Tender for Counselling Services in East Lothian Schools
To deliver counselling services for children and young people in East Lothian Primary and Secondary Schools.
United Kingdom-Haddington: Guidance and counselling services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: John Muir House, East Lothian
NUTS code: UKM73
Postal code: EH41 3HA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1620827827
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00181
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Counselling Services in East Lothian Schools
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
East Lothian Council is seeking to appoint a provider to deliver counselling services for children and young people in East Lothian Primary and Secondary Schools. The counselling service will be delivered predominantly in East Lothian schools, but also where appropriate, in other suitable community settings, to support children and young people aged 10 to 18 years.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
East Lothian Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced service provider to deliver counselling services in East Lothian schools for children and young people aged 10 to 18 years.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
Tenderers must meet criteria with regard to relevant experience, qualifications, insurance levels, financial standing and quality systems.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
All counselling team staff must be appropriately trained, qualified and accredited/registered by their professional/therapeutic body. For example, counselling staff delivering services will be accredited with COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) or BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
The service provider will conform to agreed professional standards, such as those provided by COSCA or BACP, and current best practice for school-based counselling, specifically in respect of counsellors’ qualifications, staff supervision policy, child protection policies, and continuous professional development and learning.
The successful bidder will require to enter into an information sharing agreement with East Lothian Council.
Staff performing the services will require to have the relevant disclosure checks with the PVG scheme.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
The award procedure will include the evaluation of quality criteria including method statements for the delivery of the service and assessments of business continuity and data protection capability.
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 35374. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
As part of the Council’s wider duties towards its citizens, the Council wishes to engage with suppliers, providers and contractors to deliver benefits, through work experience opportunities, training opportunities or links with schools.
Postal address: Sherriff Court House
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: