Department for Education Research Contracts

Department for Education Research Contracts

The WWC will foster a culture of evidence-based practice in children’s social care. It will be an ambitious project, independent of government, that will develop a strong evidence base around effective interventions and practice systems in children’s social care.

United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services

2017/S 080-154414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
E-mail: CSC.WHATWORKSCENTRE@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4e7d6edf-e467-4b00-83e0-16e12931529d
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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care — incubation and research partner contracts.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The DfE is pleased to announce that bids are now open for two parallel procurement exercises to develop the What Works Centre (WWC) for Children’s Social Care:

1. the first for an ‘incubator’ to develop and test a WWC model; and

2. the second for a research partner to start the evidence synthesis and generation of new research.

The WWC will foster a culture of evidence-based practice in children’s social care. It will be an ambitious project, independent of government, that will develop a strong evidence base around effective interventions and practice systems in children’s social care, and support their implementation by practitioners and decision makers. Its goal will be to improve outcomes for children and their families by supporting translation of evidence into better practice on the ground.

The closing date for bids is 17:00 on 5.6.2017. Completed bids and any questions should be directed to: CSC.WHATWORKSCENTRE@education.gov.uk

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 180 000.00 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:

Incubation

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85321000
85322000
85323000
98000000
98112000
73000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Develop and test a WWC model.

The WWC forms part of the Department’s wider agenda to develop a culture of learning across children’s social care. This includes driving a strong evidence base through the Innovation Programme and Partners in Practice, along with recommendations identified through the new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and other key partners.

The new WWC will join the What Works Network of 7 existing independent WWCs and 2 affiliate members, promoted and supported by Cabinet Office. The network is underpinned by the principle that good decision-making should be informed by the best available evidence.

Existing WWCs include the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which has gained a worldwide reputation for its pioneering use of clinical and cost-effective methodologies to produce authoritative advice and guidelines. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), since its launch in 2011, has commissioned 100 evaluations and is working with 7 500 schools and reaching 750 000 pupils across England. Other WWCs include the Early Intervention Foundation, What Works Centre for Crime Reduction and the Centre for Ageing Better.

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: 16/07/2017
End: 27/03/2020
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: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Research Partner

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85321000
85322000
85323000
98000000
98112000
73000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research partner to start the evidence synthesis and generation of new research.

The WWC forms part of the Department’s wider agenda to develop a culture of learning across children’s social care. This includes driving a strong evidence base through the Innovation Programme and Partners in Practice, along with recommendations identified through the new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and other key partners.

The new WWC will join the What Works Network of 7 existing independent WWCs and 2 affiliate members, promoted and supported by Cabinet Office. The network is underpinned by the principle that good decision-making should be informed by the best available evidence.

Existing WWCs include the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which has gained a worldwide reputation for its pioneering use of clinical and cost-effective methodologies to produce authoritative advice and guidelines. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), since its launch in 2011, has commissioned 100 evaluations and is working with 7 500 schools and reaching 750 000 pupils across England. Other WWCs include the Early Intervention Foundation, What Works Centre for Crime Reduction and the Centre for Ageing Better.

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: 11/09/2017
End: 27/03/2020
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: 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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 100-178267

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 05/06/2017
Local time: 17:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/06/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Offices of the Department for Education.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officials of the Department for Education.

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:

Please see Contracts Finder https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4e7d6edf-e467-4b00-83e0-16e12931529d for the invitation to tender letters and further information.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Education
London
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:

21/04/2017

 

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