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United Kingdom-London: Youth education services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) will be seeking partners to help with delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for young people throughout England, We are inviting expressions of interest from organisations to be part of our early engagement to inform the Trust's thinking and contracting approach.
NCS Trust (the ‘Trust’) will be seeking partners to help with delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for young people throughout England. The Trust anticipates contract award and delivery preparations begin in 2019. We are inviting expressions of interest from organisations to be part of our early engagement to inform the Trust's thinking and contracting approach. We are open to new solutions and will likely hold a market engagement day in January. Further details of the exact date and time will be made available to those parties that have registered an interest in accordance with this PIN. Registration of interest should be made via the NCS Supplier Portal at https://ncs.bravosolution.co.uk
NCS is a once–in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds across local communities in England. It is a unique programme focused around fun and discovery. After an initial 2 or 3 weeks of full-time challenges and activities, participants spend between 30 and 60 hours committed to a social action project that benefits both young people and the communities they live in.
After completing this programme, participants become members of the NCS movement and are given ongoing opportunities, support and rewards for making social action a habit for life. On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, learning new skills and contributing to their community.
NCS is designed to build confidence and prepare young people for their journey into adulthood. NCS intends to promote:
Social cohesion: To bring our country together by building stronger, more integrated communities and fostering understanding between young people from different backgrounds.
Social mobility: To build essential skills for life and work, investing in our country's future talent.
Social engagement: To engage young people in social action in their communities and the democratic process, building their understanding of their responsibilities as citizens.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracts to be awarded by NCS Trust under this procurement exercise will be subject to the ‘light touch regime’ pursuant to Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘PCR 2015’) and as a result the PCR 2015 apply as limited to those provisions. Nothing within this Contract Notice or any other document issued pursuant to this procurement exercise shall be construed as meaning that the full scope of PCR 2015 applies nor is it intended in any way to create a contract (express or implied) that NCS Trust is conducting the procurement exercise in accordance with the full application of the procedure referred to within this Contract Notice, or PCR 2015.