Children’ Rights Advocacy Service – London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Children’ Rights Advocacy Service – London Borough of Tower Hamlets

To offer advice and support for all of our Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services

2019/S 011-021608

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
London
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
Telephone: +44 2073644099
E-mail: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI4
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

CS5385 Children’ Rights Advocacy Service

Reference number: DN360347

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Tower Hamlets) is seeking to commission organisation(s) with the specialist skills and resources to provide a person-centred independent Children’s Rights Advocacy Service (CRAS) offering advice and support for all of our Looked After Children and Care Leavers (including those with a disability) to help empower them to reach their potential and uphold their human rights.

The service consists out of two service lots, Advocacy and return home interviews, for which organisations are encouraged to bid, either for one or both of the service lots.

A supplier briefing will take place on Friday 25.1.2019 at 2:00 p.m and is expected to last approximately one hour.

Location:

Room AJH204

2nd Floor

Albert Jacobs House

62 Roman Road

London

E2 0PG

Please contact Karlijn.Tummers@towerhamlets.gov.uk for further information and to register for the event by Monday 21.1.2019

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:

CS5385 Lot 1 Advocacy

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The advocacy service lot will offer Children and Young People (CYP) independent and confidential advice, information and representation, while ensuring CYP have their wishes and feelings heard and views responded to appropriately.

The service will:

— ensure up to 90 Looked After Children (LAC) and Care Leavers (including Children with Disabilities (CWD)) per year will have access to an independent advocacy worker to support their needs and empower them to help reach their full potential, including making complaints,

— conduct up to 25 exit interviews with Care Leavers annually resulting in a report that will be submitted to Tower Hamlets’ Through Care Service.

Commencement date and duration of the contract:

The successful bidder(s) will commence the new service contract(s) on the 1.7.2019. The service is to be delivered for 36 months.

The estimated annual value for the service lot 1: advocacy = 128 252 GBP

Please note that this reflects the maximum available budget for the service, therefore tenders which exceed this figure will not be considered.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 384 756.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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:

CS5385 Lot 2 The Return Home Interview (RHI)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75122000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Return Home Interview (RHI) service lot will offer independent Return Interviews for Looked After Children who go missing from their placement. Independent return interviews provide an opportunity to speak to the child in confidence to ascertain the factors that led to the child going missing and any risks they may have been exposed to while missing. This will enable Tower Hamlets to implement measures to prevent reoccurrence and to safeguard the child and young person from harm.

The service will:

— ensure all Looked After Children who go missing will be offered an independent return interview,

— ensure interviews are carried out as soon as possible once the missing child or young person has been located, aiming to meet with the child or young person within 72 hours of receiving a referral,

— be available 7 days a week,

— ensure to offer 4 x half day training and awareness raising sessions with Tower Hamlets’ staff per annum.

Commencement date and duration of the contract:

The successful bidder(s) will commence the new service contract(s) on the 1.7.2019. The service is to be delivered for 36 months.

Budget:

The estimated annual value for the service lot 2: Return Home Interviews (RHI) = 50 000 GBP

Please note that this reflects the maximum available budget for the service, therefore tenders which exceed this figure will not be considered.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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
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: 11/02/2019
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/02/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073644099
E-mail: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.ukInternet address: www.towerhamlets.gov
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/01/2019

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