- Find a Tender
- Framework (Services)
- 7 year
- 03 Nov 2022
- To 29 Oct 2029 (est.)
- 05 Dec 2022 12:00
- Dumfries & Galloway Council Dumfries
The Council has a statutory duty to make pre-school education available for eligible children under the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance set out the increased entitlement to 1140 hours for eligible children which became a statutory duty from August 2021.
|1|| ELC - Private and Third Sector Settings (excluding Childminders) |
|2|| ELC - Childminders |
|3|| Childcare Brokerage |
The framework will be for an initial five year period with an optional extension of a further two years.
- 85312110 - Child daycare services
- 80110000 - Pre-school education services
- 80100000 - Primary education services
- This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
- Renewals are available.
- Financial restrictions apply.
- Professional qualifications are sought.
- Technical restrictions apply.
The framework will be awarded under the light touch regime
The Funding Follows the Child approach places choice in parents’ and carers’ hands enabling them to access their child’s funded entitlement with a provider that best suits their needs. To provide Early Learning and Childcare and/or Brokerage Services on behalf of the Council all existing and prospective providers should register their interest through this PIN on Public Contracts (Scotland) and will then need to apply for a place on the Early Learning and Childcare and Brokerage Services Flexible Framework in Autumn 2022. All providers who apply and meet the expected standard, legislation and the Council's procedural requirements as set out in the Invitation to Tender and accept the rates and contract terms set out by the Council shall be accepted to deliver funded provision through the Flexible Framework enabling them to register children in January 2023 to commence Brokerage placements from January 2023 and funded Early Learning and Childcare placements from August 2023. The Early Learning and Childcare and Brokerage Services Flexible Framework will be tendered in Autumn 2022. All providers who apply and meet the expected standard, legislation and the Council's procedural requirements as set out in the Invitation to Tender and accept the rates and contract terms set out by the Council shall be accepted to deliver funded provision through the Flexible Framework enabling them to register children in January 2023 to commence Brokerage placements from January 2023 and funded Early Learning and Childcare placements from August 2023. ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=711389. The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx. Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363 The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason: Because of the large number of providers anticipated to be awarded onto the framework, community benefits will not be realised. (SC Ref:711389)
- FTS 031046-2022