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Early Learning and Childcare services for children in West Lothian to supplement the morning, afternoon and full day places, and wraparound care offered by West Lothian Council in order to support flexibility and choice.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
West Lothian Council
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Livingston
EH54 6FF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Henderson
Telephone: +44 1506281814
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1506281325
NUTS code: UKM28

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Early Learning and Childcare Services - West Lothian Council.

Reference number: CC6000
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80110000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Early Learning and Childcare services for children in West Lothian to supplement the morning, afternoon and full day places, and wraparound care offered by West Lothian Council in order to support flexibility and choice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 234 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 - North.

Lot 2 - East.

Lot 3 - West.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80110000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM28
Main site or place of performance:

Broxburn,Linlithgow, Uphall and Winchburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Early Learning and Childcare Provision.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

East

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80110000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM28
Main site or place of performance:

Livingston and the Calders.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Early Childcare Services.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

West

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80110000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM28
Main site or place of performance:

Armadale, Bathgate, Blackburn, Blackridge, Fauldhouse and Whitburn.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Early Learning and Childcare Services.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
20/06/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

West Lothian Council's Pre-School Education Partner Provider contract is scheduled to expire on 31.7.2018.

West Lothian Council has a statutory obligation to provide a high quality Early Learning and Childcare place to all eligible children whose parents request one, and the Early Learning and Childcare Contract will have the following aims:

- the provision of sufficient early learning and childcare places;

- the provision of additional flexibility and choice to supplement the morning, afternoon and full day places, and wraparound care offered by West Lothian Council in order to support flexibility and choice;

- effective use of Curriculum for Excellence and Building the Ambition learning experiences to inform pre-school planning in all partner establishments;

- self -evaluation of the quality of your practice using ‘How Good is our Early Learning and Childcare’ (2016) in all partner establishments;

- access to 0.5 fte teacher in all partner establishments.

To learn more about the forthcoming contract, a Supplier's Event is being held at Howden Park Centre, Livingston EH54 6AE (http://www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk/ )- Space 3 on Friday 9.6.2017 (10:00 - 12:00 ). This will allow you the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the requirements for the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare services contract.

To reserve a space(s) please at event please e mail . and advise who is scheduled to attend.

Further information about the contract can be obtained from Andrew Sneddon (Customer and Performance Manager) on 01506 281678.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=477600

(SC Ref:477600).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/02/2017