Children’s Advocacy Tender Warwickshire

Children’s Advocacy Tender Warwickshire

The service is to provide independent visitors, and independent advocacy, information, advice.

United Kingdom-Warwick: Social services

2018/S 011-021575

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Square
CV34 4RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs M K Nagra
Telephone: +44 1926412026
NUTS code: UKG13
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses

Coventry City Council
Earl Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Byatt
Telephone: +44 2476833191
NUTS code: UKG13
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


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

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


Children’s advocacy and independent visitors

Reference number: 00004451

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The service is to provide independent visitors, and independent advocacy, information, advice and support to children and young people. The outcomes of the service are:

– My voice is heard.

– Be healthy.

– Stay Safe.

– Enjoy and achieve.

– Make a positive contribution.

– Achieve economic wellbeing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
NUTS code: UKG13
Main site or place of performance:

Generally within the Council boundaries of Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advocacy Service.

The service will be provided for children and young people who are receiving a service from Warwickshire County Council (WCC) or Coventry City Council (CCC) and wish to have the support of an advocate. This includes children and young people who are;

– aged 4 to 18 and looked after under the Children Act 1989, or 25 if they have special educational needs and/or disability.

– care leavers, aged 16 – 25 under the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and Children and Social Work Act 2017.

– subject to a family group conference or a child protection conference.

– aged 16/17 and presenting as homeless to WCC and CCC.

– considering or wishing to make a complaint or representation about the service they receive from WCC or CCC.

Independent Visitor Service.

An independent visitor will be provided for children and young people who wish to have an independent visitor and;

– are a child looked after under the Children Act 1989.

– it appears to the local authority that it would be in the child’s interests to do so.

The service includes children and young people looked after by WCC and CCC but who live outside the boundaries of each WCC and CCC.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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

The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option to extend for up to 2 further years. These services may be subject to other modifications and changes in order to meet the changing needs and demands of the Council(s) and the customers. This may also be as the result of additional or reduced funding stream.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

The Council will undertake its financial assessment of the tendering organisation (and if considered necessary by the Council, any partners within a consortium bid) based on its own evaluation of the tenderers’ most recent 2 years accounts (or if 2 years accounts are not available, equivalent evidence which confirms financial viability). The assessment of accounts will be supported by an independent credit reference report from Credit-safe where this is available. The Council may also impose a Bond or Performance Guarantee on the successful Tenderer. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Evidence as stated in the tender documentation.

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:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

Information about national procedures is available at:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

All as detailed in the tender documentation.

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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 19/02/2018
Local time: 10:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (CSW-JETS) for the administration of this procurement process. Providers must register with the system (if they haven’t previously done so) in order to be able to express an interest in the project and download documents and to correspond with us about this procurement.

The web address for CSW-JETS is

Registration and use of CSW-JETS is free.

If you are having trouble registering with CSW-JETS please email us at

All correspondence or clarifications relating to this procurement must be submitted via the CSW JETS correspondence function.

Electronic ordering/payment/invoicing may be used.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Warwickshire County Council
United Kingdom
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:



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