Targeted NEET Prevention Northamptonshire

Targeted NEET Prevention Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council are looking for Organisations to submit bids for services in relation to Children and Families, specifically vulnerable young people aged 13-19 who are, or are at risk of, not engaging in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

United Kingdom-Northampton: Social work and related services

2015/S 078-138360

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): Mr Jason Shanks
For the attention of: Mr Jason Shanks
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health
Social protection
Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Northamptonshire County Council – Targeted NEET Prevention.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKF23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Northamptonshire County Council are looking for Organisations to submit bids for services in relation to Children and Families, specifically vulnerable young people aged 13-19 who are, or are at risk of, not engaging in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).
The government has placed a number of responsibilities on Local Authorities in relation to ensuring all young people have the tools and opportunities they need to fulfill their potential, regardless of background or life circumstances. Tracking young people’s participation is a key element of these duties so that those who are not participating, or are NEET, can be identified and given support to re-engage.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Northamptonshire County Council (‘the Council’) is committed to protecting and supporting the well being and achievement of young people in the county via its Children and Families Early Help and Prevention Strategy. The overall principle of the Strategy is to provide early and effective help and support to children and families when they need it, with the long term aim of ‘helping more families in Northamptonshire to be able to help themselves’ and thus improving their overall well being and quality of life.
The Council works with its partners, stakeholders and communities to provide effective and co-ordinated help and support to children and their families at the earliest opportunity, to prevent them from having to experience difficulties and distress in the first place. The Provider will be expected to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with local stakeholders and organisations to ensure that the best possible outcomes for young people are achieved.
In addition to introducing a number of reforms to improve the quality of post-16 education and training, in 2014, the government also raised the participation age (RPA) so that all young people in England are now required to continue in education or training for longer.
Most young people continue in education or training after they finish year 11 because it gives them the best chance to get the skills and qualifications that employers and universities look for. However, a small number of young people do not participate and many of those young people tend to be some of the most vulnerable.
This Invitation to Tender relates to Children and Families, specifically vulnerable young people aged 13-19 (25 for those with Special Educational Needs/disabilities [SEND]) who are, or are at risk of, not engaging in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).
The government has placed a number of responsibilities on Local Authorities in relation to ensuring all young people have the tools and opportunities they need to fulfil their potential, regardless of background or life circumstances. Tracking young people’s participation is a key element of these duties so that those who are not participating, or are NEET, can be identified and given support to re-engage.
The Council is committed to outcome based commissioning and expects, wherever possible, there to be compelling evidence that any activity offered delivers the outcomes it is trying to achieve.
This specification is outcomes based, allowing bidders to propose innovative and proven ways of working that will achieve the desired outcomes.
The length of this contract is for 18 months with an option to extend by a further 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 427 500 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 0
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As this contracts value is over 500 000 GBP, the Authority may wish to obtain a Parent Company Guarantee, from organisations with a Parent Company, Performance Bond or any other sureties.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See Conditions of Contract.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 0
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The four highest scoring tenderers will be invited to deliver a presentation which will contribute to the final tender score as described within the ITT.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9UKF-NJM8FT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.5.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

17.4.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 150 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pwhite@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1604366465

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: LGSS will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The duration of this standstill will be disclosed at this point. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be required from (Refer to address in part 1.1) If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pwhite@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1604366465

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.4.2015

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