Children’s Social Care Assessments Approved Provider Panel – London

Children’s Social Care Assessments Approved Provider Panel – London

The Council intends to establish a 4 year multi-supplier approved provider panel to deliver Children’s Social Care assessments. 10 Lots.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Health and social work services

2019/S 021-046150

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Vivienne Weeks
Telephone: +44 62380
E-mail: vivienne.weeks@croydon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI62Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

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

I.1)Name and addresses

The local authorities listed in Appendix 3 of the tender documents are authorised and enabled to use the Approved Provider Panel
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Contact person: Vivienne Weeks
Telephone: +44 2087626000
E-mail: vivienne.weeks@croydon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves 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:

Children’s Social Care Assessments Approved Provider Panel

Reference number: DN388720

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council intends to establish a 4 year multi-supplier approved provider panel to deliver Children’s Social Care assessments.

Assessments commissioned from the panel of experts will be within the context of cases being managed under Public Law Outline (PLO) Framework both in pre-proceedings and court proceedings.

The approved provider panel will be split into ten lots, Parenting Assessment Manual Software (PAMS) assessment, parenting assessment, Residential parenting assessment, reverse residential assessment, viability assessment, together and apart assessment, and sub-lots within the psychological, psychiatric, fostering assessments and risk assessments lots. Tenderers can apply for 1 or more lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

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:

10 Lots as described in the Specification within the Tender Documents

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121270

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council has identified that the proposed service provision falls within the scope of “social and other specific services” set out within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulations)). Consequently, the so-called Light Touch Regime will apply to this procurement.

The Council is orientating this procurement towards an adapted open procedure as described in Regulation 27 of the Regulations but using a “light touch” approach. The Council does not hold itself bound by the Regulations except to the extent that they apply to the light touch regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations.

The Approved Provider Panel contract shall be for a period of 2 (two) years with an option to extend at the Council’s sole discretion for a further 2 (two) years, giving a total maximum contract term of 4 years. The anticipated contract start date will be the 1.8.2019.

During the 4 year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria. This is to ensure the provider panel continues to contain enough qualified assessors who can meet the breadth of assessment need. Tenderers can apply for 1 or more lots.

The requirements of the services may vary and quantities shall not be specified, guaranteed or warranted by the Council.

The value of the assessment service under the approved provider panel agreement is estimated to be in the region of 10 000 000 GBP for Croydon and estimated at 10 000 000 for other Local Authorities for the full 4 year term.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 30 %
Cost criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
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: yes
Description of options:

The contract shall be for a period of 2 (two) years with an option to extend at the Council’s sole discretion for a further 2 (two) years, giving a total maximum contract term of 4 years. During the 4 year period, the Council reserves the right to refresh the approved provider panel and admit new providers onto the panel who meet the initial quality and price evaluation criteria.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

All details are available in the tender documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: yes
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: 27/02/2019
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/02/2019
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 Croydon
Commissioning and Procurement,4G Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208726600
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Borough of Croydon
Commissioning and Procurement, 4G Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208726600
E-mail: procurement@croydon.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.croydon.gov.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

HM Courts and Tribunal Service
Tribunal Service, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
London
WC2A
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address: http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/rcj/rcj.htm

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/01/2019

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