Adoption Agency Services Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council wishes to invite tenders for the supply of services in respect of a VAA Regional Adoption Agency Services.
United Kingdom-Cambridge: Health and social work services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
NUTS code: UKH12
I.1)Name and addresses
Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays
NUTS code: UKH11
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterbough City Council VAA Regional Adoption Agency (RAA)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and Peterborough City Council (PCC) (The “Authority”) wishes to invite tenders for the supply of services in respect of a VAA Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) Services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The successful Potential Provider will be responsible for providing this service and liaising closely with the Contract Manager identified by the Authority. VAA’s are required to be registered (Adoption Agency and Adoption support Agency) with OFSTED, this opportunity is only open to such registered VAA’s. LGSS Procurement is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Light Touch Regime (LTR) within the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 on behalf of the Authorities.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are working together to develop a new Regional Adoption Agency that is focused on securing timely adoptions for children in care where appropriate. The scope of the proposals within this service specification is very wide, including all of the Council’s Adoption Services, and some limited functions associated with support to children and families affected by special guardianship and family arrangement Orders.
Bringing together two adoption services has huge potential gains. It is the strength of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough brand, together with the combined assets of our adopters and staff, brought together with innovation and investment by a Voluntary Adoption Agency that we are confident will generate the outcomes we want to achieve for children with a plan for adoption, and allow the development of the regional adoption agency. This opportunity is only open to Registered OFSTED VAAs.
TUPE is applicable to this tender and there is likely to be employees transferring from existing service provider(s), the successful service provider will therefore be required to enter into an admission body agreement for provision of the local government pension scheme.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
The Authority is utilising a competitive process with negotiation. The Authority reserves the right not to conduct any negotiation meetings. Instead, the Authority may award the contract based on the outcome of the evaluation of initial tenders. Only the 3 top scoring Providers will be invited to negotiation.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: