Administration and Management of the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund

Administration and Management of the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund

Successful delivery of this work requires a contractor with fund management experience, a thorough knowledge of the third sector, knowledge of children, families, young people and communities as well as experience of knowledge of other services available to the third sector through other public bodies and funders.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate, Europa Building, 450 Argyle St,

Glasgow

G2 8LG

UK

Patricia Malloy

+44 1412420449

patricia.malloy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412420449
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Europa Building, 450 Argyle St ,

Glasgow

G2 8LG

UK

Patricia Malloy

+44 1412420449

patricia.malloy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Administration and Management of the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Government Early Years and Social Services Workforce Division is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor. The contractor will undertake the administration and management of a grant fund to support third sector organisations to deliver Scottish Government priorities in relation to children, young people, their famliies and communities. Provisionally titled the “Third Sector Early Intervention Fund” (the Fund), it will distribute approximately £20 million during 2013-2015 to eligible organisations (£10 million per year). We anticipate that contractors will deal with about 250 applications and make about 150 awards, this is based on historical data and may be subject to change.

Successful delivery of this work requires a contractor with fund management experience, a thorough knowledge of the third sector, knowledge of children, families, young people and communities as well as experience of knowledge of other services available to the third sector through other public bodies and funders. The Fund Manager must have experience of providing contract services across the whole of Scotland and be able to demonstrate a successful history of distributing funding to the third sector or other sectors, including the development and operation of an application process, systems to make and monitor awards and the effective monitoring and evaluation of awards made.

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=237671.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=237671.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

209999 other Financial Services
329999 other Social Community Care Supplies and Services

100 All Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Distribution of a fund value of approx £20 million during 2013-2015 to eligible organisations (£10 million per year). It is estimated that the succesful contractor will deal with about 250 applications and make about 150 awards.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

As stated in the Invitation to Tender

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CASE/193129

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  07-09-2012

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
26-09-2012  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  01-11-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=237671

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:237671)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Administration and Management of the Third Sector Early Intervention fund – final

5.3

Publication date of this notice

31-08-2012