Care Leaver Covenant Delivery Contract

Care Leaver Covenant Delivery Contract

The current contract to deliver the Care Leaver Covenant expires on 31 March 2020. The Department is therefore inviting bids from organisations to continue delivering the Care Leaver Covenant.

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2020/S 087-209412

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: michael.allured@education.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 0000000
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

1100000

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

1.1) In 2016 a cross-government strategy keep on caring included a commitment to introduce a non-statutory Care Leaver Covenant. The rationale was that while local authorities have statutory duties for the looked-after children who leave their care they cannot do that alone. There is a role for wider society. Other public sector organisations as well as those in the private and voluntary sectors have a role in helping care leavers to thrive and reach their potential as active members of society.

1.2) A delivery partner was appointed in January 2018 under open competition to develop the Care Leaver Covenant by recruiting signatory organisations and obtaining from them meaningful and quality offers that supported care leavers to achieve one or more of the five outcomes in keep on caring.

1.3) The current contract to deliver the Care Leaver Covenant expires on 31 March 2020. The Department is therefore inviting bids from organisations to continue delivering the Care Leaver Covenant.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract is to be for a period of 1 year (2020-21), with the opportunity to extend for 1 year (2021-22) and a further year (2022-23).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential for two further 12 month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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

Date: 02/05/2020
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/03/2020
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Department for Education
Town: London
Country: 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:

01/05/2020