Appointment of Providers of Pre-School Provision for 2 – 5 Year Old’s

Appointment of Providers of Pre-School Provision for 2 – 5 Year Old’s

The Council anticipates that the new statutory duty, to be introduced in September 2013 to offer disadvantaged 2 year old children 15 hours of free early education a week over a minimum of 38 weeks per year, will significantly increase the demand for early education places within Hounslow.

Reference number: CS/Pre-School/2013

Deadline date:11/03/2013

This deadline is for… Return of Invitation to Tender documents

Contract value:£0 – £4,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Hounslow Various locations across the Borough, details of same contained in documentation.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Hounslow – Corporate Procurement Unit

 

Description of the contract

The Council anticipates that the new statutory duty, to be introduced in September 2013 to offer disadvantaged 2 year old children 15 hours of free early education a week over a minimum of 38 weeks per year, will significantly increase the demand for early education places within Hounslow. Expressions of Interest are invited from experienced and qualified providers to deliver high quality pre-school provision for 2-5 year olds in community buildings that have been identified by the council as available for pre-school use. The provider will be required to hire the building. Potential providers will be required to evidence their ability to: • Operate the pre-school/s at a good or above Ofsted rating; • Promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, looked-after children, children in need and children with disabilities or special educational needs by removing barriers of access to free early education and working with parents to give each child support to fulfil their potential; • Provide affordable, flexible and accessible childcare in line with the needs of the local community; • Provide high quality early education and childcare in line with revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) statutory requirements. The value of this/these contracts will be approximately £1M per annum , this represents 164 placements. Contracts will be awarded based on 100% Quality.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

85312120 Daycare services for handicapped children and young people

85312110 Child daycare services

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

80110000 Pre-school education services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 24

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 48 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ros Footman

Organisation name London Borough of Hounslow – Corporate Procurement Unit

Address Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN

Telephone 020 8583 2000

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.hounslow.gov.uk

 

How to apply

To receive further details and relevant documentation please email your Expression of Interest to 2_yearnurseryoffer@hounslow.gov.uk. Any questions or queries should be made in writing by e-mail to 2_yearnurseryoffer@hounslow.gov.uk and must be received no later than 13:00 on Monday 4th March 2013. The deadline for submission of tenders is 13:00 on Monday 11th March 2013.