Tender for Independent Travel Training

Tender for Independent Travel Training

1. Prioritise young people in Years 7 to 13 or aged between 11 and 24 who are attending education and have been identified by the County Council as likely to benefit most from taking part in independent travel training.

United Kingdom-Worcester: Education and training services

2015/S 123-225691

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Worcestershire County Council
Spetchley Road
For the attention of: Stuart Payton
WR5 2NP Worcester
E-mail: spayton@worcestershire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
WR5 2NP Worcester

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Independent Travel Training.

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

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

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

Worcestershire County Council is looking for an experienced provider to deliver a pilot Independent Travel Training scheme in partnership with the local authority’s Transport Planning and logistics team, Worcestershire Special Education Schools and Mainstream Schools with SEN bases and Colleges with the aim of giving students within Worcestershire the ability to travel independently to school, college and external social activities. Thereby Giving them greater choice and independence for the future.
This provider will be part of a singular framework which Worcestershire County Council and other named authorities will be able to call-off when the need is required.
Service Requirements:
1. Prioritise young people in Years 7 to 13 or aged between 11 and 24 who are attending education and have been identified by the County Council as likely to benefit most from taking part in independent travel training.
2. To provide 1:1 training sessions for eligible young people.
3. To provide additional 1:1 support as necessary and, where appropriate, link young people with a travel buddy who will provide that additional support.
4. Work in partnership with parents/carers in supporting young people to travel independently.
5. Work in Partnership with each young person’s school or place of learning to support the young people to travel independently.
6. Assess and develop young people’s ability to travel on public transport to places in addition to home to school and/or college.
7. Facilitate group information sessions to promote independent travel training and organise appropriate venues for delivering the training sessions. A provider base may be available through negotiation with Worcestershire County Council.
8. To carry out Regular reviews with the young people who have completed the training (involving School/parent/carers as necessary. This is in order to establish the success of the training in enabling the young person to travel independently.
9. To work in partnership with the local authority to actively promote the scheme to transport providers e.g. Local bus companies. This could include raising awareness of the scheme among drivers and other staff and participating in the delivery of disability awareness training which supports providers in maintaining a safe transport environment.
10. To comply with the county councils DBS policy for transport providers as well as full insurance details and an adequate health and safety policy.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80100000, 80200000, 80300000, 80330000, 80340000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

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

7.8.2015 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Whilst initially for use by Worcestershire County Council, the framework agreement will be open to all Local authorities within the UK.

This contract will also be made available to the following contracting authorities, see the following websites for details:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG

Worcestershire County Council reserves the right not to award the contract if no applicant satisfactorily meets the criteria.
The Council will not accept any tenders that are above the maximum price of 150 000 GBP (exclusive of VAT). Any response above this amount will automatically be rejected. The Council does however reserve the right to directly award further work to the successful tenderer at any later phases of this project. The bidder should therefore submit not only the total value of the initial contract but must also submit a breakdown of all individual costs that must be fixed for the duration of the length of this framework agreement.

Please see the full tender documentation found on our tender portal https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/etendering/

The Council also reserves the right not to award any further work after the first initial stage.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 86 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 the contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the contract award decision is communicated to tenderers. Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for economic operators who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the Regulations to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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