Careers Guidance Services for ESPO

Careers Guidance Services for ESPO – 3086/12

Leicestershire County Council invites tenders for the provision of an information advice and guidance service for young people in Leicestershire to meet the commitment that secures full participation of 17 year olds in education or training from 2013 and 18 year olds from 2015.

Reference number: 3086/12

Deadline date:28/05/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Leicestershire CC and Rutland Leicestershire CC and Rutland,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: ESPO on behalf of Leicestershire County Council

 

Description of the contract

Leicestershire County Council invites tenders for the provision of an information advice and guidance service for young people in Leicestershire to meet the commitment that secures full participation of 17 year olds in education or training from 2013 and 18 year olds from 2015. The primary purpose of the service is to maximise the number of 16 to 19 year olds in Leicestershire participating in education, training or employment in a period of immense change and transformation. The successful provider will be required to provide the services required for the local authority to fulfil its duty under the Education and Skills Act 2008 to encourage enable or assist young people’s participation in education and training. Within this general duty the local authority is required to: • support vulnerable young people to engage in education or training, intervening early with those who are at risk of disengagement • make available to young people below the age of 19 and relevant young adults (ie those aged 20 and over but under 25 with learning difficulties) support that will encourage, enable or assist them to participate in education and training The primary tasks will be • To minimise NEET and ensure it is kept below 4% • To provide progression data at 16 to 19 to the Department for Education and to the local authority • To provide an education and training offer to meet the September guarantee for all 16 year olds • To manage, oversee and lead on Le Cap and the Prospectus Coursefinder • To meet the statutory duty of section 139A need assessments in accordance with the Education and Skills act 2008 The contract will be for two years from September 2012 with an option for a one year extension from September 2014 at the council’s discretion. For an Invitation to Tender, please write (quoting ESPO ref 3086) to Hollie Ruston, ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, or email h.ruston@espo.org. Please note the closing date for submission of tenders is 8th June 2012 at 5pm (1700 hours).

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

79634000 Career guidance services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 27

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: 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Hollie Ruston

Organisation name ESPO on behalf of Leicestershire County Council

Address Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1ES

Telephone +441162657926

Extension number:

Fax +44 1162944399

Web address

 

How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. For an Invitation to Tender, please write (quoting ESPO ref 3086) to Hollie Ruston, ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, or email h.ruston@espo.org. Please note the closing date for submission of tenders is 8th June 2012 at 5pm (1700 hours).