Alternative Education Framework – Northumberland County Council

Alternative Education Framework – Northumberland County Council

This contract is to establish a framework of providers to support Northumberland County Council to discharge it’s statutory duty regarding the provision of alternative education for children of statutory school age.

United Kingdom-Morpeth: Education and training services

2019/S 201-488769

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Leanne Stewart
Telephone: +44 7500065690
E-mail: leanne.stewart@northumberland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC21
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

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:

NCC023 Alternative Education

Reference number: DN392177

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is to establish a framework of providers to support Northumberland County Council to discharge it’s statutory duty regarding the provision of alternative education for children of statutory school age.

The service is required to meet need across Northumberland and will be structured as follows:

Lot 1: Group Provision for Permanently Excluded Children;

Lot 2: 1:1 Tuition for Permanently Excluded Children;

Lot 3: Preventative Programme.

This procurement will be undertaken following the light touch regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 38 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Group Provision for Permanently Excluded Children

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80200000
80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC2
Main site or place of performance:

Northumberland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot seeks to identify providers who deliver tuition on a group basis. Whilst it is accepted that group sizes will vary, the expectation is that tuition will be delivered on a small group basis with a ratio of no more than 1:8. This may be made on either a full time or part time basis.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There are 2 x 12 month optional extensions to the contract. The framework will be retendered upon expiry.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: 1:1 Tuition for Permanently Excluded Children

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80200000
80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot seeks to identify providers who deliver tuition on a 1:1 basis. For clarity this would be 1:1 interaction with the student throughout the day or taught period and does not include sections of time where the student could reasonably expect the attention of the teacher or support worker as part of larger group delivery.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There are 2 x 12 month optional extensions to the contract. The framework will be retendered upon expiry.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Preventative Programme

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80200000
80530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

These are ‘bespoke’ programmes to be delivered for the purposes of preventing exclusion of individual or groups of students on a fixed-term or permanent basis. Such programmes will be in addition to the student’s core educational entitlement and in the main be delivered at the school or take pupils off site for short periods to focus on particular projects or activities to enhance their emotional and social resilience. It follows that the pupil will remain on the roll of their substantive education provider.

Programmes will vary in length and content, according to the needs of the individual or group and the agreement between provider and commissioner.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There are 2 x 12 month optional extensions to the contract. The framework will be retendered upon expiry.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/11/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, City of Westminster
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/10/2019