Bolton Council Vulnerable Childrens Services Frameworks

Bolton Council Vulnerable Childrens Services Frameworks

The required Vulnerable Childrens Services Framework has been divided into the following 4 Lots: Lot 1 – Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

United Kingdom-Bolton: Health and social work services

2016/S 141-254656

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Bolton Council
3rd Floor, Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1 RU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Irfan Oomer
E-mail: irfan.oomer@bolton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD32
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bolton.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

TC004 Vulnerable Childrens Services Frameworks.

Reference number: TC004

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Borough Council of Bolton (‘the Authority’) is prepared to receive tenders for Vulnerable Childrens Services Framework which will be subject to the information, specification and tender package enclosed. This procurement exercise is being run as an open Invitation to Tender (ITT) to award 4 frameworks (these are detailed below as 4 Lots). The Authority will award a single (1) Provider on each Lot.

The required Vulnerable Childrens Services Framework has been divided into the following 4 Lots:

Lot 1 — Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND);

Lot 2 — Domestic Abuse Support for Children and Young People;

Lot 3 — Independent Advocacy Service for Looked After Children and Child Protection Children;

Lot 4 — Family Group Conferencing and Young Carers Service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD32
Main site or place of performance:

Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the Service is to ensure that parents and carers of children with SEND, children and young people receive confidential, free, accessible, independent and relevant information, advice and support and are provided with information about how to resolve issues/disagreements.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Corporate social responsibility / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Domestic Abuse Support for Children and Young People

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD32
Main site or place of performance:

Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To improve the outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families in Bolton by providing a safe, environment for those seeking refuge from domestic violence, which ensures the needs of the most vulnerable children in Bolton are being met.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Corporate social responsibility / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 — Independent Advocacy Service for Looked After Children and Child Protection Children

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD32
Main site or place of performance:

Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To improve the outcomes for eligible Bolton children and young people by providing a Service which promotes a corporate approach that ensures the needs of the most vulnerable children are being met. The Service will provide children and young people with the support that they need to speak for themselves or will speak on their behalf, the Service’s Independent Advocates will also offer information, advice and support.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Corporate social responsibility / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 — Family Group Conferencing and Young Carers Service

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD32
Main site or place of performance:

Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To improve the outcomes for vulnerable children (and their families) in the borough, by providing a corporate approach to ensure that the needs are being met and are being kept safe.

The Authority wishes to contract with an organisation that can provide a range of services including:

— Family Group Conferencing to operate alongside statutory child protection process to support families to find their own solutions and make sound decisions to resolve family problems;

— Young Carers Support (YCS) to provide help and support to young people who are carrying the care burden at home for parents or siblings. The YCS services needs to provide practical and emotional support so that young carers are able to cope, achieve and enjoy their leisure time.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion – Name: Corporate social responsibility / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/08/2016
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/08/2016
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice involves establishing a framework agreement. The framework agreement has 4 lots: a single provider will be awarded each lot making the total of the number of providers awarded over the 4 lots as four (4).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Bolton Council
Victoria Square, Bolton Town Hall
Bolton
BL1 1RU
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Bolton Council
Victoria Square, Bolton Town Hall
Bolton
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority reserves the right not to award any Contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Interested parties must log on The Chest by way of expression of interest. The Authority is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link: https://www.the-chest.org.uk Once registered, Applicants will be emailed a username and password which will allow applicants to gain access to the Invitation to Tender. Applicants will need to electronically submit the completed questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the online portal by 16:00 on Thursday, 18.8.2016. The contract period will be for 24 months with the option to extend for a further 2 12-month extensions. This is a contract notice. The standstill period of 10 calendar days will be observed by the Authority and provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Bolton Council
Victoria Square, Bolton Town Hall
Bolton
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/07/2016

 

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