View Expired Tender

Get immediate access to tenders like the one below by subscribing now to Tenders Direct. We will set up your personalised profile and send you tender alerts direct to your mailbox as soon as they are published. You will also benefit from having access to historical tenders.

Notice Summary

United Kingdom-London: NCS Programme Delivery Additional Capacity Framework 2020
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
National Citizen Service
Date Published:
26 September 2019
Deadline Date:
24 October 2019
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) is seeking additional partners to provide additional capacity in the network for programme delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for young people throughout England from 2020.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

National Citizen Service

The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road


W14 8DG


Telephone: +44 8001978010



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

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

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

NCS Programme Delivery Additional Capacity Framework 2020

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) is seeking additional partners to provide additional capacity in the network for programme delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for young people throughout England from 2020.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)



II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


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

New suppliers will be required to register.

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

Start: 02/12/2019

End: 01/12/2023

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: 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

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 24/10/2019

Local time: 13:00

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


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/10/2019

Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

National Citizen Service


The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road

W14 8DG



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Current Notes