National Citizen Service Contracts for Delivery Partners

National Citizen Service Contracts for Delivery Partners

NCS is seeking to set up a number of contracts with capable Delivery Partners for delivery of additional Programmes in 2019.

United Kingdom-London: Youth education services

2019/S 038-085778

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Citizen Service
The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road
London
W14 8DG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8001978010
E-mail: Procurement@ncstrust.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.ncsyes.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.ncs.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.ncs.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Additional Capacity for NCS Programme Delivery in 2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80310000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NCS is seeking to set up a number of contracts with capable Delivery Partners for delivery of additional Programmes in 2019.The resulting contracts for delivery of the services will run throughout 2019. The trust anticipates delivering up to 5000 places throughout the contract period.

Delivery Partners will need to be able to provide end to end delivery of the NCS programme, which comprises of all the Pre-programme and Programme Delivery. This will include recruitment of young people on to programme, programme delivery and the extension phase. This can be offered on a regional or national scale, however the recruitment of young people to programme must be carried out outside of schools.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

75200000
85322000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Citizen Service (“NCS”) was set up by government in 2011 to tackle some of the biggest social challenges in the UK. Through a wide range of community programmes and projects for young adults, it looks to build social cohesion, mobility and engagement.

NCS is seeking to set up a number of contracts with capable Delivery Partners for delivery of additional Programmes in 2019.The resulting contracts for delivery of the services will run throughout 2019. The trust anticipates delivering up to 5000 places throughout the contract period.

Delivery Partners will need to be able to provide end to end delivery of the NCS programme, which comprises of all the Pre-programme and Programme Delivery. This will include recruitment of young people on to programme, programme delivery and the extension phase. This can be offered on a regional or national scale, however the recruitment of young people to programme must be carried out outside of schools.

NCS Programme aims to be a rite of passage for 16 and 17 year olds and to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society. To support impact at this societal level, the NCS Programme delivery is focused on 4 intermediate outcomes for the Service Users and their communities:

Social mixing – improving attitudes towards others from different backgrounds, strengthening and broadening social and support networks, and increasing levels of social trust.

Community involvement – increasing willingness to engage and help out, acknowledge and develop an awareness of power and influence in local areas, and a sense of belonging and influence with the local community.

Teamwork, communication and leadership – increasing confidence in meeting new people, putting forward new ideas, trying new things, and working in leadership positions.

Transition – facilitating the transition to adulthood by improving wellbeing and reducing levels of anxiety, building resilience and empathy, improving attitudes towards work, education and training, and facilitating healthy lifestyle choices.

In order to maximise the impact of the NCS Programme in these outcomes areas, the following programme design principles shall be used by the Service Provider to shape the NCS Programmes:

Social mixing – Service Users shall be provided with the opportunity to mix and build relationships with people from different social backgrounds.

Challenge – Service Users shall experience a series of challenging activities that take them out of their comfort zones and develop strength of character.

Increased responsibility and independence – Service Users shall experience a progressive journey with an increasing sense of responsibility, and shall develop the necessary skills to flourish after the NCS Programme.

Reflection – Service Users shall be encouraged to reflect and supported to learn from their experiences, becoming more resilient, confident and effective in their decisions and relationships.

Social Action – Service Users shall be enabled to connect with, get involved in and impact upon their communities, developing skills and knowledge that are useful for future social action and employment.

Inspiration – Service Users shall be encouraged to continue to mix with new people, contribute to their community and achieve personal goals after the NCS Programme.

The contracts to be awarded by NCS Trust under this procurement exercise will be subject to the “light touch regime” pursuant to Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the “PCR 2015”) and as a result the PCR 2015 apply as limited to those provisions. Nothing within this Contract Notice or any other document issued pursuant to this procurement exercise shall be construed as meaning that the full scope of PCR 2015 applies nor is it intended in any way to create a contract (express or implied) that NCS Trust is conducting the procurement exercise in accordance with the full application of the procedure referred to within this Contract Notice.

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: 5 000 000.00 GBP

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

End: 31/12/2019
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

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)Description

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

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

Date: 20/03/2019
Local time: 13:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/03/2019
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NCS Trust
London
United Kingdom
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:

18/02/2019