School Improvement Services Birmingham

School Improvement Services Birmingham

Birmingham City Council wishes to invite potential suppliers to express an interest in the provision of school improvement services.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Administrative educational services

2018/S 041-089832

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Birmingham City Council, Corporate Procurement Services
10 Woodcock Street
Birmingham
B4 7WB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Services
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc
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:

P0431 — Provision of School Improvement Services

Reference number: P0431

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75121000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Birmingham City Council (the Council) wishes to invite potential suppliers to express an interest in the provision of school improvement services. The council is commissioning school improvement to raise standards in schools and to improve outcomes for all children and young people in the city. The service will extend across statutory school age provision, and include a focus on improving outcomes for vulnerable populations. The council’s role following the awarding of a new contract will include involvement in the decision making surrounding the use of the statutory powers of intervention (including IEBs and warning notices), managing the “cross-cutting” process, and maintaining an overview of school improvement and those activities involved in contract management. This will be delivered via the intelligent client function; this combines subject matter expertise and contract management.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

75121000
80212000
80110000
80100000
80211000
80310000
80210000
80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the provision of school improvement services. The council is commissioning school improvement to raise standards in schools and to improve outcomes for all children and young people in the city. The service will extend across statutory school age provision, and include a focus on improving outcomes for vulnerable populations. The council’s role following the awarding of a new contract will include involvement in the decision making surrounding the use of the statutory powers of intervention (including IEBs and warning notices), managing the “cross-cutting” process, and maintaining an overview of school improvement and those activities involved in contract management. This will be delivered via the intelligent client function; this combines subject matter expertise and contract management.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Details will be provided in tender documentation.

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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 29/03/2018
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: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The partnership between the Contractor and the Council will support and challenge schools to improve outcomes for all children and young people across the city by:

— intervening early where the performance of a school is declining – ensuring that schools are challenged and secure the support needed to improve to at least “good”,

— identify schools that may require support, may need to be challenged as well as those that are known to require support and challenge,

— delivering a programme that ensures schools remain ‘good’ and that improvement is sustained,

— taking timely and effective action where underperformance is identified,

— encouraging good and outstanding schools to take responsibility for their own improvement,

— encouraging good and outstanding schools to support and challenge others through a mentoring role or similar,

— building strong working relationships with head teachers – encouraging challenge and support,

— signposting where schools can access appropriate support,

— work with partners to develop support mechanisms where it is deemed there are gaps in support required,

— exploring regional links for sharing good practice and driving up collective performance across the Midlands,

— knowing our schools better and influencing schools to become engaged in service design, commissioning and delivery at the local level,

— using Peer Review as a means to build trust and change and so bring about school improvement,

— developing appropriate partnerships to attract further resources into schools improvement in Birmingham.

The proposed duration of the contract is for a term of 2 years commencing 1.9.2018. The council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) documentation. If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000. Your completed SQ should be returned by noon on 29.3.2018 via the ‘in-tend’ system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882Internet address:http://www.justice.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any review proceedings should be promptly brought to the attention of of Birmingham City Council and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the public contracts Regulations 2015. Any review proceedings must be brought within the time-scales specified by the applicable law, including, without limitation, PCR 2015. In accordance with PCR 2015, BCC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/02/2018

 

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