Tender for Careers Advice and Guidance Service London

Tender for Careers Advice and Guidance Service London

London Borough of Newham is inviting tenders from suitably experienced organisations for the provision of a careers, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) service for young people in 13 Newham maintained schools and 2 academies subject to funding availability.

United Kingdom-London: Career guidance services

2013/S 142-247673

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
For the attention of: Shah Islam
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033737085

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0665

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
For the attention of: Shah Islam
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 02033737085
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
For the attention of: Shah Islam
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 02033737085
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road
For the attention of: Shah Islam
E16 2QU London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 02033737085
Internet address: http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations within London Borough of Newham.
NUTS code UKI21

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)

London Borough of Newham is inviting tenders from suitably experienced organisations for the provision of a careers, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) service for young people in 13 Newham maintained schools and 2 academies subject to funding availability.
The service will contribute towards enabling the council and its schools to meet its statutory obligations in accordance with current legislation:
— Encourage, enable and assist participation in education and training by young people in accordance with Section 68 of ESA 2008 and EA 2011;
— Secure independent and impartial careers guidance to young people in schools section 45A part Vii of the education act 1997;
— Deliver targeted support to vulnerable young people, ensuring services are aligned with the policy for Raising the Participation Age (RPA);
— Support schools with destination measures for key stage 3 and 4 including updating the Client Caseload Information System (CCIS).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79634000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The careers services will support 13 LA maintained secondary schools and potentially 2 academies, to meet their statutory duty for the delivery of independent and impartial careers guidance for young people from years 8 to 13.
Requirements
a) Named Adviser/Advisers will provide:
— 35 days direct work with young people in each school during term time;
— 12 days for planning and follow up work with young people / parents and carers / school staff and other agencies where required / parents evenings;
— 5 days outside term time, working with potential NEET young people, and year 11 leavers without a clear plan for September, and providing GCSE result support.
b) The provider will agree a tailored offer to each school to meet the needs of their cohorts. For example:
— Targeted individual guidance interviews / group work;
— Lunchtime drop in sessions;
— Generic group work;
— Employability workshops;
— Group work with parents;
— Out of hours school guidance;
— Careers information resources (eg – jobs, careers, universities, colleges, apprenticeships);
— School staff training (eg – inset days);
— Continued support over summer holidays to support post 16 transition including targeted support for those at risk of not making a smooth transition into post 16 learning;
— To work with schools to identify those in need of targeted support or at risk of not participating post 16;
— To lead the September Guarantee process to ensure that all 16-17 year olds receive an offer of a suitable place in education or training+ by the end of September each year.
c) The provider will also supply:
— Out of school hours support to young people (face to face, online or via telephone);
— Workshop sessions over the summer holiday period;
— Support for organised borough wide careers education, information, advice & guidance (CEIAG) activities (eg – careers fairs);
— Careers information resources (eg – regarding a range of jobs and careers, parental guidance, information on universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers);
— Data input, collection, migration and activity reporting via the provider’s CCIS system.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 305 500 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Depending on funding approvals and social reforms this contract may or may not be extended.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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 below

1. Quantity. Weighting 70

2. Quality. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: See tender documentation for further details.
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 93-158546 of 15.5.2013

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

8.8.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 1-3 years
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Tenders will be required to be submitted using the Council’s e tendering system NECTR (Newham’s electronic contract and tendering resource).
Respondents to this notice are required to register on NECTR under the following category codes:
93141533 – Information and Advice Services
This will enable you view and download the tender documents and submit a tender for the Lot(s) that you wish to tender for.
You can access the Council’s NECTR system via it’s website at:
http://nectr.newham.gov.uk/supplierselfservice/.

Nectr Reference:CYPS/EIY/7052/AG
If you have difficulties accessing NECTR or have any other ‘system related’ queries please e mail these to:
eprocurement@newham.gov.uk or call the NECTR service line on: 020 337 38350 which can be accessed between the hours of 8:00 to 17:00.

(MT Ref:106858)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:22.7.2013