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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Learning Pathways Plus
Document Ref:
220495-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Aberdeenshire Council
Date Published:
13 May 2019
Deadline Date:
25 June 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

We are tendering these services to commission services for individual and groups of children within the context of learning pathways plus. This will include community based services, therapeutic interventions and curricular enhancement: offsite and/or Onsite. We are aiming to establish equity and fairness of access to provision across Aberdeenshire to provide the “right support at the right time in the right place” to children and young people. The services procured by Aberdeenshire Council will be determined by the specific needs of an identified child or group of children through multi-agency assessment and planning processes.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Aberdeenshire Council

Woodhill House, Westburn Road

Aberdeen

AB16 5GB

UK

Telephone: +44 1467530600

E-mail: neil.stephenson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM50

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00232

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


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

II.1.1) Title

Learning Pathways Plus

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

We are tendering these services to commission services for individual and groups of children within the context of learning pathways plus. This will include community based services, therapeutic interventions and curricular enhancement: offsite and/or Onsite. We are aiming to establish equity and fairness of access to provision across Aberdeenshire to provide the “right support at the right time in the right place” to children and young people. The services procured by Aberdeenshire Council will be determined by the specific needs of an identified child or group of children through multi-agency assessment and planning processes.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 456 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 4 lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Community Based Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM50

Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire-wide.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide intensive outreach services and support to children/young people with additional support needs and their families and to promote participation and inclusion in education.

— this service will be provided through one-to-one or small group (maximum of 6 children/young people) support for children and young people (ages from 3-18) predominantly within and around school hours during term time (9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.),

— the service provision is not applicable in holiday times,

— working locations can vary between working from the child/young person’s home, community and school locations,

— service provider participation in the Multi Agency Action Plan (MAAP) processes will also be sought,

— referrals for service provision will come from schools through recommendations made through the MAAP’s process and approved by local authority officers. Services will not begin until they have been approved by local authority officer.

The support provided may include:

— development of skills for life, skills for work and skills for learning for example, opportunities for supported work experience and volunteering; independent travel training; self-help and independent skills (but not personal care), social and communication skills; and positive behaviour management.

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

Duration in months: 48

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

See PCST

Contract is for 2 years plus the option of 2 additional 1-year extensions.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Therapeutic Interventions

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM50

Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire-wide.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To provide specialist psychological/arts therapies to children/young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN), to promote participation and inclusion in education.

— this service will be provided through one-to-one or small group (maximum of 3 children/young people) support for children and young people with ASN (ages from 3-18) predominantly within the context of the school day during term time (9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.),

— these therapeutic interventions can take place at school or offsite locations,

— service provider participation in the Multi Agency Action Plan (MAAP) processes will also be sought,

— the service provision is not applicable in holiday times or outwith school hours,

— referrals for service provision will come from schools through recommendations made through the MAAP’s process and approved by Local Authority Officers. Services will not begin until they have been approved by local authority officer.

The support provided may include, but is not limited to, the following:

— play therapy,

— art therapy/art psychotherapy,

— music therapy,

— drama therapy,

— direct intervention,

— assessments and reviews,

— advice and consultations.

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

Duration in months: 48

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

See PCST

Contract is for 2 years plus the option of 2 additional 1-year extensions.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Curricular Enhancement — Offsite (Outdoor Learning)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM50

Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire-wide.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

— to provide curricular enhancement through outdoor learning activities to enhance the health and well being curricular offer for individual and/or small groups of children and young people with ASN,

— this service will be provided through one-to-one or small group (maximum of 4 children/young people) support for children and young people (ages from 3-18) predominantly within the context of the school day during term time (9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.),

— service provider participation in the Multi Agency Action Plan (MAAP) processes will also be sought,

— the service provision is not applicable in holiday times or outwith school hours,

— referrals for service provision will come from schools through recommendations made through the MAAP’s process and approved by local authority officers. Services will not begin until they have been approved by local authority officer.

The support provided will include:

— outdoor Learning will be provided by a forest leader level 3 on an individual or small group basis.

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

Duration in months: 48

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

See PCST

Contract is for 2 years plus the option of 2 additional 1-year extensions.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Curricular Enhancement — Onsite (Not Outdoor Learning)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM50

Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire-wide.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

(Onsite location is any location that is within the school’s boundary or the service provider’s premises or grounds)

— to provide curricular enhancement through a range of services not ordinarily offered by the school or cluster to enhance the health and well being curricular offer for individual and/or small groups of children and young people with additional support needs,

— this service will be provided through one-to-one or small group (maximum of 6 children/young people) support for children and young people (ages from 3-18) predominantly within the context of the school day during term time (9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.),

— working location will be within the school settings, including outdoor areas and other community settings,

— service provider participation in the Multi Agency Action Plan (MAAP) processes will also be sought,

— the service provision is not applicable in holiday times or outwith school hours,

— referrals for service provision will come from schools through recommendations made through the MAAP’s process and approved by local authority officers. Services will not begin until they have been approved by local authority officer.

The support provided may include:

— a range of services to enhance the health and wellbeing curricular offer including: arts interventions (music, drama, art, dance), mindfulness, yoga, sensory programmes, horse-riding, sports and leisure. This does not refer to Riding for the Disabled (RDA).

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

Duration in months: 48

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

See PCST

Contract is for 2 years plus the option of 2 additional 1-year extensions.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: Two-year contract with two potential one-year extensions

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

The contract will be awarded following evaluations through PCST.

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 25/06/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

PCST Question Economic and Financial Standing 4B.4: The bidder confirms the name, value and/or range of the financial ratios as follows:

Bidders will be required to state the values for the following ratio(s):

Current Ratio

Quick Ratio

Gearing

ROCE (Return on Capital Employed)

PCST Question economic and financial standing: Insurance: The bidder confirms they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant Contract Notice

Employer’s liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public liability insurance = 2 000 000 GBP

PCST Question 1.74.2 4C.1.2: For public supply and public service contracts only: Please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the Contract Notice. A minimum of 2 examples will be required.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13457

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13457. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community benefits general policy: Aberdeenshire Council is committed to securing meaningful environmental, social and economic value in procurements and to working with all sectors of the business community in order to achieve increased prosperity. As responsible and ethical buyers, the Council aims to embed the key principles of sustainability into procurement activity for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment. Sustainable procurement provides an extremely effective lever to further local and national priorities.

Please note that offered benefits will be discussed/agreed at mobilisation and must be recorded/reported through an established process. Delivery of community benefits will be monitored during ongoing contract management. As well as the points listed below, the Council understands that suppliers may have other innovative community benefits that do not fall under any of the suggested headings provided. Tenderers are asked to provide details of any additional community benefits that can be discussed/agreed at contract award.

Specific community benefits objectives for this procurement are as follows:

Fair Work Practices (FWP)

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to the delivery of high quality public services and recognises that this is critically dependent on each of the 5 dimensions of the fair work framework (http://www.fairworkconvention.scot/theconvention_whatwedo.html). The Framework sets out the vision that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society.

Innovation/case studies

A case study could include an example of best practice or significant achievement on the project; an example of how innovation has been demonstrated or examples of positive outcomes resulting from the delivery of community benefits. Case studies can touch upon any areas of additional enhancement to project delivery, final product to the Council and/or end user. Case studies can include testimonials from placement participants (including under-represented groups such as disabled persons or care leavers”), address fair work practices, 3rd sector/community assistance or collaboration or general innovation. Can be regarded as an extended press release (available for the Council to use in further communications). The submission and frequency will follow the contract Management framework reporting agreement.

(SC Ref:581596)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Aberdeenshire Council

Woodhill House, Westburn Road

Aberdeen

AB16 5GB

UK

Telephone: +44 1467530600

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

08/05/2019

Current Notes