Youth Offending Team prevention service
A City wide, rapid response, assertive voluntary engagement service which engages or reengages young people and their families into appropriate locality based universal or targeted services in order to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.
UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: welfare services for children and young people
Section I: Contracting authority
Newcastle City Council
City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Room 205, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: Andrew Richardson
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912116936
Fax: +44 1912114832
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22
We are seeking an organisation with the drive, ambition, ideas and capability to engage young people through the delivery of high quality and sustainable youth justice diversion and prevention services linked to early stages of the local criminal justice system.
Our aim is to contract one experienced organisation with a proven track record in delivering diversionary and preventative youth justice services. Organisations bidding for this contract will be required to deliver a service that responds to a community resolution or a reprimand disposal observing the following criteria:
— To be colocated with Newcastle YOT,
— Operate citywide across Newcastle,
— Operate 7 days per week and work outside of usual office hours,
— Contact young people within 48 hours of receiving a referral form the YOT,
— Attend all Newcastle YOT / Northumbria police reprimand surgeries,
— Undertake screening and brief assessment of all young people referred using an agreed tool and within agreed timescales,
— Record all activity on the YOT client database – careworks,
— Deliver offence focused interventions with young people,
— Deliver issue based work to young people,
— Contribute to existing CAF and TAF arrangement for relevant young people,
— Signpost young people to appropriate locality based services,
— Refer young people to citywide specialist services,
— Support young people to engage with locality based and citywide specialist provision,
— Provide bi-monthly returns to the YOT on a range of performance measures,
— Work in partnership with the YOT to prevent offending and reduce re-offending,
— Provide a suitably skilled and experienced workforce which are suitably trained and capable of undertaking the YJILS modular course within the first six months of the contract or who have already completed this course,
— Develop the service in response to feedback from young people, commissioners, families and partner agencies.
Organisations bidding for this contract will need to evidence how they will build on local knowledge and relationships to engage young people: making good use of the local workforce and developing local volunteers.
The initial contract duration is for 12 months, from April 2012 plus the option of 2 x 12 month extensions up to a maximum of 36 months, subject to ongoing confirmation of EIG funding and where contract performance is good and outcomes for young people are achieved.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000,00 EUR
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the contract evaluation questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Via electronic e-tendering portal system or in accordance with NCC tender opening procedures for hard copy tenders.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: In accordance with NCC tender opening procedures.
Section VI: Complementary information
Please go to our web site located at www.nepoportal.org to register and download the documents.
This Contract Notice is for a part B service and is published on a voluntary basis and is therefore not subject to full application of the public contract regulations.
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