II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The National Citizen Service (‘NCS’) was set up by government in 2011 to tackle some of the biggest social challenges in the UK. Through a wide range of community programmes and projects for young adults, it looks to build social cohesion, mobility and engagement.
NCS Programme aims to be a rite of passage for 16 and 17 years old and to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society. To support impact at this societal level, the NCS Programme delivery is focused on 4 intermediate outcomes for the Service Users and their communities:
Social mixing — improving attitudes towards others from different backgrounds, strengthening and broadening social and support networks, and increasing levels of social trust.
Community involvement – increasing willingness to engage and help out, acknowledge and develop an awareness of power and influence in local areas, and a sense of belonging and influence with the local community.
Teamwork, communication and leadership — increasing confidence in meeting new people, putting forward new ideas, trying new things, and working in leadership positions.
Transition — facilitating the transition to adulthood by improving well-being and reducing levels of anxiety, building resilience and empathy, improving attitudes towards work, education and training, and facilitating healthy lifestyle choices.
NCS is seeking to set up a framework with capable delivery partners for the potential delivery of additional programmes from 2020. These are programmes that may run in addition to those delivered by management partners and delivery partners already appointed for delivery from 2020. The additional delivery partners may also provide contingency in the case of places not delivered by existing suppliers and/or potential variations to the NCS Programme.
The framework will cover potential delivery from 2020-2025. The trust anticipates delivering up to an additional 25 000 places per year throughout the maximum contract period.
We seek to engage with delivery partners who can deliver on both a regional or national scale, with or without recruitment of young people to the programme. Delivery partners that provide recruitment to the programme are not likely to be allocated schools and will need to prove their ability to recruit outside of school channels as part of the procurement process.
The contracts to be awarded by NCS Trust under this procurement exercise will be subject to the ‘light touch regime’ pursuant to Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘PCR 2015’) and as a result the PCR 2015 apply as limited to those provisions. Nothing within this contract notice or any other document issued pursuant to this procurement exercise shall be construed as meaning that the full scope of PCR 2015 applies nor is it intended in any way to create a contract (express or implied) that NCS Trust is conducting the procurement exercise in accordance with the full application of the procedure referred to within this contract notice.
To express interest please visit http://www.ncs.bravosolution.co.uk
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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
This contract is subject to renewal: No
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: