Department for Work and Pensions Local Family Offer

Department for Work and Pensions Local Family Offer

DWP therefore intends to trial a local family offer with 12 local authorities across England. The trial will take a life course approach to relationship and family support in a local area.

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Community health services

2015/S 132-243698

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Work and Pensions
BP5101, DWP Benton Park View, Mail Handling Site A
Contact point(s): The team will manage the procurement through our eProcurement Solution. All interested parties should register at https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk, see further details below within requests to participate
For the attention of: Clark-Thompson Dale
WV98 1ZX Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912162739
E-mail: dale.clark-thompson@dwp.gsi.gov.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Social protection
Other: employment related training

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Local Family Offer.

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: Various locations within England.

NUTS code UK

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)

DWP led the cross-government Family Stability Review in December 2013. The Review analysed the evidence on the drivers and levers around family formation, stability and breakdown and developed evidence-based policy recommendations on how to help current and prospective parents to create and maintain good quality relationships in order to sustain a safe, stable and nurturing family environment for their children.
One of the key policy recommendations from the Review is the need to extend and support front line and local provision — maximising the central role of local authorities in providing family-centred programmes and to test a family offer approach with some local authorities.
DWP therefore intends to trial a local family offer with 12 local authorities across England. The trial will take a life course approach to relationship and family support in a local area, the approach will be tailored to each area but could include improving data collection on the scale of relationship breakdown and it’s interaction with other socio-economic factors; supporting relationship skills development in youth services; training frontline staff to spot signs of relationship distress; expanding parenting support; and the role of Children’s Centres supporting couple counselling provision and integrating with health services.
The proposal is to appoint an organisation to provide a consultation and support service for local authorities in developing a local family offer; and testing the feasibility of this ‘wraparound’ service, building on existing best practice and introducing/testing new approaches/initiatives locally, where appropriate. The selected organisation will also help local authorities to apply for seed funding from a centrally held pot to support some of these extra activities. We are seeking organisations that can provide these services.
The trial will be evaluated in order to provide an evidence base to inform decisions on spreading best practice and wider implementation. Initially, the trials will be funded for one year in order to assess development and success with a view to spreading best practice approaches.
This contract will be for the use of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), its Executive Agencies and those Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) sponsored by DWP. Further information including a list of such Agencies and Public Bodies can be viewed by selecting ‘Ministerial Departments’ on the Departmental website.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000

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: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 166 500 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 7 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company guarantees, performance bonds or deposits may be required in appropriate circumstances.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required, but each service provider will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be assessed against the selection and exclusion criteria as detailed within the ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documents, which are available to download from https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documents, which are available to download from https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

UI_DWP_101643

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 87-157384 of 6.5.2015

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

22.7.2015 – 14:00
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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.7.2015 – 14:00

Place:

e-procurement

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The contracting authority in section I.1 is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and is acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement.
I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):

General address of the contracting authority: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department for Work and Pensions
BP5101, DWP Benton Park View, Mail Handling Site A
WV98 1ZX Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912162739

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 87) 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. If the contract has been entered into the court may award damages and in the case of specified breaches of the rules may also order the termination or shortening of the contract and the levying of fines. Economic Operators seeking the termination of a contract (where this is permitted) may be required to bring action within 30-days, although this period is extended to 6-months in specified circumstances. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

Department for Work and Pensions
BP5101, DWP Benton Park View, Mail Handling Site A
WV98 1ZX Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912162739

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.7.2015

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