Counselling in Schools – Pre-Tender Event 23 July 2020

Counselling in Schools – Pre-Tender Event 23 July 2020

Scottish Government announced funding in August 2019 for qualified counsellors to be delivering counselling in schools for pupils aged over 10.

United Kingdom-Dundee: Health and social work services

2020/S 118-287920

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Tayside Procurement Consortium
Postal address: Fairmuir Depot, 365 Clepington Road
Town: Dundee
NUTS code: UKM7 Eastern Scotland
Postal code: DD8 3DZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Thompson
E-mail: julie.thompson@dundeecity.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1382834072

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Counselling in Schools (TPC2011)

Reference number: TPC/COUNSSCH/20/11

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Government announced funding in August 2019 for qualified counsellors to be delivering counselling in schools for pupils aged over 10. An initial phase of implementation has taken place and full implementation is scheduled for November 2020. Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council agreed to proceeding with the procurement exercise on a Tayside wide basis, aligning with the development of a Tayside Mental Health strategy.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 708 000.00 GBP

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)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM7 Eastern Scotland
Main site or place of performance:

Schools, throughout Tayside.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Counselling Services in Schools:

Scottish Government announced funding in August 2019 for qualified counsellors to be delivering counselling in schools for pupils aged over 10. Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council agreed to proceeding on a Tayside wide basis, aligning with the development of a Tayside Mental Health strategy.

The counselling support provided should conform to agreed professional standards, such as those provided by COCSA and BACP, and current best practice for school based counselling, specifically in respect of counsellors qualifications, supervision policy, child protection policies and continuous professional development and learning. Guidance should also be followed in relation to supervision — All counsellors are expected to have supervision in line with their professional body’s recommendations.

II.2.14)Additional information

A pre-tender event (information for prospective tenderers(, is being run by the Supplier Development Programme, on Thursday 23 July 2020. Further details and event registration available at: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/bespoke-using-pcs-pcs-t-counselling-in-schools-1033/

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

14/08/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A multi-supplier framework is to be established to meet the Tayside Schools’ Counselling in Schools requirements.

Prospective tenderers are invited to attend an online Pre-tender Engagement Event, the purpose is which is to share information about the tender exercise and to receive provider feedback, which will inform the procurement/specification of requirement.

Please navigate to the ‘Additional Documents’ area of this notice for a copy of the DRAFT Specification of Requirement’ and ‘Helpful Tips’ document.

The tender, once advertised, will be managed via ‘Public Contract Scotland Tender’ (PCS-T). Tenderers must register as a supplier on PCS-T. Please navigate to the ‘Additional Documents’ area of this notice for details on registering as a supplier on PCS-T.

Additionally, you are invited to complete a questionnaire which can also be found in the ‘Additional Documents’ area of this notice. Please return completed questionnaires as outlined in the questionnaire.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=615035.

(SC Ref:615035)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/06/2020