Panel of Providers for Alternative Education Provision – Durham

Panel of Providers for Alternative Education Provision – Durham

The primary purpose of the provider panel agreement is to create a list of providers who can offer alternative education placements.

United Kingdom-Durham: Education and training services

2019/S 172-420064

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Louiza McIntosh
E-mail: louiza.mcintosh@durham.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC14
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.durham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.nepo.org
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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Panel of Providers for Alternative Education Provision

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The primary purpose of the provider panel agreement is to create a list of providers who can offer alternative education placements to key stage 3 (years 7-9) and key stage 4 (years 10 and 11) pupils who have been excluded from school. The provision is for those pupils who need a more individualised personal, social and academic curriculum.

The Council is creating this panel without restrictions to the number of providers who join, only that they meet all the requirements of this invitation to tender and service specification. Providers must have a delivery location that is within the boundaries of County Durham or within close proximity of neighbouring borders to County Durham.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14
Main site or place of performance:

County Durham.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is issued under an open tender process in line with Public Contracts Regulation 2015, under Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for contracts for social and other specific services (Light Tough Regime).

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 EUR

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Optional extension of 24 months on expiry of the initial contract period.

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 Council reserves the right to allow any additional bidder(s) to apply to join the provider panel at a future date, at the Council’s sole discretion, provided that they fully meet the criteria contained in this tender.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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: 50
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: 2019/S 166-406665

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

Date: 18/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

County Council of Durham.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officers of the Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Expected that further panel of provider for alternative education will continue to be a requirement — from 2023.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of England and Wales
7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London
London
EC4A 1NL
United Kingdom
E-mail: tcc.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: www.judiciary.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority incorporated a standstill period at the point information of the award of the contract was communicated to bidders. That notification provided full information on the award decision. The standstill period which was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provided time for the unsuccessful bidder to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the 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).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/09/2019

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