Careers Service Tender North East Hampshire

Careers Service Tender North East Hampshire

Hampshire County Council’s Procurement department on behalf of the North East Schools Consortia, are contracting for Careers Advisory Services. 

United Kingdom-Winchester: Career guidance services

2017/S 141-290226

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Hampshire County Council
The Castle
SO23 8UJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 1962832323
NUTS code: UKJ3Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Careers Advisory Services for North East Hampshire Consortia.

Reference number: EX10020

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Hampshire County Council’s Procurement department on behalf of the North East Schools Consortia, are contracting for Careers Advisory Services. The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to establish a contract whereby deployment of the Careers Advisory Services may take place for services as and when required in line with the specification and terms and conditions of contract as detailed in the procurement documents.

The Consortia comprises the following schools:

Calthorpe Park School (Consortia lead).

The Connaught School.

Fernhill School and Language College.

Frogmore Community College.

Yateley School.

Calthorpe Park School will be the lead school for the purposes of this Tender and subsequent Contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 280 000.00 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: UKJ3
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire at the following schools.

Calthorpe Park School.

Fernhill School and Language College.

Frogmore Community College.

Yateley School.

The Connaught School.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The careers service will support 5 Local Authority maintained secondary schools, to meet their statutory duty for the delivery of independent and impartial careers guidance for young people from years 7 to 11. The Service Provider will be required to carry out the following activities and tasks for each of the listed schools above as part of the delivery model.

40 x 1 day per week in school, term time (1-1 interviews, group work).

3 x evening events (careers, options, yr11).

2 x assemblies (2 x 30 mins, for all age ranges).

1 x Focus day (eg business day etc.).

GCSE result support (1 day August) (This is optional and based on individual school requirements).

Provide written reports, emailed to the Careers Coordinator, at the end of each day in school, to include students seen, brief description of guidance given and any follow up or action points as required.

The Contract is due to commence on 2.10.2017. The Contract will be until 31.8.2019 with the option to extend in annual increments until 31 August 2023 (2 years +1+1+1+1). The extension periods will be based on performance and with prior agreement of the parties.

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

Value excluding VAT: 280 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 71
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

In accordance with Articles 57 — 62 of Directive 2014/24/EC and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Tender documentation.

Suitability to pursue the professional activity will be included within the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 074-142157

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/08/2017
Local time: 14:00
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:


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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/08/2017
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

How to obtain Invitation To Tender (ITT) Documents.

In order to view the tender advert and ITT documentation, please go to the procurement portal

Select the tab ‘Tenders’ then select ‘current’. Search for the tender reference number ‘EX10020’ on the right hand side of the page and press enter.

The ITT documents can be accessed by selecting ‘View Details’ on the relevant tender advert and clicking the ‘Express Interest’ tab. Once in the tender select the 2nd tab (ITT documents), scroll down where you will find useful information under ‘Tender Documents Received — Main“. Select ‘View’ to view/download the documents.

Opting In and Out:

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Hampshire County Council
The Castle
SO23 8UJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 1962832323
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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