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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Contact person: Louiza McIntosh
NUTS code: UKC14
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Panel of Providers for Alternative Education Provision
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Optional extension of 24 months on expiry of the initial contract period.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
County Council of Durham.
Officers of the Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Expected that further panel of provider for alternative education will continue to be a requirement — from 2023.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: