NCS Programme Delivery Additional Capacity Framework 2020

NCS Programme Delivery Additional Capacity Framework 2020

NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) is seeking additional partners to provide additional capacity in the network for programme delivery of the National Citizen Service programme for young people throughout England from 2020.

United Kingdom-London: Youth education services

2019/S 186-452513

Contract notice


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
W14 8DG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8001978010
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about 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 electronically via:
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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


NCS Programme Delivery Additional Capacity Framework 2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) is seeking additional partners to provide additional capacity in the network for programme delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for young people throughout England from 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: 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 Programme aims to be a rite of passage for 16 and 17 years old 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 well-being and reducing levels of anxiety, building resilience and empathy, improving attitudes towards work, education and training, and facilitating healthy lifestyle choices.

NCS is seeking to set up a framework with capable delivery partners for the potential delivery of additional programmes from 2020. These are programmes that may run in addition to those delivered by management partners and delivery partners already appointed for delivery from 2020. The additional delivery partners may also provide contingency in the case of places not delivered by existing suppliers and/or potential variations to the NCS Programme.

The framework will cover potential delivery from 2020-2025. The trust anticipates delivering up to an additional 25 000 places per year throughout the maximum contract period.

We seek to engage with delivery partners who can deliver on both a regional or national scale, with or without recruitment of young people to the programme. Delivery partners that provide recruitment to the programme are not likely to be allocated schools and will need to prove their ability to recruit outside of school channels as part of the procurement process.

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.

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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

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

Start: 02/12/2019
End: 01/12/2023
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

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

Date: 24/10/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/10/2019
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Citizen Service
The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road
W14 8DG
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: