Local Authority and Political Leadership Support – Virtual Market Engagement Event 12 January 2021

Local Authority and Political Leadership Support – Virtual Market Engagement Event 12 January 2021

7 Lots. Leadership development Programmes for New and Existing Political Leaders – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2020/S 244-605902

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: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Kellie.Knott@education.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Local Authority and Political Leadership Support

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000 Health and social work services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The primary objective of this proposal is to improve the political and corporate leadership and oversight of Local Authorities (LAs), with responsibility for delivering children’s services. This will be delivered by; Leadership development programmes for new and existing political leaders.

Learning and development opportunities for corporate leaders.

Facilitate and develop regional Lead Member networks.

Full diagnostic on the effectiveness of LA corporate parenting arrangements.

Facilitated learning and development for groups of local politicians/councillors.

Targeted support for selected LAs, across all regions.

Coaching and mentoring for individual political and corporate leaders.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Leadership development Programmes for New and Existing Political Leaders

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Leadership development programmes for new and existing political leaders, in up to 151 LAs, to ensure they can fulfil their statutory role and provide effective scrutiny and challenge to improve children’s services across the country.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Learning and Development Opportunities for Corporate Leaders

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Learning and development opportunities for corporate leaders in up to 151 LAs, to support a clear understanding of what ‘Good’ children’s social care looks like, and how to get there. This should include Chief Executives and Chief Finance Officer/Section 151 officer and those who have corporate responsibility for HR and IT services.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Facilitate and Develop Regional Lead Member Networks Linking

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Facilitate and develop regional lead member networks linking up with regional improvement and innovation alliance’s.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Full Diagnostic on the Effectiveness of LA Corporate Parenting Arrangements

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Full diagnostic on the effectiveness of LA corporate parenting arrangements for around 12 LAs per year.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Facilitated Learning and Development for Groups of Local Politicians/Councillors

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Facilitated learning and development for groups of local politicians/councillors e.g. cabinet.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Targeted Support for Selected LAs, across All Regions

 

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Targeted support for selected LAs, across all regions, focused on the effectiveness of senior leaders and the LAs strategic approach, including working with directors of children’s services, chief executives and lead members.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Coaching and Mentoring for Individual Political and Corporate Leaders

 

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000 Health and social work services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Coaching and mentoring for individual political and corporate leaders in up to 15 LAs per year. This will be for LAs judged to be Inadequate, those with areas for priority action following an Ofsted focused visit or where there is evidence of declining performance

 

II.2.14)Additional information

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

01/04/2021

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:

 

If you are interested in attending a virtual market engagement event hosted on Microsoft teams on 12 January 2021 at 13.00 – 15.00 please RSVP your name, job title, organisation, and email address to Kellie.Knott@education.gov.uk by 12 p.m. on 11 January 2021. A meeting invitation will then be sent to the requested email address. All responses received by the above deadline will be responded to by 5 p.m. on 11 January 2021.

If you are unable to attend you may request a copy of the notes by emailing Kellie.knott@education.gov.uk

The Department’s expectation is that the delivery of the specified outcomes will be through, networking, targeted learning and development, diagnostic and advisory services, coaching, and mentoring.

Background

The Department for Education’s Children’s Services Improvement and Intervention programme includes a leadership development programme that targets political and corporate leaders in Local Authorities (LA).

Research into improving local children’s services has identified seven key enablers of improvement, that are crucial to a well-functioning children’s social care system. Leadership and governance is one of these enablers and not only focuses on stable and effective leadership throughout children’s social care services but also on political leadership and corporate effectiveness, as equally important determinants of LA success.

The Department for Education’s Improvement and Intervention Programme has become well established and has, since 2018, included a leadership development programme.

This is targeted support to ensure local political and corporate leaders within local authorities fulfil their statutory role in providing effective scrutiny and challenge to improve children’s services. Any LA that has a lead member who does not understand the requirements of their statutory role would be a significant weakness, resulting in the delivery of poor and ineffective services for the most vulnerable children in the country.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/12/2020