2122-0032 Young Islington – universal youth work offer

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-012316
Publication date: 2 June 2021

F02: Contract notice

The closing date and time has been changed to:

1 September 2021, 12:00pm

See the change notice.

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Islington Council

7 Newington Barrow Way

London

N7 7EP

Contact

Strategic Procurement

Email

procurement@islington.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 2075278118

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI - London

Internet address(es)
Main address

http://www.islington.gov.uk/

Buyer's address

http://www.islington.gov.uk/

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=ad1c8172-beb4-eb11-810c-005056b64545

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=ad1c8172-beb4-eb11-810c-005056b64545

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

2122-0032 Young Islington – universal youth work offer

Reference number

DN543483

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Islington Council has a vision to mobilise the collective energy and resources of all partners across the borough to ensure all young people have equal access to opportunities and networks of support to help them enjoy their teenage years, thrive, be safe, enjoy good physical and mental health and realise their ambitions. To achieve this, Islington wants to make sure that all young people benefit from consistent and high-quality relationships with youth workers that support their social and emotional development. Those relationships support young people through the adolescent phase of their lives, and through exposing them to a range of experiences, opportunities and support, help them to develop resilience to cope with change and adversity and avoid negative pathways in future.

The new Young Islington universal youth work offer has been developed which will be community focused, building sustainable networks across the borough with a shared and coherent vision linking into and building capacity amongst community youth providers and groups. The intention is that the new offer will draw in and convene a range of resources for the benefit of young people.

Islington offers a range of youth work services to young people delivered from various spaces across the borough, including Lift and Platform and Rose Bowl youth spaces. The new offer will be made up of a number of elements:

A central quality function that will support youth work and co-production across the offer, lead on understanding and communicating its outcomes and impact, shape cross-borough pieces of work and draw in additional resources to deliver them.

Innovative and engaging youth work offer that is delivered from Lift and Rose Bowl youth spaces, including Summerversity, Launchpad and the Emotional Wellbeing (EWB) Service.

Innovative and engaging youth work that is delivered from Platform that also specialises in Youth Arts activity.

A Direct Access Social Prescribing Service.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

To maximise the opportunities for competition, including bids from small to medium sized enterprises, tenderers may opt to bid for lots 1, 2 and/or 3. Lot 4 will be awarded as a separate contract to the bidder which successfully bids for lot 2. A tenderer will not be awarded lot 2 if they are unwilling or unable to deliver lot 4. Lot 4 cannot be bid for independently as a separate lot. Funding for lot 4 has only been secured for the first 12 month period. Tenders will be scored and a contract awarded for each lot of 1, 2 and 3 based on the highest combined quality and cost score for the individual lot, using the published award criteria. The Council reserves the right to not award any or all lots.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Lot 1: Young Islington: Youth work leadership, quality and impact

Lot No

1

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - London
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

• Act as a champion of high-quality youth work across the borough, be the ‘voice’ of the sector and of young people.

• Develop cross-borough programmes of youth work, working closely with the providers of the other Lots, the locality networks, professionals in targeted and specialist services and other relevant stakeholders to identify gaps, address inequalities and reach into the communities that may not be engaged currently.

• Provide a local focus of excellence for youth work, championing Islington at regional and national youth sector events and keying into regional and national support.

• Lead on the workforce development agenda; identifying an appropriate cross-borough approach to consistently ensuring high quality youth work across the offer in the context of delivering relationally-based, trauma-informed youth work with an emphasis on ‘earliest’ help where needed.

• Lead on capacity building for youth work in the borough, working with all partners in the new offer to develop cross-borough programmes and submit funding bids.

• Ensure consistency in the quality of services and support (e.g. through mentoring, buddying and reflective practice) and support adherence to shared quality standards across the partnership.

• Promote the voice of young people and the organisations that work with them. Advocate for young people’s right to be visible and play a full role in the local community across a range of forums and to stakeholders including parents/carers, schools, funders and decision makers.

• Signpost young people and families to the whole of the youth offer and into other services that could help to meet their needs (health, education, family support services, etc.), as well as wider relevant universal services.

• Articulate and communicate the impact of quality youth work, amplify the stories and evidence of what has worked well as a result of the development of networks of organisations and communities working together.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

84

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Lot 2: Young Islington: Lift and Rose Bowl, Summerversity and the Emotional Wellbeing Service

Lot No

2

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - London
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

• Develop, deliver and host a high quality, innovative and interconnected programme of youth work activities, spaces and multi-agency support services for young peoples’ development.

• Provide significant additional social value, e.g. to support young people’s employment.

• Work closely with the other providers and the three locality networks to shape and support the delivery of high quality youth work across the borough in line with the identified needs.

• Develop a close working relationship with Targeted Youth Support (TYS)1 to ensure that disengaged and more at risk young people receive support they need at Lift and Rose Bowl.

• Be an ‘outward facing’ provision, which assertively seeks to engage young people who have not previously been reached by the universal youth work offer, through working with the locality networks as well as other community and grassroots groups.

Lot 4 will be awarded as a separate contract to the bidder which successfully bids for lot 2. A tenderer will not be awarded lot 2 if they are unwilling or unable to deliver lot 4. Lot 4 cannot be bid for independently as a separate lot.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

84

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Lot 3: Young Islington: Platform

Lot No

3

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - London
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

• Develop, deliver and host a high quality, innovative and interconnected programme of youth work activities, spaces and multi-agency support services for young peoples’ development.

• Provide significant additional social value, e.g. to support young people’s employment.

• Work closely with the other providers and the three locality networks to shape and support the delivery of high quality youth work across the borough in line with the identified needs.

• Develop a close working relationship with Targeted Youth Support (TYS)1 to ensure that disengaged and more at risk young people receive support they need at Platform.

• Be an ‘outward facing’ provision, which assertively seeks to engage young people who have not previously been reached by the universal youth work offer, through working with the locality networks as well as other community and grassroots groups.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

84

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Lot 4: Youth Islington: Direct Access Prescribing Service

Lot No

4

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - London
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

• Build on the learnings from the pilot phase of the service, identifying features of an effective social prescribing model to meet the wellbeing needs of young people within the 11-25 age range, intervening at the earliest point and with an additional focus on young people living with long-term or physical health conditions.

• Adopt a flexible approach to targeting of the service according to the recognised need locally, this may involve expanding or altering referral partners as the service develops.

• Divert inappropriate referrals from clinical mental health services and provide for un-met need though a non-clinical pathway focused around social and emotional wellness and prevention of mental ill-health.

• Continue to promote understanding of and support for social prescribing approaches to mild to moderate mental health needs among referring organisations, such as the importance of wellbeing conversations.

• Embed the service within the community, including informing and participating in the Locality Youth Networks to work collaboratively with other stakeholders.

Lot 4 will be awarded as a separate contract to the bidder which successfully bids for lot 2. A tenderer will not be awarded lot 2 if they are unwilling or unable to deliver lot 4. Lot 4 cannot be bid for independently as a separate lot. Funding for lot 4 has only been secured for the first 12 month period.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

84

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Originally published as:

Date

2 August 2021

Local time

12:00pm

Changed to:

Date

1 September 2021

Local time

12:00pm

See the change notice.

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

2 August 2021

Local time

12:00pm


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Islington Council

London

Country

United Kingdom