81654-2019: United Kingdom-Derby: Higher education services

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Derby City Council
The Council House Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Hallsworth
Telephone: +44 1332640768
E-mail: procurement@derby.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.derby.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

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:

Provision of a Higher Education Provider to deliver the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the East Midlands Regional Partnership

Reference number: TD1387

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The East Midlands Regional Partnership is seeking to contract with a higher education provider to deliver and quality assure a Cohort 6 Step up to Social Work Programme in the East Midlands Region.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: 933 360.00 GBP

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF11

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Step up to Social Work programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) with the intention of raising the standard of social workers who work in children’s statutory services. The programme recruits high calibre candidates who have a 2:1 degree and have had experience of working in childcare. The programme is managed by regional partnerships and the East Midlands partnership currently consists of the following local authorities:

— Derby City — Lead Authority,

— Northamptonshire,

— Nottinghamshire,

— Nottingham City,

— Leicester City,

— Derbyshire,

— Lincolnshire.

The East Midlands Regional Partnership is now seeking to contract with a higher education provider to deliver and quality assure a Cohort 6 Step up to Social Work Programme in the East Midlands Region.

Students are assigned to each local authority in the regional partnership with the intention that, on qualifying, they will be appointed to work in that Local Authority. The Local Authorities commit to providing placements for the students they are supporting. Local Authorities have a vested interest in ensuring that students are trained in a way that meets the needs of the children’s services.

The Step up to Social Work programme leads to a Post Graduate Diploma at MA level and the duration of the programme is to be approximately 14 months commencing in January 2020 and ending in March 2021. The programme must be validated by the HCPC by March 2019 and be prepared to meet the requirements of Social Work England when these come into force. The programme must enable and support students to meet the refreshed Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) (August 2018) and the Post-qualifying standard: knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners, May 2018. Students will register with the HEI.

The East Midlands Regional Partnership plan to recruit between 30 and 40 students to Cohort 6 although this number may vary.

The intention of the programme is to train children’s social workers who will provide a high-quality service for the children and young people in the region.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100

Price – Weighting: 0

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes

Description of options:

1 potential extension of 24 months. Potential date for advertising renewal if option is not taken is November 2020.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1

Title:

Provision of a Higher Education Provider to deliver the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the East Midlands Regional Partnership

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

12/02/2019

V.2.2)Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 4

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

The Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKF11

The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 933 360.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Derby City Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into.

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Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be required from the contact details provided in section 1.1 of this notice.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) 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 (generally within 3 months).

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. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages (the purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/02/2019