Research Contract Evaluation of Living Communities Project

Research Contract Evaluation of Living Communities Project

Perth and Kinross Council wishes to procure a strategic evaluation of the Living Communities project. The evaluation is to be conducted during the 3rd Phase of the project (October-December 2012).

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Perth and Kinross Council

Education and Childrens Services, 35 Kinnoull Street,

Perth

PH1 5GD

UK

Fiona Robertson

+44 1738476270

FionaRobertson@pkc.gov.uk

+44 1738476210
http://www.pkc.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Perth and Kinross Council

Education and Childrens Services, 35 Kinnoull Street,

Perth

PH1 5GD

UK

Fiona Robertson

+44 1738476270

FionaRobertson@pkc.gov.uk

+44 1738476210
http://www.pkc.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Perth and Kinross Council

Education and Childrens Services, 35 Kinnoull Street,

Perth

PH1 5GD

UK

Fiona Robertson

+44 1738476270

FionaRoberston@pkc.gov.uk

+44 1738476210
http://www.pkc.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Evaluation of Living Communities Project

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Perth and Kinross Council wishes to procure a strategic evaluation of the Living Communities project. The evaluation is to be conducted during the 3rd Phase of the project (October-December 2012). Further details are contained in the outline specification attached.

The main project outcomes to be evaluated are:

– Supporting implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and professional development for staff in outcomes-based teaching

– Building the capacity and confidence of young people in accessing and engaging cultural services and assets; and in terms of wider life skills

– Engaging with marginalised young people who might not otherwise engage with cultural services and assets, or wider local community networks

– Community engagement through building intergenerational links between young people and wider geographic communities/communities of interest in the Perth and Kinross area

– Enhancing local communities and young people’s sense of place and local identity, including in the context of wider 2012 civic celebrations; and in so doing strengthening Place-based working in how Cultural Services are planned and delivered

– Establishing best practice, and building a national profile for, the Perth and Kinross approach to cultural participation and Place-based approaches to cultural services planning and delivery

EVIDENCE

The strategic evaluation must encompass the core key indicators and evidence sources set out in Appendix A of the attached specification, plus other proposed evidence sources and indicators. Bid documents should clearly set out the rationale for this and the methodology to be used for gathering evidence during Phase 3 of the project. Evidence of significant previous experience and best practice in assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative data will be key assessment criteria for bids.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=233403.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=233403.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

140 … Tayside, Central & Fife

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The budget for this project is £8000

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

A demonstratable track record of delivering similar evaluations in the education, cultural or lifelong learning contexts.

Experience of working with ScotXed and other key relevant data sources.

All other criteria as set out within the Perth and Kinross Standard Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


10-08-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

c) Estimated award date  17-08-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=233403

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:233403)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Evaluation of Living Communities project
PSD STANDARD FORMS AND DOCUMENTATION CONSULTANCY

5.3

Publication date of this notice

31-07-2012