NEET Youth Contract
Increasing the participation of 16 to 24 year olds in education, training and employment not only makes a lasting difference to individual lives, but is central to our ambitions to improve social mobility and stimulate economic growth.
UK-Bradford: social work and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Children’s Services – Aiming High for Children, Future House, Bolling Road
For the attention of: Kathryn Loftus
BD4 7EB Bradford
Telephone: +44 1274385831
General address of the contracting authority: www.bradford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/procurement
Electronic access to information: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://scms.alito.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council area of responsibilty.
NUTS code UKE41
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 470 000,00 GBP
Through the Youth Contract, The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council) are intending to secure innovative programmes specifically to support disengaged 16 to 17 year olds to move into education, training or employment with training. This will help to support the local commitment to full participation for this age group as the participation age is raised to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015.
This programme of additional support will be focused on young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), have low levels of attainment and a range of factors that put them at greater risk of long-term disengagement.
Providers will be given freedom to design and tailor a programme of support to help them move into full-time education, an Apprenticeship or a job with training. They will receive payment by results depending on how successful they are at helping young people to make a sustainable move into a positive outcome.
This element of the Youth Contract has three key objectives:
Objective 1 – This is the main objective of the programme – Support 16 -17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training and at risk of long-term disengagement. Support will be provided that results in them moving into education, training or employment with training and sustaining this outcome.
Objective 2 – Increase these young people’s experience and qualifications so that they have the opportunity to continue in education and successfully find work, reducing the proportion that become unemployed in adult life.
Objective 3 – Test methods of local delivery and payment by results, increasing the effectiveness of these models and developing best practice.
Applications are invited from single organisations or partnerships to deliver this service. The Council welcome collaborative, partnership based bids and bids from organisations who have expertise in engaging with vulnerable groups such as young people who are homeless or face home life issues, young people leaving a Pupil Referral Unit, young offenders, young parents and those who are soon to be parents.
The framework is expected to be for a period of one year from September 2012, with the option to extend by up to two one year periods at the councils descretion, with values given being indicative only and are for the initial contract period only as the council can not guarantee the future level of need under this arrangement.
Further details of the requirements will be specified within the tender documents and will be made available via the regional tendering web site http://scms.alito.co.uk. The details of how to access these are contained within Section VI.3 of this contract notice and any queries regarding this procurement should be made after reading these documents.
The requirements of this contract are considered to be a part B service and are being advertised on a voluntary basis.
85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – Vulnerable Groups
85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320
85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Organisations will be required to complete a Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. This is available from the e-tendering website used by the council at http://scms.alito.co.uk together with other information which provides more explanation of the Councils requirements along with instructions for completion and return of the ITT prior to the closing date of the ITT.
As detailed in the ITT documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 104-173819 of 31.5.2012
City Hall, Bradford.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of the Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council reserves the right to use e-procurement technologies, including e-tendering in this procurement exercise. Interested bidders should be prepared to submit responses and bids using the internet.
Therefore the tender documents is to be downloaded from the Bulletin Board on https://scms.alito.co.uk using the following search criteria:
Keyword or contract ID: BMDC/26358.
Current / awarded: Current.
Display tenders: all.
Council: Bradford Metropolitan District.
Matching categories: all.
And completed and returned following the instructions provided in the documents.
Although documents will be available for download up to the closing time and date for submissions, it is the bidders responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with all supporting documentation called for, prior to the closing time and date of this stage of the process.
If this is your first time using the system, please refer to the online user guide, available under the Help tab,to assist you to register and download the document(s). To access Bradford MDC documentation, you must register for Bradford MDC under the “councils” tab. Supplier support is available either via the onsite help or from the SCMS contact points listed on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the web site homepage.
See VI.4.2 below
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
See VI.4.2 above
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.6.2012