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Provision of Residential Experiences

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Contract (Services)
3.5 year
23 Jun 2022
31 Jan 2023 to 30 Jun 2026
12 Aug 2022 11:00



United Kingdom:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


National Citizen Service Trust ((the “Authority”) is seeking to appoint up to two suppliers each delivering approximately 11,500 Residential Experiences for young people per annum. The Residential Experiences are trips away from home, where young people are taken out of their usual context and engage in youth-led project-based challenges that deliver NCST strategic outcomes for young people as follows: • Life skills & independent living; • Employability & work readiness; and • Volunteering & social action (which enables social mixing) The purpose of this Contract Notice is to invite potential suppliers to: • Tender for Lot 1 (Provision of Residential Experiences in North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands ) • Tender for Lot 2 (Residential Experiences in West Midlands, South West, East of England, South East and London ) The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award a single contract for both Lots, the details of the process of which will be provided in the invitation to tender.

Lot Division

1 National Citizen Service Trust (NCST) - Lot 1 (Geographical Area 1) Commissioning of Residential Partner(s)
  • Duration: 29 month

A detailed service description is provided in the invitation to tender. In summary the Authority seeks up to two Suppliers to coordinate and deliver the full end to end residential experience for young people including: • Young person engagement • Logistics (such as transport to and from the venue) • Accommodation • Catering • Staff Training • Delivery of the youth led activities to achieve NCST strategic outcomes • Obtain feedback on effectiveness of residential experiences The residential experiences overview: • 4 nights and 5 days away as standard • Cohort group sizes that promote mixing and engagement • Socially mixed cohorts • Residential experiences can be delivered at any point in the year • Residential Experiences should have a primary focus on one of the three NCST objectives • A variety of inclusive venues are to be used (e.g. outdoor centres, student flats, hostels, boarding schools) • Deliver Youth led project-based learning experiences • Collaborate with relevant third-party partners (e.g. employers, social action partners) • Provide action and reflection development models • Make residential experiences visible on NCST electronic systems platform Young people can access only one residential experience. Young People may have a choice of residential experiences including: ● independent living ● employability ● social action and volunteering The Supplier (including a consortium formed Supplier) operates the accommodation sites used for delivery of a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 75% of all Residential Experiences delivered. Please see more information here -

2 National Citizen Service Trust (NCST) - Lot 2 (Geographical Area 2) Commissioning of Residential Partner(s)
  • Duration: 3.5 year

See description in Lot 1 Please see more information on Lot 2 here -

Renewal Options

NCST proposes to enter Contract(s) for a period of two (2) years with the successful tenderer(s). The initial contract term shall be two (2) years with the option to extend for an additional one (1) year.

CPV Codes

  • 80310000 - Youth education services
  • 48190000 - Educational software package
  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 80212000 - Vocational secondary education services
  • 98341000 - Accommodation services


  • Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are available.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.

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