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School Work Clubs.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473265189

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
School Work Clubs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKH14

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Suffolk County Council seeks to commission a school Work Club programme in selected Suffolk High Schools, to support young people aged 16 in school year 11. The project builds on previous concept testing and makes a direct contribution to the work under way in Suffolk to meet the challenge of the Raising of the Participation Age, RPA, measure the requirement that from 2013 that all young people will remain in education or training to age 17 and from 2015 to age 18. The aim of the project is to develop a programme of support for young people in participating schools so that a greater number of young people have the knowledge and aspiration to progress to Apprenticeships, employment with training or remain in further education where this is an appropriate choice. A school Work Club is a programme of weekly or fortnightly in-school sessions that provide information on employment and Apprenticeship opportunities or Further Education pathways, together with a range of support to help students develop their job application and interview skills. The in-school sessions will be delivered between September 2013 and May 2014. Student support will continue outside of the school term, between May and September 2014, through drop-in sessions at external venues and through use of social media. When GCSE results are published there will be a focus on supporting students with no offers of employment or further education to obtain a positive progression. Providers who deliver the Work Club programme will be expected to provide a club leader to develop and deliver the programme and engage local employers and other local agencies to contribute to programme delivery where relevant. Providers will also secure venues, external to school premises, to provide support to students between May and September 2014. Tenders will be sought to deliver up to 12 clubs. The clubs will be grouped on an area basis into West Suffolk and East Suffolk and there will be an opportunity to tender for either or both areas.
Please note Suffolk County Council has made an application to the European Commission to fund this project and in the event of this application being unsuccessful Suffolk County Council reserves the right to withdraw this Work Club project from procurement.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80590000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 95 892 GBP

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Outline of your organisations track record. Weighting 10
2. Outline of proposed programme. Weighting 20
3. How will you keep in contact with students. Weighting 20
4. Critical factors that dictate success/failure. Weighting 15
5. What makes an effective work club. Weighting 15
6. What problems do you envisage. Weighting 10
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 839-1
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Keystone Development Trust
The Limes, 32 Bridge Street
IP24 3AG Thetford
Telephone: +44 1842757359

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 100 000 GBP
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 95 892 GBP
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: