Dear FOI Team,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

CCS011/2016 Alternative Education Framework

The details we require are:

• Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages*
• Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date
• Start date & duration of framework
• Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
• Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

For clarity, the details of the successful and unsuccessful suppliers are kept in the strictest confidence. These details are used only to contact and support suppliers regarding their bidding activity for the relevant contracts.

Yours sincerely,
Emily

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Dear Middlesbrough Council,

The deadline to respond to this request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act is today July 24th. I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours sincerely,

Emily

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Dear Ms Blunt

Thank you for your email received today regarding your request for information. Please accept my sincere apology for the delay in responding to your request. I have requested an update from the Commissioning Team and will provide you with an update as soon as possible

Yours sincerely

Janette Anderson
Information Requests Officer

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Middlesbrough
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Dear Ms Blunt

 

REF NO: 014603  

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
request received on 25 June 2019. 

 

In your request you asked for the following information:

 

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of
Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

 

CCS011/2016 Alternative Education Framework

 

The details we require are:

 

1. Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were
successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages*

 

Response:   

 

In respect of CCS011/2016 Alternative Education Framework the framework
initially went out for tender and closed on the 6th June 2019, following
the initial ITT the framework has been opened for new suppliers to apply
on 3 further occasions.

 

Initial Tender -           ITT Closed 06/06/2016 - 18 Suppliers applied,
18 successful

Opening 1      -           ITT Closed 19/05/2017 - 1 Supplier applied who
was already part of the framework

Opening 2      -           ITT Closed 18/04/2018 - 3 Suppliers applied, 3
successful

Opening 3      -           ITT Closed 24/04/2019 - 5 Suppliers applied, 4
successful as one was already part of the framework

 

The following suppliers are part of the framework, 4 further suppliers
will be added to the list once contracts have been exchanged which is
currently in process

Academy21 Limited

apricot online ltd

Broadwood Educational Services Limited

Centrepoint Soho

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Educ8 Ltd

Education Plus NE Ltd

Endeavour Training

Five Rivers Child Care Limited

Fresh Start in Education Ltd

Further Education Corporation of Middlesbrough College Learning Curve
Group Nacro Nisai Virtual Academy Ltd.

Nudge Education

Oak Training

Redcar & Cleveland Training Centre

Right Trax Ltd

Spark of Genius

The Prince's Trust

Tute Education Ltd

 

2. Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to
date

 

Response:

 

Please see response provided below for question 4.

 

3. Start date & duration of framework

 

Response:

 

Please see response provided below for question 4.

 

4. Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if
so, the duration of the extension?

 

Response:   

 

The purpose of the framework was to allow the Local Authority and
Schools/Academies within the Local Authority area to purchase Alternative
Provision through a compliant framework.  Providers were given no
guarantee of purchase on entry to the framework.

 

The Initial period of the framework was 2 years from 01/09/2016 plus 2 x
12 months extensions

 

4. Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s)
are being either extended or renewed?

 

Response:   

 

The authority has recently initiated the final 12 month extension until
31/08/2019 and the authority is planning a new solution for September
2020.

 

5. Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this
contract?

 

Response:   

 

Melanie Jones - Commissioning Officer,
[1][email address]

 

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email [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number shown above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-

Ann-Marie Johnstone

Governance & Information Manager

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

TS1 9FT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information Requests Coordinator

 

Finance, Governance and Support

Strategy, Information and Governance

Middlesbrough Council

P.O. Box 500
Civic Centre
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FT

Email:   [3][Middlesbrough Council request email]

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