Alternative education provision Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council is seeking tenders for the establishment of a framework contract for the provision of alternative education. UK-Warwick: education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Warwickshire County Council
Saltisford Office Park Building 3 Ansell Way, Warwickshire
For the attention of: Sarah Bradwell- Partnership Manager; Secondary Phase Team
CV34 4UL Warwick
Telephone: +44 1926742027
General address of the contracting authority: www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/warwickshirecc
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tend.co.uk/warwickshirecc
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Coventry City Council
CV1 2RR Coventry
Soihull Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 18
B91 9QS Solihull
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKG32,UKG33,UKG13
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 100
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 1 000 000,00 and 20 000 000,00 GBP
The providers will deliver a high quality curriculum to meet the educational and behavioural needs of learners:
— Permanently excluded from school,
— At risk of permanent exclusion from school,
— Not attending school for any reason other than permanent exclusion.
The Outcomes for the Service will be:
— Improved attendance,
— Improved behavioural and attitude to learning,
— Improved educational progress and attainment,
— Achievement of reintegration into mainstream school, enrolment onto further education, or access to employment or training,
— Working with other agencies to address any other issues of concern learner’s have,
— Providing support & guidance to parents and carers while the learner is in the placement.
The framework will be for full-time & part-time provision.
— The full-time provision will be limited to a smaller number of providers able to deliver a wide curriculum offer including English & Mathematics. (lot 1),
— The part-time provision is envisaged to include a wide variety of subject choice across the county from different sized providers (lot 2).
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
— the needs of each learners’ personal, behavioural and social needs,
— each learners’ interests,
— the accreditation it could offer,
— opportunities for progression,
— the availability of provision in the area,
— its location,
— the quality of the provision,
— the cost,
— value for money.
Description of these options: The Council reserves the right to extend the contract by a further period not exceeding 24 months at the discretion of Warwickshire County Council and subject to satisfactory performance by the successful tenderer/s.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Full time alternative secondary education provison
The learner shall either remain on the roll of the home school or transfer to the roll of another school within the Area Behaviour Partnership. In exceptional cases, the learner may transfer to the roll of the provider as agreed by the Commissioner and where the provider is registered with the Department for Education as an educational provider.
Where a provider delivers full time education to five or more pupils it must be registered with the Department for Education either as an independent school or further education establishment.
The provider will ensure access to independent and impartial and careers guidance.
The provider will ensure that each learner is fully supported through the transition to a positive destination. Support will cease at a time agreed by the Commissioner.
Where provision is likely to extend to the end of key stage 4, the provider shall ensure that the learner undertakes a programme that will lead to externally accredited qualification(s) that are approved by the secretary of state for learners in the same age group as the learner or otherwise agreed with the Commissioner. This will include Maths and English (GCSE or alternative qualification as deemed appropriate by the Commissioner).
For pupils studying at key stages 3 (aged 11-13) it is expected that the provider will endeavour to reintegrate the learner to full-time school provision within 30 school days or as soon as possible thereafter. The provider will work with the receiving school to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 240 000,00 and 6 000 000,00 GBP
The provider will deliver a high quality programme to meet the educational and behavioural needs of each learner. The programme will be appropriate to the learner’s needs, abilities, aspirations and the expectations for the learner’s age group.
Part time provision will be expected to contribute to, complement and enhance the learners’ overall educational experience.
Schools may use one or more providers, simultaneously or consecutively, in order to meet the specific needs of each individual learner.
Where provision is likely to extend to the end of key stage 4, the provider shall ensure that the learner undertakes a programme that will lead to externally accredited qualification(s) that are approved by the Secretary of State for learners in the same age group as the learner or otherwise agreed with the Commissioner.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 760 000,00 and 14 000 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Evidence required as stated in the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 24 months from contract commencement unless the available option periods are taken.
The expected maximum value of Warwickshire County Council is GBP 4 800 000,00. The renewal of this framework is subject to continued funding.
For the avoidance of doubt Warwickshire County Council is acting as a Contracting Authority for:
Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, WARWICK, CV34 4RH.
Coventry City Council, Council House, COVENTRY, CV1 2RR.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 18, SOLIHULL, B91 9QS.
Warwickshire County Council will be using its E-tendering system (In-Tend) for the administration of this procurement process and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest.
The web address is https://in-tendhost.co.uk/warwickshirecc.
Registration and use of In-Tend is free. Once registered, all correspondence for this procurement process must be via the In-Tend correspondence function. However, if you are unable to register with the website please either e-mail Warwickshire County Council Procurement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1926412430.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.3.2012