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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: Step Up to Social Work Cohort Seven — Support Contractor
Document Ref:
355987-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Department for Education
Date Published:
28 July 2020
Deadline Date:
18 August 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

To meet the business objectives described in the tender specification and support this programme of work, the DfE requires a fully managed service where:• information, coordination and administrative support will be provided to local authorities grouped in regional partnerships to assess an anticipated application pool of c.6 000 — 8 000 and recruit 700 applicants to the seventh cohort of the step up to social work programme.• support will be provided to regional partnerships in planning the recruitment of applicants, via an IT-based application data capture system that will be designed and hosted, with administrative support and staffing function for both stage one application assessment and stage two regional partnership assessment centres.• the contractor shall perform a dual role in respect of applicants to the programme, namely:— an ongoing quality assurance function to regional partnerships and DfE on applications and applicant tracking at all stages of the process from ap

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Department for Education

Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street

London

SW1P 3BT

UK

Telephone: +44 0000000

E-mail: Emma.REDFERN-ROBINSON@education.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.gov.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Step Up to Social Work Cohort Seven — Support Contractor

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

To meet the business objectives described in the tender specification and support this programme of work, the DfE requires a fully managed service where:

• information, coordination and administrative support will be provided to local authorities grouped in regional partnerships to assess an anticipated application pool of c.6 000 — 8 000 and recruit 700 applicants to the seventh cohort of the step up to social work programme.

• support will be provided to regional partnerships in planning the recruitment of applicants, via an IT-based application data capture system that will be designed and hosted, with administrative support and staffing function for both stage one application assessment and stage two regional partnership assessment centres.

• the contractor shall perform a dual role in respect of applicants to the programme, namely:

— an ongoing quality assurance function to regional partnerships and DfE on applications and applicant tracking at all stages of the process from ap

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Step up to social work complements our reform programme and our commitment to raising the quality of social work practice, with a particular focus on the practice of child and family social workers undertaking statutory social work.

Local authorities (and trusts or other organisations delivering statutory children’s social care services on behalf of local authorities) are invited to bid to participate in the seventh cohort as part of a regional partnership.

Previously, step up was delivered by 136 Local Authorities (LAs), working together via 22 regional partnerships. We expect similar numbers of LAs and regional partnerships to participate in cohort 7, offering up to 700 places between them. Trainees are based within LAs/regional partnerships which contract with HE providers of social work education to deliver the training element and accredit qualifications. We expect all regional partnerships to take part in cohort 7.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 14

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

There is scope to extend for a further cohort.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure - Accelerated procedure

Justification:

25 day bid period due to Covid related delays. We have completed a PIN and Market Engagement meeting in accordance with the regs.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/08/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/08/2020

Local time: 12:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Not known at this stage

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Department for Education

London

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

24/07/2020

Current Notes