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Career guidance services

Published 20/11/2020

Lancashire

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 227-560587
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyCareer guidance services
Date Published20th Nov 2020

Lancashire

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Lancashire County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Preston
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: PR1 0LD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rachel Green
E-mail: contractscorporate@lancashire.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/isupplier/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/isupplier/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Enterprise Adviser Network and Career Hub Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79634000 Career guidance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Lancashire County Council (the Authority) are inviting tenders for the supply of enterprise adviser network and career hub lead services. The contract will cover the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, defined as the Boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Chorley, Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre. The Enterprise Adviser Network and the Careers Hub will be delivered across all boroughs listed.

The project is part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and part funded by the Authority, working in partnership with the LEP.

The Authority is seeking a service provider to work with the Lancashire Skills and Employment Advisory Panel (sub-committee of the LEP) and the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub to deliver and develop the enterprise adviser network and careers hub that spans all Lancashire boroughs as detailed.

The enterprise adviser network and careers hub.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lancashire County Council (the Authority) are inviting tenders for the supply of enterprise adviser network and career hub lead services. The contract will cover the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, defined as the Boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Chorley, Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre. The enterprise adviser network and the careers hub will be delivered across all boroughs listed.

The project is part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and part funded by the Authority, working in partnership with the LEP.

The Authority is seeking a service provider to work with the Lancashire Skills and Employment Advisory Panel (sub-committee of the LEP) and the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub to deliver and develop the Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub that spans all Lancashire boroughs as detailed.

The enterprise adviser network and careers hub is currently made up of 154 schools and colleges. This includes secondary schools, SEND schools and alternative providers, and colleges in the Lancashire area. The service provider must develop best practice and support schools and colleges to achieve the full set of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, with a focus on quality and sustainability.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended beyond the initial period (6 months) for up to a further 36 months at the discretion of the County Council and subject to Funding.

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
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the 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: 18/12/2020
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18/12/2020
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Lancashire County Council
Town: Preston
Postal code: PR1 8XJ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/11/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 227-560587
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyCareer guidance services
Date Published20th Nov 2020