Requirement for Independent Travel Training – East Sussex

Requirement for Independent Travel Training – East Sussex

ESCC therefore attaches 2 key benefits to a successful ITT service: Cost savings and a positive impact on the individuals who are trained to become more independent.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Health and social work services

2016/S 045-074133

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Contact point(s): 01323 747164
For the attention of: Jane Lever
BN7 1UE Lewes
Telephone: +44 1323747164

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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

ESCC-JL Independent Travel Training.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Sussex.

NUTS code UKJ2

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

ESCC have a legal responsibility to ensure that children and young people who live in East Sussex are able to travel safely to school or college.
This is part of the ESCC Council Plan promise to:
— Support the most vulnerable people;
— Help make East Sussex prosperous and safe;
— Encourage personal and community responsibility.
The national Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reform agenda has instigated a change in the Local Authority offer by putting families at the centre of planning for their children and giving greater focus on choice and control over areas of support. In the Preparing for Adulthood guidance it makes clear that ‘Good support for independent living will include independent travel training’, and this is now included in a section of a child’s Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). In its review of the Raising of Participation Age, the Department for Education (DfE) stressed the importance of ITT.
Many of our students with SEND receive home to school travel assistance, often in the form of a scheduled taxi or minibus. ESCC are faced with rising costs for school to home transport at the same time as requirements to reduce spend. The average cost per day for a pupil travelling using a Freedom (bus) Ticket is 3,20 GBP, coach travel is 5,16 GBP, and a taxi is between 35 GBP and 40 GBP per day.
ESCC therefore attaches 2 key benefits to a successful ITT service: Cost savings and a positive impact on the individuals who are trained to become more independent.
Children and young people with physical, behavioural or learning disabilities are often perceived as unable to make use of public transport or to travel alone by their parents and/or schools or colleges. However, as they grow older, many of this cohort develop the potential for independent travel; and could benefit from independent travel training.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 170 000 and 176 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 2 year contract, with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2016. Completion 31.8.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

ESCC – 005771

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


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.4.2016
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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


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 of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Annes Crescent
BN7 1UE Lewes

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: