Training for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce in Norfolk

Training for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce in Norfolk

A Multi-Provider Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement for the Provision of Training for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce in Norfolk.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Education and training services

2016/S 136-246235

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Sarah Hardy
NR1 2DH Norwich
United Kingdom
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Norfolk County Council
For the attention of: Sarah Hardy
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:Norfolk County Council
For the attention of: Sarah Hardy
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Norfolk County Council
For the attention of: Sarah Hardy
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

A Multi-Provider Light Touch Regime Framework Agreement for the Provision of Training for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce in Norfolk.

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norfolk.

NUTS code UKH13

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 several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This is a framework agreement for services covered by Schedule 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime) and as such the Council has flexibility as to the length of the framework agreement.

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

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

Norfolk County Council (‘the Council’) wishes to enter into a contract for the provision of a Multi Provider Light Touch Regime Framework for the provision of training for the early years and childcare workforce in Norfolk as detailed in this Invitation to Tender.
The Light Touch Regime Framework is being let under Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Light Touch Regime), under which the Council has flexibility as to the process or procedure to be used when purchasing certain services, of which training is 1. In this instance, the Council is establishing a framework agreement with multiple suppliers that will set out the terms and conditions for making specific purchases (call-offs). The Framework Agreement differs from those let under the non-Light Touch Regime in that the Council, exercising its flexibility, may periodically open the framework for new applicants.
It is the Council’s intention that new providers will be able to join at certain intervals. It is the Council’s intention that the Light Touch Regime Framework will be open for further applications at least 1 per year for the life of the framework. The Council reserves the right, however, not to open the framework for new applications if it deems this appropriate. If the Council decides to open the Light Touch Regime Framework to new applicants, it will do so on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria as stated in this Invitation to Tender, unless the Council deems that amendments are required as a result of changes in the market or changes within the Council.
There is no limit to the number of providers that can be awarded a framework agreement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

The framework agreement is for 2 years with the possibility of an extension or extensions up to a further 36 months.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 30.9.2016. Completion 29.8.2021

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Early Years Training 0-5 Years

1)Short description

Training that is relevant for early years and childcare practitioners that work with children aged 0-5 years, covering areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage such as, but not limited to, Child Development, Attachment, Key Person, Parents as Partners, Observation, Assessment and Planning, The Learning Environment, Play and Exploration, Physical Development, Communication and language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Mathematics, Outdoor Learning, Working with babies, Working with 2 year olds, Transitions, Well-being and Involvement, Emotional well-being, Meeting the needs of boys, Creativity and Critical Thinking, Early Writers.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Playwork Training

1)Short description

Training that is relevant for Playwork practitioners working with children aged 4 and above, covering areas such as, but not limited to, Playwork Principles, Early Years Foundation stage, Child Development, Working with Parents, The Learning Environment, Behaviour training, Understanding Play Types, Outdoor Play, Creative play, Play and Playwork, Inclusive Play.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Requirements/Leadership and Management

1)Short description

Training that covers the Statutory Framework requirements of the EYFS, covering areas such as, but not limited to, Risk Assessment, Food Safety, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Leadership and Management, Action Learning, Recruitment and Selection, Supervision and Appraisal, Data Protection, British Values, Prevent Duty, Leadership and Management Training, Business Training, Marketing, Preparing for Ofsted, Peer Observations, Tracking, Moderation, Quality Improvement, Measuring Impact, Reflective Practice.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Inclusion Training

1)Short description

Training that covers areas of inclusion in early years and childcare settings including, but not limited to, Child-minding settings. Covering areas such as Diversity and Inclusion, Equalities training, Clinical training, creating an inclusive environment.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Special Educational Needs

1)Short description

Special Education Needs training covering areas such as, but not limited to, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Sensory training, Autism training, Speech, Language and Communication, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Writing Support Plans, Signalong, Disability awareness, Manual handling.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Qualifications

1)Short description

Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 qualifications in early years and play-work, such as but not limited to, the Early Years Educator, Early Years Foundation Degree, BA hons in Early Childhood Studies, Level 2 Diploma in Playwork, Level 3 Diploma in Playwork.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Childminder Training

1)Short description

Training that is specific to Childminders, covering areas such as, but not limited. to pre-registration training, Business training, Marketing, Observation, Assessment and Planning for Childminders, Preparing for Ofsted for Childminders.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Committee Training

1)Short description

Training for Committee Members, covering areas such as, but not limited to, Roles and Responsibilities of the Early Years Committee, Running a Committee meeting.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Children Centres

1)Short description

Training for Children Centre staff, covering areas such as but not limited to Early Years Foundation Stage training, Solihull training, Child development, Infant Mental Health, Demonstrating Outcomes, Measuring impact.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80530000, 80500000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the tender documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per the tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the tender documents.
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
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:

NCCT41070

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.8.2016
Payable documents: no

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

15.8.2016 – 14:00
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

English.
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

VI.3) Additional information:
The Council has considered (pursuant to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012) whether to explicitly seek social value through this procurement, but has decided, in light of the value and the subject matter, that it is not appropriate on this occasion. The Council has also concluded that it is not necessary to consult about social value in this instance.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

Once registered you will be able to view the procurement under the tenders section and express an interest. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals:
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 EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.7.2016

 

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