Caerphilly Council Assessment and Therapies Framework

Caerphilly Council Assessment and Therapies Framework

11 Lots. Lot 1 — Independent Social Worker; Lot 2 — Independent Social Worker — PAM’s Trained;
— Lot 3 — Therapist; Lot 4 — Play Therapist; Lot 5 — Psychologist — Child and Adolescent.

United Kingdom-Hengoed: Health and social work services

2015/S 212-386215

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Mike O’Leary
CF82 7PG Hengoed
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443863161
Fax: +44 1443863167

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.caerphilly.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0272

Electronic access to information: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Assessment and Therapies Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Caerphilly, South Wales, UK.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 980 520 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Caerphilly County Borough Councils Social Services, Children’s Services Directorate are seeking Individuals/Organisations to be part of a Framework for an Assessment and Therapies programme.
The framework will consist of individual lots.
An explanation of the lots required is stated below:
— Lot 1 — Independent Social Worker;
— Lot 2 — Independent Social Worker — PAM’s Trained;
— Lot 3 — Therapist;
— Lot 4 — Play Therapist;
— Lot 5 — Psychologist — Child and Adolescent;
— Lot 6 — Psychologist — Adult;
— Lot 7 — Psychologist — Adult — Cognitive Assessments;
— Lot 8 — Psychiatrist — Child and Adolescent;
— Lot 9 — Psychiatrist — Adult;
— Lot 10 — Specialist Risk Assessor — Sexual Abuse;
— Lot 11 — Specialist Risk Assessor — Physical Abuse.
You will be required to register on Caerphilly County Borough Council’s e-tendering system Proactis Plaza in order to gain access to the tender documents. Please see link below.

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

The Framework will be for 2 years with an option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months. This contract falls into the category of the Light Touch Regime (LTR).

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=35468

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85100000, 85121270, 85300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Caerphilly County Borough Councils Social Services, Children’s Services Directorate are seeking Individuals/Organisations to be part of a Framework for an Assessment and Therapies programme.
The framework will consist of individual lots.
An explanation of the lots required is stated below:
— Lot 1 — Independent Social Worker;
— Lot 2 — Independent Social Worker — PAM’s Trained;
— Lot 3 — Therapist;
— Lot 4 — Play Therapist;
— Lot 5 — Psychologist — Child and Adolescent;
— Lot 6 — Psychologist — Adult;
— Lot 7 — Psychologist — Adult — Cognitive Assessments;
— Lot 8 — Psychiatrist — Child and Adolescent;
— Lot 9 — Psychiatrist — Adult;
— Lot 10 — Specialist Risk Assessor — Sexual Abuse;
— Lot 11 — Specialist Risk Assessor — Physical Abuse.
You will be required to register on Caerphilly County Borough Council’s e-tendering system Proactis Plaza in order to gain access to the tender documents. Please see link below.

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

The framework will consist of a 2 stage process:
Stage 1 — Selection Stage — Providers will be required to provide evidence of their qualifications and experience for the Lots they are tendering for. Failure to provide will eliminate providers from the tender process.
Stage 2 — Award Stage — The Framework will be awarded utilising a Most Economical Advantageous Tender in terms of lowest cost to specification. This contract falls into the category of the Light Touch Regime (LTR).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 980 520 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Independent Social Worker

1)Short description

The Council require Independent Social Workers to undertake general social work activities which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council or alternatively to undertake work where internal social workers are unavailable.
Whilst the work will be in relation to the Child, Independent Social Workers will be required to complete work with the child(ren), parents, other family members or others connected to the child.
Independent Social Workers will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must share the content of their report with the family/individuals and distribute the report to the appropriate personnel within Social Services. Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Qualifications and experience:
— Diploma or Degree in Social Work or predecessor or equivalent other Practice Teacher Award, CPEL route level 1/2 post qualifying award Experience working with children, young people and their families Experience of Council work;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena;
— Registered as a Social Worker with the Care Council for Wales or equivalent other.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10 Lot title: Specialist Risk Assessor — Sexual Abuse

1)Short description

The Council require Specialist Risk Assessors to undertake Specialist Risk Assessments including Ability to Protect and Associated Risk Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
Risk Assessors will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope

— Fully qualified and registered as a social worker (see Independent Social Worker qualifications above) or equivalent relevant other or able to evidence substantial experience and appropriate qualifications and/or training in this area;
— Experience of completing specialist risk assessments in relation to sexual abuse;
— Experience working with children, young people and their families;
— Experience of working within the child protection arena;
— Awareness of the Council’s role within child protection;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11 Lot title: Specialist Risk Assessor — Physical Abuse

1)Short description

The Council require Specialist Risk Assessors to undertake Specialist Risk Assessments including Ability to Protect and Associated Risk Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
Risk Assessors will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

3)Quantity or scope

— Fully qualified and registered as a social worker (see Independent Social Worker qualifications above) or equivalent relevant other or able to evidence substantial experience and appropriate qualifications and/or training in this area;
— Experience of completing specialist risk assessments in relation to physical abuse;
— Experience working with children, young people and their families;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena;
— Awareness of the Council’s role within child protection.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Independent Social Worker – PAMS Trained

1)Short description

The Council require Independent Social Workers (or equivalent other) specifically to undertake PAMs Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council or alternatively to undertake these assessments where internal social workers are unavailable.
PAM’s assessments could be of one or both parents.
Providers/Practitioners will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must share the content of their report with the family/individuals and distribute the report to the appropriate personnel within Social Services. Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

— Diploma or Degree in Social Work or predecessor or relevant, equivalent other Practice Teacher Award, CPEL route level 1/2 post qualifying award or relevant, equivalent other PAM’s trained PAM’s toolkit;
— Experience working with children, young people and their families;
— Experience of Council work;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena;
— Registered as a Social Worker with the Care Council for Wales or relevant, equivalent other.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Therapist

1)Short description

The Council require therapists to undertake therapeutic interventions above and beyond the remit and/or capacity of the social worker and which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
Therapists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

Qualified as a Therapist:
— Diploma in a therapy or equivalent other;
— Experience working with children, young people and their families as a therapist;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Play Therapist

1)Short description

The Council require therapists to specifically undertake play therapy interventions which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
Play Therapists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000

3)Quantity or scope

— Qualification in Teaching, Social Work, occupational therapy or other relevant, equivalent qualification;
— Further Qualification in Play Therapy;
— Registered with the British Association of Play Therapy or equivalent other;
— Experience working with children, young people and their families;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Psychologist — Child ans Adolescent

1)Short description

The Council require Psychologists to undertake Psychological Assessments and interventions which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
This lot relates specifically to Psychological work to be undertaken with Children, Young People and adolescents.
Psychologists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

3)Quantity or scope

— Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology (or an alternative qualification which is equivalent or of equal relevance);
— Be registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council;
— Experience working with children, young people, adolescents and their families as a Psychologist (where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Psychologist Adult

1)Short description

The Council require Psychologists to undertake Psychological Assessments and interventions which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
This lot relates specifically to Psychological work with Adults.
Psychologists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

3)Quantity or scope

— Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology (or an alternative qualification which is equivalent or of equal relevance);
— Be registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council;
— Experience working with adults as a Psychologist (Where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Psychologist — Adult

1)Short description

The Council require Psychologists specifically to undertake Cognitive Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
Psychologists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

3)Quantity or scope

— Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology (or an alternative qualification which is equivalent or of equal relevance);
— Be registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council;
— Experience completing Cognitive Assessments;
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Psychiatrist — Child and Adolescent

1)Short description

The Council require Psychiatrists to undertake Psychiatric Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
This lot relates specifically to Psychiatric assessments of children, young people and adolescents.
Psychiatrists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

3)Quantity or scope

— Fully qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Experience working with children, young people and their families as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Psychiatrist — Adult

1)Short description

The Council require Psychiatrists to undertake Psychiatric Assessments which are required to be independent and impartial from the Council.
This lot relates specifically to the Psychiatric Assessment of Adults.
Psychiatrists will be required to complete the work in a professional manner and in line with Statutory and Council requirements.
Providers must be able to attend court and present their information in a confident and competent way.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85121270

3)Quantity or scope

— Fully Qualified as an Adult Psychiatrist (Where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Experience working with adults as an adult Psychiatrist (Where relevant to the work you will be completing);
— Ability to provide evidence as an expert witness in the Court Arena.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CCBC/PS1359/15/MO
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.11.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20.11.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Please find details below on how providers are to access and or register on to Proactis Plaza if they are not already registered and how in addition to have access to the documentation:

1. Log in to the Proactis Supplier Portal at https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

2. Click the ‘Sign Up’ option on the Portal homepage;
3. Enter your correct Organisation Name, Details and Primary Contact Details;
4. Please make a note of the Organisation ID and User Name, then click ‘Register’;
5. You will then receive an email from the system asking you follow a link to activate your account;
6. Please enter the information requested, clicking on the blue arrow to move on to the next stage and follow the instructions ensuring that you enter all applicable details;
7. In the Classification section please ensure that you select the Product Classification Codes (CPV Codes) that appear in the tender notice, it is essential that only CPV Codes specific to your organisation are added to your profile;
8. Buyer Selection — At this stage you are required to indicate which Buyer Organisations you would like to register with. Please remember to register with Caerphilly this ensures that you will be alerted to all relevant opportunities;
9. Terms and Conditions — Read the terms and conditions of the use of this Supplier Portal and tick the box to denote you have read and understood the terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree you cannot complete the registration process. Once you have agreed click on the blue arrow to move on to the next stage;
10. Insert a password for the admin user and repeat it. The password must be between 6 and 50 characters in length. It must contain at least 2 number(s). Once completed select ‘Complete Registration’ and you will enter the Supplier Home page;
11. From the Home Page, go to the ‘Opportunities’ icon, all current opportunities will be listed. Click on the blue arrow under the field ‘Show Me’ of the relevant opportunity then click to register your interest on the applicable button;
12. Refresh your screen by clicking on the opportunities icon located on the left hand side, to view the opportunity click the blue arrow;
13. Note the closing date for completion of the relevant project. To find all available documentation please drop down the ‘Request Documents’ option and click to download all documents;
14. You can now either complete your response or ‘Decline’ this opportunity.
All queries are to be made via the messaging system on the Proactis portal. Please note we will not accept any questions/queries via telephone/email.
A supplier guide is available via the portal detailing how to use the Proactis Plaza system.
If you require assistance please contact

Natasha Ford +44 1443863075 — fordn@caerphilly.gov.uk

(WA Ref:35468).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.10.2015

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