Information for Tenderers
The Co-op Foundation invites tenders for a contract to develop a suite of youth resources. Please use the form below to upload all documents related to your response to the tender. Your response to the tender should be received by midday on 3rd December 2018.
All documents relating to the invitation to tender can be found below:Invitation to Tender - Youth ResourcesAppendix A - General Information QuestionnaireAppendix B - Pricing Schedule
The Invitation to tender details what information is required within each part of your tender response and what format is required. Please ensure that your documents are accurate and complete before uploading, and that you upload every document required. PLEASE NOTE
: In Section 3, in the Evaluation Criteria: Scoring for youth resources section, the final cell of the table should read "Your response should
include a project plan for delivering the youth resources. This should include
your approach to managing risk, governance, roles and responsibilities".
If you have any questions or technical difficulties with your submission please email email@example.com
Please note the deadline for clarification questions is 26th November 2018. Responses below: Clarification 1:
The page limit provided for each section is the maximum length of response permitted, not a guide to the expected length of the response.Clarification 2: We received a question about budget for production of any designed physical resources, dissemination and whether there were additional funds for any ongoing costs for maintaining resources after 2021.
At present, there is no dedicated budget for continuation of the work described in the tender document beyond the contract end date in 2021. Initial production of any physical resources should this be needed should be included within the tender price. We would anticipate tenderers would consider resource dissemination and risks around sustainability in their technical submission. Any proposed strategies for managing these elements can be described in the submission.
Clarification 3: There are no restrictions on the type/legal structure of organisation who can submit a response to the invitation to tender.
Clarification 4: To define loneliness we would refer to the definition used in the recent Government Loneliness strategyClarification 5:
We are looking for a partner to work nationally across England, rather than a local response to the brief. Clarification 6:
It is permitted to include charts which relate to the project plan in appendices.
The General Information Questionnaire can be uploaded as an Excel file.Clarification 8: We received a question about expectations for UK-wide engagement.
The Building Connections Fund, of which this is a part, is funding for work specifically for England. We anticipate engagement for creating youth resources to be focused on England, although we expect created resources to be freely available meaning other nations are likely to benefit too. Clarification 9: We received a question about the timings on the evaluation partner's schedule, to feed in to resource creation.
The evaluation partner will begin their work in the next few weeks, and it will progress right through the fund until 2021 with a number of reporting milestones throughout. We would expect there to be ongoing communication with the evaluation partner as learning emerges over 2019/20 and 20/21, as the evaluation will be ongoing throughout that time. We will share further details of the evaluator’s timeline with the successful tenderer.