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
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.
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
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