Care Leaver Covenant Contract – Department for Education

Care Leaver Covenant Contract – Department for Education

At its simplest, the Covenant is a promise made by organisations to support care leavers. That promise is backed-up by a specific offer of support that helps them achieve one or more of the five outcomes set out in Keep on Caring.

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2017/S 147-305002

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKIInternet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Care Leaver Covenant.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The cross-Government care leaver strategy Keep on Caring, published in July 2016, included a commitment to introduce the ‘Care Leaver Covenant’. The ambition is that through the Covenant we can change thinking and practice around the way care leavers are supported, so that they can fulfil their potential and thrive as active members of society.

At its simplest, the Covenant is a promise made by organisations to support care leavers. That promise is backed-up by a specific offer of support that helps them achieve one or more of the five outcomes set out in Keep on Caring.

This is an ambitious project. The Department is therefore inviting bids from organisations to make the potential of the Care Leaver Covenant a reality. The contract runs for two years from October 2017 to September 2019 with the option of extending the contract for a further period up to March 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 938 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is being run through Redimo2, the eProcurement system for the department. Bidders will need to register on Redimo2 at: and are encouraged to so in advance of the tender being published.

Please note registration is a multi-stage process, please follow the guidance and ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the registration process and contact: if you have any queries regarding registering on Redimo2.

Tenders must be submitted electronically via the Department’s ‘Redmio2’ e-sourcing solution. Tenders must be received by 14.9.2017 by 12:00 pm.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

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

There will be a supplier event held on Friday 11 August from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Standard Selection Questions, in document 3, are a self-declaration, made by you (the potential supplier), that you do not meet any of the grounds for exclusion. If there are grounds for exclusion, there is an opportunity to explain the background and any measures you have taken to rectify the situation (we call this self-cleaning).

For the list of exclusion please see:

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:

The final set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be subject to negotiation between the Department and the winning bidder. At this time, we will agree the meeting and reporting frequency and performance management requirements.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Technical scoring represents 70 % of the overall evaluation. As such, the total of the scores achieved from the technical evaluation will be will be calculated as a proportion of 70 % to provide the final technical score. Financial scoring represents 30 % of the overall evaluation. The bidder with the cheapest price per full check will receive 100 marks and all other bids will be marked as a proportional variance form the top scoring bid.

The final technical and financial scores will be added tog.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 14/09/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Indicative timetable.

Invitation to Tender (itT) published 3.8.2017.

Question and Answer (Q&A) period opens (managed through the messaging function within Redimo2) 3.8.2017.

Supplier event 11.8.2017.

Q&A period closes 29.8.2017.

Final Q&A Log issued 55.9.2017.

Deadline for submission of bids 14.9.2017.

Evaluation of bids Tender evaluation 15 — 21.9.2017.

Approvals process 25 — 27.9.2017.

Announcement of successful bidder 28.9.2017.

10 day standstill period 29.9.2017- 12.10.2017.

Contract Award 13.10.2017.

Service commencement 23.10.2017.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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