Bradford Careers Information Advice and Guidance Service
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
UK-Bradford: career guidance services
Section I: Contracting authority
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Children’s Services, EET (Education, Employment and Training) Team, 1st Floor, Future House, Bolling Road
For the attention of: Kathryn loftus
BD4 7EB Bradford
Telephone: +44 1274436833
General address of the contracting authority: www.bradford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/procurement
Further information can be obtained from: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bradford District.
NUTS code UKE41
The CEIAG service will be provided to those schools and FE colleges that have chosen to participate in these arrangements. Currently this stands at 22 schools and 3 FE colleges. The contract is also to meet the requirements under section 68(1) of the Education and Skills Act (2008) for Local Authorities to make available such services as it considers appropriate to encourage, enable or assist the effective participation of young people and relevant young adults in education or training. This covers all 13-19 year olds and those aged 20 and over but under 25 with an assessment of a learning difficulty and/or disability under section 139a of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
NEET young people assessed as requiring intensive support will be supported by the local authority youth service and will not be within the scope of this contract.
The contract will run from September 2012 for a period of 3 year with the option to extend by a further 2 x one year periods subject to the Council’s discretion. The figures quoted are indicative only as the Council can not guarantee future levels of need against this requirement.
Further details of the requirements will be specified within the tender documents which are available via the regional tendering website http://scms.alito.co.uk. The details of how to access these are contained within section VI.3 of this contract notice and any queries regarding this procurement should be made only after reading these documents.
The requirements of this contract are considered to be a part B service and are being advertised on a voluntary basis.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Organisations will be required to complete a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document. This is available from the e-tendering website used by the Council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which provides more explanation of the Council’s requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the PQQ prior to the closing date of the PQQ.
As detailed in the PQQ documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Assessment of economic and financial standing and technical ability on the basis of the responses to the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council reserves the right to use e-procurement technologies, including e-tendering in this procurement exercise. Interested bidders should be prepared to submit responses and bids using the internet.
Therefore the tender documents are to be downloaded from the Bulletin Board on https://scms.alito.co.uk using the following search criteria:
Keyword or contract ID: BMDC/25207.
Current / awarded: current.
Display tenders: all.
Council: Bradford Metropolitan District.
Matching categories: all.
And completed and returned following the instructions provided in the documents.
Although documents will be available for download up to the closing time and date for submissions, it is the bidders responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with all supporting documentation called for, prior to the closing time and date of this stage of the process.
If this is your first time using the system, please refer to the online user guide, available under the Help tab, to assist you to register and download the document(s). To access Bradford MDC documentation, you must register for Bradford MDC under the “councils” tab. If you require any assistance with the website, please contact the SCMS help desk on +44 1132474001 or email: email@example.com.
See VI.4.2 below
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
See VI.4.2 above
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.2.2012