School Work Clubs for Suffolk County Council
Suffolk County Council seeks to commission a school Work Club programme in selected Suffolk High Schools, to support young people aged 16 in School year 11.
United Kingdom-Ipswich: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Suffolk County Council
Contact point(s): Suffolk Sourcing
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473265189
General address of the contracting authority: www.suffolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
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
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKH14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The project builds on previous concept testing and makes a direct contribution to the work underway in Suffolk to meet the challenge of the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) measure – the requirement that from 2013 that all young people will remain in education or training to age17 and from 2015 to age 18.
The aim of the project is to develop a programme of support for young people in participating schools so that a greater number of young people have the knowledge and aspiration to progress to Apprenticeships, employment with training or remain in further education where this is an appropriate choice.
A school Work Club is a programme of weekly or fortnightly in school sessions that provide information on employment and Apprenticeship opportunities or Further Education pathways, together with a range of support to help students develop their job application and interview skills.
The in school sessions will be initially be delivered between September 2014 and May 2015.
Student support will continue outside of the school term, between May and September, through drop in sessions at external venues and through a group activity.
When GCSE results are published there will be a focus on supporting students with no offers of employment or further education to obtain a positive progression.
Providers who deliver the Work Club programme will be expected to provide a club leader to develop and deliver the programme and engage local employers and other local agencies to contribute to programme delivery where relevant.
Providers will also secure venues, external to school premises, to provide support to students between May and September.
The contract will be for 2014-15 with the option to extend it for one year depending on provider performance and availability of funding.
Tenders will be sought to deliver up to thirteen clubs. Suffolk County Council has made an application for external funding for this project and in the event of this application being unsuccessful Suffolk County Council reserves the right to withdraw this Work Club project from procurement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: