Contract for Investigating Officer and Stage 3 Panellist Service

Contract for Investigating Officer and Stage 3 Panellist Service

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006.

United Kingdom-Northallerton: Health and social work services

2014/S 131-234302

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Rachel Woodward
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1609798133
E-mail: rachel.woodward@northyorks.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: See VI.3) additional information

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: See VI.3) additional information

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: See VI.3) additional information

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Contract for Investigating Officer and Stage 3 Panellist Service And Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service.

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: North Yorkshire.

NUTS code UKE22

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Investigating Officers and Stage 3 Panellist Service and an Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8500000098000000

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:

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Investigating Officers and Stage 3 Panellist Service and an Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service.
The initial contract term will run for one year from 1.10.2014 and 30.9.2015. The Council will have the power to extend the contract for 4 periods of 1 year each solely at the discretion of the Council and subject to satisfactory performance. Therefore the potential contract length is 5 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 275 000 and 350 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Independent Investigating Officer and Stage 3 Panellist Service

1)Short description

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Investigating Officers and Stage 3 Panellist Service.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8500000098000000

3)Quantity or scope

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Investigating Officers and Stage 3 Panellist Service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 175 000 and 225 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service

1)Short description

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8500000098000000

3)Quantity or scope

The Council is seeking to provide an Independent complaints process to fulfil its statutory obligations with regards to complaints received under The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulation 2006. This statutory procedure is separate and distinct from the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
The Council wishes to award contracts for an Independent Person and Stage 3 Chair Service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 125 000 GBP
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
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
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

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

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

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

9LDG-841WVE

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.8.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.8.2014 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

To access the tender documents you must register your organisation details on the YORtender system on the following the linkhttps://www.yortender.co.uk/ by creating a username, password and Company profile.

To view details of this contract, click on the Current Opportunities icon, the Opportunity should be displayed on the page; alternatively use the Opportunity Search icon to find the opportunity. In the search criteria set:
— Organisation to: North Yorkshire County Council.
— Use the ‘Contains’ search to search by key word or the contract ID: 9LDG-841WVE
— Click search and the details of this contract should be displayed.
Once you locate the tender you will need to express your interest in this tender by clicking the Register tab which will then allow you to download any documentation required, complete and re-attach the documents to the system. This should be done in advance of the deadline date. If you require further information, guidance or support using YORtender please visit the website link https://www.yortender.co.uk, which contains an overview of the system as well as detailed guidance for registering and participating in procurement projects. If you have specific system issues please contact the YORtender Helpdesk; tel: +44 8445434580 or email:yorkshiresupport@due-north.com

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: North Yorkshire County Council shall in accordance with the Public Contracts (amendment) Regulations 2009, incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period commencing at the point that information on the intention to award the contract is sent to tenderers. The Council shall, as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform the tenderers and candidates of its decision, and shall do so by notice in writing by the most rapid means of communication practicable. The information will include:
a) the criteria for the award of the contract;
b) the reasons for the decision;
c) the name of the economic operator to be awarded;
d) a precise statement when the standstill period is expected to end.
Should additional information be required, please contact the person cited in paragraph I.1) of this form. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.7.2014

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