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
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Fairmuir Depot, 365 Clepington Road
NUTS code: UKM7 Eastern Scotland
Postal code: DD8 3DZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Thompson
Telephone: +44 1382834072
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12382
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Counselling in Schools (TPC2011)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.
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:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary 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.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: