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19/01/2017    S13

United Kingdom-Leeds: Higher education services

2017/S 013-020500

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: University of Leeds
Postal address: Lifton Villas, 1- 3 Lifton Place
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7JT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Central Purchasing
Telephone: +44 1133439927
Fax: +44 1133439927

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Bradford College

Official name: University of Bradford

Official name: Calderdale College

Official name: University of Huddersfield

Official name: Kirklees College

Official name: Leeds Beckett University

Official name: Leeds City College

Official name: Leeds College of Art

Official name: Leeds College of Building

Official name: Leeds Trinity University

Official name: Wakefield College

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) learner engagement services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
All member institutions and 18 key secondary schools across Yorkshire region.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The University of Leeds, working in collaboration with the Go Higher West Yorkshire partnership is looking for organisations experienced in working with young people to increase their aspirations, attainment and confidence and overcome barriers to Higher Education. Working with young people in Years 9 -13 in areas where progression to Higher Education is low, particularly when achievements at GCSE are taken into account you will be able to engage and support young people to progress. We are particularly looking to support mentoring, confidence and resilience building activity and activity that introduces young people to the ‘world of work’.
There are 27 ward areas included in this project in Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale, and Wakefield.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 1 700 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80300000 Higher education services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: