Alternative Education Provision Approved Provider Panel – Croydon Council

Alternative Education Provision Approved Provider Panel – Croydon Council

The council intends to establish a 4-year multi-supplier approved provider panel to deliver alternative education provision.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Education and training services

2020/S 027-063391

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: London Borough of Croydon Council
Postal address: Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Town: Croydon
NUTS code: UKI62
Postal code: CR0 1EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Vivienne Weeks
E-mail: vivienne.weeks@croydon.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.croydon.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: www.londontenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.londontenders.org

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:

Alternative Education Provision Approved Provider Panel

Reference number: DN457367

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council intends to establish a 4-year multi-supplier approved provider panel to deliver alternative education provision. There will be an initial 2-year period with an option to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months at the dicretion of the Council. The approved provider panel is split into 3 lots.

Tenderers can apply for 1 or more lot:

Lot 1: Primary Aged Learners with an EHCP who have been Excluded or are at Risk of Permanent Exclusion or awaiting a SEND Assessment or Awaiting a School Placement.

1.a) Primary aged learners with an EHCP who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

1.b) Primary aged learners with an EHCP without a school place, for example new to the borough.

Lot 2: Secondary Aged Learners who have been Excluded or at Risk of Permanent Exclusion from School:

2.a) Secondary aged learners with an EHCP who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

2.b) Secondary aged learners who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

2c) Secondary aged learners with an EHCP without a school place, for example new to the borough.

Lot 3: Year 11 Learners without a School Place:

3.a) Young people who are new arrivals to the UK in academic year 11 with limited English language;

3.b): Young people who are new arrivals to the UK in academic year 11 with limited English language and behavioural or emotional issues;

3.c) Other year 11 young people without a school place, for example new to the borough.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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:

Primary Aged Learners with an EHCP who have been Excluded or are at Risk of Permanent Exclusion or

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000
80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1.a) Primary aged learners with an EHCP who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

1.b) Primary aged learners with an EHCP without a school place, for example new to the borough.

The Council has identified that the proposed service provision falls within the scope of ‘social and other specific services’ set out within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulations). Consequently, the so-called light touch regime will apply to this procurement.

The Council is orientating this procurement towards an adapted open procedure as described in Regulation 27 of the Regulations but using a ‘light touch’ approach. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations.

The anticipated start date will be 1.9.2020.

During the 4-year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

All current and future Croydon schools (including academies and the PRU) as set out in Appendix 3 of the tender documents will be invited to have access to the lists and agreed provider KPIs with a commitment to provide information on utilisation of the list and placements made — Link to Croydon schools: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/schools-new/schools-types

The requirements of the services may vary and quantities shall not be specified, guaranteed or warranted by the Council.

The value of the service under the approved provider panel agreement is estimated to be in the region of 4 400 000 GBP for Croydon Council and estimated at 600 000 GBP for all Croydon schools for the full 4-year term.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract shall be for a period of 2 years with an option to extend at the Council’s sole discretion for 2 further periods of up to 12 months each giving a total maximum contract term of 4 years.During the 4 year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria

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:

Secondary Aged Learners who have been Excluded or at Risk of Permanent Exclusion from School

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000
80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

2.a) Secondary aged learners with an EHCP who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

2.b) Secondary aged Learners who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion;

2.c) Secondary aged learners with an EHCP without a school place, for example new to the borough.

The Council has identified that the proposed service provision falls within the scope of ‘social and other specific services’ set out within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulations). Consequently, the so-called light touch regime will apply to this procurement.

The Council is orientating this procurement towards an adapted open procedure as described in Regulation 27 of the Regulations but using a ‘light touch’ approach. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations.

The anticipated start date will be 1.9.2020.

During the 4-year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

All current and future Croydon schools (including academies and the PRU) as set out in Appendix 3 of the tender documents will be invited to have access to the lists and agreed provider KPIs with a commitment to provide information on utilisation of the list and placements made — Link to Croydon schools: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/schools-new/schools-types

The requirements of the services may vary and quantities shall not be specified, guaranteed or warranted by the Council.

The value of the service under the approved provider panel agreement is estimated to be in the region of 4 400 000 GBP for Croydon Council and estimated at 600 000 GBP for all Croydon schools for the full 4-year term.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract shall be for a period of 2 years with an option to extend at the Council’s sole discretion for 2 further periods of up to 12 months each giving a total maximum contract term of 4 years. During the 4-year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

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:

Year 11 Learners Without a School Place

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80100000
80200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

3.a) Young people who are new arrivals to the UK in academic year 11 with limited English language;

3.b) Young people who are new arrivals to the UK in academic year 11 with limited English language and behavioural or emotional issues;

3.c) Other year 11 young people without a school place, for example new to the borough.

The Council has identified that the proposed service provision falls within the scope of ‘social and other specific services’ set out within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulations). Consequently, the so-called light touch regime will apply to this procurement.

The Council is orientating this procurement towards an adapted open procedure as described in Regulation 27 of the Regulations but using a ‘light touch’ approach. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations.

The anticipated start date will be 1.9.2020.

During the 4-year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

All curent and future Croydon schools (including academies and the PRU) as set out in Appendix 3 of the tender documents will be invited to have access to the lists and agreed provider KPIs with a commitment to provide information on utilisation of the list and placements made — Link to Croydon schools: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/schools-new/schools-types

The requirements of the services may vary and quantities shall not be specified, guaranteed or warranted by the Council.

The value of the service under the approved provider panel agreement is estimated to be in the region of 4 400 000 GBP for Croydon Council and estimated at 600 000 GBP for all Croydon schools for the full 4-year term.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract shall be for a period of 2 years with an option to extend at the Council’s sole discretion for 2 further periods of up to 12 months each giving a total maximum contract term of 4 years. During the 4-year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

All details are available in the tender documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
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: 03/03/2020
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Legacy Placements — the authority seeks to reserve the right to call-off from the current framework which expires on 31.8.2020 any year 11 academic placement for Sept 2020-June 2021 where that placement commenced in the current year 10, in order to avoid any disruption to pupil’s learning.

Access — all current and future Croydon schools (including academies and the PRU) as set out in Appendix 3 of the tender documents will be invited to have access to the lists and agreed provider KPIs with a commitment to provide information on utilisation of the list and placements made — Link to Croydon schools: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/schools-new/schools-types

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: London Borough of Croydon
Postal address: Croydon Commissioning and Procurement, 4G Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Town: Croydon
Postal code: CR0 1EA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 208726600

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: London Borough of Croydon
Postal address: Croydon Commissioning and Procurement, 4G Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Town: Croydon
Postal code: CR0 1EA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 208726600
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: H M Courts and Tribunal Service
Postal address: Tribunal Service, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/02/2020