Children’s Centres Lead Agency Services
Provision of Lead Agency Services for the Hertsmere East Group of Children’s Centres plus Development and Testing of Integrated Service Delivery Models.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
Contact point(s): Strategic Procurement Group
For the attention of: Zoe Upson
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292463
General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Lead Agency for the Hertsmere East group of children’s centres will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the children’s centre core purpose. The core purpose of children’s centres as defined by the Department for Education (DfE) is ‘to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers in child development and school readiness; parenting aspirations, self-esteem and parenting skills; and child and family health and life chances’. In addition the lead agency will develop and test models of working with health service providers (specifically the health Visiting service) in order to inform any future development of an integrated commissioning and delivery model for services for children aged 0-5 and their families.
This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on Monday 23.11.2015.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
Please be aware that TUPE applies to this tender.
The TUPE information will be available once you have opted in to the tender opportunity via In-Tend, opting in means you are undertaking to keep the TUPE information confidential as per paragraph 4.4 of the Instructions to Tenderers. all Tenderers, including the incumbent contractor(s) must download the TUPE information for the applicable Lots to ensure that all Tenderers are provided with the same information in order to construct their tender. Failure to follow the instructions above will result in the Tenderers tender being deemed non-compliant and therefore disqualified from the procurement process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 85311300, 85000000, 80110000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 347 950 and 1 739 750 GBP
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the tender documentation.
As per the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Please Note: Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.
This is a 1 stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the Closing date and time. Tenders cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.
If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 114407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: