Delivery Partner for Regional Adoption Agencies

Delivery Partner for Regional Adoption Agencies

The government is introducing Regional Adoption Agencies to improve adoption services in England. There are 129 local authorities currently engaged in developing 18 RAA projects across the country. 

United Kingdom-Coventry: Education and training services

2017/S 233-485029

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Help@Sourcing.education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/Department-for-Education

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Delivery Partner for Regional Adoption Agencies

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The government is introducing Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs) to improve adoption services in England. There are 129 local authorities currently engaged in developing 18 RAA projects across the country. We have recently begun work with the remaining local authorities to develop their RAAs with their initial proposals due in the Department in December.

The programme in 2018-2020 will therefore continue to support the sector with the move to RAAs, by both supporting existing projects and bringing new local authorities in to the programme. It will focus particularly on sharing learning, developing RAA leadership, encouraging the sector to work together and focusing on best practice.

We want a delivery partner to work alongside us and the sector to make this transition happen and to ensure that projects embed good practice and improve outcomes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 700 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The government is introducing Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs) to improve adoption services in England. There are 129 local authorities currently engaged in developing 18 RAA projects across the country. We have recently begun work with the remaining local authorities to develop their RAAs with their initial proposals due in the Department in December.

The programme in 2018-2020 will therefore continue to support the sector with the move to RAAs, by both supporting existing projects and bringing new local authorities in to the programme. It will focus particularly on sharing learning, developing RAA leadership, encouraging the sector to work together and focusing on best practice.

We want a delivery partner to work alongside us and the sector to make this transition happen and to ensure that projects embed good practice and improve outcomes.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two year extension on satisfactory performance and budget availability.

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

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

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: 22/01/2018
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

Tender must be valid until: 30/04/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/01/2018
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

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contracts is communicated to Suppliers. Suppliers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why they were unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 nº 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/11/2017

 

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