School Work Clubs for Suffolk County Council

School Work Clubs for Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council seeks to commission a school Work Club programme in selected Suffolk High Schools, to support young people aged 16 in School year 11.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Education and training services

2014/S 101-177004

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
Contact point(s): Suffolk Sourcing
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473265189

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Section II: Object of the contract


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

School Work Clubs.

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

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKH14

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)

Suffolk County Council seeks to commission a school Work Club programme in selected Suffolk High Schools, to support young people aged 16 in School year 11.
The project builds on previous concept testing and makes a direct contribution to the work underway in Suffolk to meet the challenge of the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) measure – the requirement that from 2013 that all young people will remain in education or training to age17 and from 2015 to age 18.
The aim of the project is to develop a programme of support for young people in participating schools so that a greater number of young people have the knowledge and aspiration to progress to Apprenticeships, employment with training or remain in further education where this is an appropriate choice.
A school Work Club is a programme of weekly or fortnightly in school sessions that provide information on employment and Apprenticeship opportunities or Further Education pathways, together with a range of support to help students develop their job application and interview skills.
The in school sessions will be initially be delivered between September 2014 and May 2015.
Student support will continue outside of the school term, between May and September, through drop in sessions at external venues and through a group activity.
When GCSE results are published there will be a focus on supporting students with no offers of employment or further education to obtain a positive progression.
Providers who deliver the Work Club programme will be expected to provide a club leader to develop and deliver the programme and engage local employers and other local agencies to contribute to programme delivery where relevant.
Providers will also secure venues, external to school premises, to provide support to students between May and September.
The contract will be for 2014-15 with the option to extend it for one year depending on provider performance and availability of funding.
Tenders will be sought to deliver up to thirteen clubs. Suffolk County Council has made an application for external funding for this project and in the event of this application being unsuccessful Suffolk County Council reserves the right to withdraw this Work Club project from procurement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 260 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

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
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:

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

11.7.2014 – 12:00
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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.7.2014

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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
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: