Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Youth Services Framework

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Youth Services Framework

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wishes to set up a multi-provider Framework Agreement under the light touch regime for Youth related services in the borough.

United Kingdom-London: Youth education services

2019/S 093-224995

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street
W8 7NX
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI3
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


RBKC Youth Services Framework (Pseudo Open Framework Agreement)

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wishes to set up a multi-provider Framework Agreement under the light touch regime for Youth related services in the borough.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is seeking to commission a “Pseudo” Open Framework Agreement consisting of multiple suitably qualified providers under which it can call-off (via mini-competition) a range of youth related service for young people aged 11 — 19 (up to 25 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities, SEND) in the borough.

The “Pseudo” Open Framework Agreement will be commissioned under the light touch regime (implemented through Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015). This Framework Agreement differs from those let under the non-light touch regime in that the Council may exercise its flexibility to periodically “open” the framework for providers to submit applications to join, particularly if it needs to increase capacity or to respond to emerging needs. If the Council decides to open up the “Pseudo” Open Framework Agreement for applications, it will do so on the same terms and conditions and on the same criteria.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/06/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/06/2019
Local time: 10:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

As and when required (if additional capacity is required or in response to emerging needs).

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

In relation to Section II.2.5) (Award criteria) in this notice:

The evaluation criteria to be awarded a place on the RBKC Youth Service Framework are stated in the procurement documents.

At this stage no prices are to be submitted; prices, where applicable, are to be submitted at the time when a call-off process is being conducted under the Framework.

Full detail is stated in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Royal Courts of Justice Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 the Council will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award decision is communicated to tenderers. Any action must be bought within the applicable limitation period. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the court to set aside the award decision before the agreement is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: