this lot is to assist us in meeting our duties as outlined below:

— Section 19 Education Act 1996: to deliver full time education to pupils of statutory school age who due to exclusion, illness or other reason may not receive full time education,

— Section 61 Children and Families Act: a local authority may arrange for any special educational provision it has decided us necessary for a child or young person for whom it is responsible to be made otherwise than in a school or post 16 institution,

— to secure sufficient suitable education and training provision and enable the participation in education and training of 16-18 years old (up to 25 for those with EHC plans).

Such children may have a range of barriers to learning, have special educational needs and/or be looked after.

It is expected delivery will be mostly within Norfolk, although there may be a need in other local authority areas. On occasion there will be a requirement to support students already in school either where there might be risk of exclusion or where they need additional tutoring to support learning where there may have been gaps in their education or where they are awaiting a school place having moved placement.

In the event that coverage across Norfolk under Lot 1 is not sufficient, or insufficient specialist tutors are available, the Council reserves the right to increase the number of suppliers that can be appointed to each lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This is a Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended). The Council will keep the Framework Agreement open during its term to new applicants, reserving the right to extend the framework for another 60 months on the same basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

The majority of the contracts are expected to be for up to 1 academic term, in exceptional circumstances and to ensure continuity of delivery, contracts awarded under the framework may have a maximum total duration of up to 2 years.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Online Tutoring

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000
80100000
80200000
80300000
80210000
80212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the framework and this lot is to assist us in meeting our duties as outlined below:

— Section 19 Education Act 1996: to deliver full time education to pupils of statutory school age who due to exclusion, illness or other reason may not receive full time education,

— Section 61 Children and Families Act: a local authority may arrange for any special educational provision it has decided us necessary for a child or young person for whom it is responsible to be made otherwise than in a school or post 16 institution,

— to secure sufficient suitable education and training provision and enable the participation in education and training of 16-18 years old (up to 25 for those with EHC plans).

Such children may have a range of barriers to learning, have special educational needs and/or be looked after.

In the event that insufficient specialist tutors are available the council reserves the right to increase the number of suppliers that can be appointed to each lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This is a Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended). The Council will keep the Framework Agreement open during its term to new applicants, reserving the right to extend the framework for another 60 months on the same basis.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

The majority of the contracts are expected to be for up to 1 academic term, in exceptional circumstances and to ensure continuity of delivery, contracts awarded under the framework may have a maximum total duration of up to 2 years.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 80
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This is a Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended), under which the Council has flexibility regarding the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services, which includes these services. The framework will remain open throughout its term and may be extended by a further 60 months.

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 212-485431

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

Date: 10/04/2019
Local time: 11:00
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: 10/04/2019
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

In the event that coverage across Norfolk under Lot 1 is not sufficient, or insufficient specialist tutors are available under either Lot 1 or Lot 2, the council reserves the right to increase the number of suppliers that can be appointed to each lot stated at IV.1.3.

To express an interest, applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

Once registered you will be able to view the project under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +448442728810 or e-mailing: support@in-tend.co.uk

Further details of the operation of the Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement can be found in the contract documentation and tender documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
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:

06/03/2019

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