NEET Youth Contract

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

2012/S 112-185859

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1274385831
E-mail: kathryn.loftus@bradford.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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
http://scms.alito.co.uk
Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
http://scms.alito.co.uk
Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bradford Metropolitan District Council
http://scms.alito.co.uk
Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Youth Contract – multi agency support for 16-17 year olds who are NEET.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
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

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

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.
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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – Vulnerable Groups

1)Short description

To provide service as described in the tender documents available from the e-tendering website using the details given in section VI.3 of this contract notice.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – NEET hot spots

1)Short description

To provide service as described in the tender documents available from the e-tendering website using the details given in section VI.3 of this contract notice.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85300000, 85312300, 85312310, 85312320

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 270 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A group guarantee will be required where applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint & Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

BMDC/26358
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 104-173819 of 31.5.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.7.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 18.7.2012 – 15:00
Place:

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

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

This contract is being advertised on a voluntary basis as the subject of the contract is considered to be services that fall within the scope of category 25 which is a Part B services category as listed in schedule three of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006/5)(as amended) and Annex IIb of EC Directive 2004/18/EU.
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.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council will incorporate a voluntary minimum ten calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary. Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1 of this document.
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.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See VI.4.2 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.6.2012