Tender for Post Graduate Diploma for Social Workers

Tender for Post Graduate Diploma for Social Workers

Provision of education/training provider for post graduate diploma for social workers.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services

2018/S 229-524067

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sheffield City Council
Level 8, East Wing, Moorfoot
S1 4PL
United Kingdom
E-mail: commercialservices@sheffield.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8ca92203-26ef-e811-80ef-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8ca92203-26ef-e811-80ef-005056b64545

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


Step Up to Social Work (Cohort 6) — Post Graduate Diploma for Social Workers

Reference number: DN378279

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of education/training provider for post graduate diploma for social workers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 543 000.00 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: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

“Step Up to Social Work” is a DfE funded initiative and is currently being delivered over 14 months at postgraduate diploma level. We anticipate the successful Higher Education Institution (HEI) to offer a self-funding pathway through to MA level on successful completion of the programme, should trainees wish to progress.

Trainees will be high calibre graduates with an existing qualification at degree level with a minimum of 2:1 classification in any academic discipline or 2:2 classification with a post-graduate certificate or level 7 equivalent qualification. They will also require experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families and be seeking to re-train as social workers. The programme will enable trainees to build upon their existing knowledge and skills and develop the expertise required for social work practice. Following an initial selection of potential candidates against Department for Education (DfE) criteria, selection will be made through an “Assessment Centre” approach. We require significant involvement of the successful HEI in the Assessment Centres and the selection of students. Assessment Centres are expected to take place for up to 10 x days during June/July 2019. We expect these to be held in both Leeds and Sheffield and any attendance costs to the HEI to be covered in the pricing schedule. A Keeping in Touch day with all students from across the region including those in the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Partnership will be held in September 2019 to finalise details of the programme and answer any questions that students may have prior to signing of trainee contracts. The HEI will be expected to attend this event in Leeds, giving any necessary presentations to students as agreed with the Lead Authority.

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: 543 000.00 GBP

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

End: 31/03/2021
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: yes
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: 04/01/2019
Local time: 17:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/11/2018
Local time: 14:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Partnership for Step Up to Social Work was formed in 2009/10 when a pilot initiative was announced – originally by the Children’s Workforce Development Council and since March 2012, the Department for Education (DfE). The partnership is made up of a number of Local Authorities in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

For Cohort 6, the partner authorities are:

— Sheffield City Council (lead authority),

— Barnsley MBC,

— Calderdale Council,

— Doncaster Children Services Trust,

— East Riding Council,

— Hull City Council,

— North Lincolnshire Council,

— North East Lincolnshire,

— Rotherham MBC,

— York.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Sheffield City Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: