Provision of Independent Travel Training

Provision of Independent Travel Training

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF AN INDEPENDENT TRAVEL TRAINING PROVISION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND/OR VULNERABLE ADULTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (“SEN”) AND/OR DISABILITIES. Reference number: ITTAPR2012

Deadline date: 27/04/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of Interest

Contract value: £300,000 – £300,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Outer London – East and North East

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

 

Description of the contract

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF AN INDEPENDENT TRAVEL TRAINING PROVISION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND/OR VULNERABLE ADULTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (“SEN”) AND/OR DISABILITIES East London Solutions (ELS), the sub regional grouping of Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking and Dagenham is in place to progress collaborative opportunities, to drive savings and increase service improvement. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (“the Authority”) acting on behalf of itself and the above members of ELS is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations with an interest in delivering an independent travel training provision for children and young people and/or vulnerable adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities. The current Independent Travel Training provision has been piloted by several of the ELS members and from the success of these pilots the ELS members are looking to enhance the provision currently available to them to make it more inclusive for all user-groups. Service Users will consist of children and young people and/or vulnerable adults resident in the boroughs of the Participating Members, with disabilities and / or special educational needs who are eligible for travel assistance in line with the eligibility criteria of the relevant Participating Member. The aim of the Service is to promote independence, with a view to enable independent travel, to enable Service Users to build confidence and learn skills to use the options of using various modes of transport or walking to reach any destination safely. The Provider shall enable and empower Service Users to be independent travellers wherever possible and, in cases where this is not possible, to achieve their individual potential through supported travel. The Framework shall be composed of the following Lots: • Lot 1: Physical and Sensory Needs • Lot 2: Communication and Interaction Needs • Lot 3: Cognitive and Learning Needs • Lot 4: Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties • Lot 5: Adults The Framework will commence on 1st September 2012 for a period of two years with the possibility of extension for a further two years at the discretion of The Authority. The award of the contract will be based on the ability to deliver a travel training programme, the financial implications and technical ability of each submission from Tenderers. As this is a Framework Providers shall be aware that appointment to the Framework shall not constitute a guarantee of any minimum level of work or that any appointed provider shall be awarded any work at all. Furthermore, whilst it is the intention of the Authority and the Participating Members to utilise the Framework for the provision of Independent Travel Training the Authority and the Participating Members shall be free to obtain this provision from providers outside of the Framework should this represent best value. All work under the Framework shall be awarded to the providers on the Framework by way of Call-Off process, details of which are included in the Expressions of Interest pack. The evaluation criteria for appointment to the Framework shall consist of Price 60% and Technical Ability and Quality 40%. Those who submit a Tender may be called for an interview and asked to present their proposals and methodologies.

 

Classification of the contract

98000000 Other community, social and personal services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: setting up a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Antonia Birch

Address Procurement Support Officer, Room 115-119 Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU

Telephone 0208 227 2884

Extension number:

Fax

Email antonia.birch@lbbd.gov.uk

Web address www.lbbd.gov.uk

 

How to apply

To register an expression of interest and to receive an application pack that will include details of the services contained within the Framework, the tendering process and a PQQ please email antonia.birch@lbbd.gov.uk or jackie.chamberlain@lbbd.gov.uk. You can also request an application pack by telephone on 020 8724 2884 / 020 8227 3623 Closing date for requesting an application pack is 12 noon Friday 27 April 2012. Closing date for return of applications is 12 noon Friday 4 May 2012.